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Economics

Level: Undergraduate
Degree: Bachelor’s of Economics

 

Coordination

Executive Coordinator:

¬ Prof. Arilda Teixeira

PhD in Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

 

Academic Coordinator:

¬ Prof. Arilton Teixeira

PhD in Economics from the University of Minnesota - USA

 

 

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FUCAPE is recognized by the Brazilian Ministry of Education by means of Edict 2,765 of September 6, 2004, thus being accredited to offer courses.

 

Below are the edicts establishing the accreditation and the reaccreditation by the Ministry of Education (MEC).

 

¬ MEC Accreditation Edict - www.fucape.br/downloads/Portaria%20de%20Credenciamento.pdf

¬ MEC Reaccreditation Edict - www.fucape.br/downloads/Portaria%20de%20Recredenciamento%20MEC.pdf

¬ Recognition from MEC - Economics - www.fucape.br/downloads/Reconhecimento%20MEC%20Economia%202012.pdf

 

The main role of economists in companies is to provide insight for the setting of prices and allocation of resources. Nearly all other management decisions are made based on prices. Economics studies the factors of production (labor, capital, land, technology) and how they affect income distribution in societies and the demand and supply goods, among other aspects.

 

FUCAPE’s educational policy is as follows:

  • Faculty composed mainly of professors with PhD degrees directly dedicated to teaching and research activities;
  • Focus on research that looks for effective solutions to issues experienced by companies;
  • Agreements with several large and medium-sized companies;
  • Professors and course coordinators available to students for out-of-class assistance;
  • Inclusion of scientific articles written by faculty and students in the annals of major events and national and international journals;
  • Library with a collection rigorously updated, and with access to databases such as JSTORr, EBSCO and “Portal Periódicos”;
  • Interdisciplinary integration among undergraduate programs
  • Interface between Accounting and other business-related course programs: Business Administration and Economics.

 

The economist is the business professional that knows how the economic system works. His or her role is to interpret economic facts and evaluate their impacts on companies and people, so-called “economic agents”. In other words, economists guide the decision-making of economic agents. For companies, they forecast scenarios in which investments will take place and, consequently, the possibilities of return; for people, economists show how to seize opportunities to make the best investment with their assets.

 

The increased competition among markets, associated with the size they have reached with globalization, has caused economic analysis to assume a strategic role for business. Therefore, the profile of this professional now requires a broad and solid mastery of techniques for measurement and estimation of economic activity.

 

Therefore, economists can work as scenario analysts (consultants) or in specific activities in companies as financial managers, for example; and as researchers or university professors.

 

In all occupations, this professional must have interest in economic facts, logical reasoning, facility to deal with numbers, dialogue skills, discipline, and persistence.

Term 1

NUC - Institutions of Law 27 h
NUC - Macroeconomics and Social Accounting I 54 h
NUC - Financial Mathematics 27 h
NUC - Applied Quantitative Methods I 54 h
NUC - Microeconomics I 54 h
NUC - Business Administration Theory 54 h
NUC - Accounting Theory 54 h

 

Term 2

NUC - Business Accounting 54 h
NUC - Statistics I 54 h
NUC - Macroeconomics II 54 h
NUC - Applied Quantitative Methods II 81 h
NUC - Microeconomics II 54 h
NUC - Organizational Theory 54 h

 

Term 3

NUC - Cost Accounting 54 h
NUC - Business Economics 54 h
NUC - Statistics II 54 h
NUC - Finance I 54 h
NUC - Marketing 54 h
NUC - Optimization Methods 81 h

 

Term 4

NUC - Financial Statement Analysis 54 h
NUC - Organizational Behavior 54 h
NUC - Managerial Control 54 h
NUC - Tax and Business Law 54 h
NUC - Econometrics 54 h
NUC - Finance II 54 h

 

Term 5

ECO - Econometrics II 60 h
ECO - Public Sector Economics 60 h
ECO - History of Economic Thought 60 h
ECO - Game Theory 60 h
NUC - Finance III - Portfolio Management 60 h

 

Term 6

ECO - Economic Growth and Development 60 h
ECO - International Economics 60 h
ECO - Monetary Economics 60 h
ECO - Research Techniques in Economics 60 h
NUC - Finance IV - Derivatives 60 h

 

Term 7

ECO - Analysis and Valuation of Enterprises 60h
ECO - Project Development and Analysis 60 h
ECO - Elective Subject I 60 h
ECO - Elective Subject II 60 h
ECO - Final Paper I 60 h

 

Term 8

ECO - Contemporary Brazilian Economy 60 h
ECO - Elective Subject III 60 h
ECO - Elective Subject IV 60 h
ECO - Final Paper II 210 h

 

Elective Subjects

  • Production Management and Materials Management I
  • Production Management and Materials Management II
  • People Management
  • Auditing
  • Accounting Applied to the Public Sector
  • Contemporary Topics in People Management
  • International Trade
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Contemporary Latin American Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy
  • Economic Growth of Brazil
  • Classical Foundations of Social Sciences
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Cost Management
  • General Economic History
  • Labor and Social Legislation
  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • Brazilian Sign Language - LIBRAS
  • Logistics
  • Consumer Behavior and Organizational Marketing
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Planning and Budget
  • Tax Planning
  • Business Strategy
  • Information Technology

Term 1

Term 2

Accounting Theory

54 h

Business Accounting

54 h

Macroeconomics and Social Accounting I

54 h

Macroeconomics II

54 h

Business Administration Theory

54 h

Applied Quantitative Methods II

81 h

Microeconomics I

54 h

Organizational Theory

54 h

Applied Quantitative Methods I

54 h

Statistics I

54 h

Financial Mathematics

27 h

Microeconomics II

54 h

Institutions of Law

27 h

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term class hours

324 h

Term class hours

351 h

 

 

Term 3

 

 

Term 4

Cost Accounting

54 h

Analysis of Financial Statements

54 h

Marketing

54 h

Managerial Control

54 h

Business Economics

54 h

Finance II

54 h

Optimization Methods

81 h

Econometrics

54 h

Finance I

54 h

Organizational Behavior

54 h

Statistics II

54 h

Tax and Business Law

54 h

 

 

 

 

Term class hours

351h

Term class hours

324 h

 

 

Term 5

 

 

 

Term 6

 

Public Sector Economics

60 h

International Economics

60 h

History of Economic Thought

60 h

Monetary Economics

60 h

Finance III - Portfolio Management

60 h

Research Techniques in Economics

60 h

Econometrics II

60 h

Finance IV – Derivatives

60 h

Game Theory

60 h

Economic Growth and Development

60 h

 

Term class hours

300 h

Term class hours

300 h

 

 

Term 7

 

 

Term 8

Project Development and Analysis

60 h

Brazilian Economy

60 h

Analysis and Valuation of Enterprises

60 h

Elective Subject III

60 h

Elective Subject I

60 h

Elective Subject IV

60 h

Elective Subject II

60 h

Final Paper II

210 h

Final Paper I

60 h

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term class hours

300 h

Term class hours

390 h

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Structured class hours

2640

 h

 

Mandatory hours of extracurricular activities

160

 h

 

Mandatory class hours of supervised internship

300

 h

 

 

 

 

 

Course hours

3100

 h

 

 

 

 

 

Subjects with 27 hours = 8 lessons of 3.38 hours each

 

Subjects with 54 hours = 16 lessons of 3.38 hours each

 

Subjects with 60 hours = 18 lessons of 3.38 hours each

 

Subjects with 81 hours = 24 lessons of 3.38 hours each

 

 

 

Activities related to daily academic life, such as seminars, lectures, technical visits, participation in study groups, attendance at conferences, among others.

 

In addition to the curricular class hours, business administration students must complete 165 hours of extracurricular activities during their period at the university.

 

By determination of the curricular guidelines established by the MEC, such activities cannot involve only one type of activity. At FUCAPE they are divided into groups as follows:

 

 

GROUP I – Research Activities

- Study groups;

- Scientific research;

- Publication of articles in refereed journals;

- Publication of articles in other journals;

- Awards in academic competitions - final papers, scientific works among others recommended by the research coordinators.

 

GROUP II – Extension Activities

- Conferences, seminars, symposia and similar activities;

- Lectures and meetings;

- Courses;

- Extracurricular internships in institutions accredited with FUCAPE;

- Extracurricular internships in institutions not accredited with FUCAPE;

- Extension programs;

- Presentation of papers at conferences, seminars, and others.

 

GROUP III – Teaching Activities

- Separate subjects from other programs;

- Tutoring.

 

GROUP IV – Student Representation Activities

- Management and representation of student entities;

- Representation in institutions affiliated with the IES.

- Class leader.

 

GROUP V – Performance of Activities

- Activities developed in the institution of origin.

 

 

The FUCAPE regulations for extracurricular activities set forth the standards for the development and recording of activities carried out by students.

 

¬ Regulations on Extracurricular Activities - www.fucape.br/downloads/Regul_Ativ_Comp_Obrig_30_09_2010.pdf

 

¬ Form - Extracurricular Activities Report - Lectures, Seminars, and Courses - www.fucape.br/downloads/RELATORIO_ATIVIDADES_COMPLEMENTARES.pdf

 

¬ Form - Extracurricular Activities Report - Internship - www.fucape.br/downloads/RELATORIO_ATIVIDADES_COMPLEMENTARES_ESTAGIO.pdfARES_ESTAGIO.pdf

The Final paper is a written dissertation about any field of knowledge directly or indirectly related to the subjects of the program. It is a requirement to obtain the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. It must clearly express the student’s capacity to analyze and use technical and/or scientific concepts.

For information about the admission process, send a query to cursos@fucape.br or call +55 (27) 4009-4425.

Five full-tuition scholarships and five undergraduate research scholarships will be granted to the five top-ranked students in the admission exams, regardless of the program chosen. Applicants who score 75% or more in the admission exams (multiple choice + essay exams) are eligible for scholarships. The full regulations of the FUCAPE Program for Research Incentive are found in the Applicant Handbook, which is an integral part of this announcement.

The Supervised Internship is a report written by the student under the supervision of a faculty member. This report describes the professional experience of the student in an analytical and reflective approach based on theoretical knowledge acquired throughout the course. The report should contextualize the organizational environment within a theoretical framework, allowing the construction of a technical analysis based on empirical evidence.

 

The Supervised Internship covers 300 hours and should start from the fifth term.

 

- Regulations on Supervised Internship - www.fucape.br/downloads/Regulamento_Est_Sup_30_09_2010.pdf

 

Project Internship Program

 

In this program, a professor (or a group of professors) prepares a strategy to implement a project for a company.

 

The FUCAPE student will take part in this implementation by performing tasks assigned by professors, in mutual agreement with company managers. The purpose is to allow the student to experience the daily life in business management.

 

Students will be assigned specific tasks and they must indicate their decisions and the justifications for them. At the end of the implementation of the project in the company, a seminar is held to assess team performance and to make projections of future results.

 

Competency Mapping:

 

A report with the student’s profile, indicating professional potentials based on the student’s personal characteristics.