The undergraduate course in Economics encourages students to exercise independent thought, creativity and critical capacity. Its pedagogic project gives the student a solid theoretical and quantitative graduation specific to the field of Economics. In addition, students also have the option of dedicating themselves to one or more of the following areas: Finance, Economic Policy and Markets, and Contracts.
FGV EPGE´s undergraduate course in Economics, was considered the best undergraduate course in Brazil by Ministry of Education (MEC).
A good economist must be ready to master and guide social and economic development processes. Therefore, the course offers a broad graduation, consolidated through important partnerships with public, private and third-sector organizations.
National High School Exam (Enem)
In addition to University Entrance Exams, FGV also classifies applicants based on Enem scores, as provided by the National Institute of Educational Research of the Ministry of Education (INEP/MEC).
Created in 1961, the FGV Brazilian School of Economics and Finance (FGV EPGE) aims to contribute to education and the expansion of knowledge in the area of economics. Since it was founded, it has educated a significant share of Brazil’s most outstanding economists. Through its professors and students, it has also made a major contribution to national development.
The school offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral courses in economics.
First place nationwide in the Brazilian Education Ministry’s General Course Index (IGC) eight times out of 12, competing against more than 2,000 higher education institutions across the country, in all areas of knowledge.
First place nationwide in the National Student Performance Exam (ENADE) in economics three times out of five.
Top-rated economics department in Latin America and 76th best in the world in the Tilburg University Ranking.
First place in RePEc index of economics courses in Brazil.
First place in the National Association of Graduate Economics Centers (ANPEC) National Selection Exams in 2018 and 2019. The ANPEC Exam is used to select students for master’s and doctoral courses in economics throughout Brazil.
FGV EPGE has come first in the Brazilian Econometric Society’s awards more times than any other school.
Four of the five fellows of the Econometric Society working at economics departments in Brazil are at EPGE: Aloisio Araujo (also a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences), Marcelo Moreira, Marilda Sotomayor and Paulo Kingler.
EPGE has been awarded the maximum score in all editions of Abril’s Student Guide, including the latest one in 2018.