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Friday, April 12, 2024

Is the MBA USP/Esalq certificate internationally validated?

If you are wondering if the MBA USP/Esalq certificate has international recognition, please know that today we are going to talk about this subject here in Blog MBA USP/Esalq. Foreign students, Brazilians who live abroad or even those who live in Brazil, but want to seek a career in another country, can use this information!

First of all, we need to tell you some characteristics of the certificate you receive after the completion of the MBA USP/Esalq. It is issued by the University of São Paulo (USP) in Portuguese and is, exclusively in physical format, in specialty paper. That is, there is no digital version of this document, okay?

All these details are required by the Ministry of Education (MEC) and prove the seriousness of the institution, ensuring to students a certificate of national recognition and the possibility of international validation.

Prior consultation

To make sure that the MBA USP/Esalq certificate has international validity (and start the validation process), it is necessary to keep in mind that it is issued only for those who have been approved in the course (until then, no news, right?) and is related to the Lato sensu, at the level of specialization. This means that it does not equate to a masters or doctors , which are focused on research and academy and considered Stricto sensu.

With these information in hands, it is up to the student to consult the university of the destination country and check the equivalence and use of the title.

Signature recognition

Now, we go to the first step to ensure that the MBA USP/Esalq certificate has international validity, which is the recognition of the mechanical signature in blue ink, which is in the verse of the document, in one of the notaries indicated by USP.

There are three possibilities of notaries that make the recognition of this mechanical signature and they are located in São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto and São Carlos. You can check out the addresses and other information here.

If the student is already abroad, this stage can be performed by some family member or friend who is in Brazil.

Intention of the use of the certificate abroad

The next steps depend on the intention of use of the certificate abroad. Check out the two most common possibilities:

  • If the intention is to use the certificate for continuity of studies, it is necessary to check with the destination university the protocols to be followed. In some cases, it will be necessary to translate the document, present the class records and/or direct proof through a digital platform.
  • If the intention is to use it for professional and work purposes, the destination country can request the legalization trhough the country’s consulate in Brazil or the authentication of documents for the signatory countries of the Apostille of Haya.

Regardless of the intention of use of the certificate abroad and the required procedures, the MBA USP/Esalq department team is available for students to guide them in this process of validation of documents abroad.

Do you still have any questions about this process of attesting that the MBA USP/Esalq certificate has international validity? Leave your questions and considerations in the comments😊


Marina Petrocelli
Marina Petrocelli
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