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FIA Business School
Rua José Alves da Cunha Lima, 172
CEP 05360-050 São Paulo
Accreditations: AMBA

The Business School

FIA Business School

The FIA Business School was created in 1980 as an initiative of the professors from the Business Studies Department of the University of São Paulo.

With research in the most diverse areas of management, FIA Business School pioneered Executive MBA programs in Brazil, becoming one of Latin America's top ranked business schools, and considered one of the best Executive MBA institutions in the world by the Financial Times from 2005 to 2012. Over 5.000 executives have graduated from the MBA programs, most of them with outstanding job placements. And because the world of business is all about results, FIA Business School is about bringing out it's students' capacity for questioning, enhancing and implementing their knowledge in an increasingly competitive market.

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The Program

International MBA

International MBA

The FIA Business School International MBA is a one year full-time graduate program in business management, specially designed for a multicultural group of students from Europe, Latin America and Asia. Entirely in English, the program offers a unique perspective with an immersion in a business-oriented environment in São Paulo, Brazil's most dynamic city, in contact with other students and executives from diverse nationalities, enhancing the graduates' qualification for a successful international career.

The program is based on the successful experience of the FIA Business School International Executive MBA, created in 1992 for senior executives.

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Entry Requirements

The class profile will be constituted by students from Brazil and from overseas, with a minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience. The target is to compose a class formed by a mix of students from Europe, Asia and the Americas. All teaching will be in English and each group is formed by up to 30 participants selected by a commission that analyses the profiles individually according to the following criteria:?
· Relevant higher education degree.
· Advanced level of English demonstrated by Toefl or other equivalent test.
· Minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience.
· Recommendations by sponsors, faculty or employers.
· Time availability and motivation.
. GMAT results may be required upon criteria from the Coordination

Application Procedure

Application via the school's website:…
Upon receiving the application, the school staff will contact applicants and require their CVs and send them an application questionnaire. Both will be analysed and taken into consideration. The final step is an interview with the coordinators (in person or over some the phone or other means of communication). Additional support for the application such as GMAT results and recommendation letters may be required by the Coordination at this point.

Tuition and Fees

The tuition for the International MBA program is R$ 55.650,00 (fifty five, six hundred and fifty Brazilian reais), for the 2015 intake. This amount includes all tuition, orientation, class materials, including a one-week study trip to the USA. Meals, local and international trips and hotels or extra language classes are not included.

Estimated expenses for a single person during a one-year stay in São Paulo, Brazil:
Accommodation: US$ 6,000.00
Meals: US$ 4,500.00
Transportation: US$ 600.00

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available on a merit basis for a small number of international candidates from emerging countries.

Payment may be divided in three installments, 20% of the tuition for enrollment in the program, and the remaining in two parts, one 15 days after the commencement of the program and the last one 6 months later. Please consult the school to learn more details about tuition fees at [email protected].


Rua José Alves Cunha Lima, 172 - Zip Code 05360-050 - São Paulo/Brazil

Student Life

- All academic material is provided on loan from the library or on eletronic format.
- A one week study tour in the USA included in the program (Hotel and airline paid by students)
- Optional portuguese language classes are provided
- PC workstations
- Academics events at the University of São Paulo are available
- Cafeteria and restaurant available on campus
- Strong Social Volunteer Program in social projects

Program Information

One-Year Full-Time
  • International MBA
Language of Instruction
  • English
Program Website
  • International MBA
Program Features
  • Duration of part-time program is 20 months
Language of Instruction
  • English
Program Website
Executive MBA
  • International Executive MBA
  • Pós MBA
Language of Instruction
  • English, Portuguese
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