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About US

The COPPEAD Graduate School of Business of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro is a business school globally recognized for its excellence.

Given the major economic challenges, Brazil will need to advance in ​​knowledge and management training, essential ingredients for companies to excel in the contemporary environment of competitions and interorganizational collaborations.

At COPPEAD, research and knowledge are the central axes of all activities. Thus, in daily interactions with students, companies and other market players, the knowledge we produce directs the nature of our delivery in the classroom and interaction with society. This is the basis of our mission and vision, and what we believe to be our contribution to society.

Rankings

11 times in the Global MBA Ranking

The Full-Time MBA was 11 times in the Top 100 of the Global MBA Ranking of the Financial Times.

Top 100
Financial Times

11 times listed at the Top 100 of the Global MBA Ranking of Financial Times.

1° MBA in Brazil

Elected the Best MBA in Brazil by Você S/A in 2016.

Mission Statementi

To transform people, through promotion of values and generation and diffusion of knowledge, integrating management theory and practice, for better organisations and society.

Vision

To be an important Brazilian hub to transform executives, entrepreneurs and researchers.

Central Values

Our central values are Excellence, Integrity, and Service to Brazil.

Excellence: This is our essence, what guides our growth, research, faculty recruitment, designing new programmes, amongst other actions.

Integrity: COPPEAD’s values include seeding ethical and socially responsible behavior in the management profession. We understand that integrity is the best way by which the School can fulfill its mission, and better serve Brazil.

Service to Brazil: COPPEAD was the third school in Brazil and the first in Rio de Janeiro to offer a Doctoral Programme; the first in Brazil to offer an international standard Full-Time MBA; and it was the pioneer in Executive Education in Business and Management in Brazil. We need to develop people and organizations to develop our country.

THE UFRJ
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro was founded in 1920 and is the first and largest federal university in Brazil. One of the greatest centers of excellence in teaching and research in the country and in Latin America, the mission of the university is to provide Brazilian society with the means to dominate, expand, cultivate, apply and disseminate the universal patrimony of human knowledge, to act as a transforming force.

Our History

(1973)

COPPEAD is created as a Programme in Business Administration of the Graduate School of Engineering Programmes (COPPE), offering a Full-TIme MBA programme.

(1973)
(1976)

Coppead’s Doctorate program is launched.

(1976)
(1978)


The first In-company course for Coca-Cola in Brazil was held.

(1978)
(1980)

Coppead achieves the status of an Institute within UFRJ, and creates the Central Brasileira de Casos, in order to spread the case method in Brazil, starting the national production of this renowned approach to teaching management and executive training.

(1980)
(1982)

Launch of the first long-term Brazilian Executive MBA

(1982)
(1984)

Coppead launches the Chairs Project for university-company collaboration in the production of new knowledge in management.

(1984)
(1989)

Coppead now offers its PhD program full time.

(1989)
(1994)

Specialization courses are launched in the areas of Marketing, Finance, Logistics, Health and Energy.

(1994)
(2002)


Coppead enters the Financial Times Global MBA Full-Time ranking.

(2002)
(2003)

Coppead establishes the Consecutive Business Council.

(2003)
(2005)

The school receives the silver seal of the Efficient Company Partnership of the Disabled award, granted by the Commission for the Defense of Persons with Disabilities (PPD) of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Alerj).

(2005)
(2007)

Coppead receives the Anpad Accreditation certificate when proving teaching practices based on quality standards.

(2007)
(2008)

Coppead is a founding member of the Alianza Latinoamericana de Escuelas de Negocios (ALADEN) academic partnership in Education and Management Development, with the aim of spreading knowledge of the specifics of the Latin American business environment.

(2008)
(2012)

The Executive MBA, a pioneer in the country, turns
30 years old.

Coppead partnered with the City of Rio de Janeiro to train managers of the Líderes Cariocas project.

(2012)
(2013)

The school completes 40 years of training and excellence in academic teaching and cutting-edge research in administration.

Coppead Institute’s new brand is launched.

(2013)
(2014)

Coppead is the only Business School with its EMBA and full-time MBA programs mutually ranked among the top 100 in the Financial Times ranking.

(2014)
(2015)

The Executive MBA is ranked for the second time in a row by the Financial Times.

The MBA with emphasis is created and the Master’s classes are now fully taught in English.

Our library is renamed in honor of professor emeritus Agrícola Bethlem.

(2015)
(2016)

The magazine VOCÊ S/A ranks Coppead’s MBA as the best in the country.

Coppead goes on to offer Post-MBA.

(2016)
(2017)

Coppead scores 6 on CAPES (on a scale of 7).

Coppead partners with Berkeley in an Entrepreneurship Program.

Alumni Coppead inaugurates its new headquarters.

(2017)
(2018)

Coppead is among the top five Business Schools in Latin America in the ranking of the international website specializing in careers.

Coppead launches course in the area of public security for the Security Secretariat of Rio de Janeiro.

(2018)

Accreditations, Certifications and Associations

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