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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.


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Mission Statement

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


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.

Founded in 1973, COPPEAD is the only Brazilian business school, part of the Brazilian federal system (UFRJ) with an international accreditation. Our Full Time MBA is tuition free and the only one in Latin America ranked among the best business schools of the worldin the Financial Times Full-Time Global MBA programmes.


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

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Executive MBA listed twice at the Top 100 of the Executive MBA Ranking of Financial Times.

1º MBA in Brazil

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

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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.

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