FGV and Brazilian Army complete policy, strategy and senior management training
On November 13, FGV and the Brazilian Army Command and General Staff School (ECEME) held the graduation ceremony for 37 officers who completed the 25th edition of the Army Policy, Strategy and Senior Management Executive MBA (CPEAEx) and for 15 officers who completed the ninth edition of the International Strategic Studies MBA (CIEE).
The ceremony took place at ECEME, in the Duque de Caxias Auditorium. It was attended by ECEME’s commander, General Sergio Martins; the president of FGV, Professor Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal; CPEAEx’s academic coordinator, Professor Bianor Cavalcanti; FGV director and professor Irapoan Cavalcanti; and the head of ECEME’s Politics and Strategy Section, Colonel João Luiz Lampert.
The event was also attended by the academic coordinator of CIEE’s MBA program, Professor Nivaldo Machado; the executive director of FGV In Company, João Lins; FGV’s Provost for Education, Research and Graduate Studies, Professor Antonio Freitas; the director of FGV Projetos, Professor Luiz Carlos Duque; the deputy coordinator of CPEAEx’s MBA program, Professor Guilherme Marques; FGV In Company project coordinator Elenice Magalhães; and Colonel Evandro Vaz, an FGV advisor on defense matters.
The Army Policy, Strategy and Senior Management Executive MBA is the result of a partnership between FGV and ECEME that began in 1999. The course is designed for colonels selected on merit, with the aim of training military managers to face organizational and administrative challenges inherent to their functions, as well as enabling them to advise the highest levels of the Armed Forces, the Defense Ministry and other government bodies.
More than 1,000 officers have so far completed the program, of whom 148 have gone on to become generals. Some of these people have played prominent roles in strategic areas of the government and public policy making in Brazil.
In turn, the International Strategic Studies MBA has been running since 2015. It is aimed at senior officers in the Brazilian Army and in the armies of friendly nations. The program, delivered entirely in English, makes a significant contribution to Brazil’s strategic international initiatives. To date, it has trained senior officers from more than 20 countries.