Based in São Paulo and operating in a single campus, Insper is a private, not-for-profit and free standing institution. The name Insper comes from “to Inspire” and “to belong” (pertencer in Portuguese) which, together with “to transform” were considered to be the three basic pillars of our institution. The school’s history dates back to 1970, when it was established as Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais (Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets) in Rio de Janeiro. It began as a research institution, dedicated to studying the operations of financial and capital markets. The first business education programs were started, still in Rio de Janeiro, in 1985. Insper’s mission states that “We develop, at all stages of their professional lives, innovative leaders to make a difference, preparing them to deal with the complexities of the real world, by strongly engaging both faculty and students in the teaching and learning process”. The program portfolio reflects this mission and includes degree programs for pre-professional and professional stages, as well as for academic development. The current portfolio includes Bachelor programs in Business Administration and Economics, three Executive MBAs, one PhD program in Business Economics and two Specialized Masters in Business Administration and Economics. Non-degree programs of Graduate Certificates and Executive Education, both open enrolment and customized, complete the business portfolio. The school also offers undergraduate degrees in Engineering and graduate L.LMs.