FGV’s mission is to stimulate Brazil’s national socioeconomic development. As one of the world’s leading knowledge centers, we strive to always be an innovative institution, for our students and society as a whole.

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, to continue to uphold this commitment and pursue our mission, we have had to quickly meet the needs imposed on us by this international emergency and reestablish our activities.

Our swift reestablishment was only possible because our students, professors and employees have been extremely dedicated and resilient in the face of recent changes. The results of this effort can be seen in the numbers and achievements listed below:


  • Undergraduate, master’s and doctoral courses: 6,500 students are having live, interactive online classes.
  • MBA programs operating in more than 100 municipalities: approximately 1,800 courses with more than 47,000 students, also having live, interactive online classes.
  • Free online courses available to the general public. So far, these courses have been accessed more than 2 million times.
  • Price surveys and other services, as well as the disclosure of economic indexes, which are being presented normally and can be seen on our website.
  • Dissemination of knowledge through academic research conducted by different areas of FGV.
  • More than 1,800 employees using technology platforms to work safely from home.
  • Virtual big data labs installed and fully used by students.
  • FGV webinars: exchange of knowledge through free online events.
  • Daily web series on key topics related to the impacts of the coronavirus, in various areas of knowledge.

FGV remains attentive to the pandemic’s evolution in Brazil and worldwide, and it will act in line with the guidelines of health authorities to reduce the risks of transmission and to minimize the disease’s impacts on our society. Meanwhile, we continue to work for Brazil.

  • FGV at Home

    See what our students and professors have to say and learn how we are continuing to produce and share knowledge and educate future leaders.
  • Free Online Courses

    Make the most of the lockdown period to take our free online courses. There are more than 50 courses in different areas of knowledge.
  • FGV Webinars

    The events run by FGV’s schools and units are taking place virtually, using the market’s best online platforms. See our schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is FGV closed?

Yes. To contribute to the slowdown of the virus and following the guidelines of health authorities, FGV is not open to the public.

2. How long will face-to-face classes be suspended?

FGV will continuously monitor the development of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Brazil. Face-to-face classes will be suspended indefinitely until the authorities consider their return to be safe and appropriate. New information will be disseminated by each area, via website or by email.

3. How are our classes functioning?

FGV’s schools and units have adapted their programs to exceptionally allow their classes to be taken by everyone, live, from their homes, until in-person meetings can be re-established. The chosen methodology involves synchronous classes based on modern Zoom technology, combined with materials available online.

FGV is certain that by using this technology, we will be able to get through the quarantine period imposed on us by the Covid-19 pandemic without any reduction in the quality of students’ services, until normal conditions resume and we can return to our normal method of in-person classes.

4. What about thesis or dissertation defenses?

Please contact the management of each school for guidance on the calendar. Some schools have already published extraordinary guidelines on their portals.

5. Has FGV had a confirmed case?

So far, FGV has had seven members of its community who have tested positive for COVID-19. We promptly adopted the procedure of communicating to everyone who had possible contact with these people and also informed the wider FGV community, promptly and objectively, about new possible cases.

6. Will I be able to access the FGV Library?

The library reading rooms will be closed until further notice. Numerous databases and journals are available online. If you do not have remote access to what you need, contact the course coordinator or send an email to.

7. What are the course calendars?

Each School and Unit will define its new calendars later. Keep up to date via the information posted on their websites or wait for updated communications via email or phone.

8. Is the school office closed?

Yes, although the forms of contact that each School and Unit provides, via email and telephone, as well as their online services, continue to work.

9. Have selection processes stopped?

Each School will define the selection processes according to the new calendars that are being prepared. Please check for updates on the respective portals.

10. Will events continue to be held?

For now, all our in-person events are cancelled and FGV is holding online events instead. To see the schedule of these events, click here.

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