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Master in Economics and Business Administration

General information

Official Code: 6824
Acronym: EAE


  • Economics and Business Administration (120 ECTS credits)
  • Studies in Economics and Business Administration (90 ECTS credits)

Courses Units

Accounting, Budgetary Control and Auditing


Concerning Management and Budgeting Control: to provide the fundamental concepts and techniques of management accounting, with a particular focus on decision making and control.
The objective is to explore tools capable of supporting effective organizational performance management, through a balanced set of indicators and reporting mechanisms, ensuring the control of income and the promotion of strategic objectives and avoiding the adoption of indicators that may lead to dysfunctional attitudes and behaviours.
In this context, profitability indicators will be tackled, something that demands the discussion of some topics on product and service costing.

Global Economics and Markets



The learning objectives of this course are: to understand the functioning of the economy from a global perspective, and the way it is affected by the interactions between the different national economies; to understand how fundamental macroeconomic variables interact in the context of open economies; to understand how the international monetary system works and to become familiar with the proposals for its reform; to understand the impact of financial globalization, with its benefits and challenges; to understand the occurrence of global imbalances and global financial crises.

Amongst other topics, we will study the importance of the foreign exchange and the international capital markets and how they work, the gains from financial globalisation, crises, and global imbalances.

This course will integrate theory with empirical evidence, while also looking at particular case studies, including the most recent ones. This will help students in their application of the theory and in identifying the relevance of the subjects studied for the important questions of the global economy.



2EAE02-2 - ECTS

The course program assumes that students already possess some basic marketing concepts, and that way theoretical concepts won’t be taught very deeply and just revised briefly.

Therefore, the course aims at deepening the practical component of using marketing in management, and the program structure is aligned with the sequential stages of decision making and planning in marketing.

The course has thus two main objectives:

- to help the students to understand in which way companies/institutions can create and deliver value to their customers and define their marketing strategies

- support the development of analytical competences and in applying the theoretical frameworks that will structure the analysis of the markets, industries, etc.

Applied Quantitative Methods for Management and Economics

2EAE04-2 - ECTS

This course main goal is to show how quantitative methods can be applied to the analysis of management and economic problems and to the decision making process that leads to the best solution available. In a more practical and close to date framework, this course can also assist students to better appreciate published scientific research, and conveys the basic training for helping them to prepare the empirical part of their dissertations.

Economic Policy


This course aims to show how the government, through stabilization policies can affect the main economic variables. By combining theoretical elements with the analysis of specific cases, the course covers mainly the short term, noting particularly the instruments and the effects of monetary and fiscal policies, but also includes the long term effects that may operate through hysteresis mechanisms.

Information Systems


The goal of this course is to provide students with a fundamental knowledge on information systems, including  the components of technology, design and analysis of information, in order to make them capable of using them as a tool of promotion of the corporation strategy and objectives.

Corporate Finance


In this course we discuss some of the main financial decisions of a corporate manager. The course aims to enable to know the main problems facing the financial management and acquire skills, including the following areas: asset valuation, investment decision making funding decisions and measuring and managing the cost of capital.

Human Resources Mangement


This course aims to provide participants with an understanding of the importance of policies and practices of people management in the efficiency of organizations and on individual well-being and performance, through the analysis and discussion of real cases.

Strategic Management

2EAE08-2 - ECTS

At the end of the course each student is supposed to handle, discuss and apply the basic concepts of strategic analysis and strategic implementation.

Relationship Marketing


This course introduces students to the central principles of Relationship Marketing. The aim is for students to understand the concept of Relationship Marketing and to learn about Relationship Marketing implementation from theory and from examples of best practices.

Markets and Financial Operations


In this course the objective is for studentes to acquire an in depth knowlwdge of both teory and practice of the operations taking place in financial markets.

Organizational Change


- to think critically organization and change; - to analyse the contexts of organizational change, how it emerges and the different approaches to its implementation; - to explore the limitations of managerialist approaches towards change and the need to consider a process view; - to analyse the role of the manager as a leader of change processes.

Ethics and Corporate Governance


The objective of the discipline is to develop the subject of Corporate Governance, an issue that has been gaining growing importance within Corporate Economics in general and Corporate Finance in particular, as well as to deal with the different aspects and imensions giving form to this new academic discipline.
Real world corporate governance cases will be studied and a systematic comparison will be made between the praxis of corporate governance and the concrete situations of corporate success and failure.

International Business and Management

Markets are increasingly integrated internationally. So that it is essential that all stakeholders understand the complexity and diversity of business internationally for companies be able to grow sustainably in a global world or just to survive in the domestic market with the presence of international players. So it is important develop skills , attitudes and knowledge to compete efficiently.


2EAE21 - ECTS - to provide elements for a critical understanding of leadership;
- to analyse the centrality of power in the study of leadership;
- to contribute to a reflexive attitude towards leadership in organizations.

Business Operations and Logistics


Achieve an overall understanding of some of the problems and decision support tools in business operations and logistics.

Dissertation / Work Project / Intership Plan

2EAE11-2 - ECTS The goal of this course is to teach sstudents the metholology and practice of scientific research as applied at the University level, so that they acquire the necessary prepartion to write and present their dissertations.

Dissertation / Work Project / Intership Plan

2EAE23 - ECTS To write, unde a professor supervision, the dissertation/project/stage.
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