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Bachelor in Business Administration

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Official Code: 9147
Acronym: LGES


  • Bachelor in Business Administration (180 ECTS credits)

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Courses Units

Financial Mathematics

1GE101 - ECTS

- To get the students acquainted with financial mathematics, being able to use it in solving practical financial problems.
- To get students to know a numbero of basic financial instruments, and to use financial calculus to value such instruments.
- To give students the opportunity of using Excel functions to solve problems of financial mathematics.

Corporate Law and Law of Contracts

1GE102 - ECTS The curricular unit (CU) has as main objective to respond to the needs of transversal training of students in the area of Legal-business Science, transmitting basic knowledge about Law as 'social reality' and structural lines of the national and international legal system.

The study of fundamental notions of law is the starting point, since those who are oriented to develop the professional activity within the company must master the general coordinates of the legal regulation applicable to the context.
It follows the study of the basic legal regime of the commercial company (most common form of legal organization of the company), as well as of the contract regime (privileged instrument of economic collaboration).

As the first CU of the course that belongs to the field of Legal Science, it is also intended as an introductory platform for the CUs of Tax Law, Labor Law (1st cycle of studies), Competition Law, Tax Law and Corporate Law , Labor Law, Environmental Law, Health Law, International Business Law, Commercial Contracts, among others (2nd cycle of studies).

Mathematics I

1GE104 - ECTS

The curricular unit of Mathematics I aims to study the real functions of several real variables. It is intended that students understand and assimilate the most important concepts related to the study of these functions and that they are able to apply them in real life situations, in particular in the area of Management. Given that one of the goals of management, as a decision support science, is the search for actions (i) that maximize the results due to constraints on the factors used or (ii) that minimize the factors used to achieve a given objective, among the subjects addressed, we highlight, in particular, the resolution of optimization problems, with and without restrictions. The curricular unit also aims to improve students' abilities in terms of abstract and logical reasoning and to express themselves with rigor of language.

Microeconomics I

1GE105 - ECTS

The main objective of the course is to teach how Economics is useful for decision making by managers. We hope that at the end of the course students will have the basic microeconomic tools that will be applyied in the next economic courses.

Organisations Sociology

1GE103 - ECTS
- Understanding organizational and companies characteristics 
- Analyze organizational theoretical approaches - Explain the assumptions of the various organizational structures and dynamics - Evaluate the issue of management as a profession

Organizational Behaviour

1GE108 - ECTS - To analyse how organizational structures, processes and practices inflence and are influenced by individual, group and organizational behaviours.
- To assess the role of management in defining the behaviour of individuals and groups in the daily life of organizations.
- To confront mainstream and critical approaches regarding the behavioural themes.

Information Management

1GE107 - ECTS

Provide learning of basic concepts in informatics including:

- Basic forms of data representation,
- Computation of new values from others values, charting,
- Methods of selecting a subset of data and / or grouping of these items and computation of measures that characterize each group, for example, averages, totals etc..
- Methods for comparing subgroups of data,
- Representations of decision-making structures and its relation to programming.

Furthermore, it is intended to provide students with the skills on some tools (eg Excel spreadsheets, Access database) and R language, suitable for general objectives mentioned above.

Introduction to Accounting

1GE106 - ECTS

The program presented below reflects, in terms of structure, the main objectives of the subject proposed, such as: i) introducing studenst to business transactions and Accounting, ii) describe the accounting modeling and the main financial statements, iii) present the accounting information system, its main components, implementation and operation, iv) introducing the Balance Sheet and Income Statement.

Mathematics II

1GE109 - ECTS The main goal of the Matemática II course is to give the students a basic knowledge of Integral Calculus and Linear Algebra. It is expected that the students understand the main concepts and results studied in the course and are able to apply them to theoretical and pratical problems, namely in the context of Economics.  It is also expected that the students develop other skills, in particular a logical and abstract reasoning.

Microeconomics II

1GE110 - ECTS

The aim of the program is to endow students of management sciences with the microeconomic foundations for managerial decision making.


Personal and Social Skills I

1GE206 - ECTS
This course aims at raising students awareness to the importance of personal and social skills in different contexts (academic, professional, personal, etc.), supporting and encouraging their self-assessment in this area and the development of skills in these domains.

Management Accounting

1GE202 - ECTS

To provide students with knowledge regarding the construction, assessment and use of management accounting information systems.

Accounting and Financial Report

1GE201 - ECTS

This unit aims to provide students with the requisite knowledle and skills to the understanding, preparing and reading of the companies’ financial statements and to evaluate the current financial reporting practice critically.

Tax Law

1GE205 - ECTS

The aim of this subject is to inform the students of the legal framework of the Tax System. The contents include an introductory part specially designed to inform the students on the main tax law concepts, as well as the main rules and principles applicable to the tax relation. In the second part of the contents, the students are given a general overview of the Portuguese Tax System, as well as specific analyses of the main Portuguese taxes (income taxes, VAT and wealth taxes).

Statistics I

1GE203 - ECTS

The general purpose of this course is to give the student the capacity of using techniques of data analysis and the knowledge of some basic concept of probability theory. It is also a main goal to give tools for the study of the statistical inference.

Macroeconomics I

1GE204 - ECTS

The main purpose of the course is to provide a detailed description of key macroeconomic and financial variables and make clear how they relate with each other. Particular focus is given to the underlying sources of cyclical fluctuations and countercyclical macroeconomic policies.

Personal and Social Skills II

1GE212 - ECTS
This course aims to sensitize students to the importance of training skills of individual employability, team work, negotiation and positive leadership, that enhance the levels of well-being and that are related to better performance in different contexts (academic, professional, personal, etc. .). 

Management Control

1GE207 - ECTS

Students will develop skills to build, use and assess management control systems.

Statistics II

1GE210 - ECTS

This curricular unit aims at developing users with critical opinion of statistical methods able to solve problems in new situations. Build skills so that students are able to correctly apply the techniques and statistical concepts applied to real problems situations. Acquisition of knowledge resulting from the study of Statistical Inference and Econometrics.

Operational Research

1GE208 - ECTS
  • Provide an introduction to Operational Research and its applications.
  • Describe the main characteristics of Linear Programming models.
  • Describe the main concepts regarding the solution methods for Linear Programming models.
  • Describe the main concepts regarding duality.
  • Describe the main concepts regarding sensitivity analysis and post-optimization in Linear Programming.
  • Illustrate the economic interpretation of some Linear Programming models.
  • Describe the main concepts regarding discrete time Markov chains, both without and with absorbing states.
  • Describe the main concepts regarding continuous time Markov chains.

Macroeconomics II

1GE211 - ECTS

The overall objective of the discipline of Macroeconomics II of the Management degree is that students develop the ability to understand and analyze economic phenomena in a macroeconomic perspective, including issues on investment decisions, labour markets, financial external accounts instruments, and transmission mechanisms of economic policies, particularly in the context of the European Union.


1GE209 - ECTS

- Presentation and exploration of the fundamental concepts of marketing in order to make the students understand the logic and the need of using the marketing approach in management.

- To deepen the strategic analysis from market analysis and business.

-  To study the main marketing tools necessary to a rigorous and objective reasoning in decision making.

- To prepare the students for action providing them with the instruments necessary to practice marketing in the field.



1OP01 - ECTS


  1. Familiarize students withthe conceptual and standards framework of an audit and, in particular, its methodologies and working procedures
  2. When applicable, provide a first contact with real documents and reports used by the statutory auditor in his work;
  3. To present the most relevant Portuguese corporate law to the activity of the statutory auditor.


Business Analytics

1OP12 - ECTS After completing the course, the student must:

To know:

1)Structuring information in multidimensional databases
2) the various types of data mining tasks (Data Mining);
3) to know the main methods / algorithms for each type of task;

and be able to:
a) apply these methods to a new data analysis problem;
b) evaluate the results and understand the methods studied.


Business Cases Analysis

1OP02 - ECTS

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge needed for the analysis of a diverse range of Business Cases . It is expected that by the end of the course the students are able to:

a) identify problem (s) present in the business case

b) critically analyze the context in which the company operates by appropriate  databases and methodologies 

c) identify alternative solutions to the problem (s) identified and provide the best solution to be proposed by using appropriate decision criteria 

d) analyze the financial and organizational impacts of the proposed recommendation;

e) submit an implementation plan;

f) identify key risks given the proposed recommendation.

present their proposals orally in clear and conving way.


Political Science

1OP03 - ECTS

This course has two goals. The first is to inform the students about the key concepts of Political Science. The second is to explore the links between Political Science and Economics, as developed by major economists 

Labour Law

1OP05 - ECTS

The aims of this subject is to inform the students – prospective employers and employees – of the legal framework of the Labour Market, in particular the Individual Labour Contract, allowing them to give a qualified performance in their professional activities. Considering the entry into force of the Portuguese Labour Code (December 2003), a special attention will be given to the new legal framework of the Labour Contract and to the Portuguese Jurisprudence related to that Labour Contract.

Economics and Management in Healthcare

1OP11 - ECTS

The course provides students with a set of specific economic methods that enables them to understand the health system in general, and, in particular, the operation of health care providers. The course also provides an introduction to management models of healthcare providers.

Portuguese and European Economy

1GE301 - ECTS To give the students a properly organized set of knowledge on the Portuguese economy, using as a guiding line the economy's long-term real convergence towards the European economy; to operationalize concepts previously acquired in other courses by applying these concepts to the Portuguese and the European economies; to teach students how to look for and deal with the statistical information available on the Portuguese economy in the European context.

Social Economics

1OP07 - ECTS

Students should learn the main concepts and models of economics and social policy and understand the importance and potentials of social economy and different regimes of welfare state. Students should also be able to analyse issues of inequality, poverty and exclusion and the need for compatible social policies. Students should be able to identify topics and methodologies essential to understand economics and social policy, being provided with information regarding the Portuguese, European and international contexts.


1OP08 - ECTS

To study the Portuguese tax system and the main taxes on income.

Operations Management

1GE303 - ECTS

The main objective of the course is to provide the students with a sound understanding of the concepts, techniques, and applications of production and operations management.

Human Resources Management

1GE304 - ECTS

“The purpose of human resource management is to improve the productive contribution of people to the organization in an ethical and socially responsible way”. In Werther, W. & Davis, K. (1993). Human resources and personnel management. NY: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 4th edition, p. 10.

This course is designed to be an introduction to the field of Human Resource Management, target to undergraduate management students. It discusses the meaning of "Human Resource Management" and highligths HR policies, programs, and practices aimed to influence organizations’ success.

Financial Markets

1GE302 - ECTS

In this course we discuss some of the main financial decisions of a corporate manager. We also look at the theories and applications related with asset valuation. The course is also concerned with the characteristics and analysis of individual securities, as well as the theory and practice of optimal combining securities into portfolios. Finally we give attention to derivatives instruments and their valuation.

Markets for Culture

1OP09 - ECTS

The main goal of this unit is to propose an introductory framework of cultural economics, cultural management and cultural sociology, and the ways in which their approaches are interdisciplinary.

Econometric Methods

1GE305 - ECTS

To supply the students with knowledge about basic econometrics tools that allow students to develop empirical work autonomously with particular emphasis on applications of management, finances and marketing.

International Trade

1GE401 - ECTS

The course aims to provide students with the necessary instruments to understand the current process of internationalisation of economies and firms. 

Public Finance and Economics

1GE402 - ECTS
The aim of this course is to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to understand the global context in which the development of the financial activity of the State is relevant; also, it will be highlighted the main problems faced by public finances in market economies. In addition to an analysis of State functions and financial instruments usable for the implementation of these functions, the students will be aware of the constraints of collective choice, the relevance of ideology and the legal and ethical constraints in the design of government activity.
The last part of the course is mostly devoted to the budget policy in Portugal and the European Union with particular emphasis on the Stability and Growth Pact and the future of public finance in the context of a contemporary application of new public management.

Corporate Strategy

1GE306 - ECTS

This course main aim is to provide students with a consistent perspective of key strategy concepts. Specifically, to provide them with tools to: 1) analyze the external and internal contexts of a focal company or organisation; 2) characterize the nature (content) of the strategies pursued; 3) identify the strategy formation mechanisms in the company and its main counterparts.
Additionally, the course also aims at training students in applying the theoretical tools to characterize the strategies currently underway in companies and organizations and to produce strategic recommendations grounded in sound internal and external analysis. Furtermore, the course also aims at developing capabilities of research, analysis and discussion and communication  that will be useful for them to participate actively in strategy management and implementatio processes and strategy implementation. The present discipline of Business Strategy starts from the classical perspective,because it is more familiar to the stu dents, but presents them with alternative currents of thought about the fundamentals of strategies and about the processes of strategy formation.

Ethics and Social Responsibility

1GE310 - ECTS

The main purpose of the course is to provide a portrait of ethical dilemmas and practices of social responsibility of companies and other typology of organizations in current times.

The course aims to develop students' knowledge about ethics and social responsibility in contemporary societies and to contribute to a critical reflection on ethics and social responsibility as evolving social, economic and organizational practices, bearing in mind the role of managers within these dynamics.

Corporate Finance

1GE307 - ECTS

It is intended that students develop skills to understand and evaluate the company's main objective - value creation - and how decisions about the sources and financing instruments as well as on the distribution of its results may contribute to this goal.

Capital Budgeting

1GE308 - ECTS

The course intends to introduce students to the capital budgeting process and techniques, developing the adequate skills both for valuation and for decision-making. The course addresses not only the main (traditional) valuation techniques, but also the most recent methods for project valuation (real options theory).

Information Systems

1GE309 - ECTS

• Provide a view of the state-of-the-art of Information Technologies.
• Raise awareness to the role, both current and future, of Information Technologies in organizations / companies, not only at the operational, tactical, and strategic levels of management, but also in supporting the design of new business / activity models.
• Discuss the role of Information Technologies in organizations / companies.
• Study the e-Business (concepts, contours, and features).

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