Master in Business Administration (MBA)

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The Master program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to become an effective manager. In addition to seeking to raise regional business skills and performance levels, this program intends to provide advanced training to teachers in the field of scientific management. It is a wide based offer, more career advancement degree than technical training for a specific job within a business. Therefore the broad goals of the program are: provide students with up-to-date foundations in content and competencies that will support their development as effective managers in a variety of organizational settings; promote the adoption and use of analytical tools for decision making in a business world of complex business issues and problems; develop skills of leadership, critical and decision making, and effective oral and written communication essential to managers in a variety of organizational settings. The second year includes the compilation of a research work.


The main objectives of the Master in Business/MBA are providing a generic training in management and in a variety of techniques and support instruments in order to develop/increase in students’ leadership and decision-making capacities as well a transversal knowledge of organization functions. These goals are operated at three levels: 1. Technical domain: involves the set of technical scientific knowledge necessary for understanding and expertise in general management; 2. Theoretical referential domain: comprises the theoretical references in each main function addressed, the methodologies, techniques and instruments which will enable the correct action, decision, and individuals development in a daily-work context; 3. Practical domain: involves fostering autodidactic learning ability.

Admission Requirements

Can apply to the master program: a) Holders of a bachelor's degree, or legal equivalent; b) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree or legal equivalent, conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to the Process; c) Holders of a higher academic degree, recognized as satisfying the objectives of the degree of licenciatura by the Scientific Council of UAc; d) Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum, recognized by the UAc Scientific Council as providing capacity to realize a master's degree.

Professional Opportunities

Management: general director, management advisor, management advisor in any functional area or division, management consultant; Marketing: director or marketing consultant; Finance and control: financial director, assistant to the financial director, controller and project analyst; Human resources: director, assistant director or human resources consultant.


Ponta Delgada

Course Code


ECTS Credits



2 Years

Study Regime

Full-time attendance, presence required in after-work schedule


  • Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • ACEF/1718/0104907
  • Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • R/A-Ef 2858/2011 de 18-03-2011

Study Program

Code Name Year Semester
0200554Accounting and Fiscal Management1st year1st quarter
0200548Applied Economics1st year1st quarter
0200512Financial Analysis1st year1st quarter
0200508Organizational Behaviour 1st year1st quarter
0200532Statistical Methods 1st year1st quarter
0200544Corporate Strategy1st year2nd quarter
0200509Finance1st year2nd quarter
0200510Management Control1st year2nd quarter
0200533Marketing1st year2nd quarter
0200524Production and Operations 1st year2nd quarter
0200531Complement to Finances1st year3rd quarter
0200547Economic Policy1st year3rd quarter
0200523Human Resources 1st year3rd quarter
0200546Marketing Complement1st year3rd quarter
0200541Composition/Project/Training in Companies Management2nd yearYearly

Optional Curricular Subjects

Code Name Year Semester
0200537Company Law1st year3rd quarter
0200515Decision Systems 1st year3rd quarter
0200538Innovation and Technology1st year3rd quarter
0200545International Business1st year3rd quarter
0200520Management Information Systems1st year3rd quarter