Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

COPPEAD Graduate School of Business, UFJR


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The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), almost 100 years old, is not only one of the oldest and most respected higher education institutions in Brazil, but also the largest university in the federal educational system.

The COPPEAD Graduate School of Business – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – is the only internationally accredited School of Management belonging to the Brazilian public system. COPPEAD has always focused on forming and educating managers with international exposure, ready to operate in multicultural environments and to pursue international careers. Thus, COPPEAD has internationalized by forming strategic alliances with highly reputed and internationally accredited business schools in the five continents. The alliances and partnerships contemplate student exchange agreements for the Full-time MBA Program, visiting professors, study-weeks, dual-degree opportunities and international modules for the Executive MBA Program, among others.

The Country

Brazil is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the world’s fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population. Brazil is the largest national economy in Latin America, the world’s seventh largest economy at market exchange rates and the seventh largest in purchasing power parity.

Brazil has a mixed economy with abundant natural resources. Tourism in Brazil is a growing sector and key to the economy of several regions of the country. Natural areas are its most popular tourism product, a combination of ecotourism with leisure and recreation, and adventure travel, as well as cultural tourism. Among the most popular destinations are the Amazon Rainforest, beaches and dunes in the Northeast Region, the Pantanal in the Center-West Region, beaches at Rio de Janeiro and Santa Catarina, cultural tourism in Minas Gerais and business trips to São Paulo city.

The City

The bustling city of Rio de Janeiro has been one of Brazil’s most popular and frequented tourist destinations for decades. Its vibrant city center is bursting with culture and pulsating with a deep sense of history and heritage. Rio, as it is commonly known, is the second largest city in Brazil and the third largest metropolis in the whole of South America. It is the most visited city in the Southern Hemisphere, which is no mean feat. This makes for an impressive, memorable attraction for visitors from all over the world. Because of its many cultural and historical attractions, Rio has implemented fabulous infrastructure to cater to the needs of its visitors. The rain forests, museums, beaches and the glitz of the city have made Rio what it is today – Brazil’s top-notch tourist attraction.

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense Comparison

Semester at COPPEAD

Semester at ZSEM

Health Insurance

274 EUR


2,055 EUR


287 EUR

527 EUR


28 EUR

27 EUR


177 EUR

151 EUR




16 EUR

41 EUR


*per month


COPPEAD does not offer accommodation. To help you find a place to live, there are websites that can assist you; and Both allow you to search for rentals based on various desirable qualities.

Travel opportunities

During your time in Rio, you are urged to see the following fabulous attractions:

  • The incredible surfing waves of Prainha.
  • Tijuca’s lush, dense rainforests, which boast a number of hiking trails for those wanting to experience the fauna and flora first hand.
  • Laze on the shores of Ipanema Beach or one of the many other beaches for which this city is renowned.
  • Marvel at the sheer scale of the statue of Christ the Redeemer as it overlooks the city far below.
  • Take the cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain for spectacular views.
  • Stroll down the famous Avenue Nossa Senhora de Copacabana.
  • Take an official walking tour of Rio, learning fascinating facts about its historical and modern- day heritage.
  • Wander amongst the more than 5 000 species of plants and trees at the Jardim Botânico
  • Sports enthusiasts simply must experience the Maracanã stadium