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Business Administration


24 months
5000 USD/year
5000 USD/year
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Master in-demand business skills to become an impactful leader and decision-maker in a new, world-class MBA program from the business school ranked #2 for executive MBAs in Latin America. The Business Administration program is offered by Coursera in partnership with Fundação Instituto de Administração.


By enrolling in the Master of Business Administration program offered by Coursera in partnership with Fundação Instituto de Administração, you will master essential business skills while examining case studies and participating in simulations of business problems in emerging markets. 

This MBA takes a uniquely holistic approach to business education.

You will engage in coursework that develops essential skills, while discovering the frameworks and models that will teach you to think critically about emerging technologies in business. 

These technology-agnostic frameworks and models focus on process and comprehension to ensure lasting experience and skill, and provide you with the expertise to conduct business anywhere in the world.

What makes this MBA degree unique?

  • FIA Business School is one of the most important executive education institutions in Latin America, with the second-best executive MBA in Latin America according to the QS ranking 2020;
  • Professors in this MBA have an excellent academic background, from some of the most reputable institutions worldwide, and also real-life business experience in diverse organizations;
  • This MBA degree will prepare you with a general business background, including the study of foundational academic knowledge and practical applications.Unique from other MBAs, it also includes a Future Studies module, preparing you to understand and foresee future outcomes in your organization;
  • Coursework will cover an in-depth theoretical background on each business area alongside practical application of these concepts using business cases with real-life examples, methods, and techniques for problem-solving in real situations.

Career Outcomes

For the past 30 years, FIA’s MBA programs have proven to be an essential part of our students and alumni professional development. Our most recent data show that an average of 55% are promoted and 30% change employers during the program. 

An average of 35% are offered better opportunities in other companies within the year after graduating. They also see an increase in their income: our students and alumni see, on average, a 25% increase in their salary.

Career Services

We offer classes and activities directly related to students’ career development:

  • A career management course and also lectures with executives;
  • Networking events with students and alumni in leadership positions at important companies;
  • Career Workshops;
  • Outplacement Support;
  • Recruitment Fairs.


This MBA, together with the rest of FIA’s programs, are accredited nationally and internationally, giving you peace of mind when it comes to the validity of your degree. Locally, we’re accredited by the Brazilian National MBA Association (ANAMBA), as well as by the Brazilian Ministry of Education (MEC). Internationally, we’re accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).‎

Programme Structure

  • Communication Principles for Leaders
  • Leadership and Disruption
  • Organizations
  • Strategy
  • Career Management
  • Economics
  • Financial Accounting and Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Operations Management
Deep Dive
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Leading Transformation
  • Valuation and Strategic Finance Analysis
  • Decision Making
  • Governance and Sustainability
  • Negotiation
  • Innovation Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Legal
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Strategic Management


Working professionals who are slowly becoming more managerial, or want to climb the corporate ladder, and need more holistic business knowledge in order to succeed - not just technical knowledge from their field.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • 10 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadlines: Rolling applications; but to be considered for the first cohort, you must submit before August 30th.



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Professional letters of recommendation: You will be required to submit two letters of recommendation from individuals who know you from a professional or academic setting and can speak about your management abilities. At least one of the letters should come from a current or previous direct supervisor.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent: You must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Brazil, or an equivalent degree from an accredited institution in a foreign country.
  • English proficiency: FIA accepts Duolingo English Test (minimum score of 95), or equivalent – IELTS (minimum score 6), TOEFL iBT (minimum score 68). Exceptions: If you have done your bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) entirely in English, you do not need to present an English proficiency test; or if you were born in an English-speaking country.
  • FIA expects students to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 during the last two years of bachelor’s degree or equivalent grade.

Work experience

4 years of professional work experience: All students are expected to have at least four or more years of substantial operational and/or managerial experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    5000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 USD for the full programme during 24 months.


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