FGV and Army School begin 23rd edition of Executive MBA in Army Policy, Strategy and Senior Management
On March 2, FGV and the Army Command and General Staff School launched the 23rd edition of their Executive MBA in Administration: Policy and Strategy, part of their Course in Army Policy, Strategy and Senior Management (CPEAEx). Because of the pandemic, the opening ceremony took place via Zoom, presided over by FGV’s president, Professor Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal; the Army School’s commander, Brigadier General Marcio de Souza Nunes Ribeiro; and the MBA’s academic coordinator, Professor Bianor Scelza Cavalcanti.
These officials took the opportunity to remind the 2021 class, composed of 53 Armed Forces officers, of the fruitful partnership that FGV has had with the Army School since 1999, enhancing the training of the Brazilian Army’s senior officers.
The event also featured CPEAEx’s coordinator, Colonel Rogério de Amorim Gonçalves; the MBA’s deputy coordinator, Guilherme Marques; Álvaro Cyrino, a professor at EBAPE, who teaches the Strategic Planning part of the MBA; and FGV In Company analyst Wilma Barbosa.
The Executive MBA in Army Policy, Strategy and Senior Management is designed for colonels selected by merit. The aim is to enable military managers to face organizational and administrative challenges inherent to their functions and to allow them to advise the highest echelons of the Armed Forces, Defense Ministry and other government bodies.
To date, 873 officers have taken the program, and 117 of them have gone on to become generals, including some who have held prominent roles in strategic areas of the government and public policy making in Brazil.