Excellence in Teaching, Research and Applied Projects

Unisinos Business School seeks for foster humanistic education, based on excellence in education and research in business, with a focus on social and economic development in local and global contexts.

Claudia Cristina Bitencourt

(School's Dean)



Message from the Dean

In the four-year-period from 2006 to 2009, Unisinos began to question what would foster academic excellence beyond operational quality vis-à-vis itself and the evaluating bodies of the Ministry of Education and Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES). Thus, the idea of the School was conceived as a form of "innovation to respond to the new requirements of transversality, to overcome the limitations of the segmentation of the old academic structure, with its departments and centers" (Memória UNISINOS, 2006-2015). The School encompasses homologous lines of knowledge, which is constituted by undergraduate programs, graduate programs, and continuing education, besides its institutional and international partnerships.

In 2009, the idea of the School is introduced to the academic community and, in 2013, the Unisinos Business School is officially created. The mission of Unisinos Business School is to promote excellence in education and research in the management area, focusing on social and economic development in a local and global context. In addition, the School’s vision for 2025 is "to be a School of international reference in management and business for social and economic development through people’s education and innovative projects".

For this reason, we pursue technological inflection and internationalization, providing to our students unique experiences in multiple contexts, constantly building a bridge between knowledge and organizational practices. Our actions are inspired by the Jesuit values and the conception of whole human beings since we believe that building a better world depends on each one of us (and a good education). Therefore, academic excellence is a trait of our culture that is reflected in each one of the School's programs, whether undergraduate, graduate or continuing education.

The central pillars that guide Unisinos Business School are based on (1) excellence in teaching, (2) research and (3) applied projects, inspired by Unisinos' vision of being a global research university.


Check out the events that take place at the School during the year

Business Forum

It is a meeting to discuss and reflect themes on entrepreneurship and innovation, and the importance of the university-company relationship, among professors, students, and professionals.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Week

It is a set of activities focused on entrepreneurial actions in the fields of work, education, health, mobility, safety, and environmental issues. Lectures, workshops, and seminars are offered in Porto Alegre and São Leopoldo.

Research in Practice

It provides an opportunity for students to discuss and reflect on relevant issues involving organizations and markets. The objective is to supply an environment for the discussion of contemporary topics that contribute to networking and executive practices.

Controllership and Finance Congress

Conferences with renowned lecturers in accounting, finance and controllership areas, which are the research lines of the Graduate Program in Accounting.

Opening Class

It takes place at the beginning of the academic year and it includes the participation of a national or international lecturer discussing relevant themes for the management and business areas. The event aims to welcome students and scholars for the coming year.

Business Administration Academic Week

This event includes lectures and activities intended for the students of the Business Administration program. It takes place in September, when we celebrate the Administrator Day.

Accounting, Economics and Financial Management Academic Week

This event is promoted by the students with the support of the heads of the departments. It occurs in the second semester of the year, and it is intended for the students of the Accounting, Economics and Financial Management programs.


PhD in Administration
Master's Degree in Business Administration
International Cooperation

The Economics program has had two regular exchange experiences, one to the United Kingdom and the other to the University of Coimbra, in Portugal, lasting six months. Some courses also did study trips to Chile and Uruguay.

During the program’s fifth semester, the students spend two weeks in Geneva attending classes at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations.

The Management for Innovation and Leadership undergraduate program provides the academic, in the sixth semester, the opportunity for him to perform the mobility abroad. Then, for six months, students study at universities in countries such as Germany, Belgium, Canada, South Korea, Spain, the United States, Portugal and Sweden.

PhD in Administration

Sandwich Doctorate

From 2009 to 2017, 33 Ph.D students have done doctoral internships abroad in countries such as Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, United States, Finland, France, Netherlands, England, Italy, Portugal, and Sweden.

Master's Degree in Business Administration

The Professional Master's in Business and Management Program focuses on the executive public, and qualifies professionals for a systemic and international management perspective. The program includes the possibility of double degree with the University of Poitiers. The double degree gives the student the title of Master in Business and Management by the Ministries of Education in Brazil and France.

International Cooperation

The Unisinos Business School is a member of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS), whose mission is to promote education in management and business based on justice, combined with academic and professional preparation for leadership in a global economy. The School is also connected with the Global Jesuit Case Series (GJCS) whose objective is to produce and disseminate teaching cases that reflect business where values, social justice, human dignity, moral leadership and sustainability co-exist with innovation and competitiveness.

International Agreements

The Unisinos Business School also has international agreements with the following institutions:

Le Moyne

Universidade de Coimbra

Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona

Universidade do Minho

Université de Montréal

University of Manitoba

King's University College

Universidad Rámon Llull

Université de Poitiers

Université Saint-Louis

Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale

Universidad de Córdoba

Sogang University

Sungkyunkwan University

Hochschule Mittweida

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Universidad Loyola Andalucia

Universidade do Porto

Universidad de Salamanca

Universidad de Sevilla

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Cali

Universidad de Deusto


The purpose of this center is to promote pro-entrepreneurship by consolidating practices and experiences; institutionalizing such practices at all graduate levels; achieving and raising awareness in the community to be entrepreneurial and innovative, and contributing to regional development.

This junior enterprise is a place for knowledge-building where students, supported by their professors, develop business management consulting projects.

The Teaching and Experimentation Laboratory purpose is to make classes more dynamic and to integrate students through interdisciplinary activities that involve the Polytechnic, Business, Health and Creative Industry Schools.

Cooperation agreement with the Brazilian Tax Revenue Agency (RFB): this center helps the community, small companies, and nonprofit civil society organizations. Partnership with the Regional Accounting Council of Rio Grande do Sul (CRC-RS): it provides an opportunity for accounting professionals, professors, and students to keep updated on their areas of activity.

A modern technology park with leading companies in its sectors distributed in five areas of knowledge.

The Market Research Institute serves organizations that require the development of specialized knowledge with scientific methodologies and high levels of research reliability. The Market Research Institute part of Unisinos, with access to customers and markets, which provides credibility to the results.

Unisinos Repositioning

Will tomorrow be artificial or emotional intelligence? Is it technological or human? Competitive or collaborative? For Unisinos, tomorrow will be more “and” than “or”. Tomorrow can be many. And the best way for all of them is knowledge.


Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos



Unisinos Business School maintains a strong bond with its alumni, which is why many of them return to the University. The experiences they have here stay with them for life. See some testimonials from our students.

Graduate: Back to the university

Master´s Degree in Business Administration

Why do a graduate program?

Unisinos 50 Years

International Accreditation Process

International Accreditation - Unisinos Business and Management School


Mundo mais limpo

Cooperatives of women produce hygiene and cleaning products by recycling cooking oil. The School supports this cooperative by helping them with management issues.

Nova Conquista

The School provides management and marketing support for the recycling cooperative Nova Conquista.


The School provides management and marketing support for the recycling cooperative Vitória.

Novo Horizonte

The School offers personal finance workshops for people with heavy debts who participate in the PRASJUR - Unisinos program.

Qualificando seu caminho

The purpose of this activity is to train people for the job market.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center

The center launched its activities in 2014. It seeks to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in social management for sustainable development in the local context based on education, research, consulting and applied projects.


Alsones Balestrin, Ph.D
International Relations Academic Provost of Unisinos
Luis Felipe Vallandro, Ph.D
Administrative Provost of Unisinos
Dorotea Frank Kersch, Ph.D
Director of Research and Graduate Studies of Unisinos
Fr. Priest Sérgio Eduardo Mariucci, Ph.D
Director of Undergraduate Studies of Unisinos
Vinícius Costa de Souza, Ph.D
Director of Online Education
Claudia Cristina Bitencourt, Ph.D
Dean of Unisinos Business School