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Courses Offered 2016/2017 | 2nd Semester | Full-Time Students

2nd Semester

Business Research Methods

ECTS: 7.0

Pre-requisites: N/A

This course introduces quantitative models for business decision-making. A great emphasis is put on practical applications of models, and on the use of statistical software packages to analyze real-world datasets.

Empirical Finance/Methods in Finance

ECTS: 7.0

Pre-requisites: Experienced with traditional Office software, such as Excel (including VBA), Word and Powerpoint. Basic knowledge of Statistics and Finance.

The course is divided into two modules: (i) Corporate finance, and (ii) Investments and Financial Markets. Each module consists of six three-hour lectures and six practical sessions, each with a specific topic. The course requires substantial work outside the classroom, including reading compulsory materials and working on group assignments. Students are expected to prepare in advance the materials in the reading list and to solve the exercises provided. The topics covered are quite extensive and only part of them will be addressed thoroughly in class.

Marketing Research

ECTS: 7.0

Pre-requisites: N/A

 

The quality of Marketing decisions largely depends on the information that is made available to decision makers about consumers, markets and relevant products. The main goal of this course is to familiarise students with the instruments and techniques that are commonly used for producing useful information for marketing-related decision making. The course covers the various stages of the marketing research process, from the basic definition of the research problem to the presentation of the research results.

 

Lean Entrepreneurship Project**

ECTS: 7.0

Pre-requisites: N/A

 

This course aims to outline the importance of understanding consumers’ behavior in order to develop appropriate marketing strategies. Specific information about how consumers choose, buy, and dispose the products or services, help organizations to properly define its core market and to identify threats and opportunities for their products and brands. It is therefore of major importance to adequately analyze potential consumers, identifying its needs and wishes in order to properly offer customized solutions and be able to successfully innovate.

Strategic Management Consulting Project

ECTS: 7.0

Pre-requisites: N/A

The SMC Project is a project-oriented course in which students work as teams of consultants to support a given client to solve a real business challenge. Groups of four students work together on a given project for the whole duration of the course, in direct contact with the client organization and pursuing their own project.

Health Economics

ECTS: 6.0

Pre-requisites: Intermediate level proficiency with microeconomics and statistics. Basic algebra and calculus.

Health Economics studies the activities related to the investment, maintenance and repair of people’s health. The health care industry has been growing in importance and today its size is above 10% of GDP in several developed countries. The health care industry is also becoming a major employer in modern economies, including career opportunities for graduates from Economics and Business Administration programs.

History of Economic Thought

ECTS: 6.0

Pre-requisites: N/A

The course will present an introduction to the main
texts of the evolution of Economic Theory.
The method used will be oral exposition by the teacher, discussing some specific quotations from
each of the books selected.

International Money and Finance

ECTS: 7.0

Pre-requisites: Bachelor in Economics or be a student of Master in Economics or Finance (also for exchange students).

This is a course on fiscal and monetary policy. It covers some of the main principles of optimal fiscal policy, and relates those to the optimal quantity of money. It also covers guidelines for stabilization policy justified by nominal rigidities on prices, wages, or financial frictions. Sovereign debt crisis and financial crisis are also studied.

 

Language Courses

Portuguese Crash Course

ECTS: 1.5

Pre-requisites: NA

The course is intended for absolute beginners in Portuguese as a foreign language and aims at preparing participants for their first contact with the language and the daily communicative situations they will come across whilst in the country.

Portuguese Extensive Course A1 level

ECTS: 4.5

Pre-requisites: NA
This course aims at the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level  A1.

Portuguese Extensive Course A2 level

ECTS: 4.5

Pre-requisites: Level A1
This course aims at the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level A2.

Portuguese Extensive Course B1 level

ECTS: 4.5

Pre-requisites: Level A2
This course aims at the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level B1.

Spanish Language Course Level A1.1

ECTS: 4.5

Pre-requisites: Portuguese native speaker

This course is based on action learning, ie, the student will be able to run certain tasks significantly using the Spanish language, with special attention for the practice of communication. However, there is an important space for the practice of grammar to the student's choice. The Spanish courses are also specially designed for Portuguese speaking students, focusing on common mistakes of Portuguese speakers.

* Students should not register for Financial Desicion Making in a Business Context.

** Students should not register for Lean Entrepreneurship at the same time.

All courses are lectured in English.