Coppead is one of the best business schools in the world and offers the only Full-Time MBA in Brazil that follows international quality standards in training business leaders for global performance. For that reason, the program has partnerships with 42 business schools in all continents. In addition, because we are part of the most traditional Brazilian Federal University, the program is 100% tuition-free and corresponds in Brazil to a stricto sensu master degree (“mestrado”).
At Coppead, students are immersed in an international and diverse environment, during a program entirely offered in English which receives candidates from various countries and states in Brazil. This allows for a differentiated classroom experience associated with the development of a global networking. Our students are challenged to reinvent themselves as leaders and global citizens who make a difference. That is why we understand our program as an opportunity for transformation, through business training, where students take distance from their daily practice, and, above all, craft a new version of themselves.
With Exchange Program Module
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
April to December
With Exchange Program Module
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
April to December
About the Course
For Coppead, the development of a leader should be based on the articulation of several initiatives of personal transformation: the acquisition of solid conceptual knowledge in business, the development of soft skills essential to successful managers, strategic career planning and the development of critical thinking to a position of protagonism in the business scenario.
The program offers an intensive 660 hours of mandatory and elective courses associated with other complementary activities over 18 months.
The Full-Time MBA program is structured in three main thematic axes:
– CONTENT: Solid conceptual formation in business management through a wide range of courses to build a general management training. During the first year, the student should take 570 hours of courses. In addition to the core courses aligned with the best Full-Time MBA programs in the world, the program also offers the opportunity to customize the curriculum, in which the student can choose the preferred courses to his or her professional career.
– CAREER: Career development activities are offered since the first term, favoring the students’ reflection on their professional trajectories and developing strategies of replacement. The career activities culminate with the MBA Internship and the Networking Week, where students begin their return to the jobmarket.
– RESEARCH: There are 90 hours of individual tutoring applied to the development of a research project, in which the student develops skills such as critical thinking, the application of concepts, field research, presentation and development of scientific articles.
After 18 months, students have the opportunity to participate in the Exchange Program, attending a period in one of Coppead’s partner schools. Students who choose this modality can complete the program in 24 months.
Coppead also adopts a unique teaching methodology in Brazil, centered on the student. The COPPEAD classroom is organized around the debate, adopting methodologies such as case method, laboratories and experiences, games and role-playing. Thus, our students develop skills such as negotiation, argumentation, teamwork, decision under pressure and time management.
The Full-Time MBA has a duration of 18 months, full time. It is a tuition-free program, and it is the student responsibility to cover the cost of materials, transportation, housing and meals. Depending on the availability of resources from official agencies such as Capes, CNPq and Faperj, as well as companies, scholarships are offered during the Program. However, the number of scholarships offered is variable and may not meet demand.
years of experience
Our program includes 4 terms, each one lasting 10 weeks. In each term students must attend the core courses and may customize their experience through the choice of electives courses.
At the end of each course, students are expected to take an exam, deliver an essay or a project. In the last period of the first year, students choose their academic advisors and begin to develop their master’s research project which should be completed at the end of the program.
In the second year of the program, students will be able to participate in the MBA Internship and the Multicultural Projects course, which provides a consulting experience teamed up with students from San Diego University. Furthermore, students may enroll for the Exchange Program Module according to their grades and the universities’ requirements.
At the end of the program, students must develop a research project under the supervision of a COPPEAD professor who should be presented in the format of an academic paper. This activity aims to develop students’ research skills by combining the academic support of knowledge production in each area with the existing market dilemmas. These articles then cand be presented at conferences and published in national and international journals of relevance.
Projects in Multicultural Teams
This one-week program consists of graduate students from the University of San Diego (USA) working together with Full-time MBA COPPEAD students in projects for Brazilian companies addressing current and significant problems identified by these companies. Participants are divided into mixed teams and receive a project in which they work together for 4 days and present their findings on the fifth day to a faculty council of the University of San Diego, COPPEAD and representatives of the company. The course is a formal discipline worth credits and is incorporated to the Coppead Full-time MBA program.
In the the second year of the program, students may participate of the Exchange Program and attend some courses at foreign partner universities. Coppead has agreements with several foreign universities internationally accredited for the excellence of their Business programs from the five continents. For more information on partner universities and program requirements, click below.
Coppead offers several initiatives to support its students in the process of returning to the job market. In addition to courses on career development and more specific career paths such as the consulting career, students also have individual meetings with the Full-Time MBA coordinator, allowing students to plan their professional paths and identifying gaps to be filled throughout the program.
In addition, the MBA Internship program allows students to initiate contact with the job market. At the end of the program, Coppead hosts the Networking Week, in which several companies from varied sectors present their businesses and job opportunities. As a result of these initiatives, most of our students return to the job market within few months and in strategic positions.
At the beginning of the second year of the program, Full Time MBA students have the opportunity to participate in a MBA Internship and begin to apply their acquired knowledge in real companies. During ten weeks, students participate in challenging projects in real companies and have the opportunity to familiarize with the company, its core business and to develop a network that can make a real difference in their career. Some full-time positions have already become available for students following a successful MBA Internship experience, which demonstrates the importance of this program in the process of employment after completion of the program.
The Networking Week is an annual event aimed at COPPEAD Full-Time MBA students in which companies come to COPPEAD to meet and possibly hire young executives. In the last events, the following companies were present:
Networking Week - Companies
Admissions Criteria and Process
Those interested in participating in the Full-Time MBA program must hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university. Strong academic background, maturity, professional experience and English proficiency favor the admission of a candidate. The academic capacity and international motivation for advanced studies in Business Administration are also considered, since the full commitment of the student to the program is expected.
Detailed requirements and registration steps can be checked in the documents below.
For more information about VISA and other requirements to study and live in Brazil, please visit the International Relations.
The main steps in the selection process are:
1. Take the proficiency tests - ANPAD and TOEFL and / or GMAT tests, noting that only the tests taken in the previous two years will be considered valid;
2. Fill in the online application form and present the results of the proficiency tests and registration documents;
3. The Admissions Team at Coppead will evaluate candidates according to pre-established criteria;
4. Final results will be made available at Coppead’s website.