One of main goals of those who run FGV/EBAPE has always been to transform the institution into an international reference in terms of teaching and research, the first option of students wishing to study administration and business in Brazil. Proof of how the School’s initiatives have been adequately aligned to its strategies came this year, with FGV/EBAPE’s international accreditation by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS-EFMD), one of today’s most important certifications in the academic field.
In 2014, only three institutions have been admitted to this select group, based on their commitment to achieving a high level of internationalization: FGV/EBAPE, considered one of the best schools of administration in Brazil by the Brazilian Ministry of Education – MEC; the Saïd Business School, part of Oxford University, a reference in teaching in the United Kingdom; and, the Krannert School of Management, part of Perdue University, one of the most important teaching institutions in the United States, and FGV/EBAPE’s partner in the International Master’s of Management – IMM program.
According to Prof. Michael Osbaldeston, director of Quality Services at the EFMD, on its accreditation website, “From its inception, EQUIS has targeted top-quality international business schools around the world and we are delighted to welcome 3 more leading schools into the EQUIS community”.
For FGV/EBAPE’s Dean, Flavio Vasconcelos, this certification confirms the School’s commitment to internationalization coupled with academic excellence. “EQUIS accreditation is an important international recognition of the quality of the school, being granted only to institutions that meet the highest international quality standards in teaching and research”, he stated.