The EPGE / FGV (Graduate School of Economics, Getulio Vargas Foundation) was appointed by MEC in 2011 as having the best undergraduate course in economics in Brazil. See the news in O Globo newspaper, dated 01/14/2011. According to the General Index of Courses (IGC), the EPGE undergraduate course reached 487 points on a scale of 500.
Recently, the EPGE Graduate program, which this year celebrates its Golden Jubilee, also had the highest score of Capes (Rating 7), sharing the national leadership with the Economics Department of the University of São Paulo, as published on Folha de São Paulo (01/30/2011) and later erratum. These facts are in harmony with the global ranking of economics departments published by the University of Tilburg (https://econtop.uvt.nl/rankingsandbox.php), Netherlands, which classifies EPGE as leader in all Latin America.
In an interview to Folha Dirigida in 20/01/2011, the Director of EPGE, Professor Rubens Penha Cysne, details some factors he considers important for the academic and scientific success of the School over its 50 years.