MBA Courses & Masters Degrees in São Paulo
The South America Centre delivers a blended learning part-time MBA in conjunction with FGV, Brazil's most established business and administration school.
Delivers the FGV-Manchester MBA in partnership with FGV
A hub for MBA candidates and alumni from across South America
São Paulo is one of the world's most multinational cities and a major financial hub, making it the ideal location for Latin American MBA candidates to come together to experience Alliance MBS' world-famous MBA teaching.
South America Centre programmes
FGV-Manchester Global MBA
Designed to meet the needs of Latin America's most ambitious executives, this two-year part-time MBA is delivered jointly by Alliance Manchester Business School and FGV, Brazil's most established business and administration school. Discover more >>
Strategic Talent Partnerships
Partner with us to access over 50 years of experience and expertise that spans multiple sectors. We collaborate closely with our partners to develop and implement bespoke packages to suit individual requirements. Our experts can help you:
- Develop employees that think differently
- Recruit the brightest talent
- Address a specific business challenge
- Transform working practices
- Motivate employees
- Boost performance
From courses to consultancy, we offer a range of programmes and services which can be tailored to meet your needs. Click an option below to explore and find out more:
- Executive Education open programmes: Short courses for executives that develop skills in a specific area, such as leadership or strategy.
- Executive Education customised programmes: Tailored training solutions, co-created with clients, which draw on relevant expertise from across the School and the wider University to address specific organisational development requirements.
- Sponsored MBA: Sponsor individual employees on our Global Part-time MBA programme.
- Customised MBA: Design a corporate MBA for a closed cohort of employees.
- Postgraduate Careers Service: Recruit the brightest business graduates from our MSc and MBA programmes for a full-time role or internship.
- MBA consultancy projects: Hire an international group of Full-time MBA students as external consultants to solve a live business challenge.
- Sponsorship and partnerships: Associate your brand with a prestigious business school by sponsoring one of our corporate events or a student competition.
Three-day intensive workshops for full-time MBA candidates (travelling from Manchester) and part-time MBA candidates (travelling from any of our global centres). Discover more >>
South America success stories
Hadler Favarin Martines, Tax Director, PwC Brazil
FGV-Manchester Global MBA 2016
"I had always dreamed of doing an MBA, so the Global MBA was a good opportunity to study while working. I chose AMBS because it was a global MBA from a leading business school in Europe, with the opportunity to attend workshops in different places around the world.
"The highlight was the workshops; I visited the Manchester, Dubai and Shanghai centres. I met people from all over the world, from different cultures and backgrounds, and took classes with excellent professors. The Manchester Method, where we learned by doing, was very different from what I was used to in Brazil.
"Doing the MBA while working was very challenging but it was a life-changing opportunity. The Global MBA is very flexible so when you need to work more, you can work more and when you need to study more, you can study more.
"Since graduating, I feel more prepared and confident to face the challenges of a fast-changing business environment. The programme has benefited me a lot in my day-to-day activities. I've now got better business acumen and I believe the MBA will help me continue to grow my career progression.
"I highly recommend doing the Global MBA as it will change the way you do business."
Leticia Carneiro de Albuquerque, Senior Manager, banking industry
FGV-Manchester Global MBA 2016
Daniel Luis Ciotti, Head of Trading, Santander, Brazil
FGV-Manchester Global MBA 2014
“When I started the MBA, I had spent 15 years working in the Latin American financial markets with several products and institutions.
“I have spent the last 15 years working in the Latin American financial markets with several products and institutions. I felt the need to boost my career and reach a higher position, and an MBA seemed like the logical choice.
“Although I have a great understanding of Latin American financial markets, my role requires much more than that. I needed to acquire more managerial skills and I felt that the MBA would provide this opportunity, plus the chance to exchange experiences with fellow students.
“Choosing an MBA is never easy; there are so many things to consider and several good schools out there. MBS’ flexible format and the opportunity to maintain my career were definitely major selling points.
“The Global MBA brings together people from different career paths and backgrounds, and gives you the opportunity to interact, connect and learn from each other. I think the international aspect benefits all students because it brings different perspectives that can be compared and analysed.
“The course content is very up-to-date and gives us knowledge on what really matters today. We gain practical experience of every subject that we learn, by comparing case studies and thinking about them critically. This broadens our understanding and increases the reach of our analyses.
“It is also a unique opportunity to study in an open-minded learning environment that encourages you to investigate, read, analyse and question. My career is developing to new heights, and I credit several improvements in my skill set, market readings and corporate behaviour to the MBA.
“The Brazilian political and economic scenario is challenging for several reasons, so balancing personal, academic and professional life is the toughest challenge. It is not easy, but I really believe that by the end you will be a better person and professional. My employer supports me by giving me extra days off to attend workshops, in addition to vacation days.”
"I am pleased to bring 'The Manchester Method – AMBS' practical and situation-based approach to learning – to MBA candidates in South America. We aim to give all our students the opportunity to transform their lives, organisations and communities."
South America Centre news
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
The 20 finalists of the Venture Further 2019 business start-up have been announced ahead of the awards ceremony on 8 May.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Are you a healthcare manager looking to step up to a leadership role and take account of international leadership challenges?
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Thank you for your support and collaboration in 2018. We hope to welcome you on campus soon to visit our new building.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
At the latest Global MBA workshops in Manchester, we caught up with some students to find out more about their experience ten months into the programme
Thursday, October 18, 2018
The trajectory of infrastructure across the world and energy transition phases in Brazil and the UK were among the topics discussed by Siemens Brasil CEO Andre Clark at an AMBS guest lecture last week.