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07/26/2014 - 12/07/2014
Deadlines:
03/15/2014
Credit:
16 - 18 semester / 24 - 27 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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01/22/2014 - 06/12/2014 *
Deadlines:
11/01/2013
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16 - 18 semester / 24 - 27 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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10/15/2014
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Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
Courses:
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Program Overview

Program Overview

Begin or continue your study of Portuguese, while taking business-related courses in one of the most economically significant countries on earth—São Paulo.

In São Paulo, you can take advantage of a specialized language learning program and direct enrollment option at one of the most prestigious business schools in Latin America. And with homestays, cultural activities, and company visits to some of the country’s largest institutions and companies, studying abroad in Brazil allows you to build foreign language fluency, cross-cultural understanding, and negotiation skills which are increasingly important in the world of globalized business.

Study abroad in São Paulo and you will:

  • Experience the unique academic atmosphere of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), one of the most prestigious business schools in Latin America
  • Take business courses, taught in English or Portuguese, alongside Brazilian and other international students
  • Live in São Paulo, the most important cultural and economic center in Brazil
  • Enjoy museums, concerts, soccer matches, a samba school, and two weekend trips
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

Enroll directly in courses that combine theoretical learning and practical application at Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo da Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-EAESP). You’ll be able to debate and discuss innovative management issues, analyze case studies, and participate in role-playing exercises to better understand business principles in management, marketing, and negation.

Company Visits

A series of company visits is organized to complement your academic study, offering you unparalleled insight into business in São Paulo and Brazil. Visit Natura (a large Brazilian cosmetics company focused on environmental production and sustainable business practices), General Motors, Bloomberg, TV Cultura (the São Paulo State Government network), and Bovespa (the São Paulo stock market), among others.

study abroad in Brazil

Excursions

The study abroad program includes one weekend and one overnight field trip in Brazil. You'll also enjoy visits to sites of historical and cultural importance in São Paulo. In the past, students have visited the colonial city of Paraty; a community of Brazil’s social agrarian Landless Movement; Aparecida do Norte, the most famous center of devotion for the Brazilian Catholic population; and a Carnival Samba School. Students have also visited area museums, participated in community service projects in disadvantaged communities, and attended concerts, Brazilian movies, and soccer games.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
Program
Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Fall 2014 (19 wks)
03/15/2014
07/26/2014
12/07/2014
$18,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$14,598
Housing ***
$3,850
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals daily

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,250
International Airfare *
$1,400
Local Transportation
$550
Books & Supplies
$150
Visa Fees **
$270
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$1,550

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** average cost

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Spring 2014 (20 wks)
11/01/2013
01/22/2014
06/12/2014
$18,850

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$14,598
Housing ***
$3,850
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals daily

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,250
International Airfare *
$1,400
Local Transportation
$550
Books & Supplies
$150
Visa Fees **
$270
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$1,550

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** average cost

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Spring 2015
10/15/2014
TBA
TBA

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2014-2015
03/15/2014
07/26/2014
TBA
$35,800

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$27,698
Housing ***
$7,700
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals daily

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,500
International Airfare *
$1,400
Local Transportation
$1,100
Books & Supplies
$300
Visa Fees **
$270
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$3,100
Expenses during break ***
$1,400

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** average cost

*** academic year students are responsible for housing and meals during the semester break, which is approximately two months

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Calendar year 2014 (46 wks)
11/01/2013
01/22/2014
12/07/2014
$35,800

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$27,698
Housing ***
$7,700
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals daily

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,500
International Airfare *
$1,400
Local Transportation
$1,100
Books & Supplies
$300
Visa Fees **
$270
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$3,100
Expenses during break ***
$700

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** average cost

*** calendar year students are responsible for housing and meals during the semester break

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Eligibility
3.0 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 3.0
  • 3 semesters of micro-or macro-economics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, or statistics
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total recommended credit for the semester is 16–18/24–27 quarter hours. Total recommended credit for the year is 32–36/48–54 quarter hours.

IPM courses at FGV have 30 contact hours per module and recommended credit is 2 semester/3 quarter hours.

FGV-EAESP Direct enrollment courses have 15–30 contact hours and recommended credit is 2–4 semester/3–6 quarter hours.

CIEE course hours are 72 and recommended credit is 4 semester/6 quarter hours.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

All study abroad students take a CIEE Portuguese language course for the duration of the semester. At FGV, during each module, students are required to take a minimum of three courses. Students take a minimum of seven courses total during the semester. Students may take one or two additional IPM courses at FGV.

Students who place into Advanced Portuguese language, or those who are fluent in Spanish, may enroll in regular direct enrollment courses taught in Portuguese with the approval of the resident director and the host institution’s international office.

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About the City

About The City

Multicultural São Paulo is the second largest urban area in the Americas and an important South American economic and cultural center. Often compared to New York City because of its distinct ethnic neighborhoods and excellent cultural venues, the city offers South America’s best and most diverse cultural entertainment opportunities including theater, cinema, museums, concerts, Carnival samba schools, and soccer games. It has a modern subway system, shopping malls, beautiful parks, nightlife, and open-air fruit and flower markets.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Ana Luiza Coimbra

Ana Luiza de Lima Coimbra holds a B.A. in Portuguese and English Language and Literature from Universidade de São Paulo and has worked with CIEE since 1989. She has an M.A. in Oral History at the Universidade de São Paulo, and extensive experience in international education. Prior to CIEE, Ana volunteered for American Field Service and taught Portuguese language and literature and English in secondary public and private schools from 1964 through 1986, during the years of the dictatorship in Brazil. She directed her own language school from 1974 until 1986. Her present academic research focuses on intercultural philosophy and the perception of Brazilian Studies in the United States.

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At 18 years of age, I studied abroad and learned another language, and it impacted my future academic and professional decisions. My hope is that your experience as a participant in the Business and Culture program will impact your academic, professional, and personal life for years to come. Skills such as foreign language fluency and cross-cultural understanding and negotiation are increasingly important in the business world.

São Paulo, a cosmopolitan city of 19 million people, is an ideal city for you to learn about international business and the global marketplace. During your semester or year here, you will witness a city that rebuilds itself and reconstructs its identity on a daily basis. Come to São Paulo and discover, firsthand, the true meaning of living in a globalized world.

— Ana Luiza de Lima Coimbra, Resident Director

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Christiane Nagayassu

Christiane Nagayassu is Resident Coordinator at CIEE Sao Paulo, responsible for the student services and administration of the Business and Culture Program. Before joining CIEE in September 2012, Christiane worked for 12 years at one of CIEE's host institutions in Sao Paulo, FGV. Her experience at FGV in the Career and Internship Office focused on internship and trainee programs, employment initiatives, recruitment and job placement and other career services. Christiane graduated from ESPM in Social Communication (Advertising and Marketing), and a post-graduate certificate in Marketing from FGV.
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Giselda Pereira

Giselda Pereira has taught Portuguese as a foreign language (PLF) at the University of São Paulo where she also administered the most important Portuguese language exam (CELPE Bras), a certificate of proficiency in Portuguese language for foreigners, as developed and granted by the Brazilian Ministry of Education and Culture. She is the author of a method to learning PFL. Her book "Fala Ação – Caderno de Atividades para Português Língua Estrangeiral" (2005) is a guide for several students and teachers in Brazil. For the past decade she has been engaged in research and writing about the construction of national identity, the representation of the nation and PFL studies as a source of culture. She received her B.A. in Portuguese and Linguistics and her M.A. in Applied Linguistics, both from the University of São Paulo. Her Masters dissertation presented a discussion about cultural identity in the learning process of PFL. Giselda has been with CIEE since 2002.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

CIEE business students in São Paulo study at one of two local host institutions. In their CIEE application, students must select which institution they will be attending. This selection must be done months prior to arrival, based on intended language of study and in consultation with CIEE a study abroad advisor. Brazilian visa rules do not allow students to take classes at multiple institutions.

  • English-taught courses offered at ESPM are announced just prior to the start of the semester. Students planning to study primarily in English who need to know/select their courses prior to the start of the program should select FGV
  • Students studying primarily in Portuguese should choose ESPM. Space in Portuguese-taught classes at FGV is extremely limited and cannot be guaranteed prior to arrival, and is also dependent on passing an FGV language test administered on site

The Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo da Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-EAESP) was founded in 1954 through a joint effort of the Brazilian government and community, with cooperation from Michigan State University. Designed to meet the needs for business education in Brazil, FGV holds worldwide recognition as a highly reputable private college focused on business administration and economics. With more than 70 international partner schools, FGV-EAESP is the first Latin American school to earn the “Triple Crown," earning accreditation by each of the three main accrediting agencies in the world: AACSB International, EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), and AMBA (The Association of MBAs).

The Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM) was founded in 1951 as a small private institution offering undergraduate and graduate degrees at 4 campuses in Brazil. ESPM is recognized by the Ministry of Education (MEC) and accredited internationally by the Executive MBA Council, and in Brazil by the National MBA Association (ANAMBA). The school offers undergraduate degree programs in business administration, social communication (marketing, advertising and public relations), design, journalism, and international relations. Its São Paulo campus is modern, small, centrally located, and easily accessible via public transportation. ESPM courses in English are designed for Brazilian students who are required to graduate with a highly internationalized business student profile. As such, ESPM courses include substantial international course content. ESPM is active in research, publishing, international partnerships, and extension education. Numerous social responsibility initiatives are pursued through ESPM Social, a nonprofit institution founded in 2001 by students and professors of ESPM which encourage the application of knowledge acquired in class to support the social development of the country through student projects supporting nonprofit organizations, social development projects, and small business development.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

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Housing and two meals per day are included in the study abroad program fee. One meal per day, usually lunch or dinner depending on class schedules, is the responsibility of the student. During orientation, students are housed together in a hotel. For the remainder of the semester, students are placed in carefully screened Brazilian homestays. For academic- and calendar-year students, housing during the respective two-month ( mid-December-early February) and the one-month break (July) is not included in the fee and is the responsibility of the student.

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Orientations

Orientations

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You'll being your study abroad experience in São Paulo even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. Meeting with students online, the resident director shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple—to help you understand more about the program, and identify your objectives so that you arrive well-informed and return home having made significant progress towards your goals.

A three-day mandatory orientation session is conducted at the beginning of the program and will introduce you to the country, culture, and academic program, as well as provide practical information about living in Brazil. Safety, public transportation, gender and race issues, and family relations are discussed. Ongoing support is provided by CIEE staff on an individual and group basis throughout the program.

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Internet

Internet

You are strongly encouraged to bring a wirless-enabled laptop. Many, but not all, host families offer wireless at home. You'll have access to computer labs at FGV; however, access to the Internet and computer labs at Brazilian universities is much more limited than at U.S. universities. CIEE will pay for each student to use a private Internet café for three hours per week. In addition, you may use any of the numerous Internet cafés throughout the city.

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Academics

Academics

The Business and Culture study abroad program offers students with varying levels of Portuguese language skills the opportunity to begin or continue their study of Portuguese while taking business-related courses at one of two top institutions in one of the most economically important countries in the world. Students with diverse interests in business, economics, marketing and the Latin American region have the opportunity to enroll in one of two CIEE local host institutions: Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo da Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-EAESP), or Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM). At these schools, students can take courses, in English, in a variety of business-related disciplines alongside Brazilian and/or other international students. Students with advanced Portuguese language skills may directly enroll in regular courses taught in Portuguese on a case-by-case basis and with prior approval. International office staff at both schools, in cooperation with CIEE resident staff, work with students on course selection and registration prior to arrival and during orientation. In addition to business coursework, all students enroll in one Portuguese language course at an appropriate level. Students must choose one of the two host schools to study at, prior to the start of the program.

Company Visits

A series of company visits is organized to complement academic study, offering study abroad students firsthand exposure to business in São Paulo and Brazil. Students visit such places as Natura (a large Brazilian cosmetics company focused on environmental production and sustainable business practices), General Motors, Bloomberg, TV Cultura (the São Paulo State Government network) and Bovespa (the São Paulo stock market), among others.

Academic Culture

The academic culture at FGV and ESPM focuses both on theoretical learning and practical knowledge. In the classroom, students are able to debate and discuss innovative management issues, analyze case studies, and participate in role-playing exercises to better understand business principles. English-taught courses at FGV-EAESP are offered in two sequential eight-week modules. The normal course load is three to four courses in each of the two 8-week modules, plus the CIEE language course. ESPM courses run the duration of the semester and the normal course load is three ESPM courses plus the CIEE language course. Students should expect challenging coursework and a rigorous program of study. Under the supervision of the resident director, and the International Offices at FGV and ESPM, students may enroll in any English-taught course. For students with sufficient Portuguese skills, CIEE strongly encourages direct enrollment in regular FGV-EAESP and ESPM semester courses offered to Brazilian students and taught in Portuguese. Note that space in these Portuguese courses at FGV-EAESP is very limited and cannot be guaranteed.

FGV-EAESP and ESPM follow a Southern Hemisphere academic calendar—the first semester of the academic year begins in late February and finishes in mid-June and the second begins in early August and ends in early December.

Academic-year students have an approximately eight-week break between the fall and spring semesters. Calendar-year students have a break of approximately six weeks between the spring and fall semesters.

Nature of Classes

Portuguese language courses are taught to CIEE study abroad students by Brazilian professors with Master’s and Doctoral degrees who specialize in teaching Portuguese to Brazilians and foreigners. In addition, participants enroll directly in FGV-EAESP and ESPM courses, taught in English, with CIEE, Brazilian, and/or other international students. Direct enrollment courses at both institutions, taught in Portuguese, are taken alongside international and Brazilian students. Access to direct enrollment courses taught in Portuguese, and both FGV and ESPM, is on a space-available basis, and only for students who have completed any required prerequisites and demonstrated sufficient Portuguese skills, as determined by each institution.

CIEE Community Language Commitment

As students gain proficiency in Portuguese, resident staff encourage them to use their language skills in everyday settings. The more students participate, the more a community that contributes to Portuguese language proficiency and understanding of Brazilian society develops.

Grading System

Generally, students at FGV-EAESP and ESPM are evaluated on weekly homework, participation, group projects, student presentations, quizzes, midterm and final exams, or final papers. Students must take exams at the regular exam time and turn in all work on time. Grades at both institutions are given numerically from zero to 10 and then translated into letter grades of A-F with pluses and minuses. Grades for the spring semester are normally received by early September and by March for the fall semester.

Language of Instruction

English
Portuguese

Faculty

The Portuguese language courses are taught and supervised by highly trained Portuguese language and linguistic teachers who have earned Master’s and Doctorate degrees from local universities. All other courses are taught by highly qualified faculty from FGV-EAESP and ESPM.

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Course Description

Course Description

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Students should review the courses offered at each institution carefully. Students may choose to enroll at one of the two host institutions only. All students are required to take a semester Portuguese language course.

Optional CIEE Pre-Semester Intensive Language and Culture Course (ILCP)

The CIEE Intensive Language and Culture Program (ILCP) is a month-long pre-semester program offering students intensive Portuguese language instruction and an introduction to Brazilian culture. Business and Culture students are strongly encouraged to enroll in the ILCP prior to the start of the semester. The four-week, 90-hour, six-credit program allows students to substantially enhance their Portuguese language skills through intensive coursework, cultural activities, living with Brazilian hosts, and immersion in the local culture. Additionally, the program can, in many cases, help students achieve sufficient language skills to allow them be eligible for enrollment in the large selection of highly-rated semester courses taught in Portuguese (open only to students with sufficient Portuguese). After participating in the ILCP, students are also likely to be eligible for enrollment in higher-level semester-long Portuguese language classes.

Required CIEE Semester Courses

Based on an on-site language placement examination upon arrival, students are placed in an appropriate Portuguese language course.

PORT 1001 SPBC Semester Beginner Portuguese, I

PORT 1002 SPBC Semester Beginner Portuguese, II

PORT 2001 SPBC Semester Intermediate Portuguese, I

PORT 2002 SPBC Semester Intermediate Portuguese, II

PORT 3001 SPBC Semester Advanced Portuguese for Business, I

PORT 3002 SPBC Semester Advanced Portuguese for Business, II

The intensive language courses are taught during the first two weeks, prior to the start of the regular semester. This intensive period comprises daily language lessons and a complementary Brazilian culture workshop. The workshop consists of participation, observation, and analysis of a variety of Brazilian cultural activities. Once the regular semester coursework begins, language classes continue on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, rather than a daily basis. These courses emphasize grammar, writing, listening, comprehension, and speaking. Lessons in using Portuguese in a business context is incorporated into the upper-level courses.

FGV-EAESP INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM IN MANAGEMENT (IPM) COURSES
(taught in English)

The following list is a representative sampling of the courses offered by the IPM program at FGV-EAESP. Not all courses are available every semester. Generally, eight to 10 of the following courses are offered.

Brazilian Economy
This course aims to examine some long-term features of the Brazilian economy, including demography, the import substitution legacy, the challenges of globalization, and constraints to growth. Cases and class discussion are significant components of the course.

BRICs and the International Economy
This course looks at the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, and China, and their interaction with, and impact on, the world economy.

Decision Making: Quantitative and Mannering Aspects
The aim of this discipline is to help you improve your decision making process. Decision making can make us tense and sometimes results in regret if the decision does not obtain a favorable outcome. This course looks at decision making in a systematic manner. We discuss initially normative aspects, i.e., how a decision should be modeled and how we have to behave to act consistently over time.

Development and Sustainability
This course aims to understand how 21st century paradigms influence the management of organizations, and how they apply to corporate reality through case studies. The manager is considered an agent of change by introducing and consolidating practices and conditions essential for the development of sustainability inside organizations.

Financial Management in Banks
The aim of this course is to familiarize participants with the basic concepts involved in the financial analysis for capital investment as practiced in Brazil. Additionally, the course focuses on management information models applicable to any banking institution.

Global Business Management
The course gives an integrated vision of the complexities of the impact of globalization in management with a focus on the Brazilian case and to provide practical applications for managers. Several specific contexts are covered: culture, organization, competitiveness, quality, and consumer behavior.

Global Supply Chain Management This course helps students understand the linkage between the coordination of the global supply chain and functional areas of the firm, supply chain management frameworks for purchasing and outsourcing as they relate to make versus buy alternatives, common pitfalls of inventory management and positioning in supply chains, and the role of product development and postponement in supply chains.

Government and Civil Society in the Local Setting: New Approaches to Public Management and Equity
The aim of this course is to introduce students to sub-national governments in Brazil, including federalism, the municipality, and social challenges. In addition, it introduces them to civil society as a concept and practice, as well as a novel approach to monitoring innovation—the Public Management and Citizenship Awards Program. And in brief, it helps students re-think the “post-Washington consensus.”

Intercultural Communication
This course examines theories of communication and culture. It aims to help students realize the main aspects of their own culture, compare them to other cultures, and acquire competence in communicating with people of culturally different backgrounds.

Internet Business
Incorporating electronic commerce into business models and strategies is not a trivial issue, and many open questions remain. Among them are questions about how should companies match with the opportunities presented by Internet, what are the major challenges they face when starting an online initiative, and what is the future of Internet commerce. In this course, we review the technology upon which Internet business is based, from the management point of view. Special focus is taken in the development and perspectives of Internet business in Latin America.

The Law of the WTO: Emerging Markets Approach
The aim of this course is to develop student’s “strategic legal thinking” through an overview of institutional and substantive aspects of the law of the World Trade Organization

Legal Framework for International Business
The aim of this course is to develop student’s strategic legal thinking through an overview of the principles of international trade law and enable them to use legal concepts to improve the decision-making process in international business.

Living the Entrepreneurial Challenge
This course aims at the development of “pre-academic” work, mixing theory and practical aspects of entrepreneurial life. Each student develops a business plan during the period of the course. At the end, students have the chance to proceed with their projects, which are closer to reality, and can then face different challenges such as implementing the projected venture by themselves, competing in business plans contests organized by the FGV-EAESP Entrepreneurship Center, and offering the business to Venture Capitalists.

Managing People, Managing Psychological Process in Different Cultures
The aim of this course is to analyze people’s contribution to business effectiveness within the context of the present day society; identify the main psychological variables and processes committed to the management of people as resourceful humans; and scrutinize models and trends related to the requirements of the present day society on business and people performance.

Marketing for Low Income Populations
The rapid growth of emerging economies like China, India, and so many other developing nations is encouraging a growing interest in the study of the low income markets. In Brazil, most large consumer companies are beginning to recognize not only the huge economic potential of this market, but also the need to understand the aspirations and peculiar needs of this segment in order to develop successful company strategies to market to this consumer segment. This course aims to offer a better understanding about the opportunities and characteristics of this market, as well as explore the strategies adopted by companies in Brazil and in other emerging countries who operate in the low income markets.

Marketing in Latin America
Globalization is not a fad. The fast-growing communication and data transmission industry, combined with more accessible air travel, produced the shrinkage of the world into a network of business relationships. It is indisputable that the developed economies drive this phenomena of globalization and the underdeveloped world offers a huge opportunity for these countries. Latin America offers opportunities in a global economy. Understanding these markets and cultures is a vital task to conduct commercial activities and profit from them.

Negotiation
This course aims to develop strategic thinking skills through an overview of principles of negotiation; develop negotiating skills and manage the negotiation process; and enable students to use concepts to improve the decision-making process in negotiations.

Politics and Culture in Brazil
This course aims to introduce both foreign and Brazilian students to a broader framework concerning present day Brazilian society in its social, cultural, and political dimensions. The course reconstitutes the past and highlights our recent history as well as the present situation and perspectives. It is tailored to remove superficial stereotypes reinforced by international media, the tourism industry, and other sources nourishing the business milieu worldwide.

Simulation Models in Finance
The aim of this course is to familiarize participants with the use of simulation models for the purposes of conducting financial analyses. In order to attain its objective, the course proposes to review the financial concepts involved in different types of analyses, relating them to commonly available information technology resources and techniques. In brief, it is hoped that, by the end of the course, participants use the more commonly available IT tools (basically, MS Excel) to set up and use financial analyses of various sorts.

Strategy in an International Perspective
This is an introductory course to business strategy from an international and Latin American perspective. It takes a multidisciplinary approach based on economics, sociology, and the theory of business strategy, and relies on discussions of case studies, lectures, and class exercises.

Young Person’s Guide to Leadership
The course applies case studies to illustrate and explore leadership issues in complex environments. Participants are expected to engage individually, defending their arguments and analyses, enabling the class to identify common perspectives, interdependences, organizational, attitude differences, and the impact of decisions.

BRIC Countries: Companies & Labor Laws
To introduce students to the managerial system governing company and labor laws in BRIC Countries. To enable students to decide whether and when doing business with BRIC countries is worthwhile and what are the characteristics, opportunities and risks that are expected in this region, in particular based on company and labor laws and regulations. To provide students with social, cultural and political background, along with the legal, factors of business in BRIC countries. To provide students with the ability to analyze managerial issues related to business in BRIC countries. To enable students to use legal concepts to improve the decision-making process in international business in BRIC countries.

Technology Business Models
The main objective of this course is to help students to enhance their understanding about this specific type of business model. In detail, this course will: Examine the role of technology products and services in our present market; Discuss the differences between marketing, operations and strategy of these companies and the more “traditional” ones; and Provide an overview of the creation and maintenance of these companies and their products/services.

Brazilian Foreign Policy
The purpose of this course is to present and discuss the new challenges that Brazil faces in the context of an evolving global environment. How can Brazil consolidate its role as a regional leader in South America? Can Brazil achieve its long-desired goal of obtaining a permanent seat at the UN Security Council? Should Brazil engage in the Middle East? Should Brazil be involved in human rights and democracy promotion? These and other questions will be covered in this course.

Corporate Social Responsibility in Brazil
The main objective of this course is to present how social and ethical issues are key elements to consider in corporate governance. To achieve this objective, it will be necessary: a) To acknowledge the fundamental concepts of ethics, business ethics, and corporate governance; and their implications to real corporate social practices; and, b) To study the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility and its connection to stakeholder theory; c) To require attention to the effectiveness of some corporate social policies.

Cultural Aspects of Brazilian Society
This course will discuss Brazilian contemporary society trying to draw a broad cultural framework in order to understand certain aspects of daily life as well as to pinpoint some particular situations where cultural identity aspects are present.

The BRICs in Global Political Order
The purpose of this course is to present and discuss the emergence of the BRICS nations and their impact on the international political system. Why did the BRICS label become so popular? How does the rise of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa affect the way we think about the world? How does it affect the way the international community approaches global challenges such as climate change, failed states and economic crises? How can the West reconcile its relative decline with its continued desire to shape international rules and norms?

Macroeconomics for Emerging Markets
This course aims to tackle macroeconomic issues that are part of emerging markets daily economic problems and that differentiate them from developed economies. These specific characteristics have a fundamental influence on internal and external macroeconomic policies in emerging markets such as Brazil. By drawing from the experience of various countries and regions around the world over the last decade or so, the course will illustrate theory with economic experiences of various emerging markets, such as Brazil, China, and other economies from Latin America and Asia.

FGV-EAESP Direct Enrollment Courses

Students who place in advanced Portuguese language, or who have high fluency in Spanish are encouraged to enroll in at least one direct enrollment course taught in Portuguese at the Escola de Administração de Empresas at FGV-EAESP during the semester. Academic- and calendar-year students in their second semester are encouraged to enroll in as many as four direct enrollment courses taught in Portuguese at the Escola de Administração de Empresas at FGV-EAESP.

Administração de Empresas
Comportamento Estratégico nas Organizações
Contabilidade Financeira e Gerencial I
Contabilidade Financeira e Gerencial II
Desafios das Sociedades Contemporâneas para as Empresas
Estratégias de Comunicação para Empresas
Estratégia de Rede de Suprimentos e Redes de Operações Globais
Finanças Corporativas I
Gestão de Operações
Gestão em Ambientes Multiculturais
Mercados Financeiros e de Capitais
Sociedade Moderna e Racionalidade Empresarial
Vendas, Canais, e Comunicação Integrada de Marketing

Administração Pública
Administração Pública no Brasil
Contabilidade Pública e Controladoria: Brasil e Exp. Internacional
Estratégias de Comunicação nas Organizações Públicas
Estrutura Tributária e Finanças Públicas
Finanças para Administradores Públicos
Gestão de Pessoas no Setor Público
Instituições Políticas e Administração Pública: Análise Comparada
Logística e Suprimentos na Área Pública
Políticas Públicas: Agenda, Formulação, e Avaliação
Qualidade e Produtividade dos Serviços Públicos

Economìa
Economia I—Microeconomia
Economia II—Macroconomia
Economia Brasileira
Economia das Nações Desenvolvidas e Emergentes
Economia do Meio Ambiente e Seus Impactos Sobre as Empresas
Economia do Setor Público
Economia Financeira e Análise de Conjuntura
Economia Financeira e Atualidade Econômica
Instrumentos de Uma Política Econômica Civilizada
Microeconomia Intermediária Aplicada
Teoria do Desenvolvimento Econômico

Sample ESPM Courses (taught in English - courses offered vary each term)

Communication Management with International Markets
Country Studies III - Western Europe and Eastern Europe
Country Studies V - Japan, Tigers and Southeast Asia and Australia
Global Strategic Management
Global Supply Chain
International Brand Management
International Information Systems
International Marketing
International Organization Behavior
International Organizations
International Trade Law
Market Finance
Marketing and Business Strategy
Marketing and International Sales
Strategic Marketing Planning
System of Contemporary International Law

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