International Alliances and Agreements
FDC - An international Brazilian business school
Although it was founded and has its headquarters in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (as well as offices in São Paulo), FDC has been an international school since its beginning. One of the school’s main goals always has been to achieve international reach, and the objective is part of its strategic, long-term plan. FDC attains and fosters its international presence through agreements, partnerships and high-quality management-education programs with faculty and with senior-level managers from institutions around the world.
During its first year of operation, FDC partnered with French business school HEC (Hautes Études Commerciales). The relationship illustrates the school’s desire to provide an education with a global rather than a local scope.
Today, the school has two strong alliances that connect it to the global business field: with the Kellogg School of Management in the United States and with INSEAD in France. These relationships began in 1987, when FDC worked with INSEAD to create the Advanced Management Program and the Strategic People Management Program, which are still taught by FDC. INSEAD and FDC invite each other’s instructors to participate in special courses; engage in student exchanges; and provide a strong, local contact in each of the schools’ homelands.
In 1992, FDC and Kellogg School of Management decided to create what would become the Skills, Tools and Competences Program - STC, which is still being taught as well. Today the Kellogg’s dean emeritus is the chairman of FDC’s International Advisory Council.