MBS Worldwide is to offer joint MBA programmes with one of Brazil’s leading business schools.

The partnership between the flexible learning arm of the UK’s Manchester Business School and Fundação Getulio Vargas Graduate School of Economics will accept its first intake of students next year.

Both partners will deliver the programme, which will include face-to-face sessions with faculty from both institutions. FGV will deliver the first part of the programme in Portuguese, while MBS Worldwide will offer the second part in English. The final semester will be jointly supervised and will involve project work.

Carlos Roberto Longo, director of FGV Online, says the partnership will give participants access to programmes with a global relevance. “We intend developing a strong relationship with MBS and jointly contributing to the development of future business leaders for the region,” he says.

In recent years MBS has expanded its global footprint. Last year it launched a regional hub in Dubai and it also has a presence in Asia.


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