BSE in Economics
BSE in Economics
Higher Secondary School
a) Application form, duly completed
b) Declaration, on oath, that the candidate does not hold the Portuguese nationality;
c)Higher Secondary Examination certificate, including grades (Document certifying the holder of a qualification obtained in the origin country, may entitle the candidate to apply for admission in that country’s Higher Education, with classifications). This document must be recognized by a Public Portuguese High School
d) Document certifying the completion of the exams equivalents to students admitted under the general regime of admission and accession in terms of their level and contents tested, as well as with the respective classification;
e) Document certifying the level of knowledge of Portuguese or English according to the language used in the course the applicant is applying for;
f) Copy of the passport or another legally equivalent document;
g) Passport-type photograph;
If the diploma’s language is not Portuguese nor English, an official translation into one of these languages must be offered as well.
The BSE in Economics at Portucalense University is designed to offer the students a great learning experience, in order for them to acquire the needed skills to be able to perform the duties that are required nowadays in a highly competitive labour market. The great learning experience is assured by the quality of our staff: Very demanding and ambitious, while at the same time being always available to guide the students through the road of knowledge in this field. The proof of our expertise is in the successful experience of some of our previous students in Economics, which have developed stable and important careers in different companies throughout the Portuguese economic landscape.
We take advantage of the broadness of the economics field and its importance in the labour market. To hold our degree means opening the doors to different career paths in companies: Our students can become accountants, financial controllers, project managers, and perform consultancy work in different areas, alongside other career paths that can be opened. Students are also provided with the much-needed knowledge tools and with a creative environment to start their own business. Our BSE in Economics, given the different courses in the program, also intend to give our students more generic skills, such as logics and problem-solving, which end up being useful in a variety of situations in life. Summing up, we prepare our students for the labour market and we offer them a better way to embrace society and life in general.
Naturally, a key “component” of the University is in its people. Our students are able to meet other students, possibly making friendships and work partnerships that could make an important difference in their own BSE experience. The University provides a perfect environment for the students to share their greatness.
It is intended that the students in the first cycle of Economics develop the following technical and behavioural skills:
1. To be able to interpret and explain the organization of the economic process and the markets, its purpose, its structure, operating conditions and their dynamics;
2. To understand the profile of the different agents and their economic performance at different levels of analysis: microeconomic, macroeconomic, sectoral, etc .;
3. To be able to use quantitative analysis tools to convert information into knowledge, which is appropriate to the study of the real economic problems;
4. To compare and evaluate theories, methods and alternative models for the treatment of economic problems;
5. To develop and analyse feasibility studies; economic-financial studies of companies performance, reports, maps of accounting and companies’ financial statements;
6. Apply concepts and tools of economic analysis when approaching new events and in different contexts.
This course presents a curriculum aligned with the strategic plan of UPT, aimed at a dynamic approach and constant adaptation to the specific needs of the labour market, incorporating the most updated knowledge to address these needs. This course has also in account the regional reality in which it UPT operates and the global context in which organizations operate, thus ensuring higher employment rates.
Considering the options offered to the students throughout their academic career in the degree in Economics and at the time of its conclusion, the students will have developed skills to enter the labour market in the following areas and sectors:
- Industrial sector;
- Financial market;
- Consulting and auditing;
- Portuguese and international organizations;
- Business associations;
- Central public administration, regional and local levels;
- Teaching and research.