The Program

Itajubá Campus – Classroom course
CAPES – Grade 3


Title: Master (M.Sc.) in Business Administration – Professional Master
Minimum Workload: 360 hours

Coordinating Professor: Prof. Fábio Favaretto, Ph.D.
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The Program

According to CNE / CES 0079/2002, “Professional Master” (Mestrado Profissional, or MP for short) refers to a Masters Program that emphasizes on studies and techniques directly related to the performance of a high-level professional qualification. This is the only difference between a Professional Master and a regular Masters Degree. Therefore, both programs confer the same degrees and prerogatives, including for the exercise of teaching; and like any strictu sensu graduate program, the Professional Masters has the national validity of its diploma conditioned to previous recognition of the program.

Selective process for this Graduate Program consists of a written exam and research pre-project analysis.

The written test is made through ANPAD, a nationally used exam for admission for Business Administration Graduate Programs. Three exams are done per year, in February, Jne and September, and the exams consists of 5 (five) tests of 17 questions each, in the following subjects:

• English
• Portuguese
• Analytical Reasoning
• Logical Reasoning
• Quantitative reasoning

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The pre-project is a 10 page maximum document, which must include:
• Research title
• Introduction, presenting the organization / company where the research will be applied and a brief explanation of the problem that motivated the research. Must be present because this problem must be solved by a Master’s research, involving the researcher and members of the organization / company.
• Goals
• Application and research methodology
• Intended results
• Brief theoretical fundamentation and studies on the chosen subject
• References

It is important to note that a Professional Master deals exclusively with applied research, and as such, it requires a previous link from the student with an organization / company, which must present proper conditions and commitment with the research, including access to data and facilities, and eventual research funding. Failure to observe this premise will disqualify the research pre-project. The qualified pre-project will be evaluated by a board of three professors.

Concentration Areas / Research Lines


  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Finance for Decision-making
  • Information Systems for Decision-Making

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Selective Processes

Initial Enrollment