The proposal to create the PPGC was recommended by the Scientific Technical Council - Higher Education (CTC-ES) of the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel/Ministry of Education (CAPES/MEC) in December 2014 and an authorization was given for the start of the academic activities of the PPGC in 2015.
Planning has been present within the PPGC since the conception of its proposal. Considering the specificities of its faculty and the history of research and intellectual production, a strategic thinking philosophy of positioning in the accounting sciences area has been adopted as a guiding basis since the preparation of the APCN in 2014, responsible for defining its scope of action academic until today, continuing his work trajectory.
PPGC's mission is to offer a quality Academic Master's Degree in Accounting for internal users, developing teaching and research activities in controllership, capable of adding value to both its graduates and society, creating and disseminating knowledge to optimize the effectiveness of entities and professionals in the area, focusing on demands and challenges arising from the continuous search for performance, efficiency and competitiveness, through the adoption of a strategic perspective in the use of resources.
The PPGC is the only Stricto Sensu Postgraduate Program accredited by CAPES, from the Basic Area of Accounting, located in the North and Northeast regions, which has an Area of Concentration in Controllership and works exclusively in the investigative field aimed at internal users.
The general objective of the PPGC is to provide quality academic training in the area of controllership.
Based on its academic proposal, the PPGC/UFRPE has the following specific objectives:
• Contribute to stricto sensu teaching and research activities in the controllership area in the Northeast region;
• Encourage young academic students, as well as professionals already established in the market, to carry out qualified scientific research in the area of controllership;
• Foster the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge in the area of controllership.
• Offer qualified professionals to work in the area of controllership.
Taking into account the mission and objectives of PPGC, after PPGC's accreditation with CAPES at the end of 2014, the operationalization of strategic planning adopted by PPGC so far can be structured considering two distinct periods, namely:
a) Period 2015-2020;
b) Period 2021-2024.
Long-term planning for the period 2015-2020
Regarding long-term planning, its first edition took place in January 2015, before the beginning of its academic activities in March of that year, considering the philosophy of strategic thinking of positioning as a guiding basis, the PPGC established three guiding strategic guidelines that they would cover both the first biennium of activities (2015-2016), period of implementation of the Program, and the first complete quadrennium of activities (2017-2020), namely:
I - Institutional insertion of the PPGC in the academic area of which it belongs;
II - Regional insertion of the PPGC, both within the State of Pernambuco and within the Northeast region;
III – Generation and dissemination of knowledge generated by the academic activities of the PPGC.
Long-term planning for the period 2021-2024
For the second version of long-term planning, several steps were taken. The first, which took place in 2019, was conducted by the Pro-Rectory of Research and Graduate Studies (PRPPG) of the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), consisting of a Committee formed by professors and graduate students, as well as members of the Own Evaluation Committee (CPA), to initiate the institutional process of Self-Assessment of Graduate Programs, based on the recommendation of the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), seeking to provide a first step towards Institutional Planning related to growth and consolidation of postgraduate studies, with academic quality and social responsibility.
This Committee used as a basis an assessment model developed by another higher education institution, which consisted of personalized questionnaires for the categories Students, Faculty and Technicians in Administration linked to the PPG. Then, the questionnaires, adapted by the Commission to the particularities of UFRPE, were sent to the Postgraduate Programs (PPG) coordinators for knowledge and suggestions. After carrying out the suggested adjustments, the PRPPG transformed the questionnaires into electronic forms and sent them to the PPG coordinations, for later forwarding to their students, teachers and administrative technicians. From this work, the 1st SELF-EVALUATION REPORT OF UFRPE'S GRADUATE PROGRAMS (www.prppg.ufrpe.br) was prepared, aiming to improve the management of graduate studies and research carried out at the institution and consolidate itself as a reference in its different areas of acting.
Parallel to this action, the PPGC participated in the Mid-Term Seminar held by the Area of Public and Business Administration, Accounting and Tourism, also held in 2019.
Based on what was discussed at the Mid-Term Seminar and the work carried out by PRPPG, the program developed its own instruments to assess its activities and support planning for the 2021-2014 Quadrennium. In March 2021, the 1st PPGC Self-Assessment and Planning Seminar was held. From this seminar, the PPGC established four guiding strategic guidelines, namely:
I – Improvement of the PPGC's internal consistency;
II – Improvement of the quality of PPGC processes and products;
III – Expansion of the PPGC's internationalization;
IV – Consolidation of the social impact of the PPGC.
These four strategic guidelines form the basis of the PPGC strategy for the next four years.