Fundação Dom Cabral is a development center for executives, entrepreneurs and public managers, which for the past 35 years has been committed to dialoguing and listening to organizations, and building integrated educational solutions alongside them. It is focused on creating a team that will critically and strategically interact within companies.
FDC believes that developmental solutions for companies can be found within the organizations themselves. The synergy with these companies is a result of the connection between theory and practice, strengthened by the interactivity of its technical staff, which combines educational training with managerial experience.
Created in 1976, as an offshoot of the Centro de Extensão da Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais (Extension Center of the Minas Gerais Catholic University), an autonomous non-profit institution, Fundação Dom Cabral has maintained a solid international articulation, thus ensuring its access to major management technology production centers and cutting edge managerial thinking.
After training thousands of executives and constantly interacting with companies, FDC became a domestic reference point in the sector, actively participating in the improvement of the managerial levels and the development of Brazilian businesses. Annually there are approximately 35 thousand executives participating in its open, closed and partnership programs for medium and large sized companies.
The Knowledge generation centers (Petrobras Sustainability Center, Corporate Governance Center, Vale’s Development and Leadership Center, Strategy and Emerging Economy Center, International Business Center, Bradesco Innovation Center, CCR Infrastructure and Logistics Center and Collaborative Networks and B2B Marketing Center) produce studies on Brazilian businesses and how they are managed, which provide a solid foundation for all of FDC’s programs and exemplifies its advancement as a knowledge generating institution.
In 2013 Fundação Dom Cabral was ranked as the 16th best business school in the world, according to the Executive Education ranking of the Financial Times.