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Belo Horizonte: broaden your horizons

About the city

SKEMA's campus in Brazil is located in Belo Horizonte, the country's third most important city for business. It is situated around 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 588,000km², 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.

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. Around 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. 

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About the campus

SKEMA is located in the magnificent 40,000 m² campus of Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) in Nova Lima (20km from Belo Horizonte). Situated on a lake, the location offers an exceptional working environment and is also conducive to sports activities, including those on water. The 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.

Business ecosystem

Belo Horizonte an entrepreneurship and innovation powerhouse in Brazil. It is the third largest city for business and is situated in the heart of a high-tech startups cluster called the San Pedro Valley, also known as the Brazilian Silicon Valley. Located inside this ecosystem, SKEMA is recognised as a major player in the knowledge production sector with growing connections to other sectors. It houses more than 200 startups and 10 incubators. Belo Horizonte is ranked among the top 10 dynamic cities for business in Latin America, with 80% of its economy concentrated in the service sector: trade, finance and real estate, and multinationals.


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.​

Live the SKEMA experience!

Would you like to explore SKEMA Business School's Lille campus without travelling all the way here? The school has launched an app on Apple Store (SKEMA Experience) and Google Play (SKEMA Inside) that can help you get a panoramic 360° view.

Click here to download the SKEMA Experience app (Apple Store)

Click here to download the SKEMA Inside app (Android)

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