Master (MSc)


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6 Years
30 Jul 2020
Accreditation DGES
Initial registry R/A-Ef 1051/2011 de 18-03-2011
Update registry R/A-Ef 1051/2011/AL01 de 18-03-2016 | R/A-Ef 1051/2011/AL02 de 29-03-2018

Tuition fee EU nationals (2024/2025)

1.stYear 2900.00 €
2.rdYear 1600.00 €
At this moment, all vacancies for this course are filled
Lectured in Portuguese
Teaching Type In person

Programme Structure for 2024/2025

1st Year
Valuation of Projects and Firms
6.0 ECTS
Decision, Strategic Interaction, and Contracts
6.0 ECTS
Business Economics and Strategy
6.0 ECTS
Global Economics and Internationalization Strategies
6.0 ECTS
Methods and Quantitative Techniques for Economics
6.0 ECTS
Industrial Economics
3.0 ECTS
Human Resources and Labour Economics
3.0 ECTS
Competition Policy and Regulation
6.0 ECTS
2nd Year
Seminar on Business Economics and Competition
12.0 ECTS
Master Dissertation in Business Economics and Competition
48.0 ECTS
Project in Business Economics and Competition
48.0 ECTS


The Master in Business Economics and Competition presents itself as an option for developing studies for graduates in economics, the management or related training and aims to:

 Provide a solid background in the field of economics that can be used to define strategies and decision making about problems/challenges that arise in the context of companies and sectors of economic activity

 Develop skills for an integrated assessment of business, sectoral and macroeconomic dynamics

 Provide students with knowledge in the field of competition economics and regulation;

 Develop skills in conducting applied research in the scientific area of ​​the master's degree so that students can develop their thesis projects with a high degree of autonomy and strengthen the ability to conduct future applied research in their professional contexts.

Objective 1: Communicate effectively in writing including the following aspects: producing a well-structured written document; clearly identifying and communicating the relevant key messages within a written document; clearly expressing the link between theoretical arguments and specific practical issues; effectively summarizing ideas and conclusions.

Objective 2: To communicate effectively orally including the following: selecting the appropriate format for a given presentation; demonstrating confidence that the communication has been well prepared; developing and delivering impactful presentations.

Objective 3: Develop critical thinking skills including the following: select and interpret relevant data and references from academic and non-academic sources; identify and rationally debate ethical issues in business and management; analyze issues effectively, leading to the formulation of well-supported conclusions or solutions.

Objective 4: Use economic concepts to support business decisions including the following aspects: demonstrate an understanding of basic theoretical knowledge in the area of business economics and competition policy; demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical arguments supporting sectoral regulatory policies; demonstrate an understanding of the company's macroeconomic and sectoral environment.

Objective 5: Apply economic concepts and theory to business practice including the following aspects: demonstrate competence in applying theoretical concepts and tools to economic situations; analyze business situations under theoretical concepts.

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