International Students

Study with us for one semester, a dual degree or for the whole program. Here you are going to find more information on how

Application form


Most institutions have their own internal processes and deadlines to nominate students for exchange. Make sure to check with your home university (International Office) to see how they work with ESPM. Students who will be applying directly, as visiting students (tuition paying) as well as exchange studentds (after being nominated) should follow these steps to apply:

Please note that all applications require supplementary documents to be submitted with the completed form by the application deadline. See below the list of documents that must be sent along with the application:

These documents in a readble way must be sent to [email protected] with the subject: “Documents for Spring semester Application” or “Documents for Fall semester application” by the imposed deadlines.


November 5th, 2023 – for Spring Semester (February to June).
May 12th, 2023 – for Fall Semester (August to December).
Late applications will not be accepted.

We will notify if you have been accepted and provide additional information on student visa, course registration and accommodation.5


We offer a small number of courses taught in English each semester on each campus in the fields of business management and international relations. Please contact us to find out what has been offered in the past or to find out when the new courses will be announced. To take advantage of the courses instructed in English or Spanish languague a B2 level of each language is required.

Knowledge of Portuguese at the B2 level is required for students who wish to take advantage of ESPM’s full selection of courses in portuguese.

Start of the Classes

The academic year is divided into two semesters. The first semester starts in
February and finishes by the end of June. The second runs from
August to the middle of December.


See on the side the dates for classes on each ESPM campus for the next semester. Be aware that those are predicted dates and changes may occur without previous notice:

São Paulo

August 1st to December 16th, 2023

Rio de Janeiro

August 1st to December 16th, 2023

Porto Alegre

To be defined

Admission Letters

All acceptance letters will be issued and sent after the deadline of the applications season by email to all applicant students. The hard copy will be sent to the Academic Office of your home university until Jun 1st, 2023, if necessary.

Courses Instructed in Foreign Languages - 2023/1

Courses from undergraduate programs instructed in each campus. You can mix classes from different programs at the same campus. Remember that it is not ESPM’s responsibility to assure the recognition and good use of the subjects attended during the semester of the exchange program; this is an exclusive decision of your home institution and you. In this context, we suggest you obtain the orientation of the International Relations Office or from an Academic Advisor at your institution to verify the course validations. Changes on this list may occur without previous notice.


Business Administration at ESPM is for those passionate about leadership and who seek to acquire transformative knowledge in strategic management and entrepreneurship. Students receive training focused on marketing, business, innovation and technology, as well as how to generate value and social impact. See the courses available in the English language, as well as its syllabi below:

Psychology and Organizational Behavior; Group behaviour and team leadership; challenges for collaboration in heterogeneous teams, power, conflict.
People Management: concept, importance, historical evolution, perspectives, current challenges, trends and main processes;
Strategic Human Resources Planning: HR in the digital world; Human Resources systems and processes: recruitment and selection; performance evaluation; compensation/remuneration, incentive and benefits programs; corporative education; career and quality of working life.

Credits: 4 (72 hours of contact class)

Analysis of the internal environment. Macro and Microenvironment. Diagnosis. Prognosis. Goals. Strategic and Action Plan. Marketing Metrics. Schedule and feasibility of marketing plan.

Credits: 4 (72 hours of contact class)



The ESPM International Relations course does not give up the classic bases of diplomacy, such as law, economics and political science. In addition to adding to the diplomat's training courses in international marketing, finance, metrics, business modeling and country studies. That's what will make the course, and you, stand out from the rest—a true corporate diplomat.
See the courses available in the English or Spanish languages, as well as its syllabi below:

The Corporate Diplomacy, its concepts and consequences, and the relevance of formulating and implementing corporate strategies in a globalized world. Introduction to communication across cultures; contrasting values; negotiation; cultural shock; global managers; cultural competencies; interculturality; the impact of the cultural component on International Business.
Course configured as an understanding of the economic, political and social dimensions within which companies are inserted in and operate, executing their business strategies and adding value in ways that meet the needs of their stakeholders.

Credits: 4 (72 hours of contact class)



History of the European integration process. Organs of the European Union and their functioning. Europe in international relations: Common Foreign and Security Policy. Economic and Monetary Union: Euro. Major countries in the region. Future perspectives and regional governance.

Credits: 2 (36 hours of contact class)


Financial management. Economic-financial statements. Cash flow planning. Analysis of economic and financial reports. Cost of Capital. Value-based valuation. Capital structure. Working capital and current asset management. Management of current liabilities.

Credits: 4 (72 hours of contact class)


La política y la economía impactan a las instituciones, así como a la ley que, a su vez, estructura y disciplina tales interacciones. Es posible observar que el resultado simbiótico de la evolución de estas esferas refleja esta interdependencia. La política y la economía influyen en la relación entre diferentes grupos y actores internacionales, generando la necesidad de normas regulatorias. Dichas normas están permeadas por la soberanía de los Estados y la igualdad formal entre ellos, a fin de evitar tratos discriminatorios en sus relaciones comerciales, así como proteger valores externos al comercio que se relacionan con éste, como el medio ambiente, la salud y seguridad. Las relaciones comerciales internacionales en este contexto tienen su fundamento jurídico tanto en los tratados como en las prácticas reiteradas de sus agentes. Este curso abordará temas relevantes para la regulación del comercio internacional desde la perspectiva de la OMC, el Fondo Monetario Internacional y el Banco Mundial, sus principios y reglas de liberalización y prácticas comerciales justas y su influencia en el desempeño empresarial.

Creditos: 4 (72 horas de enseñanza)


Concept and characteristics of international organizations. Global governance. International regimes. Differentiation, definition and theories. Multilateralism, trade and the international financial system in the international business scenario. Specific international regimes related to global thematic and impact on international business.

Credits: 4 (72 hours of contact class)



Analysis of the internal environment and marketing strategies in use. Macro and microenvironment. Diagnosis. Prognosis. Goals. Strategic and tactical marketing plans. Schedule, budget and feasibility of the marketing plan.

Credits: 4 (72 hours of contact class)



Financial market: concept of financial intermediation. National financial system. Money market: history of inflation in Brazil, inflation targeting policy, Selic, CDI, COPOM functioning. Foreign exchange market: causes and effects of exchange rate volatility, exchange systems. Credit market: credit as repayment capacity, reputation and character. How does the financial institution evaluate the credit of its customers? Leverage concept. Capital market: debt and equity market. Debentures, bonds, notes. IPOs and shares.


Credits: 2 (36 hours of contact class).


Study of factors of instability and uncertainties that affect companies internationally. Identify economic, political, legal and socio-cultural variables in international business decisions.

Credits: 2 (36 hours of contact class).

The IPO process and the creation of a public company. The role of rating agencies and stock analysts. Conflicts between agents and principals. Corporate governance, investor relations and market communication. Presentation to the market and roadshows. Elements of a presentation for investors.

Credits: 4 (72 hours of contact class).


Why is it essential to be able to look to the future? Tools and methods of a prospective analysis. As reports planned from options, political and social. Elements of prospective study: uncertainty, cognition, surprises. Analysis of references to major contemporary strategic problems.

Credits: 4 (72 hours of contact class)



Analysis and discussion of strategic problems present in current global issues to understand the challenges related to the professional’s performance, relating to economy, politics and society.

Credits: 4 (72 hours of contact class).


Impacto de la cultura en las negociaciones internacionales. Dinámica de trabajo en grupos multiculturales y el impacto de perfiles de relación en los negocios internacionales. Relevancia de la comunicación y percepción del tiempo en los negocios internacionales. Mentalidad global. Funcionamiento de equipos globales y contextos de diversidad en la articulación con competencias interculturales. Rol de los líderes en los negocios internacionales. Liderazgo, Inteligencia Emocional y Comunicación en la construcción de Carreras sin fronteras. Cultura y clima en las organizaciones.

Creditos: 2 (36 horas de enseñanza).

Unidad 1
Funciones comunicativas: Saludar. Presentarse. Solicitar datos personales. Gramática: Alfabeto (letras, sonidos y pronunciación). Género y número de sustantivos y adjetivos. Verbos en tiempo presente usados para presentarse. Vocabulario: Saludos. Datos personales. Nacionalidades Contenidos socioculturales: La lengua española en el mundo. El panorama lingüístico en España y América Latina. Aspectos culturales de algunos países hispanos. Nombres y apellidos comunes en Hispanoamérica.
Unidad 2
Funciones comunicativas: Dirigirse adecuadamente al interlocutor. Habla de ti y del otro. Gramática: Pronombres personales. Trato informal y formal. Declaraciones. Vocabulario: Palabras utilizadas para la descripción física y de la personalidad. Profesiones. Contenidos socioculturales: Diversidad étnica en los países hispanoamericanos.
Unidad 3
Habla sobre la familia y las relaciones personales. Gramática: Posesivos. Números cardinales y ordinales. Usos de muy y mucho. Vocabulario: Expresiones relacionadas con la familia y las relaciones personales. Contenidos socioculturales: Diversidad étnica. Nuevos modelos familiares.
Unidad 4
Funciones comunicativas: Hablar de la rutina: hábitos, actividades y tiempo libre. Consultar horarios. Hablar de la casa y del entorno geográfico. Gramática: Tiempo presente: verbos regulares e irregulares. Verbos de existencia, posesión y ubicación. Adverbios de lugar. El gerundio perífrasis Vocabulario: Referencias temporales: horas, días, meses, estaciones. Actividades relacionadas con la vida cotidiana y el ocio. Tipos de vivienda. Partes de la casa. Contenidos socioculturales: Vida cotidiana y costumbres en algunos países hispanos.

Creditos: 4 (72 horas de enseñanza)

The course is designed for international students without prior formal instruction in the language. This program aims to develop speaking, writing, reading and listening skills through activities compatible with A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Besides the language, learners are introduced to some aspects of national culture.

Credits: 4 (72 hours of contatc class).

Unidad 1
Funciones comunicativas: Lectura, interpretación y elaboración de textos narrativos desde diferentes puntos de vista. Establecer comparaciones entre el pasado y el presente. Contenidos gramaticales: Repaso de algunos verbos en Presente de Indicativo y sistematización del Pretérito Imperfecto de Indicativo. Comparativos.
Unidad 2
Funciones comunicativas: Análisis y crítica de la información periodística. Estudio sobre el género informativo. Elaboración de noticias periodísticas. Biografías. Vocabulario: partes de la noticia. Contenido gramatical: Pasado perfecto simple (verbos regulares e irregulares).
Unidad 3
Elaboración de diferentes géneros relacionados con el mundo laboral, tales como: publicidad, currículum, oferta de trabajo, etc. Discusión sobre las diferentes relaciones de trabajo. Narración de experiencias personales. Vocabulario: Profesiones y términos relacionados con el mundo del trabajo. Contenidos gramaticales: Pasado perfecto simple (formas y usos), participio (verbos regulares e irregulares).
Unidad 4
Expresión de gustos y preferencias, comentarios sobre diferentes tipos de viajes, planificación de un viaje, descripción de ciudades turísticas. Vocabulario: Palabras relacionadas con el mundo del turismo. Contenidos gramaticales: Verbo doler; verbos de afecto y creencia: gustar, querer, amar, parecer, preferir, etc.

Creditos: 4 (72 horas de enseñanza).



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These are practical-theoretical courses offered by ESPM Applied Learning Labs in Sao Paulo, whose projects are related to three major fields: Business, Social Impact, and Communication. They aim to allow students to apply fundamental theories and concepts and have contact with real projects from these three areas. Students will be able to choose the project/lab they would like to participate in, in which they will be oriented by ESPM professors and will work together with our Brazilian undergraduate students. It will be on a first-come, first-served basis once the projects have limited spots for the semester. Spots will be confirmed as soon as the semester starts.

Trend and consumer behaviour research associated with laboratory partners such as Danone, In Consultancy of Brands, and Caloi.

Production of photo essays; Photojournalistic coverage of events at ESPM and outside. Creation of photographs for Plural magazine; Special themed photographic jobs.

ComCorp is the corporate laboratory communication agency for the Journalism Program that works in the development of a communication plan for real customers. Among its clients, it serves non-governmental organizations with work focused on the community and startups.

Production of journalistic content in alternative formats and in new languages, which are closer to arts. 360-degree videos, augmented reality, games, artificial intelligence and graffiti on walls are some of the formats experienced by students recently.

Creation of an interview program with young and agile language to be broadcast on the internet. Students participate in creating, scripting, producing, recording, editing, and promoting the program and work in different roles, such as reporters, presenters, and producers. Journalists and other prominent professionals in their fields are interviewed, especially in the arts and communication.

Production of posts for publication on the course’s social media, focusing on TikTok and Instagram. The language is suitable for social media and includes photos, videos and short texts. The content deals with advertising and journalism courses. The idea is that students produce materials for the interest of the related programs. 

Arenas is a laboratory space that develops students’ skills and competencies in strategy, creativity and content through real projects designed in the Hub format. Students will participate in these projects in all their phases, emphasizing market studies and strategic proposals for the internationalization of these brands.

Research on projects with socio-environmental impact; Monitor mentoring and consulting for a project, business or organization with a socio-environmental impact; develop research and content for mentoring and consulting, as well as follow-up reports.

Students will have the opportunity to choose one of four groups of regional studies focused on international business related to the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle West. In these regional groups, the student will participate in seminars and debates and develop research on different issues that can influence the negotiations and business environments, such as politics, economy, and society.

Participation in open and also structured debate dynamics, participation in argumentation classes, texts and publications. All activities work with different themes that involve contemporary democratic life.

Monitoring political, economic, cultural and environmental risks for international business.

The student will have the opportunity to participate in market research, develop content for social networks and develop marketing education projects for low-income entrepreneurs and young people.

Participation in mentoring visits to small entrepreneurs, partnership proposals for mentoring programs in the theme, comparative study of mentoring programs (Brazil X home country);

The NUFI group researches the financial health of NGOs and OSCIPs in general through financial analysis of the financial statements of the entities. It studies the evolution of the Agribusiness economy in Brazil and the development of credit tools in the country.

The student will participate in research on the Digital Transformation of Brazilian companies, which can be on two fronts:
– Development of the research: scientific articles, DIGI articles, podcasts, webinars;
– Dissemination of the research in social media.

Hands-on classes in Adobe software, image editing in Adobe Photoshop, video editing in Adobe Premiere, digital illustration and visual composition in Adobe Illustrator. The course starts in the basic module; no previous knowledge of any of the software is required. Adobe Creative Cloud courses: Image Editing on Adobe Photoshop, Video Editing on Adobe Premiere, Graphic Design on Adobe Illustrator. Starting from scratch, there are no prerequisites.


Business Administration at ESPM is for those passionate about leadership and who seek to acquire transformative knowledge in strategic management and entrepreneurship. Students receive training focused on marketing, business, innovation and technology, as well as how to generate value and social impact. See the courses available in the English language, as well as its syllabi below:

Basic Marketing Concepts: Desire, Need, Supply, Value, Loyalty, Satisfaction, Demand. Holistic Marketing. Segmentation and definition of target markets. Brand positioning. The business product: physical goods and services. Pricing of products and services. Distribution of products and services in the market. Integrated communication management. The impact of marketing on society. 

Credits: 4 (72 hours of contact class).


ESPM Design is for those who like culture and the market: they are interested in art, photography and fashion, as well as brands, magazines, packaging, animation, and websites, among other products in the visual universe. In this program, we work on the design's strategic potential, combining creativity, sensitivity, mastery of languages, innovation and social responsibility to a comprehensive project vision.
See the courses available in the English language, as well as its syllabi below:

(To be released soon)

Credits: 4 (72 hours of contact class)



The ESPM International Relations course does not give up the classic bases of diplomacy, such as law, economics and political science. In addition to adding to the diplomat's training courses in international marketing, finance, metrics, business modeling and country studies. That's what will make the course, and you, stand out from the rest—a true corporate diplomat.
See the courses available in the English language, as well as its syllabi below:

Concept of Capital Market, Financial Intermediation and Economic Policies. The economic function of the capital market. The structure and functioning of the National Financial System, of the financial products traded in the different financial markets: Monetary, Credit, Capital and Foreign Exchange. Corporations: types of stocks and bonds. Going public, forms and process. Analysis of the Risk and Return Binomial and the basic concepts of risk premiums. Portfolio efficiency and performance. Evidence of Inefficiencies. Formation of market indices. Fundamental analysis, technical analysis and derivatives. International Fixed Income Markets, Current Yield, Yield to Maturity. International interest rate structure, credit and risk analysis for companies. International Fixed Income Investing. International financial history, including the global money and banking system, international debt markets and international stock market, commodities, cycles, laws, and the nature of universal processes. Nature of weather and short, medium and long-term forecasting and positioning.

Credits: 2 (36 hours of contact class).

The origins of Political Economy and its intersections with International Relations; The main theoretical fields include the Theory of Hegemonic Stability and the Theory of Interdependencies. World Systems, States and International Regimes. The differences and complex scenarios of International Cooperation and Regional Integration. The paradigms of Development and Underdevelopment. The contributions of Economic Geography, Geoeconomics and International Economic Relations. The new poles of power and international politics. Contemporary Topics of International Political Economy include perspective migrations, cross-border, Cybereconomy and Geomarketing.

Credits: 4 (72 hours of contact class).

Grading System and Enrolment

Grades and Attendance: to be approved students must have a minimum frequency of 75% (seventy five percent) of classes and activities and grade equal or greater than 7.0 (seven) over 10 on the final average.

Prerequisites: some courses may have prerequisites. Make sure you meet all the prerequisites when requested.

Syllabus: will be available for the students upon admission or previous request.

First-come first-served: the academic office will allocate the students according to the order of request. There is no guarantee of the availability of any course. Students may not exchange or cancel courses after the second week of classes.

Courses Instructed in Portuguese Language

Choose the campus of interest, then, click on the name of the course and finally click on Matriz Curricular to see all the disciplines of the program.

For additional information, feel free to contact our team in charge of incoming students:

[email protected]
+55 (11) 5085 6654
Monday to Friday, from 9am to 7pm.