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School of Administration


The School of Administration provides 24-hour security, comfortable and air-conditioned classrooms, modern multimedia equipment of projection and micro-computing for expositive and interactive classes, and direct access to the Internet. Additionally, students have a computer lab at their disposal, provided with Microsoft software and 24-hour Internet access. The library has over 12,000 volumes, 99 specialized periodicals, and 4 CD-ROM databases, including ProQuest. The School also has two publications of its own: the REAd – e-Management Journal (electronic publication, available at and the Documents for Study Series (electronic publication, available at


The CEAD – Executive Development Center, is an division of the School of Administration of UFRGS, its principal goal being to provide specialization programs and MBAs – the latter in partnership with the Bank of Brazil – to the community. These programs are especially aimed at executives in search of self-improvement in the entrepreneurial area.

Undergraduate Program

The management school’s undergraduate program is divided into:

Required Disciplines: 174 credits

Optional Disciplines: 12 credits

Complementary Activities: 6 credits

Graduate Program The Graduate Program in Management – PPGA

– established in 1972, stands as one of the most important graduate programs in Brazil. Since 1987 PPGA has been receiving the maximum grades attributed to schools of administration in Brazil from CAPES (the governmental agency in charge of funding Brazilian graduate programs.) PPGA was appointed by CAPES as one of the three best management graduate programs in the country. Focused on the dissemination of advanced methods of management, PPGA aims to provide in-depth studies in the field of Management, and training for high-level personnel in educational and research activities, as well as for managerial duties within organizations.

The graduate program offers:


MS degree


- Finance and Accounting

- Technology and Production Management

- Marketing

- Organizational Theory

- Human Resources

- Information and Decision Support Systems MBA degree



The School offers a world class executive

- MBA program, accredited by ANANBA (National Association of MBA Programs).

PhD degree

Research tracks:

- Strategy, Leadership and Organizations

- Labor Organization and Human Resources

- Management of Technological Innovation

- Production and Competitive Strategy

- Information and Decision Support Systems

- Corporate Finance and Capital Markets


The Management School at UFRGS offers an intensive and rich research environment comprising of basic, as well as applied, investigations conducted in partnership with companies. Academic research projects are carried out with the cooperation of several research groups in the School, many of them benefiting from grants received from funding agencies, such as CAPES, CNPq, FINEP, FAPERGS, etc.

Research Groups:

NITEC - Technological Innovation Management02

GESID - Information and Decision Support System

GEM - Marketing

GINEIT - Innovation and Labor

PDG - Health Management

GAP - Organizational Learning

NIPETS - Social Projects

NUTEP - Technologies in Public Management

NEFI - Strategies, Finance and Internationalization

GIANTI - Management of the Impact of New Information Systems Technologies

GEPRO - Production Strategies

NEH - Human Excellence

NEGEP - Human Resources

GIGA - Ambient Management




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