MSc in Management
MSc in Management
a) Application form, duly completed
b) Declaration, on oath, that the candidate does not hold the Portuguese nationality;
c) Bachelors degree, 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 learning process in the MPhil in Management is developed underlining the linkage between academic excellence and the reality of the business world, including a large set of classes in Seminar format, presenting cases of diverse key organizations across different industries, promoting valuable networking opportunities and enhancing students’ job placement possibilities. The contact with organizations and business practice, in the academic context, advances the development of managerial skills essential to run one’s one firm and/or to make a significant contribution to the business arena, through a global, integrated and differentiated understanding of the key functional areas of the firms.
In the forefront of knowledge
The structure of the MPhil in Management was adapted to respond to the demands and challenges that are increasingly global e digital world poses, where the call for new business models and tools is a constant. Aiming to train managers who will make a difference in the firms and organizations, the study plan of the MPhil in Management, contemplates prominent and trendy topics such as conceptualization, structuring and analysis of social media, the use of business intelligence in management, crowdfunding; venture capital; disruptive open technological innovation, amongst others.
The course offers 120 ECTs and has two year duration. The classes will be concentrated in year 1, which is divided into 2 semesters each with 30 ECTs. The remaining 60 ECTs are obtained in year 2 when the candidate will focus on a particular management topic in-depth and autonomously while benefiting from the necessary guidance of dedicated supervisors at UPT. This will be done either via dissertation, or curricular traineeship or project work.
Current challenges facing organizations demand management professionals fully qualified in the different functional areas, capable of promoting their alignment and of thinking business models and practices strategically, analytically and critically. Thus, the MPhil in Management was designed for those seeking to leave their mark in the business market. It provides the tools and skills for those seeking to start a career in management but also for those already on the bus those in pursuit of promotion. This is so, as it not only it provides the necessary conceptual framework in order to develop skills for effective decision making on the key variables of business management, but also it addresses the most cutting edge topics in this field of knowledge, invariably seeking to integrate theory and practice through myriad lecturing hours under the format of seminars for case reports, and through the employment of teaching methodologies that encourage critical appraisal of the addressed topics. The course’s study plan broadly covers the main qualitative and quantitative areas of Management, thereby fostering skills transferable for a variety of positions in any industry.
All management fields, at companies, nonprofit organizations, and public bodies.
Knowledge, skills and competences to be developed by the students are: