Opening lecture gathers new students of the Public Administration Master’s course
FGV’s Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) held the opening lecture of the Professional Master’s in Public Administration course (MAP) on January 30. New students learned more about the course’s academic structure, its research tracks and the overall infrastructure of FGV. During the event, students also listened to representatives of different sectors of the school and other FGV units regarding the massive supply of resources available and how they can be used.
The opening lecture was held by MAP’s Academic Coordinator, professor Roberto Pimenta, and the Assistant Coordinator, professor Joaquim Rubens Fontes Filho. The event also included Roberta Guimaraes (MAP Coordination); Jefferson Santos (IT Coordinator); Wallace Amorim (Classroom Coordinator); Monica Balanda (IR Coordinator); Marcelo Nascimento (Regulation Sector); Diego de Faveri (Coordinator of the Educational Evaluation sector); and Darliny Amorim (Alumni Coordinator). Students from EBAPE’s academic master’s course who have already worked or intend to work as MAP monitors also attended the event.
“I believe EBAPE’s Professional Master’s in Public Administration is the best in the market, since the entire faculty has a PhD and most of them have international academic experience. The diversity of disciplines offered and the faculty’s wide-ranging expertise allow students to study topics of interest in depth and also acquire broad general knowledge of the area. In addition, the course has one of the highest grades from the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) and received top marks from the Ministry of Education (MEC)”, said new MAP student Luciana Simonsen.
Carla Saveli, another MAP student, underlined that FGV is a benchmark in the field of education both in Brazil and abroad, featuring a faculty renowned for its superior level of academic excellence across all areas in which the institution operates. Saveli also pointed out the importance of studying at an institution ranked among the top think tanks worldwide, reinforcing the relevance of its work to help develop the country.
“Besides promoting critical thinking towards our own country and the rest of the world, the MAP will help promote in-depth knowledge of public administration, truly understanding its dynamics and inner workings in order to progressively improve the transparency and efficiency of public-private partnerships”, she said.
The MAP was created to meet an old market demand for part time (night school) and stricto sensu graduate courses in public administration with the excellence of an institution like EBAPE, allowing master’s candidates to continue to study while tending to their professional careers. The course was developed for directors, managers and senior executives working in direct and indirect public administration entities, training them to lead Brazil’s public sector, providing consulting services, taking on positions as directors or managers in public administration, and also progressing in their academic careers.
Go to the website to learn more about the course curriculum.