The campus is located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil's third most important city for business, which is 360km from Rio de Janeiro and 500km from São Paulo.
Belo Horizonte is the capital of Minas Gerais’ state, which takes its name from its location close to the mountains and at the heart of Brazil’s mining region. Covering an area of 588,000 km², the region is larger than countries such as Sweden or Spain. It has 20 million inhabitants in 853 municipalities. The GDP of the state accounts for 10% of Brazil’s GDP.
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With regards education, the state of Minas Gerais has 14 universities (12 federal universities and two state universities). Among the 10 best Brazilian academic institutions, four are located in the Minas Gerais region.
The capital of the region, Belo Horizonte, has 2.5 million people, five million people live in the metropolitan area making it the third most populous in the country after São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Belo Horizonte is ranked among the 10 most dynamic cities for business in Latin America by the magazine América Economia, ahead of Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Curitiba. 80% of its economy is concentrated in the service sector: trade, finance and real estate with multinationals having set up there in the 1970s. Belo Horizonte is considered the Brazilian Silicon Valley with more than 200 startups and 10 incubators. Culturally, there are annual festivals of music, theatre, dance. In sports, Belo Horizonte brings together two nationally renowned football teams: Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte and Clube Atlético Mineiro. The two clubs meet several times a year, usually in the Mineirão stadium that was renovated for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
SKEMA is located in the magnificent 40,000 m² campus of Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) in Nova Lima (20 kms from Belo Horizonte). Situated on a lake, the location offers an exceptional working environment but is also conducive to sports activities including those on water. This campus is built around the partnership with Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) which is the best business school in Latin America ranked by the Financial Times Executive Education 2014. FDC annually hosts more than 35 000 students on its various campuses in Nova Lima, Belo Horizonte, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The school was founded in 1976 is accredited by EQUIS and AMBA and has developed partnerships throughout its history with prestigious academic actors (Kellogg, INSEAD, IMD, Babson, University of Cambridge, Esade, IIM Ahmedabad ...). SKEMA is very proud to belong to the circle of partners.
Around campus, you can visit places like the "Central Market", the city park, Libert Square. The province of Minas Gerais is known for its beauty, its rich history and its verdant surroundings: Serra National Park do Cipo, Pampulha Lagoon or Inhotim Gardens or Ouro Preto, colonial city, UNESCO World Heritage site.