Bachelor of Business Administration

School of Business

Bachelor of Business Administration

We believe that quality education taught in Portuguese must be available to all Brazilians, should they live here in Orlando, in Florida, or anywhere in the world.

Be part of the vanguard of higher education and study at the American college that speaks Portuguese!


100% faculty holding master’s or PhD.


100% faculty holding master’s or PhD.

US Degree

Bachelor of Business Administration

Graduates earn an American Bachelor of Business Administration degree granted by Ambra College.

Testimonials about Ambra

Watch the testimonials of who really knows Ambra. Listen to what our graduates* have to say.

* Attention! This program has no graduates yet. The following testimonials are from students who graduate at Ambra but in other programs.


"I recommend Ambra to all Brazilians that leave outside of the country (Brazil), because the program is fabulous and professors are very qualified."

Joice Martins (graduate).

Investment

Standard pace

8 courses per year
$270 dollars per month
Graduation in 5 years.

Accelerated pace

10 courses per year
$337.50 dollars per month
Graduation in 4 years.


*Scholarships for Florida residents

Ambra offers scholarships for Florida residents. Learn more.

Teaching Method

Apply to one of the 30 seats available per term.

On campus

Classes at our campus
to residents in Orlando.

Blended

Combination of online classes and on campus
exams to Florida residents.

100% online

Classes and exams online available
to anywhere with Internet access.


Curriculum


The Bachelor of Busines Administration is composed of 40 courses and the recommended time of completion is 5 years.

Check out what courses are offered for this Bachelor's program.


Year 1

Principles of Business
Personal Finance Management
Marketing
People Management
Personal Marketing
Research Methodology
Political Science
Elective #1

Year 2

Philosophy
Economics
Algebra and Logical Reasoning
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Elective #2
Elective #3
Elective #4

Year 3

Information Technology in Companies
Accounting Principles
Business Finance
Business Management and Analysis
Principles of Statistics or Psychology
Elective #5
Elective #6
Elective #7


Year 4

Financial Math
Society and Culture or Sociology
General Education Course
Entrepreneurship and Business Plans
Project Management
Elective #8
Elective #9
Elective #10

Year 5

Social Responsibility and Ethics
Leadership and Professional Responsibility
Critical Thinking and Business Communication
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Strategic Management
Final Work
Elective #11
Elective #12


Ambra Trust

Try 1 month with no financial risk


We trust in the excellence of our institution and we can prove it. At Ambra, all applicants accepted in the application process have the first month of classes to get to know our institution, professors and classmates and decide if they want to continue studying or cancel their enrollment with no financial obligation to Ambra . We believe that the relationship between student and institution must be based on mutual trust and satisfaction.

The application fee is non-refundable.

The 1 month trial can be used only once per applicant.

Online Admissions Conference


Live access

Attend our online conference, meet live with Ambra personnel and we will answer your questions about the application process.

Next conference on September 8 at
• 8:00 PM Orlando time
• 9:00 PM Brasília time

Digite seu nome:
* The conference room is open 15 minutes before the scheduled time.

Recording

Watch the conference from July 23, 2016 (duration 35 min).

Frequently Asked Questions


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  • 01 What degree is conferred upon completion of this program?
    Graduates are awarded the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
  • 02 What credential is required for enrollment?
    Candidates must hold at least a High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 03 My High school diploma is not American. Do I have to evaluate it for equivalence?
    If your high school diploma is from the US, Brazil, Canada, Australia, New Zeeland, Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, or England, you might not need to have it evaluated depending on the awarding institution (at the discretion of Ambra when checking your documentation). For degrees from other countries, you will need an evaluation report from any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services - NACES. In this case, you should contact them directly and check what would be the procedure and cost for evaluating your credentials.
  • 04 Can I transfer credits from other programs to the Bachelor of Business Administration at Ambra?
    You can transfer all credits earned from both the Diploma in Digital Marketing and the AAS in Marketing and Sales towards the Bachelor of Business Administration at Ambra.
    For transfer from other institutions, in some cases, it is possible to transfer credits to Ambra bachelor's programs, but limited to 40% of the program and credits earned within the last 5 years. Learn more.
  • 05 Can I transfer credits from Ambra to another institution?
    There is a universal rule in regards to transfer of credits between schools: it will be at the discretion of the receiving school to accept or not any credits. Ambra has no agreement for transfer of credits with other institutions. If you consider transferring credits from Ambra to another institution, please contact the target institution in advance and ask if they would accept the transfer of credits.
    If you plan to complete your studies at another school, it's recommended that you start your studies there.
  • 06 How many hours of study will I need to commit to?
    Students are recommended to reserve an average of 20 hours weekly per academic term to complete the program within 5 years (standard pace).
  • 07 Is it possible to take leave of absence?
    Yes, if you have successfully completed at least one course. Leave of absence is limited to 9 consecutive months.
  • 08 What is the maximum timeframe allowed to complete the program?
    Students must complete the program within 9 years from the date of enrollment, including eventual interruptions and leave of absence.
  • 09 How is tuition paid?
    Payments are done using American credit card or credit card enabled to be used internationally.
  • 10 What is the price in currencies other than the US dollar?
    Prices are only in US dollars and there are no prices in other currencies. If you do not reside in the USA and utilize other currency, then your credit card operator will handle the conversion from US dollar to your local currency according to market exchange rate.
  • 11 Can I switch between standard and accelerated paces during the program
    Yes.
    Students are free to switch paces at any academic term according to their time availability to study.
  • 12 Does Ambra offer any discount, scholarships, or financing?
    Ambra offers scholarships for: Ambra alumni; Florida residents, need based Florida residents, and family members of Ambra students and alumni. Learn more.
  • 13 For being online, shouldn’t this program be cheaper?
    When designing our programs, we opted for quality instead of final price affordability. This option financially restricts access to many people. Our programs could be cheaper if we had opted to compromise quality. When compared to other American schools, our prices are very affordable. Because we are sure about the quality of our institution we offer a 1 month risk free trial.
  • 14 Can I take courses as non-degree seeking student?
    No.
  • 15 Is there any difference in the diploma depending on the teaching method?
    All graduates earn the same Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Content and academic standards are the same regardless of the chosen teaching method.
  • 16 Does Ambra help with student visas (form I-20)?
    No. We are preparing our school to provide Form I-20 and we expect that to happen in 2019.
  • 17 When opting to study online, do I have to go to Orlando?
    No. You can study 100% online.
  • 18 How are the examinations in the online course?
    Each term has 10 weeks and the student is constantly evaluated by the professor by a combination of oral test, group debate, assignments, questionnaires. All can be done through the Internet. Learn more.
  • 19 But will I be able to learn online?
    Yes and in a very efficient way! It is very unlikely that you have access to courses offered in Portuguese that are of better quality than what is offered by Ambra, should it be either online or on campus in Brazilian schools. Because we are sure about the quality of our institution we offer a 1 month risk free trial.
  • 20 But will I have to study by myself?
    No! All faculty holds at least master’s or PhD and they act very closely to each student, as if they were a personal tutor. Because we are sure about the quality of our institution we offer a 1 month risk free trial.
  • 21 At what time online classes are held?
    Live classes are previously scheduled. All live classes are recorded and made available to students during the academic term and the recorded version can be watched at any time.
  • 22 In what language is this program taught?
    Fully in Portuguese.
  • 23 Because this program is taught in Portuguese, is this a program or Brazilian institution?
    No.
    Ambra is an American institution headquartered in Orlando (USA) and licensed by the FL-DOE – Florida Department of Education (License CIE#4001). Understand why Ambra teaches in Portuguese.
  • 24 Who licenses and inspects Ambra?
    Ambra’s only location is in Orlando (USA) and Ambra is licensed by the Florida Department of Education (FL-DOE), license CIE-4001. Learn more about licensure of colleges in Florida.
  • 25 What is the full name of Ambra College?
    American College of Brazilian Studies.
  • 26 What is the “portaria” or license number of Ambra with the FL-DOE?
    The term in English equivalent to the term in Portuguese “portaria” is license. Licensure of private higher education institutions located in Florida is done by the Commission for Independent Education – Florida Department of Education. Ambra’s license number with the FL-DOE is CIE-4001. Learn more about licensure of colleges in Florida.
  • 27 On what website of the FL-DOE can I see Ambra listed a licensed school?
    The FL-DOE publishes list of private higher education institutions on the following link: https://app2.fldoe.org/cie/CieOpen/SchoolSearch.aspx. There you can find the American College of Brazilian Studies listed as licensed. Learn more about licensure of colleges in Florida.
  • 28 On what website of the FL-DOE can I see the list of programs Ambra can offer?
    The FL-DOE publishes on the following link the list of all programs approved for Ambra: https://app2.fldoe.org/cie/CieOpen/SchoolSearchDetail.aspx?schoolID=4001.
  • 29 Are Ambra degrees American?
    Yes.
    Ambra is a higher education institution regulated in the USA. Each degree offered was individually evaluated and approved by the Florida Department of Education (License CIE-4001) in order to guarantee their quality. Learn more about licensure of colleges in Florida.
  • 30 How often is Ambra inspected?
    Higher education institutions located in the USA and, specially, in the state of Florida are constantly and proactively inspected by the Florida Department of Education (FL-DOE) in order to guarantee the quality of the programs offered. The FL-DOE inspects institutions within its jurisdiction annualy.
  • 31 What criteria are inspected by the FL-DOE (Florida Department of Education)?
    Annually, the American College of Brazilian Studies and other Florida institutions are inspected by the FL-DOE in order to attest compliance with the following criteria: Name, Purpose, Administrative Organization, Educational Programs and Curricula, Recruitment and Admissions, Finances, Faculty, Library, Learning Resources, Information Services, Physical Facilities, Students Services, Publications and Advertising, and Disclosures.
  • 32 How does Ambra choose its professors?
    To be hired as a professor at Ambra, candidates must go through the following application process.
  • 33 What is the difference between an institution with “College” or “University” in its name?
    In the USA, there is no practical nor licensure difference between institutions that utilize the name “College” or “University” and the choice of either name is up to the institution. Both, “College” and “University”, can obtain governmental authorization to offer programs up to the doctorate (PhD) level. Understand the difference between “College” and “University” in the USA.
  • 34 Where is Ambra headquartered? Can I visit Ambra?
    Yes, you can visit Ambra headquarter on any business day from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Ambra is located at 37 N. Orange Ave., suite 500, Orlando, FL 32801 (USA) in Downtown Orlando. Our institution is from the information era and we utilize the internet to work. We keep enough physical space only for activities that need to be done on-site and, by standard, our employees work with location flexibility through the Internet. Most of our professors and professionals work remotely.
  • 35 Is Ambra accredited?
    No. Ambra has not sought accreditation yet.
  • 36 Is accreditation required to award American diplomas?
    No.
    Accreditation is optional in the USA and licensure is the only legal requirement to award American degrees and diplomas.
  • 37 What is the importance of accreditation?
    Accreditation is an important optional step that attests the quality of the institution by a non-governmental third party agency and, mainly, enables the institution to have access to the student Federal Financial Aid (Title IV). You can obtain further information on the difference between accreditation and licensing by contacting the Florida Department of Education.