Undergraduate Program


The Undergraduate Economics Course of the IE-UFRJ is one of the first in the field to be established in the country, having been recognized by the Ministry of Education in 1945. The academic formation is pluralistic and exposed to contributions of important thinkers from different schools of thought. Its mission is to offer an analytical formation and to teach students to think by preparing them to become leaders in their professional fields or main areas of work.

The Economics course of the IE-UFRJ has been available for daytime and evening classes since 2011. Although both morning and evening programs share the same curriculum, each term has a different periodization structure and duration.

The diurnal term lasts for eight semesters and can be concluded in four years. During the first three semesters classes are held in the afternoon, between 1 PM and 6:20 PM, and from the fourth semester onward, classes are held in the morning, between 7:30 AM and 12:50 PM. A total of 80 slots are offered each semester, with admissions being held in both January and July. The nocturnal term lasts for 10 semesters and can be concluded in five years. Classes are held from 6:30 PM to 10 PM. Currently 40 slots are offered each year, always with admissions in January. More information on the procedures and requirements for attending the daytime and evening courses are provided in the Admissions section.

The Economics course curriculum includes compulsory and elective courses. All disciplines have duration of 60h or 90h in total, devised, respectively, in two or three lessons per week, throughout the semester. Each semester lasts for approximately four months.

The subjects are grouped by the following areas: History of Economic Thought and Development, History of Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Quantitative Methods.

During the undergraduate program, students can take advantage of different types of scholarships that are available to them. There are academic scholarships, given to class monitors and assistants, which are aimed towards developing teachers; scientific initiation scholarship, for the training and development of researchers; financial aid scholarships, which provides a minimum income for students in need of financial assistance in order to stay in college.