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.
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.”
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.
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.
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 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
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 Organization Behavior
International Trade Law
Marketing and Business Strategy
Marketing and International Sales
Strategic Marketing Planning
System of Contemporary International Law