The program accepts candidate graduates from Faculties of Engineering, Science, Economics and Management, as well as related degrees and specializations.
The program accepts a maximum of 60 students per year divided in three specialization streams, (1) financial engineering, (2) management engineering and (3) economics and management for public administration.
The selection process is made according to the diploma degree of each candidate (specialization, performance and time to obtain the degree), as well as according to the performance of each candidate to an interview process against a committee of professors of the program. Professional experience is taken into account in the final evaluation of each candidate, as well as previously published research. Fluent knowledge of English language is necessary, as a number of lectures are taught in English from foreign professors and invited speakers.