FGV’s professional master’s students participate in international module in the UK
Students from the Professional Master’s in Public Administration (MAP) and the Executive Master’s in Business Management (MEX) of FGV’s Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) participated in an international immersion program in the United Kingdom. The program is the result of an initiative by the International Relations department and the Coordination of the School’s Professional Master’s programs, supporting EBAPE’s internationalization strategy.
Currently in its second edition, the module is offered in partnership with the Warwick Business School (WBS), which is part of Warwick University – one of the 24 members of The Russell Group (made up of institutions from the UK renowned for their academic excellence) – located in Coventry, Warwickshire, in central England.
Between January 27 and February 1, 28 students attended classes with professors of different nationalities on current affairs within both the public and business sectors. Some of the topics discussed include Britain’s post-Brexit situation and uncertainties surrounding the UK’s future, particularly regarding the nation’s economy. In another lecture on sustainable businesses and circular economy, students learned about the main examples of engaged organizations that have grown significantly in central England.
Another important component for the international immersion modules are the technical visits, when participants come into contact with major organizations in the region to learn about their management models and strategies. In this edition, students visited the facilities of Volvo Trucks, where representatives presented their sustainability goals and plans for the use of alternative fuels.
The students also visited the Digbeth Social Enterprise Quarter in Birmingham, where they saw examples of the so-called ‘social businesses’ that work based on the business models of private companies but on behalf of the community, reverting profits to the organization itself. After the visit, some of the students came back with the desire to replicate something similar in Brazil based on what they learned.
The last day of the program was held at the executive education campus of WBS in The Shard – the largest building in the United Kingdom, in central London. Brazilian students attended panels with some of Warwick’s alumni, who shared their knowledge and expanded their professional networking, in addition to sharing experiences from their current positions.
The International Modules are exclusive programs offered by EBAPE’s Professional Master’s courses. Go to the website to learn more about EBAPE’s Master’s programs.