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Entrepreneurship and Firm Creation

 2nd Cycle Degree     Departamento de Gestão e Economia [Portuguese]

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Study plan   Entrepreneurship and Firm Creation


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DGES code
CNAEF classification 345 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 13643/2015 - DR 2nd series, no. 230, 24 November [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 17-04-2019
Self-assessment Report
Initial registry: R/A-Ef 3397/2011 de 18-03-2011
Changes registry: R/A-Ef 3397/2011/AL01 de 29-08-2014 | R/A-Ef 3397/2011/AL02 de 27-08-2015 | R/A-Ef 3397/2011/AL03 de 10-10-2019
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 120

General Access Regime  

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Admission Requirements
Vacancies 25 (2024)


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Profile of the programme
The Master’s program in Entrepreneurship and Firm creation is designed to give students for graduates in any area of science a focused, relevant and utilizable body of knowledge in Entrepreneurship and Management, relevant for the creation and development of projects. At the same time, it aims to develop a set of soft skills fundamental to the leadership, creation and management of innovative projects. These innovative projects either within existing firms/organizations or by creation new firms.

The diversity of participants in the level of training, areas of knowledge and professional career, coupled with the individual potential of each participant, makes the 2nd Cycle / Master in Entrepreneurship and Business Creation a unique course that marks the difference, transforms and enhances the valences and capabilities of each of the participants.

Key learning outcomes With the completion of a Masters in Entrepreneurship and Business Creation, aims to provide students with the skills to respond optimally to the challenges, nationally and internationally. Specifically, it intends to:
- Make known theoretical and practical tools of entrepreneurship in its various forms, encouraging entrepreneurship and enterprise;
- Make known methods, techniques and management tools to allow for the acquisition of specific skills, an efficacious, appropriate to the business environment in permanent organizational change;
- Acquire and enhance skills through the sharing of experience of professionals from different areas;
- Promote scientific research in different areas of Entrepreneurship, Business Creation and Small and Medium Enterprises.
In the short term, we intend to: Provide knowledge and theoretical and practical tools of entrepreneurship in its various forms, encouraging entrepreneurship and new venture creation; Make known methods, techniques and management tools, particularly adapted to the reality of SME; Promote scientific research in different areas of Entrepreneurship, Business Creation and Small and Medium Enterprises. In the long run aims to enable: Develop business concepts and formalize business plans. Promote the realization of entrepreneurial initiatives.
Occupational profiles of graduates The course aims to deepen and consolidate the knowledge acquired in the first cycle, giving its graduates a high quality professional expertise, enabling them to consider the role business a viable alternative to employment for hire or reward, but also train professionals with a high sense of initiative , high degree of autonomy and decision-making in carrying out its functions. The course aims to encourage and develop entrepreneurship and enterprise as a source of self-employment and local economic development.
It is a course that specifically aims to develop knowledge and skills required of management and organization (s) to understand, launch and implementation of business processes.
The course is also an important asset for public and private agents concerned with the promotion of entrepreneurship.

- Technical entrepreneurship and international trade
- Technical aimed to develop its activities in national and international organizations and public and private entities
- Business and company executives (who wish to develop an entrepreneurial culture as a source of development of the company)
- Freelance, potential entrepreneurs (with creative business ideas, developing business plans or creating self-employment)
- Researchers
- Consultants
- Trainers
- Teachers of university, polytechnic and secondary
Learning facilities DGE makes available to the entire academic community the following structures and equipment: - Library of Social Sciences and Humanities, with books and specialized scientific journals in the fields of economics, management, sociology, psychology and others. - Bibliographic databases online: - ISI Web of Knowledge Platform (Wok) - Library of Knowledge Online (B-On), which has 3500 of six scientific journals publishing full text; - Database ProQuest (main database of scientific articles of Management). - NECE CEFAGE and funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology. - Computer Rooms with specific software (SPSS, EViews, Amos, Microfit) and updated hardware. - Office with Wireless and network points. - Bar / Restaurant - Pole exists on the premises of a bar with food service (snack) - Accommodation in rooms or apartments in several homes.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]
Regulamento do Curso

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Departamento de Gestão e Economia

Estrada do Sineiro, s/n
6200-209 Covilhã
275 329 164

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
Maria José Aguilar Madeira
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Mobility coordinator
Cristina Maria Santos Estevão


Scientific Committee
Maria José Aguilar Madeira
Paulo Alexandre de Oliveira Duarte
Mário José Baptista Franco
Ricardo José de Ascensão Gouveia Rodrigues
António João Santos Nunes
João Dionísio Monteiro

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Maria José Aguilar Madeira

Year Coordinators
Ricardo José de Ascenção Gouveia Rodrigues (1st)
Mário José Baptista Franco (2nd)

Year Representatives
Maria João Esteves Salgado (1st)
Daniel Nogueira Duarte (2nd)

Recognition Committee
Maria José Aguilar Madeira
Cristina Maria Santos Estevão
António João Santos Nunes
João Dionísio Monteiro
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2014-08-07

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