Free courses: FGV offers more than 180 training programs at start of 2024

Free courses entitle you to a personalized completion certificate
22 January 2024
Free courses: FGV offers more than 180 training programs at start of 2024

Fundação Getulio Vargas has a wide range of free courses, focusing on both professional and personal improvement. At the start of 2024, there are more than 180 courses available, produced by FGV’s schools and institutes. The programs are practical and objective. They provide knowledge that is applicable and relevant to Brazilian circumstances, contributing to participants’ professional development.

“FGV’s free online courses are open to anyone interested in the areas of knowledge in which the institution’s entire executive education portfolio is structured. There are more than 180 free courses, the vast majority of them short, asynchronous and self-instructional. Since 2008, more than 16 million people have signed up for them and more than 8 million completion certificates have been issued,” says the director of academic management at FGV Executive Education, Professor Mary Murashima.

The free courses entitle students to a personalized completion certificate, provided that they pass the end-of-course online multiple-choice test. You merely have to fill out a registration form to access the test. These courses cover various areas of knowledge, offering a unique opportunity to update your resume at the start of 2024, making the most of FGV’s excellence:

  • Administration;
  • Law;
  • Economics and Finance;
  • Education and Humanities;
  • Strategy and Business;
  • Energy Management;
  • Health Management;
  • Leadership and People;
  • Marketing and Sales;
  • International Relations;
  • Technology and Data Science.


“FGV’s free courses are available 24/7. There is also no limit to the number of courses you can take. As there is no deadline for completing each course, everyone can follow them at their own pace. Navigating through the materials developed using various media resources, such as videos, texts and podcasts, is very user friendly and the language used is also simple, which makes it much easier to understand the different topics explored,” Murashima adds.


Here are the five most popular free courses:

1 – Self-Knowledge: The Basis for Emotional Intelligence and Resilience

This course covers the main theories of emotional intelligence, resilience and self-knowledge. During the program, the participants will develop a broad view of self-knowledge and emotional intelligence, as well as an understanding of the theory of resilience.

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2 – How to Invest 1

This course presents essential methods for investing and financial planning. During the learning journey, students will come into contact with concepts that will help them invest their money wisely and with an awareness of the risks.

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3 – Entrepreneurship for the Financial Markets

This course looks at the recommended steps for successful ventures, from characterizing the entrepreneur and business models to assessing customer profiles and building loyalty.

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4 – Introduction to Data Science

This course presents examples of real applications of the process of extracting and generating knowledge via data science. It also discusses ethical aspects linked to this new area of knowledge.

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5 – Storytelling and Presentation Techniques: General Communication Concepts

This course presents the main concepts and techniques for you to master your communication and improve your performance in corporate presentations.

For more information, click here.


To find out about all the available courses and to sign up for free, click here.

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