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COPPEAD has been a pioneer in the internationalization of management education in Brazil. We believe that an internationalization culture should drive every aspect of the school’s activities.

We have partnerships with highly reputed and internationally accredited business schools in the five continents, including student exchange agreements for the Full-Time MBA Program, visiting professors, study-weeks, dual-degree opportunities and international modules for the Executive MBA Program, among others. Our Full-Time MBA program is tuition-free, 100% taught in English and welcomes students of diverse nationalities, ensuring a truly global experience in the classroom. For more information about the Full Time MBA Program, click here.

Partner Schools

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Click here to see the full list of partner schools and requirements to the Full Time MBA Exchange Program.

Other Internacional Programs and Modules

The EMBA Consortium for Global Business Innovation

The EMBA Consortium for Global Business Innovation is the result of a collaboration by eleven business schools located in important world cities and regions intended to enrich our respective students’ educational experience. Its underlying philosophy is that by offering a global portfolio of geographically focused programs, students can confront the reality of doing business in vastly different settings in ways that reinforce previous learning and experiences and provide an important global perspective on business innovation, critical in today’s environment. By living in and learning from different markets, teachers, colleagues, companies, government institutions and cultures, students attending the Consortium will experience a paradigm shift that will serve them well for years to come.

This week-long program provides executive MBA students with in-depth exposure to the experiences of businesses in different parts of the world as they cope with new challenges from local and global competition. Students can choose their preferred destination according to a bidding system coordinated by the consortium. Additional information can be obtained at or with the program coordinator:

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. The participants are divided into multicultural teams, supervised by professors from the University of San Diego and Coppead. The teams work together on the project for a week in January and present the results to professors and company representatives. The course is part of the Coppead Full-time MBA program.

Double Degree for the Part-time Executive MBA

The Double Degree Program offers 11 placements at three Business Schools,
in France, to COPPEAD Executive MBA graduates every year. Participants
have to take 150 hours of classes during their stay of a maximum of 6 weeks in France, and 160-200 hours of work in a final project, that can be done back in Brazil, with the coaching of a French professor. The project has to be presented either at the French School or through Skype conference to be scheduled by the student with his French advisor. Students approved in both stages are awarded the MBA certificate of the selected French Business School. COPPEAD has agreements with the following Business Schools in France: Audencia-Nantes School of Management and NEOMA Business School.

The COPPEAD International Affairs Office distributes detailed information on
this program, specific deadlines and requirements of the French Business
Schools, to the students of the Executive MBA, in the second semester of each year, so that students can participate the following year. For more information, please, contact Denise Galm, International Assistant
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ALADEN (The Latin American Alliance of Business Schools)

ALADEN is an academic partnership in education and management development signed in 2008 by COPPEAD – UFRJ (Brazil), EGADE – ITESM (Mexico), UNIANDES (Colombia), CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business Schoool (Peru) and IESA (Venezuela), all internationally accredited.

ALADEN organizes the Latin American Study Week – SLAE, focusing Full-Time MBA students, where Spanish is the main language of instruction. This study-week is incorporated into the Full-time MBA program as a formal discipline that worths credits and is offered every year on a rotary basis by ALADEN member institutions. The SLAE usually takes place in May of each year. The SLAE has a strong focus on the acquisition of knowledge of the Latin American business context and includes lectures, visits to companies and cultural aspects of the host country. Travel, accomodation and other personal expenses are borne by the participating students. Further expenses are usually borne by the institution hosting the SLAE.

Doing Business in Brazil Study-Weeks

COPPEAD organizes study-weeks focusing on doing business in Brazil. These study-weeks include lectures with a Brazilian perspective on different topics, such as: Brazilian culture, Corporate Governance, Logistics, Marketing, Financial Markets, New Business Models and Economics. The study-weeks also include company visits and cultural tours. For more information about the program, contact


Marie Anne Macadar

Associate Dean International Affairs

Denise Galm

International Assistant

Andreia Giovannetti

Exchange Program Assistant