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Accreditations and Recognition

We are Triple Crown!

AACSB International

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Insper is one of just two Brazilian institutions to be accredited by the AACSB International, the world’s leading organization accrediting business schools. In addition to complying with all teaching and research quality requirements, the school also had some of its practices recognized as best practices. In 2016 Insper obtained its reaccreditation.

Association of MBAs

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In 2012, Insper received, for the second time, accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), an international organization that reviews and accredits graduate business programs. The factors singled out by the AMBA at Insper during its review process include the quality of the education, the commitment to improving students’ learning experience and the balance between theory and practice in the classroom. The AMBA also highlighted the reputation and positioning of the Insper brand in the Brazilian market and the high quality of the campus facilities. In Brazil, only five institutions have received AMBA accreditation.


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We received EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and now belong to a select group of business schools (less than 1% worldwide) that hold the Triple Crown (AMBA + AACSB + EQUIS). To receive EQUIS accreditation, we underwent a rigorous and lengthy assessment process in which we submitted an extensive report, as well as a survey completed by our students.

EQUIS accreditation reinforces our commitment to expand internationally and reflects our quality on par with the world’s best schools.

National Association of MBAs

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The National Association of MBAs, or ANAMBA, is charged with the mission of contributing to the excellence of MBA programs in Brazil. Its quality standards are based on international criteria and adapted to the context of Brazil. Anamba has only seven member schools in all of Brazil, and Insper is one of them. Insper is also one of the six founding schools of Anamba.

Ministry of Education Ranking
In 2012, Insper was considered Brazil’s seventh best educational institution, according to the ranking published by the Ministry of Education (MEC). In the universe of 1,516 schools evaluated, the school figured among the exclusive group of 27 educational institutions that received the maximum score of “5” in the overall ranking. The undergraduate programs in business administration and economics both ranked the best in Greater São Paulo, according to the Program Preliminary Concept (CPC – continuous), which is an overall score that includes the national student performance exam (Enade) and other factors, such as the qualifications of the faculty and facilities.

CFA Institute
Insper is the first Brazilian educational institution to form a partnership with the CFA Institute, the most highly respected global association for certifying investment professionals. According to the CFA, Insper’s undergraduate programs cover the principal topics of the Candidate Body of Knowledge, the content on which investment analysts are evaluated for obtaining certifications such as Chartered Financial Analyst. The partnership provides special benefits to students in the seventh and eighth semesters, who can apply for five scholarships when registering for the CFA Exam Level I.

Financial Times
For ten straight years, Insper’s Executive Education programs figured in the international ranking conducted by the newspaper the Financial Times. The open-enrollment and custom programs ranked among the best in South America.