The Graduate Program in Business Administration at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)) was established in December 1972 with the goal of continuous academic development in the field of Business Administration and graduate training in the various specialties in this area.

The Master’s program was introduced as a graduate academic program (strictu sensu) in September 1973, with support from the National Executive Training Program (Programa Nacional de Treinamento de Executivos (PNTE)), which enabled the program to engage in an intensive exchange with professors and researchers from other institutions in Brazil and abroad.

In September 1989, the Master’s Program was accredited in the fields of Organization and Human Resources. Choosing these areas of focus was an important strategic decision for the program during its consolidation phase, as it enabled the program to train a critical mass of faculty and researchers, which set the program apart as a significant resource for mastery of these knowledge domains.

The faculty's qualifications and the continuous demands made on the program led to the establishment of Marketing and Strategic Management disciplines in 1989. The faculty’s high skill levels and UFMG’s institutional backing have resulted in recognition of the program's importance in the academic and professional life of Minas Gerais.

Since it is the first graduate academic program in Business Administration in the State of Minas Gerais, the Master’s program generates a great deal of demand, attested by the number of applicants who sign up for our selection processes. The program’s constant search for improvement and growth in its role as a training ground for professors in the various business schools and qualified professionals in public and private administration has given the program a legitimate and recognized value. This is evidenced by the fact that the program has received a grade "A" standing since 1987 in the Graduate Program Evaluation System in Brazil, conducted by the Coordination of Professional Enhancement for University Personnel (CAPES), (the old evaluation process). The program is among the country's best, demonstrated by the skills of its graduate students, who now enjoy prominent roles in research activities and high-ranking positions in major organizations. Many of our students continue their studies through doctoral programs and work in important academic institutions.