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CEDEPE joins Laureate International Universities

One of the leading business schools in Brazil joins Laureate’s international network


CEDEPE Business School (CBS)

Laureate International Universities, a global leader in higher education, is proud to announce that CEDEPE Business School (CBS), located in Recife, has become the most recent addition to our international network.

"CEDEPE is an institution that is aligned with Laureate’s mission to expand access to quality higher education and promote internationality with a focus on employability," says Professor Oscar Hipolito, Academic Director of Laureate Brazil. "Our decision to add this prestigious institution to the network is based on its history of prestige, performance and local credibility."

As a new member of the Laureate Network, CEDEPE joins some of the leading business schools in the world that are already part of the group, like ESCE (Ecole Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur) in France, IEDE in Spain and Chile, Walden University in the United States, University of Liverpool in the UK, and BSP (Business School São Paulo) in Brazil.

To Otavio Moraes, one of CEDEPE’s founding partners, the association with Laureate is a notable step in the growth of the institution, whose brand is already well known in the local market. "CEDEPE becomes part of a large international education group, and from this association will benefit from all the differentials of the network, such as tested international management systems, enhanced tools to develop and maintain infrastructure, resources to continue to develop academic staff, exchange programs, international certificates, and curriculum developed with a global perspective, among many others." he said.

Founded in 1989, CEDEPE is focused on delivering business programs for the graduate and executive education markets in the Northeast of Brazil. It is considered the best business school in Pernambuco and one of the best North / Northeast, according to magazine ranking Você S/A. Hundreds of the institution’s graduates hold executive positions in major corporations and are influential opinion leaders in various levels and segments of local society.

CEDEPE offers four different tracks in its Executive MBA program (Business Management, Marketing and Sales Management, Financial Management, Accounting and Controlling, and Managing People and Leadership) as well as a variety of custom programs that have been designed and deployed for local partners. The institution will soon launch an optional internationality module to the current and new students and also to former students.