Faq

* Which is the focus in the Graduate Course in Controllership and Accounting at the FEA-USP?

The graduate courses in Controllership and Accounting of the FEA-USP are stricto sensu, i.e. MA and Ph.D. They can be attended by any student who has completed the undergraduate course and they are aimed at the academic and research areas. This is not a specialization course focused on the job market. We do not have a MBA and a lato sensu graduate course.

 

* Does the graduate course in Controllership and Accounting at the FEA-USP specialize in any specific area?

Although the admission takes place by research line, the prospective PPGCC graduates will be awarded the title of MA or Ph.D. in Science, Controllership and Accounting Program, Concentration Area: Controllership and Accounting: Accounting.

 

* Which research lines can I sign up for? Is it possible to change lines during the course?

The research lines are:

· Line 1 - Controllership and Management Accounting
· Line 2 - Accounting for External Users
· Line 3 - Financial, Credit, and Capital Markets
· Line 4 - Accounting Education and Research

Changing the line is possible, provided that it is justified, with advisor agreement and CCP approval.

 

* What is the course value?

If you pass the selection process, the course is free.

 

* In which period do the classes take place?

Classes take place on Monday through Friday, in the morning or in the afternoon. There are no classes at night or on weekends.

 

* Is registration in the PPGCC selection process charged?

Registration in the selection process is not charged. But registration in the tests that the selection process uses is charged.

 

* Can I reuse the tests undertaken?

All tests, ANPAD, GRE, GMAT, essay writing, and TOEFL are valid for four years.

 

* The selection process notice states it is necessary to undergo the ANPAD test + essay writing. Should I undergo two tests?

Right. Essay writing is specific to the PPGCC of the FEA-USP and it will be held on a day other than the general exam of the ANPAD test.

 

* What is the oral argument?

MA course: A conversation about the applicant’s interests, her/his knowledge on the area, and her/his Lattes curriculum.

Ph.D. course: A conversation about the applicant’s interests, her/his knowledge on the area, her/his Lattes curriculum, and the research project sent previously.

 

* What does the 50% minimum percentile mean?

The percentile represents how well you did in a certain edition of the ANPAD test in relation to all the others who underwent the same edition. For instance, if you have been the person who got the highest score in a particular edition, although you have not hit all questions, you will have a percentile of 100%, indicating that all the others who underwent that edition obtained results below you.
 

* Can I hold scholarships?

There is the possibility of scholarships, but this will be defined only after entering the program. There is a scholarship commission that will assess students’ need according to the number of scholarships available and the current program rules. Perhaps there are no scholarships for all students, in this case there may be a waiting list.

 

* Which TOEFL types will be accepted as proficiency proof?

ONLY TOEFL iBT – 60 points

 

* At what time should the TOEFL be submitted?

At the time of registration in the selection process.

 
* Is there a different selection process for foreign students?

No. Aiming at isonomy, the selection process is the same for Brazilian and foreign applicants. Applicants who are more comfortable with the English language may choose to undergo the GRE or GMAT tests instead of the ANPAD.