Walton College of Business to Collaborate with Brazilian College
Officials with the Walton College of Business and the Fucape Business School in Brazil have signed an agreement that they will work together to exchange students and faculty and to collaborate on programs, according to a news release.
Dean Eli Jones of the Walton College and Dean Arilton Teixeira of the Fucape School signed the agreement to “establish a formal agreement of cooperation and friendship which is intended to further the academic objectives of each institution to promote better understanding between the faculty and students of each institution,” according to a news release.
One issue focused on with this agreement is language. “The students generally don’t know Portuguese,” Teixeira said.
The Walton College of Business ranked as one of the best public undergraduate business schools, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s college rankings.
Fucape Business School is ranked as one of the top 10 colleges in Brazil and offers four business majors, according to a news release.
Jones is optimistic about the agreement.
“The agreement with Fucape Business School establishes a framework for programmatic collaborations that will build on the strengths of both institutions,” Jones said.