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The Undergraduate program of Economics stands out for being based on an extremely updated curricular proposal, providing the future economist with an education commensurate with the present demands and with what can be envisioned in the future. Apart from the compulsory basic-knowledge subjects, the program offers elective subjects being the student’s responsibility to promote a better combination of what best meets his/her wishes and intentions for an academic and professional qualification. Among the emphases available are, for instance, the subjects in the areas of International Economics, Financing, Labor Economics, and Economics History. Advised by a professor, the student should develop a completion-of-program monographic. Humanistic and professional education will allow the future FEA-RP economists to skillfully overcome the challenge of the limits of current economics.

Modern society needs professionals trained to solve issues related to the economic-finance tract of the globalized world. Thus, the FEA-RP Economics program aims to provide his students with a wide knowledge basis, focused on the pieces of information received and dealt with along the undergraduation period, and the consequent capacity of compiling, dealing with, and concluding macro- and micro-economic information they have been put through.

Yet, it is imperative to point out the excellence of the Economics Undergraduate Studies, ratified by the Exame Nacional de Cursos (National Program Exams), the so called “Provão” (approximate translation, “The Big Test”), which together with the professors’ high-qualified level provide the students with the opportunity of developing research-projects country-wide recognized by the main financing agencies, as well as with excellent professional opportunities.



The planned education aims at developing competences essential for the performance in the constantly-mutating work market which requires an achiever-professional who holds a global vision mainly over actively inserting the organization in which he/she works into the local, national, and world market.

The economist’s private professional activity is exercised liberally or not through studies, researches, analyses, reports, opinions, expertise, arbitrations, evaluation reports, certificates, or through any act of economic or financial nature, including planning, implementing, orienting, supervising, or assisting works related to economic or financing activities within public, private, or mixed undertakings.


The following activities are inherent to the economist’s professional field in conformity with the pertinent legislation:



  • Preliminary studies of implementation, location, sizing, allocation of factors, market analysis and research;
  • Budgets and estimates, and fixing costs, prices, rates, and shares;
  • Cash flows;
  • Economic viability, optimization, assessment of profitability, returns over equity, liquidity, and income statements;
  • Organization;
  • Everything else that integrates plans, projects, and programs of investment and financing.
  • Plans, projects, programs, agreements, and treaties.
  • National Accounts, Product and National Income, Family Income, and Per Capita Income;
  • Offer and Demand, Markets –Producers, Resellers, and Consumers;
  • Financial-Economic Policy in primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors;
  • Financial-Economic Policy of import and export, trade balance, balance of payments, and exchange rate policy;
  • Economic and social development and growth;
  • Economic situation, trends, seasonal variance, cycle, and fluctuations;
  • Value and Pricing, Costs and Duties;
  • Productivity, profitability, returns, marginal efficiency of capital, and liquidity;
  • Monetary, Economic-Financial, Tax, and Customs Policies, including Incentives;
  • Money and capital markets, investments, savings, currency and credit, financial operations, and budgets;
  • Occupation, job, wage policy, cost of living, job and service market;
  • Forms of economic association, corporate policy, equity situations, merger, incorporation, business transformation, opening, emissions, reductions, capital reinvestments, capitalization of funds, and distribution of results;
  • Depreciation, amortization, and price-level restatement;
  • Sales strategy, channels of distribution and disclosure, inversion in advertising and royalties, policy of inventories, and maintenance of own-working capital;
  • Theories, doctrines, and ideological currents of economic and social-economic background;
  • Everything else that concerns Economics and Finances, enforceability, yielding and economic throughputs of political-administrative schools, common markets, customs unions, or any conglomerates or associations, undertakings or businesses in general.
  • Economic, financial, and Work Organization expertise in Collective Labor Agreement;
  • Economic expertise for evaluation of risks and environmental accidents;
  • Expertise in renewal actions;
  • Expertise and judicial or extrajudicial arbitration, the first referring to the exam, inspection, and evaluation of other pertinent or connected activities, investigations and calculations that involve issues of economic-financial nature.




(Expertise is the verification carried out by a skilled professional so as to thoroughly observe the facts of technical-scientific nature and ascertain the likely causes that originated the economic-nature issues).



  • Technical-economic arbitrations

(Arbitration is the solution recommended by a skilled professional or his/her decision to solve the holdovers between the propositions and the diverging quantities).


  • Economical-financial evaluations of assets or enterprises.
  • Equity evaluations.

(Evaluation is the technical-fixing act of the value of an asset or a right).


  • Management audit (certify accounts excluded);

(Management audit aims to verify the execution of contracts, agreements, accords, or adjustments, the probity in using public money, and the custody of valuables and other assets).

  • Audit of Programs;

(Audit of Programs means to follow up, examine, and evaluate the execution of specific government programs and projects, and to apply decentralized resources).

  • Operational Audit;

(Operational Audit acts in the inter-related areas of the organ, entity, or enterprise, evaluating its results in relation to the material, human, and technological resources available, as well as the economic viability and efficiency of the existing internal control for the management of public or private resources).

  • Computational Audit:

(Its objective is to verify and evaluate the safety aspects of the control programs of the Computational System.)

  • Management Audit

(Management Audit is focused on verifying the company’s adequacy towards the settlement of human resources, strategic planning, and quality control policies within their financial and economic aspects).

Observation: Direction or head of the audit schools of organs, public or private entities, as well as the commissioned posts and functions of trust in which the retro-mentioned audit activities are developed, can be performed by an economist duly registered in the Regional Economic Council (CRE), and he/she is assured the opportschooly and the right to apply for and participate in selective public tenders to pursue a career as an auditor.



The field of work is varied, comprising financial institutions, industries, commerce, public enterprises, and service-rendering firms of accounting and auditing.

The demand is strong and almost always the bachelor is immediately placed in the work market with the proper remuneration.

For further information on how to be an Undergraduate student at FEA-RP, please visit: http://www.fearp.usp.br/en/index.php/study-at-fea-rp/seeking-degree-student/undergraduate

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