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11 maio 2021


Since its birth in 1980, Profuturo – FIA’s hub for future studies – strives to identify and develop themes and curriculums to prepare companies and leaders to be icons of success – today, and in the future. In 1993, it was the first Brazilian institution to create an international MBA, focusing on globalization and the important role that Brazilian professionals play worldwide in the pool of talents. Since then, the institution has expanded its portfolio of courses to address the needs of the modern executive with its International and Americas MBAs – all taught in English and with cohorts composed of Brazilian and foreign students. 

With a drastic change in the global labor market in recent years, breaking down geographical barriers and demanding increasingly more specialized professionals with multicultural and leadership skills, the covid-19 pandemic crisis forced industries to undergo home-office and adapt their workforce to this new reality. In turn, Profuturo envisioned a new frontier for executive education, equipped with technological advancement and with the premise of breaking geographical restrictions: high quality, online education, which would help students hone essential business skills at any location, thus making the internet an extension of its campus. To make this happen, Profuturo partnered  with Coursera – one of the world’s leading online learning platforms – to develop the first fully-online international MBA from a Brazilian university on Coursera, accessible through any device. 

“The partnership with Coursera for the launch of the FIA MBA is a reason for great pride, as both institutions share the same values and vision for the future. We are combining the excellence of the teachers and content of the Profuturo FIA, which for 28 years has offered International MBAs positioned among the best in Brazil and the world, with all of Coursera’s experience in digital education around the world ”, says Dr. Renata Spers – head of Profuturo. 

“Together with FIA, we are proud to offer this flexible, top-ranked degree that will teach students anywhere how to navigate the rapidly changing business landscape,” said Betty Vandenbosch, Chief Content Officer at Coursera. “This fully online program prepares students to work remotely and collaboratively with international peers, a key differentiator in the evolving job market.” 

Placing the expertise and curatorship of the hub’s professors on Coursera’s top-tier platform, Profuturo will give its students the possibility to have the unique experience of a professional MBA without sacrificing their working hours and geographical restrictions. 

On the Coursera platform, students will have the opportunity to interact directly with the faculty at FIA Business School during office hours, as well as with classmates in teamworking services. Assignments are carried out and assessed online by lead faculty to ensure high standards of quality, feedback and rigor. 

“Our content curation boasts the top-tier international databases and virtual libraries, guaranteeing our students access to the most up-to-date sources. This allows the process of transforming information into knowledge to be the bridge between theory and practical application with adherence to the daily challenge in the business world, which, coupled with the vision of the future that the course provides, will support the critical analysis for decision making ”, says Dr. Samantha Mazzero. 

With access to all content and databases used in classroom courses, students will really be able to experience education without borders, which is Profuturo’s vision for the next frontier of executive education. In addition, by taking the degree program at Coursera, students will have a diploma accredited by the Brazilian Ministry of Education as well as international agencies, in addition to enjoying all the benefits of the hub’s alumni, such as events, programs, lectures and exclusive courses. 

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Best Executive MBA in Brazil, according to QS Ranking 2020; accredited by AMBA, as “Master of Business Administration” (MBA); International Executive MBA elected 3 times the best MBA in Brazil by Você / SA, the main career publication in the country. In 2010, it received the “Global Business Education Award” as the most innovative school in Latin America according to the readers of the European CEO Publication. Best Executive MBA in Brazil, according to QS Ranking 2020. 

About Coursera 

Coursera was launched in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, with a mission to provide universal access to world-class learning. It is now one of the world’s leading online learning platforms with more than 77 million registered learners. Coursera partners with over 200 leading university and industry partners to offer a broad catalog of content and credentials, including Guided Projects, courses, Specializations, certificates, and accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees. More than 6,000 institutions have used Coursera to transform their talent by upskilling and reskilling their employees, citizens, and students in high-demand data science, technology, and business skills required to compete in today’s economy.  


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