About the course

Recognized by the Ministry of Education (MEC), the Undergraduate Economics course at FGV EPGE is considered the best in Brazil. The undergraduation encourages the student to exercise independence of thought, creativity and critical capacity.

Its pedagogical project guarantees the student a solid theoretical-quantitative training specific to the field of Economics. In addition, the student can dedicate himself to one or more of the following areas of study: Finance, Economic Policy and Markets and Contracts.

Enrollment for the course selection process can be done separately in the different admission modalities: FGV Entrance Exam, ENEM and International.


Term

Daytime

Monthly payment

BRL 6.270,00
*refers to the value of 2024.1

Location

FGV - Praia de Botafogo, 190 - Botafogo/RJ 

Candidate-to-vacancy ratio

6,5 (2023.1) 

Contact

0800-334-4444 

Exam date and place
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11/15Praia de Botafogo, 190 - Botafogo, RJ

 

Why choose the Economics course?

Founded in 1961, the Brazilian School of Economics and Finance (FGV EPGE) aims to contribute to the teaching and expansion of knowledge in the area of Economics. Since its foundation, it has trained some of the most professionally distinguished Brazilian economists and has contributed to national development.

The School offers stricto sensu undergraduate and graduate courses in Economic Sciences. Its professors combine teaching and research, remaining active in both areas. This approach ensures that the School's course curricula are always updated, incorporating the most recent debates and topics on the economic agenda.

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1st
place in the RePEc index of Economics Courses in Brazil
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of taking first place in Enade, for the 3rd time, in the five evaluations already carried out by MEC
1st
place for the 4th time, in the last six evaluations, by ANPEC

ENEM

In addition to the FGV Entrance Exam result, FGV also uses the ENEM scores, provided by the National Institute of Educational Research of the Ministry of Education (INEP/MEC), to rank candidates in the selection process for Economics.

Foreign Candidates

Consult the Announcement for admission requirements for other admission modalities.

RECOGNITION

IGC

1st place nationally in the General Course Index (IGC), for the 9th time, in the 13 assessments already carried out by the Ministry of Education (MEC), among more than two thousand Higher Education Institutions (IES) in the country and in all areas of knowledge

RePEc

1st place in the RePEc Index of Economics Courses in Brazil

ENADE

1st place nationally in the National Student Performance Examination (Enade) of Economics, for the 3rd time, in the five assessments already carried out by MEC.

SBE - Brazilian Society of Econometrics 

School with the highest number of times in 1st place in the awards of the Brazilian Society of Econometrics (SBE).

Econometric Society 

Four of the five Econometric Society fellows working in economics departments in Brazil are at EPGE: Aloisio Araujo (also a member of the US Academy of Sciences), Marcelo Moreira, Marilda Sotomayor, and Paulo Kingler.

ANPEC

1st place nationally for the 4th time, in the last 6 evaluations, by ANPEC among the Undergraduates in Economics in Brazil. The ANPEC exam selects students for master's and doctoral courses in Economics from all over the country.

CAPES

Since 2010, EPGE has received the highest scores in the last four evaluations of all its graduate programs made available by CAPES/MEC (Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education).

Tilburg University Ranking

1st Economics department in Latin America, according to the Tilburg University Ranking.

DIFFERENTIALS OF STUDYING AT FGV EPGE

Studying Economics at FGV provides students with a wide range of opportunities at a renowned institution in Brazil and around the world. 

 

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Updated Curriculum

Professors at FGV EPGE are active in both teaching and research. This approach ensures that the School's course curricula are always updated, incorporating the most recent debates and topics on the economic agenda.

Solid Pedagogical Project

Its pedagogical project guarantees the student a solid theoretical-quantitative training specific to the field of Economics.

Specializations

The student can dedicate himself to one or more of the following areas of study within Economics: Finance, Economic Policy and Markets and Contracts.

Professional Performance

A good economist needs to be prepared to act as a leader in socioeconomic development processes. Therefore, the course offers a broad academic background, consolidated through important partnerships with public, private and NGOs.

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CAREERS

Working with Economics does not limit your professional horizon: the career is a true bridge between the Mathematical and the Human Sciences, preparing you for a wide range of professional activities.

That's why FGV wants to help you learn a little more about your future career!

Evaluates microeconomic and macroeconomic, political and social frameworks and scenarios that affect the life and decisions of any type of organization:

  •  Public companies

  •  Private Corporations

  • Audit and Consulting Companies  

  • Economic and Political Consulting 

 

It analyzes and evaluates public policies in areas such as health, education, public safety, combating poverty and the environment at the national and international levels. You can work for governments or international institutions and also companies: 

  • Global Audit and Consulting Firms  

  • World Bank, UN, IMF 

  • Governments and Research Institutions

 

It analyzes sectors of the economy to provide information that will guide the decisions of companies and investors. It also works with lawyers in the area of regulatory law, regulation and competition:

  • Public companies 

  • Economic and Political Consultings 

  • Investment Banks

  • Government, CADE, Secretariat of Economic Law 

 

It works with the financial management of organizations from different sectors: 

  •  Private or Public Corporations 

  • Commercial and Investment Banks 

  •  Corporations of the Services and Agroindustry Sectors 

  • Financial and Accounting Audit Consulting

  • Strategy Consulting 

  •  Insurance company

  • Financial Consulting  

 

Works with analyzis on international trade, international finance, macroeconomic and strategic scenarios:

  •  Private and State Corporations 

  •  Commercial and Investment Banks 

  •  Government, Ministry of Finance

  •   World Bank, IMF

  •  Investment Banks

 

Evaluates microeconomic and macroeconomic, political and social frameworks and scenarios that affect the life and decisions of any type of organization:

  • Public companies 

  • Private Corporations

  • Audit and Consulting Companies  

  • Economic and Political Consulting 

 

It prepares and analyzes the economic viability of investment projects in any sector of the economy, considering the environmental impacts. Given the environmental legislation, one must calculate both the private return, the private cost, as well as the social cost of projects:

  • Private and State Corporations  

  •  Governments, Research Institutions and NGOs 

  •  International Development Institutions  

  • Consultancies and Energy Companies

 
SCHOLARSHIPS

FGV EPGE offers scholarships and other grants to undergraduate students in different ways to allow and encourage equal access.

The School seeks to offer means so that financial difficulties are not an obstacle to the access of students who are willing to dedicate themselves to teaching at an international level in the area of economics that FGV EPGE offers.

The modality/type of scholarship to be awarded will be analyzed according to the School's criteria and resource availability.

 

  • Merit Scholarships: 

ENTRANCE EXAM

1st to 10th place – 100% 

ENEM 

100% for the top 3 places with an arithmetic average of the grades of the objective tests and essay equal to or greater than 800.

  • Refundable Scholarship - Financing:

Granted in the form of school funding, to undergraduate students who demonstrate good academic performance and/or economic and financial need.

The percentage to be granted to each student ranges from 0% to 100% of the tuition fee for the current school semester and will be defined by the FGV Scholarship Commission, based on the documentation presented by the applicant student and the School's availability of resources.

The refund process for the financed amount begins in the 60th month after enrolling in the course. And the financing amount is corrected by the General Market Price Index (IGP-M), without interest.  

  • Social Demand:

Available according to the socioeconomic situation of the applicant. The percentage to be granted varies from 0% (zero) to 100% (one hundred percent) of the tuition fee for the current school semester.

  • Additional Scholarships:     

Analysis of academic performance throughout the course. These grants consist of partial gratuity of the school fee and are granted at the beginning of each year (upon the student's request), based on the student's cumulative performance coefficient – GPA.

 
For more details on the scholarships offered for each course, read the Announcement.

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I ended up choosing EPGE and I don't regret it one bit. Several EPGE researchers, students, alumni, professors, work with applied research, which is super relevant, and I think it has a very large return for society. EPGE has a strong role on this research front and is well connected to the public as well.

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The teachers are very attentive; they are giving a lot of support right now. They are very helpful answering questions, and are available at different times, all for our well-being.

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Encontro com a coordenação

 

Participe desta conversa com o coordenador do curso de Graduação em Ciências Econômicas da FGV EPGE. Uma ótima oportunidade para conhecer melhor o programa do curso e tirar suas dúvidas sobre o processo seletivo.

 

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Coordenador de Graduação da FGV EPGE

FGV EXPERIENCE

The FGV Experience is a free meeting and allows students to get to know our courses and facilities.

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GET TO KNOW YOUR FUTURE CAREER CLOSER!

Participate and get your questions answered about the courses, forms of admission, scholarships and exchange ideas with professors about the benefits of studying at FGV.

Lectures and Thematic Classes!

Choose one of the available options and have the experience of BEING AN FGV MEMBER!

FGV Day is a free meeting at which students can ask questions about our courses and university entrance exam, as well as talk to professors about the benefits of doing an undergraduate degree at FGV. The event is also open to parents, professors and companions who would like to find out more about FGV.

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SCHEDULE YOUR VISIT

Discover how FGV EPGE can boost your career in the field of Economics and Finance. Schedule your visit right now and embark on this journey towards academic and professional success.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs offer a solid theoretical foundation combined with practical experiences that prepare our students for real-world challenges.

 

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