• About the course

    Excellence and Innovation

    • FGV EESP’s undergraduate economics course offers students a solid and pluralistic education, with a strong quantitative emphasis.

      The learning environment is modern, innovative and dynamic.

      The course pursues excellence and recognition for academic merit. FGV EESP seeks to give students a solid and complete education, encompassing the various schools of economic thought.

      FGV EESP is composed of professors who have come from the best education institutions in Brazil and abroad, with vast teaching, research and professional experience in the private sector and in senior positions at the federal government (ministers of finance, planning, science and technology, management and state reform) and at state governments (finance and planning secretaries).

      Areas of Focus


      Students who wish to pursue a career in the financial markets can choose to focus on financial engineering. This will improve their knowledge in areas of finance and economics, such as bank finance, investment, derivatives, corporate finance, computing methods in finance, risk management, controllership, and financial engineering and innovation.


      Students who choose to focus on microeconomics will be able to work at public and private sector companies, economics consulting firms and regulatory agencies, to set market strategies (companies’ pricing and positioning); to define incentive policies at company level (hiring and compensation); to analyze the economic environment and make projections; to evaluate interactions and competition between companies; to study regulation and anti-trust mechanisms; to define and analyze the impacts of microeconomic policies (such as labor policies and regulatory frameworks) on social well-being; and above all, to establish and analyze the effects of tax policies.


      Students who choose to focus on macroeconomics will receive solid training to work in the private sector, at companies, financial institutions and consulting firms. They will be able to analyze scenarios and make projections at different government secretariats and ministries, especially the planning and finance ministries, planning and preparing government policies. They will also be prepared to work at regulatory institutions and to evaluate macroeconomic policies, for example at the Central Bank, National Treasury and national development bank, as well as at international organizations like the IMF and OECD, helping the governments of various countries to formulate and implement economic policies, and especially supporting developing economies or helping countries in crises to recover.


      Students who choose to focus on political economy will have a solid interdisciplinary education in economics and politics. Political economy consists of the systematic study of the relationships between political and economic factors, based on formal econometric and microeconomic methods. The main focus is on analyzing the role of the state and its institutions, and on studying how voters, politicians, parties, governments and institutions interact to determine the economic and social performance of a country.


    Problem-Based Learning

    • FGV EESP uses the problem-based learning teaching methodology for its undergraduate course. This methodology establishes a learning environment that stimulates cognitive processes that are effective for learning. Based on concrete economic situations, students learn models and instruments of economic theory in a motivational environment, with intense group discussions, experimentation and the solving of complex problems. Students are immersed in an intensive study routine and they play an active role in the learning process. In this process, students are constantly motivated and challenged to use their theoretical knowledge to find solutions to complex problems. Thus, a fertile environment is established for the development of logical and critical reasoning skills, enhancing students’ capacity and learning autonomy. In addition, the activities conducted in the undergraduate course help students to refine their “21st-century skills,” such as leadership, communication, organization, decision making, resilience and persistence.



    • The students on FGV EESP’s undergraduate course are talented, enterprising, curious and critical young people, willing to dedicate time to achieve a solid education in economics, with deep theoretical foundations and mastery of instruments. Students with this profile who complete FGV EESP’s undergraduate economics course acquire the capacity to understand the environment, diagnose the causes of complex economic problems, absorb and process new knowledge, and propose innovative and effective solutions. Thus, they are extremely competitive, proactive and communicative professionals, who are used to working in groups and leading teams.



    • No students are prevented from studying at FGV because of a lack of financial resources.

      Merit Scholarship

      Offered to the top 15 (fifteen) entrants in the university entrance exam, this is a non-refundable scholarship that covers 100% of monthly fees. The scholarship is provided throughout the course, renewed every semester, provided that good academic performance is maintained.

      Scholarship Fund

      Loan granted to undergraduate students who need financial assistance. The Scholarship Fund grants loans worth 20% to 100% of the value of monthly fees. Repayment of the loan begins in the sixth year after the course is started. The amount lent is corrected for inflation (using FGV’s IGP-M index), but there is no interest, provided that repayments are made on time. The loan percentage is evaluated by a commission, based on analysis of the documents requested during the application process.

      Material Scholarship

      Benefit granted to students who need financial assistance to buy books and/or other study materials.

      Any questions? Email us at fundodebolsas-eesp@fgv.br.

      The Scholarship Fund is intended ONLY to undergraduate students






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