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Students who choose to study abroad in Lisbon with API complete courses offered in English in international business, international relations, and Portuguese history and culture at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE). Portuguese language courses are also available through the New University of Lisbon (NOVA).

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Portuguese speakers
  • Completed API application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Statement of purpose
  • Supplemental application requirements
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa
  • University Approval Form

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Lisbon programs. All excursions are subject to change.

  • Belém

    Belém is widely considered Lisbon’s most monumental and historical area. It was from here that many of the great Portuguese navigators embarked on their voyages of discovery, including Prince Henry the Navigator (bound for Cueta, Morocco), Bartholomeu Dias (who rounded the Cape of Good Hope), and Vasco da Gama (who discovered the route to India). Christopher Columbus also stopped here on his way back to Europe after “discovering” the New World. Lisbon and Portugal prospered during this period of discovery, with gold coming from the recent conquered New World. Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery were built as many as other great constructions during this time period. In addition to seeing these sites, students will be treated to the very famous custard tarts (Pastéis de Belém), at the Antiga Confeitaria de Belem which has been serving these delicious pastries since 1841.

  • Lagos

    Set on one of the largest bays in the Algarve region in the south of Portugal, Lagos is an eye-catching and bustling town conquered by the Arabs on the 8th century leaving behind fortifications that we still can see nowadays. The Portuguese discoveries of the 15th century initiated by Henry the Navigator turned Lagos into an important Naval center. At the same time, a most deplorable period of history began, with the first slaves brought back from the Sahara in 1441 by Henry’s explorer Nuno Tristão. The city was the capital of the Algarve from 1576 to 1756.

  • Mafra and Ericeira

    King Jõao V paid for the enormous baroque and neoclassical palace and monastery at Mafra with colonial Brazilian gold in the eighteenth-century; construction took more than thirty years and, at its peak, the project employed up to 45,000 workers. The palace (which inspired Portuguese Nobel laureate José Saramago to write his novel, Baltasar, and Blimunda) includes a magnificent library, which encapsulated all knowledge of the age, and a sumptuous basilica. A visit to the nearby historic fishing port of country in 1910, completes the trip.

  • Sintra

    Following a short train ride from Rossio Station in Lisbon, tour the magnificent National Palace of Sintra, the best preserved medieval Royal Palace in Portugal. Students will tour the manor house and gardens of the romantic nineteenth-century Quinta da Regaleira estate, followed by lunch in the unique ambiance of Sintra’s restaurants (with traditional regional pastries). An afternoon walk around the Castle of the Moors, on the heights above town with excellent views of the coast, completes this trip.

  • Porto

    Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, and a very busy industrial and commercial center. The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Porto’s geography is hard on the feet, but pleasant to the eye. The city is extremely hilly, with many buildings built into a cliff face that overlooks the river. Students will enjoy getting to know this lovely Portuguese city.

  • Belém

    Belém is widely considered Lisbon’s most monumental and historical area. It was from here that many of the great Portuguese navigators embarked on their voyages of discovery, including Prince Henry the Navigator (bound for Cueta, Morocco), Bartholomeu Dias (who rounded the Cape of Good Hope), and Vasco da Gama (who discovered the route to India). Christopher Columbus also stopped here on his way back to Europe after “discovering” the New World. Lisbon and Portugal prospered during this period of discovery, with gold coming from the recent conquered New World. Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery were built as many as other great constructions during this time period. In addition to seeing these sites, students will be treated to the very famous custard tarts (Pastéis de Belém), at the Antiga Confeitaria de Belem which has been serving these delicious pastries since 1841.

  • Lagos

    Set on one of the largest bays in the Algarve region in the south of Portugal, Lagos is an eye-catching and bustling town conquered by the Arabs on the 8th century leaving behind fortifications that we still can see nowadays. The Portuguese discoveries of the 15th century initiated by Henry the Navigator turned Lagos into an important Naval center. At the same time, a most deplorable period of history began, with the first slaves brought back from the Sahara in 1441 by Henry’s explorer Nuno Tristão. The city was the capital of the Algarve from 1576 to 1756.

  • Mafra and Ericeira

    King Jõao V paid for the enormous baroque and neoclassical palace and monastery at Mafra with colonial Brazilian gold in the eighteenth-century; construction took more than thirty years and, at its peak, the project employed up to 45,000 workers. The palace (which inspired Portuguese Nobel laureate José Saramago to write his novel, Baltasar, and Blimunda) includes a magnificent library, which encapsulated all knowledge of the age, and a sumptuous basilica. A visit to the nearby historic fishing port of country in 1910, completes the trip.

  • Sintra

    Following a short train ride from Rossio Station in Lisbon, tour the magnificent National Palace of Sintra, the best preserved medieval Royal Palace in Portugal. Students will tour the manor house and gardens of the romantic nineteenth-century Quinta da Regaleira estate, followed by lunch in the unique ambiance of Sintra’s restaurants (with traditional regional pastries). An afternoon walk around the Castle of the Moors, on the heights above town with excellent views of the coast, completes this trip.

  • Porto

    Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, and a very busy industrial and commercial center. The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Porto’s geography is hard on the feet, but pleasant to the eye. The city is extremely hilly, with many buildings built into a cliff face that overlooks the river. Students will enjoy getting to know this lovely Portuguese city.

  • Belém

    Belém is widely considered Lisbon’s most monumental and historical area. It was from here that many of the great Portuguese navigators embarked on their voyages of discovery, including Prince Henry the Navigator (bound for Cueta, Morocco), Bartholomeu Dias (who rounded the Cape of Good Hope), and Vasco da Gama (who discovered the route to India). Christopher Columbus also stopped here on his way back to Europe after “discovering” the New World. Lisbon and Portugal prospered during this period of discovery, with gold coming from the recent conquered New World. Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery were built as many as other great constructions during this time period. In addition to seeing these sites, students will be treated to the very famous custard tarts (Pastéis de Belém), at the Antiga Confeitaria de Belem which has been serving these delicious pastries since 1841.

  • Lagos

    Set on one of the largest bays in the Algarve region in the south of Portugal, Lagos is an eye-catching and bustling town conquered by the Arabs on the 8th century leaving behind fortifications that we still can see nowadays. The Portuguese discoveries of the 15th century initiated by Henry the Navigator turned Lagos into an important Naval center. At the same time, a most deplorable period of history began, with the first slaves brought back from the Sahara in 1441 by Henry’s explorer Nuno Tristão. The city was the capital of the Algarve from 1576 to 1756.

  • Mafra and Ericeira

    King Jõao V paid for the enormous baroque and neoclassical palace and monastery at Mafra with colonial Brazilian gold in the eighteenth-century; construction took more than thirty years and, at its peak, the project employed up to 45,000 workers. The palace (which inspired Portuguese Nobel laureate José Saramago to write his novel, Baltasar, and Blimunda) includes a magnificent library, which encapsulated all knowledge of the age, and a sumptuous basilica. A visit to the nearby historic fishing port of country in 1910, completes the trip.

  • Sintra

    Following a short train ride from Rossio Station in Lisbon, tour the magnificent National Palace of Sintra, the best preserved medieval Royal Palace in Portugal. Students will tour the manor house and gardens of the romantic nineteenth-century Quinta da Regaleira estate, followed by lunch in the unique ambiance of Sintra’s restaurants (with traditional regional pastries). An afternoon walk around the Castle of the Moors, on the heights above town with excellent views of the coast, completes this trip.

  • Porto

    Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, and a very busy industrial and commercial center. The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Porto’s geography is hard on the feet, but pleasant to the eye. The city is extremely hilly, with many buildings built into a cliff face that overlooks the river. Students will enjoy getting to know this lovely Portuguese city.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-15 credits per semester

Students who choose to study abroad in Lisbon with API complete courses offered in English in international business, international relations, and Portuguese history and culture at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE). Portuguese language courses are also available through the New University of Lisbon (NOVA).

The fall examination period continues past December break into January. Many professors will allow students to take their exams early and depart in December; however, some will require students to take their exam with a proctor in January after returning to the U.S. Please contact the API office if you have any questions.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE) and the New University of Lisbon (NOVA) upon successful completion of their program.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Carlos Loureiro

    Carlos Loureiro will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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    Ryan McCann

    Ryan McCann will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad with us!

    Email - ryan.mccann@apiabroad.com

COURSE OFFERINGS

When choosing from the available courses, please be aware that there may be time conflicts. API advises that students have alternate course selections approved in the case of a course conflict. Additional information will be provided post-acceptance.

The fall examination period continues past December break into January. Many professors will allow students to take their exams early and depart in December; however, some will require students to take their exam with a proctor in January after returning to the U.S. Please contact the API office if you have any questions.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COURSES

When choosing from the international business courses on offer, please be aware that there may be time conflicts each semester.

ADDITIONAL COURSES

In addition to the business offerings, there are additional courses offered in English at ISCTE each semester, including subjects such as communications, history, and international relations.

PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE COURSES

The Portuguese language courses are offered through the New University of Lisbon (NOVA), and are conducted at the beginning through advanced levels. No previous study of Portuguese is necessary for the beginner level course and students looking to take above the A1 level course will take a placement exam upon arrival. Students will receive an additional official transcript from NOVA crediting these courses along with an ISCTE official transcript, crediting the courses taken at ISCTE.

CREDIT INFORMATION

Our Portuguese partner universities operate on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). It is generally accepted that in order to convert from ECTS to U.S. credits, one should divide the ECTS total by 2, whereby most courses are worth 3 U.S. credits.

Comparative International Management

This course focuses on the study of management and organizational behavior across different countries, identifying differences and similarities, reasons for them and the impact they have on management. Get to know the main models in this area. Increase the participants? awareness to cultural differences, helping them to overcome the considerable difficulties which arise when negotiating and doing business in an international setting and when interacting with persons from different nationalities.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Management in International Organizations

["This course will focus on main concepts related to international finance","decision making process in foreign investments","study the factors driving the return and risk of foreign investments."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Marketing Management

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Digital Narratives and Entertainment

["This seminar is structured around the study of contemporary media practices, from the production and consumption spheres and based on the analysis of media flows across different platforms. Objectives: study of digital culture and networked consumption of entertainment vis-\u00e0-vis new forms of participatory culture, insights on transmedia\/cross-media storytelling strategies and media franchises, relating to business strategies of Web 2.0 companies, entertainment and cultural industries based on intellectual capital","overview of the major trends on audience theory research linking to contemporary empirical studies. Topics such as digital divide, participation gap, and the importance of media literacies will be discussed","look on fandom, providing an outline of the key concepts, debates, theoretical framing, and methodologies."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Diversity in Interpersonal Relations

["The objectives of this course are as follows: To understand explanations and processes linked to diversity in close relationships","To describe and explain the impact of diversities on interpersonal relationships and social interactions with people deemed close and\/or intimate","To analyze the effects of diversity in close relationships for well-being","To analyze the role of diversity in conflictual close relationships","To learn and develop strategies to decrease the impact of diversity in conflictual close relationships","To define, explain, and communicate the impact of diversities on close relationships","To analyze the role of diversity in conflictual close relationships","To propose and communicate the effects of diversity in close relationships for well-being","To develop strategies to decrease the impact of diversity in conflictual close relationships."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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The Future of Freedom: Surveillance, Control, and Identification

Students will develop critical knowledge on issues regarding surveillance, censorship and identification especially in its theoretical, practical and political dimensions in the modern era. Addressing different issues and contexts, students will acquire skills that allow a cross-reading of the issues around security policies in the international context, and a deep understanding of the implications of using information and communication technologies at the level of privacy, confidentiality and civil rights and liberties.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Individual and Cultural Diversity Competencies Development

This course aims to provide an awareness of, and a sensitivity to, individual and cultural diversity issues, as they may apply to different areas of application of work (school, clinical setting, workplace, organizations, etc...). Its purpose is to promote training regarding professional and personal competencies, specifically focusing their application to different contexts in psychology.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Media and Journalism

["The course focuses on key issues, including the role of the media and journalism in everyday life, the evolution of the media in a rapidly changing world, changing business models and organizations, regulation of the media and the birth and rise of the new production and distribution platforms.The course focuses on the following core content: What is the role of radio and TV for interactive screens","How to make multimedia journalism","Digital communication and multi-platform publishing","the economy of the media and media management at a time of uncertainty","visions and knowledge of regulatory agencies and visions of audiences","Media Regulation in Europe, comparative case analysis: the coverage of the September 11 attacks and M11","The history of digital journalism in the last 20 years."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Portuguese History and Culture

This course aims to provide international students with a general overview of Portuguese History and Culture. The course is conceived as a mixture between lectures and outdoor tours to sites with historical interest.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Public Policies of Culture

For the purpose of the articulation between the chair both with the academic development and / or professional occupation of the participants, it is intended that the presentation of key concepts - Politics, Culture Public Policy, Planning, Public Administration, Administrative Procedure, the principle of legal procedure, Civil Society - are framed in the Portuguese context and compared with two models - the Anglo-Saxon and French, articulated with international public entities - UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the European Union. The chair is developed in five areas - public cultural policies in Portugal, the models of public policy from the perspective of Anglo-Saxon and French culture, the role of international public entities in the development of public policies on culture, the construction of each participant perspective.

Language of Instruction: English Portuguese   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Seminar on Internet Research Analysis

The main aim of the course is to understand and explore the use of specific methodological strategies in Internet research and analysis. To discuss the strengths and limits of online qualitative and quantitative approaches and to address the latest debates and controversies regarding the ways in which the Internet can be used to research. The course intends to provide students with a variety of research tools regarding Internet environment ranging from designing an Internet research, to accessing archives and statistical data, to apply observational techniques and participant observation of online communities or constructing an online questionnaire. A major concern will also be making the students critically aware of the ethical questions regarding Internet research.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Seminar on Political Communication

To provide an overview of the major concepts, debates and findings within socials sciences such as political science, political sociology, and communication and media studies, identifying, overlaps, convergences and divergences among them. It also aims at offering students conceptual tools to approach and understand how political communication is changing via the growing use of ICT, both as an instrument and as a space where such strategies take place.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Social Movements in the Digital Era

The role of new digital technologies has been very important in the more recent waves of protest, from the Arab Spring to the Occupy movement. Furthermore, these same new technologies also represent a fundamental resource for the analysis of these social movements. This Curricular Unit (UC) proposes to tackle the question of social movements in the digital era from this twofold perspective. Thus, on the one hand, it intends to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the new forms of protest (the so-called new-new social movements, or mega networks). On the other hand, the students will gain familiarity with the principal theories and analysis methodologies established within the area of social movements studies, especially related to the new means of communication. Finally, the students will be invited to carry out an empirical piece of work with the application of the learnt research tools.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Applied Corporate Finance

The main purpose of this course is to enable students to be able to use the theory of finance to the decision making that creates value in real business situations through the use of the concepts, methods and tools that are more appropriate.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Business Law

The scope of this subject is limited to one of the Business Law subcategories or areas only, such as the business corporation law (company law). The student who is granted approval in this course shall be able to apply the fundamental concepts and legal framework with regard to the different legal types of companies as forms of business enterprise, their incorporation proceedings, their corporate governance rules including how to apply the balance sheet profit as well as the equity integrity, the supplemental contributions to the capital, the amendments to the articles of association, as well as their member rights and duties, and the legal forms of company affiliation and groupings.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Financial Accounting II

["Students shall develop competency in financial accounting in order to: Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge of the Financial Reporting framework and standards","Apply critical thinking skills by developing the ability to identify and evaluate accounting problems and arrive at reasoned conclusions","Demonstrate competency in utilizing the data and accounting information and search for authoritative answers to specific financial accounting issues to prepare financial statements and reporting."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Financial Modeling and Business Plan

["This course aims to build and utilize the key documents for financial planning, namely Income Statements","Cash-Flow Statements","Financial Statements and Balance Sheets. Simulating the firm\u2019s future situation","analyze specific issues of operational and financial planning with implications for the corporate value, and the flexibility value","how to value financing alternatives according to the financial equilibrium and value implications."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Final Project in Management

This course will incorporate the following programs: introduction to the theory of investment (capital budgeting) projects, industry analysis, future demand estimate, strategy and functional areas of management, location studies for the processing units, investment (capital budgeting) project implementation, economical and financial evaluation of investment projects and financing structure models, decision process theory.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Forecasting Methods

The main purpose is to gain knowledge and experience in order to obtain good quality forecasts for cross-section and time series data (univariate and multivariate).

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Fraud and Forensic Accounting

Armed with the knowledge, skills, and abilities of this course, students may not have the ability to investigate fraud or provide forensic and litigation advisory services, but they should know enough to recognize when to call for specialized assistance.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Fundamentals of Finance

The students will develop competences that allow them, in the conceptual plane, to identify and describe the concepts related with value, valuation, compounding, investment and corporate financial management and analysis, and, in the practical plane, the students must be capable of using the methods and analysis techniques that allow them to operationalize the above concepts in an appropriate form.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Futures and Options

In the end of this learning unit, the student must understand: Financial Markets. Futures markets, Forward Markets, and Option Markets.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Game Theory and Economic Applications

The course introduces game theory and strategic thinking providing the students useful tools to support decision-making in economic and business situation of strategic interaction.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Health Economics

Present the main theoretical models of Health Economics that allow defining economic policies for the health sector.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Human Resources Management

This course aims to develop the competences of analysis of the main Human Resources policies, their possible applications, and integration with general management

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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International Human Resources Management

The course of International Human Resource Management (IHRM) is designed to introduce students to the management of human resources in an international setting. The course explores the nature of IHRM and distinguishes international from national HR practices. The purpose of the course is to provide students with a systematic view of the basic problems inherent in IHRM.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Investments

["The students, at the end of the present learning unit, must develop competences that allow them to understand the trading, valuation and risk management mechanisms for the bond market","to manage and characterize the interest rate risk exposure of a portfolio","to analyse the efficiency, and the performance of a portfolio allocation","to identify the main sources of value for a stock."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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International Macroeconomics

To supply the students the main theoretical body of the designated International Macroeconomics, with strong support in macroeconomic principles, for students to be able to understand the empirical events in open economies and the application of macroeconomic policies in an open economy context.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Macroeconomics II

At the end of the present learning unit students should have developed skills that allow them to understand the fundamental macroeconomic aspects that determine an economy's performance both in the short and in the long run.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Management Accounting I

After being approved in this course, students must be able to understand the relevance of management accounting to manage organizations within competitive environments, use main concepts of inventory costing and income calculation, identify matters underlying information for decision making and apply inherent methodologies.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Modeling in Marketing Research

["This course aims for further understanding of the most important concepts in statistics in marketing research","oral and written communication skills concerning work done within the scope of statistical analysis","enhancing skills on the application of statistics in empirical research."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Operations Management II

Promoting a modern approach to Operations Management (OM) based on the introduction and discussion of the two main OM paradigms, in order to achieve success within a complex business world. Promoting the syllabus integration with Operations Management I.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Optimization

This course intends to develop Calculus tecnhiques, in particular some adequate for solving practical managerial and economic problems of optimization.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Services Marketing

The main purpose of this course is to know the differences between product and service, familiarize with the elements of service marketing, and understand customer needs and preferences to ensure loyalty and satisfaction.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Statistics II

The main purpose of this course is to enable students to know the most important inferential statistical methods and being to identify and apply the adequate method to each specific real situation in business and institutional environments, with the help of statistical software.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Taxation for Non-Residents

The main purpose of this course is to enable the students to know and aply the main concepts of personal income tax, corporate income tax, value-added tax and VAT - Intra community operations and also to enable students to apply the main international tax definitions.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Academic Competencies

This course aims to provide students with information and conceptual training in the techniques, methods, and ethics of the design, implementation, and dissemination of research in psychology. This course has a large practical component, in which students will have the opportunity to take part in all phases of research, from conception to dissemination.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Advanced Data Analysis Methods

The main objective of this course is to present dependency methods which combine two analytical dimensions in social sciences. Complex designs of models with moderation and mediation effects are analyzed. Thus, applications are made using Multiple Linear Regression and Logistic Regression. The presentation of different methods also involves a more practical/empirical component, constructing analysis situations with the support of statistical software (SPSS).

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Advanced Research Methods in Psychology

This curricular unit aims to develop a profound knowledge about different methods and techniques of research in social and organizational psychology. In particular, the use of different specific research tools and methods in this domain is examined together with conditions and resources necessary for their application.Particular emphasis is given to the experience of conducting scientific research in Psychology, to know about the elaboration of research projects and about the process of publication in scientific journals.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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The Atlantic Triangle: EU, USA, Latin America

["Topics include: Latin America in European and American Priorities","International Trade Regime and CAP","Development policy","Foreign and security policy","Regional Integration in Latin America","The influence of the European model","Bi-regionalism","Multiple Regional groupings","USA-Latin America: cooperation vs confrontation","Strategic Partnerships and Dialogues: Brazil, Mexico","Portugal, Spain and Latin America","the Ibero-American Community in crisis","The Atlantic(s): USA, EU, Latin America, Africa"]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Border Crossings: European Responses to Current Migration Issues

["The course aims to provide introductory knowledge to the current migration phenomenon and the European responses to the present crisis of refugees and immigrants. From a multidisciplinary perspective, the course aims to: Stimulate analytical and critical thinking","Stimulate student sensitivity to migration issues","Contribute to the increase of theoretical and practical knowledge","Promote a practical component through study visits to governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations on the topics addressed."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Comparative Social Protection Systems

["This course will introduce the students to the terminology and to the basic notions required for the approach of the issue of social protection","provide references of orientation enabling them to gather a more complete and precise information, relating to more specific contexts","offers an overview on international and European debates in matters of social protection that both motivate and are nurtured by comparative research, gives a notion of the arguments in these debates, as well as of the political, administrative, and practical needs that motivate and condition comparison in this domain","analyze the role of States in the domain of social protection, and the relationship between issues of social protection and issues of labour."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Conflict Negotiation and Mediation

["The course deals with conflicts arising in multiple intercultural settings as well as with the ways of solving them. Social-psychological models concerning the origin, processes, and consequences of intergroup conflict will be presented with a focus on how they affect inter-group perceptions, behaviors, and with regard to how they can effectively help overcome conflicts. In this course the processes and techniques of negotiation and mediation will be highlighted and trained as major ways of solving intercultural conflicts by using both parts","interests and maximizing the possibility of a satisfactory conflict resolution. Specific features of distributive and integrative negotiation, as well as cognitive biases of negotiators will show the dynamics of the intercultural negotiation and mediation processes. The application of these general principles to intercultural relations in diverse contexts - health, education, work, justice, or politics - will be made."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conflicts, Peace-Building and International Regulation

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Contemporary China

["This course will cover the following topics: The political history of modern China","Ideology, governance and political economy","Chinese society","Education and culture in China","Corporate governance in China","Enterprise strategies of Chinese firms"]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Contemporary India – Society, Politics, and Culture

Topics include: the construction of the Indian nation, the British Raj. the nationalist movement, the partition of India and its sequels, India after Gandhi, language, nation, and religion, Social structure, the caste system: essentialism and social translation, other morphologies, case studies, India and its gods, Hinduism and other practices, Communalism and non-violence, the democracy and its paradoxes, untouchables, women and other subalterns, the policy of reservations, integration and segregation, incredible India, Tourism, culture, and environment, the world consumption of Indian culture.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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02162 Culture and Cultural Industries

This course departs from the assertion that culture is not 'natural' nor is it an 'add-on', instead it is a key ingredient in the production of humankind such that "without men, no culture, certainly; but equally, and more significantly without culture, no men" (Geertz, 1973: 49). Culture and its industries are then crucial sites of production and power. Throughout the course, students will use different theories, examples, and sites to examine how cultures are produced, studied, consumed, by whom, and to what effects. This course has three main goals: to provide students with an overview of some of the major theoretical approaches from several disciplines, including communication studies, political science, anthropology, and art; to identify convergences and divergences between these approaches so as to highlight what is gained and lost by using them; and finally, to provide students with the conceptual tools necessary to conduct their own cultural research.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Dynamics of Growth: the Emerging Economies

Topics covered include: 1. The formation and the concept of the emerging economies within the dynamics of the international economy 2. The comparison between the emerging economies phenomena with the process of growth in Japan and the Asian dragons in the eighties 3. Case studies 3.1. China 3.2. India 3.3. Brazil 3.4. Russia 3.5. South Africa 4. The debate on emerging economies as future locomotives of growth: the next generation of emerging economies versus the return of the "traditional" developed economies

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Globalization and Development Challenges

["This course aims to achieve three different objectives: to locate the specific contribution of economic science in addressing the economic aspects of contemporary social issues and whose overall grasp requires the use of interdisciplinary approaches to nature at different territorial scales in analyzing the globalization process","to raise awareness of the challenges facing researchers and professionals involved in the preparation of public action in promoting development at different territorial levels","deepening awareness and perspective of some restructuring movements of scientific knowledge in these areas.The course aims at contributing to analyze the processes and situations that involve the need of increased specific development action in contemporary globalizing conditions and the need to design possible public maneuvering spaces in promoting development at different territorial levels."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Groups and Inter-Group Relations

This course aims to allow the analysis and the understanding of attitudes and human behavior of individuals in terms of their membership in groups and their participation in intergroup relations within their socio-cognitive contexts.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Internet Research Analysis

The main aim of the course is to understand and explore the use of specific methodological strategies in Internet research and analysis. To discuss the strengths and limits of online qualitative and quantitative approaches and to address the latest debates and controversies regarding the ways in which the Internet can be used to research. The course intends to provide students with a variety of research tools regarding Internet environment ranging from accessing archives and statistical data, to design an online survey research, to apply observational techniques and participant observation of online communities or constructing an online questionnaire. A major concern will also be making the students critically aware of the ethical questions regarding Internet research.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Management for the Creative Industries

["This module introduces the fundamentals of management practice as they are applied to the cultural and creative industries. The module takes a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding business issues and students will be expected to integrate these disciplines in addressing business problems. Specifically, the aims of the module are to: 1. Equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to be an effective manager or entrepreneur","2. Apply relevant management theories and principles to business practice","3. Examine management practice within a wider economic and political context","4. Develop a multi-disciplinary and integrative approach to problem solving","5. Explore business practice in different cultural contexts and working environments","6. Develop an ability to define and evaluate strategic management issues in the cultural and creative sector."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Political Dynamics of the Mena Region

It is intended that students acquire a broad understanding about the politics of the Middle East and North Africa region, as well as its contemporary position and relevance in the international context, on the basis of a transdisciplinary approach.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Research Design

The curricular unit Research Design has as main goal to provide master students the fundamental conceptual and operative tools for the design of a social sciences research and/or intervention project. Being a common curricular unit to different master programs, it is designed for the accomplishment of a final objective: to provide sudents the means to develop their own project.

Language of Instruction: English Portuguese   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Sociology of Violence

Introduction to the ability of social theories help to understand social violence phenomena

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Sociological Theory: Major Schools of Thought

["The period of consolidation of sociology after World War II is shaped by the differentiation of objects, languages and methodologies. In this context, emphasis is given to the articulation between diversity of theories and unity of the disciplinary field. The approach of the contents and the teaching methodologies used have four main objectives: to introduce to the languages that structure the theoretical field of sociology","to understand the coherence of each theory discussed, and to identify cross-cutting issues that help establishing links between them","to recognize the multiplicity of meanings given to the same vocabulary","to question the relationship between the diversity of the theoretical references and the construction of research objects."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Portuguese Language A1

Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases in order to satisfy concrete needs. Introduce oneself and others and be able to ask and answer questions about personal details such as, for example, where you live, people you know and things you have. Communicate in a simple way if the other person talks slowly and clearly and if he is prepared to help.

Language of Instruction: Portuguese    Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Portuguese Language A2

["The objectives of this course are as follows: understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to immediate priority areas (e.g., personal and family information, shopping, local geography)","communicate to perform simple and routine tasks requiring a basic and direct exchange of information on familiar topics","describe, in simple terms, one\u2019s background, environment and matters related to areas of immediate need."]

Language of Instruction: Portuguese    Language Level Required: Beginner   Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Portuguese Language B1

["The objectives of this course are as follows: speak and understand the main points of a conversation on familiar matters","write simple connected texts and understand the main points of a text dealing with familiar topics","deal with a variety of everyday communicative and work-related situations and work-related, interacting with native or non-native users","describe experiences and events, and give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans."]

Language of Instruction: Portuguese    Language Level Required: Beginner   Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Portuguese Language B2

["The objectives of this course are as follows: compreender as ideias principais em textos complexos sobre diversos assuntos, incluindo discuss\u00f5es t\u00e9cnicas na sua \u00e1rea de especialidade","comunicar com um certo grau de espontaneidade e de \u00e0-vontade com falantes nativos do portugu\u00eas, sem tens\u00e3o de parte a parte","exprimir-se de modo claro e pormenorizado sobre uma grande variedade de temas e explicar um ponto de vista sobre um tema da atualidade, expondo as vantagens e os inconvenientes das v\u00e1rias possibilidades."]

Language of Instruction: Portuguese    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Portuguese Language C1

["The course objectives are as follows: compreender um vasto n\u00famero de textos longos e exigentes, reconhecendo os seus significados impl\u00edcitos","exprimir-se de forma fluente e espont\u00e2nea sem precisar de procurar muito as palavras","usar a l\u00edngua de modo flex\u00edvel e eficaz para fins sociais, acad\u00e9micos e profissionais","exprimir-se sobre temas complexos, de forma clara e bem estruturada, manifestando o dom\u00ednio de mecanismos de organiza\u00e7\u00e3o, de articula\u00e7\u00e3o e de coes\u00e3o do discurso."]

Language of Instruction: Portuguese    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Course Level: Upper Division  

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Comparative International Management

This course focuses on the study of management and organizational behavior across different countries, identifying differences and similarities, reasons for them and the impact they have on management. Get to know the main models in this area. Increase the participants? awareness to cultural differences, helping them to overcome the considerable difficulties which arise when negotiating and doing business in an international setting and when interacting with persons from different nationalities.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Corporate Finance

This course deals with relevant topics in corporate finance from the perspective of financial managers who are responsible for making significant investment and financing decisions. The course covers subjects that are important to decision-making in marketing, operations management, and corporate strategy. Topics will include leasing and leveraged buyouts, dividend policies, capital market efficiency, capital budgeting, financial analysis and forecasting, etc. Because of the practical importance of the material and as an illustration of the relevant theory, examples and cases will be discussed.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

Data Analysis for Management

At the end of the learning unit students are expected to have developed the competencies that enable them to apply univariate and multivariate data analysis techniques to real situations in business and management.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Economics and Strategy of Intellectual Property

The goal is to introduce one of the most important, dynamic and controversial areas of global economic life. This course aims at stimulating analytical, practical and critical reasoning on patents, trademarks, copyright and other intangible assets.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Economics of Innovation and Knowledge

This course aims to develop skills that allow developing knowledge and understanding of the major role played by knowledge and innovation in contemporary economies, at country, region and firm levels, in order to be able to critically analyze European and domestic standing and policies and to mobilize innovation for economic and social problem solving at different levels.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

This course is focused on the many facets of the interaction between environmental quality and economic agents. It is important to study corrective mechanisms that improve well-being and contribute to sustainability. The goal is for students to frame environmental problems in an economic perspective, so as to allow a more complete and rigorous analysis of such problems.

Language of Instruction: English Portuguese   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Financial Accounting I

In this course, students will develop competency in financial accounting in order to understand the main financial statements, its preparation and its utility for organizations management.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

Financial Economics

["Introduce students to the study of financial economics","explaining how investors make decisions, financial markets work, and the price of assets is determined."]

Language of Instruction: English Portuguese   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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ICT’s for Management

It is intended that students develop skills for advanced use of spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel or other in open source format, because they are a very useful and powerful tool for all situations that require quantitative analysis.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Integrated Operations Management

The overall goal of this course is to provide students with an overall approach to operations management and its impact in terms of a company's ability to compete, highlighting the alignment of operations goals with company's goals, the design of the operations system and its planning and management, throughout time.

Language of Instruction: English Portuguese   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Integrated Project Management

Present and develop the concepts, methodologies and tools needed for an effective management of the projects developed in private and public organizations.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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International Finance and Accounting

We focus on the main concepts and models of noncooperative games, constantly providing economic applications.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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International Marketing

The main purpose of this course is to enable students to apply the specifics of international marketing to real situations in the business environment

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Management in International Organizations

["This course will focus on main concepts related to international finance","decision making process in foreign investments","study the factors driving the return and risk of foreign investments."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Marketing Management

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Mathematics

The overall goal of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of Linear Algebra and Diferential Calculus in Rn. We will develop skills in the aforementioned concepts and apply them in solving problems in economics and management.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Macroeconomics

The main goal of Macroeconomics is that students understand the functioning of a market economy (markets and policy institutions) from a macroeconomic perspective. The emphasis is on short-run fluctuations of an open economy with market imperfections.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Mergers and Acquisitions and Company Valuation

["Classify merger and acquisition (M&A) activities based on forms of integration and relatedness of business activities","Explain common motivations behind M&A activity","Explain the relation between merger motivations and types of mergers","Contrast merger transaction characteristics by form of acquisition, method of payment, and attitude of target management","Distinguish among pre-offer and post-offer takeover defense mechanisms","Calculate and interpret the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index and evaluate the likelihood of an antitrust challenge for a given business combination","Use the discounted cash flow, economic value added, comparable company, and comparable transaction analyses for valuing a target company","Explain common reasons for restructuring."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Microeconomics I

The main goal of Microeconomics is to present the foundations of modern microeconomic theory, namely consumer theory, producer theory, and markets. This course also aims to stimulate economic reasoning in students through the discussion of examples of specific markets.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Microeconomics II

["This course aims to develop the microeconomic analysis at the intermediate level initiated in Microeconomics I, extending and applying consumer and producer theories in different market structures to different settings: inter-temporal, with risk and uncertainty, in general equilibrium frameworks and with market failures. The course contributes to reach the following sublearning goals set for the undergraduate degree in Economics: Students will be able to identify and replicate the main points of contemporary economic theories","Students will demonstrate an understanding of the strong points but also the limitations of the models and techniques used in economics"]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Operations Management I

This course aims to promote a modern approach to operations management (OM) based on the introduction and discussion of the two main OM paradigms, in order to achieve success within a complex business world.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Operations Research

The main purpose of this course is to enable students to know the most important concepts of operations research, models and solution techniques. Being able to apply this knowledge in each specific real situation in business and institutional environments.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Organizational Models

This course intends to familiarize the student with several organizational models and its respective implications as regards organizational behavior.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Operational Marketing

["This course aims to provide students with confidence to decide about marketing mix actions that are coherent with a pre-defined strategy","understand the role of the different marketing mix elements in achieving marketing objectives","identify and develop solutions for marketing problems related with product, price, distribution and communication","use creativity as a complement to the conceptual and operational domains, in order to build competitive advantage.\u00a0"]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Project Evaluation Methods

This course intends to promote the learning of quantitative methods applied in project evaluation when there is a high level of uncertainty over future rewards. Other objective is to present, for each method, several case studies of assessment.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Statistics I

The main purpose of this course is to enable students to know the most important inferential statistical methods and being to identify and apply the adequate method to each specific real situation in business and institutional environments, with the help of statistical software.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Strategic Management

Present and develop the concepts, methodologies and tools needed for an effective participation in the strategic management process.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Anthropology, Citizenship, and Human Rights

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Attitudes and Political Behavior

The first part of the course concerns several elements such as behaviour, the paradoxes of turnout and information, and basic attitudes toward democracy. In the second part, the focus is on voting and party competition. The cleavage model and several dimensions of identification and competition are presented.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Basic Concepts in Human Interaction, Relations and Groups

The course should provide students with a general orientation towards intercultural relations and with necessary background knowledge for the subsequent, more specialized courses.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Biological Bases of Emotions

The general goals are to introduce students to emotions from the bottom up through their evolutionary origin and basic functions, neurophysiologic mechanisms and underlying brain structures, and teach them through overcoming the remnants of old misunderstandings in the Social and Humanities Sciences, demonstrating how the biological bases of emotion articulates with experience, culture and voluntary changes in behaviour, bridging to other disciplines and toward an up-to-date cross-disciplinary and applied vision of emotions

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Colonization and Decolonization: XIX-XX Centuries

Introducing students to the historical analysis of colonialism and decolonization in the Contemporary Age, so that they can take an informed position in debates concerning tha assessment of European colonialism and the postcolonial world we live in.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Culture and Cultural Industries

["This course departs from the assertion that culture is not 'natural' nor is it an 'add on', instead it is a key ingredient in the production of humankind such that \"without men, no culture, certainly","but equally, and more significantly without culture, no men\" (Geertz, 1973: 49). Culture and its industries are then crucial sites of production and power. Throughout the course we will use different theories, examples and sites to examine how cultures are produced, studied, consumed, by whom, and to what effects. This course has three main goals: to provide students with an overview of some of the major theoretical approaches from several disciplines, including communication studies, political science, anthropology and art","to identify convergences and divergences between these approaches so as to highlight what is gained and lost by using them","and finally, to provide students with the conceptual tools necessary to conduct their own cultural research."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Digital Narratives and Entertainment

["This seminar is structured around the study of contemporary media practices, from the production and consumption spheres and based on the analysis of media flows across different platforms. Objectives: study of digital culture and networked consumption of entertainment vis-\u00e0-vis new forms of participatory culture, insights on transmedia\/cross-media storytelling strategies and media franchises, relating to business strategies of Web 2.0 companies, entertainment and cultural industries based on intellectual capital","overview of the major trends on audience theory research linking to contemporary empirical studies. Topics such as digital divide, participation gap, and the importance of media literacies will be discussed","look on fandom, providing an outline of the key concepts, debates, theoretical framing, and methodologies."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Diversity at Work

Diversification of the workforce has been a political objective but also a historical fact--and it will be in the future. Recent approaches to this topic take into account underlying processes and contextual moderators of diversity effects and point to the important role of mindsets, leadership, and organizational climate. The CU introduces the state of the art of research on the role of diversity at work.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Diversity in Interpersonal Relations

["The objectives of this course are as follows: To understand explanations and processes linked to diversity in close relationships","To describe and explain the impact of diversities on interpersonal relationships and social interactions with people deemed close and\/or intimate","To analyze the effects of diversity in close relationships for well-being","To analyze the role of diversity in conflictual close relationships","To learn and develop strategies to decrease the impact of diversity in conflictual close relationships","To define, explain, and communicate the impact of diversities on close relationships","To analyze the role of diversity in conflictual close relationships","To propose and communicate the effects of diversity in close relationships for well-being","To develop strategies to decrease the impact of diversity in conflictual close relationships."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Europe as a Global Actor

["In this course students should develop the following skills and competencies: Acquisition of a critical understanding of the present and development of an informed and conscious citizenship","Ability to organize and analyze complex research results in a coherent form","Knowledge and ability to use information retrieval tools, such as bibliographical repertoires, archival inventories, electronic resources","Awareness that the questions and the problems studied in the area of International Studies can change with time and in diverse political and social contexts"]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Europe-Africa Relations

This intensive, two-week, Course offers a forum of discussion on the subject of border and culture crossings in and out of Africa, in a multidisciplinary perspective. The teaching modules will focus on the insertion of Africa in the contemporary world system, and on migrations and social movements set in the historical and present interactions between Africa and Europe.The Course is addressed at post-graduate students interested in international and migration studies, and in African­-European relations. It will enable them to be facilitators in current cultural, social and political inter-exchanges of people, goods and ideas.The Course offers a circular exchange of ideas, methods and information between different disciplines, nationalities and regional study areas, through a set of lectures, workshop presentations and study group discussions.Oral presentations, participation in-group discussions and presentation of a final report will be the basis for the final assessment.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Europe and the World in the Nineteenth Century

The aim of this course is to give an overview of the 19th century, focusing on the comparative history of European societies and their relations with the rest of the world, taking into account the changing geopolitical balance (new powers, nations and nationalism) the political transformations (assertion of state power, liberalism and democratization), economic and social developments (industrial revolution and urbanization) and cultural changes. The course also interrogates the ways and limits of European domination in the world.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Field Research

To introduce theoretical and methodological procedures which support the process of ethnographic research, promote critical reflexivity, and encourage its practice in MA researches.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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The Future of Freedom: Surveillance, Control, and Identification

Students will develop critical knowledge on issues regarding surveillance, censorship and identification especially in its theoretical, practical and political dimensions in the modern era. Addressing different issues and contexts, students will acquire skills that allow a cross-reading of the issues around security policies in the international context, and a deep understanding of the implications of using information and communication technologies at the level of privacy, confidentiality and civil rights and liberties.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Gender, the Military and International Security

["This course introduces students to a variety of theoretical perspectives and empirical processes linking gender to the dynamics of security and armed conflict, both at the domestic and international levels. Towards achieving this goal, it sets three main objectives: 1) To provide students with theoretical and analytical tools to understand a)the historical and cross-cultural connections between gender, war and peace and b) the way gender operates at the distinct analytical levels of social institutions and interaction","2) To comparatively analyze gender integration processes in the armed forces of western democracies, focusing on the variety of processes through which gender informs the politics and practices of the military","3) To identify and discuss the implications and challenges of a new gender regime in international security which has been developing since the approval of UNSC Resolution 1325 in 2000."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Globalization and Governance in International Relations

["This course covers the following topics: What is IR: introduction to key concepts","The big theoretical debates in IR: Realism v. Liberalism","The big theoretical debates in IR: Positivism v. Constructivism","The big theoretical debates in IR: Mainstream v. Critical theories","IR as an American Social Science v. Area Studies and Globalization Studies","What is Globalization: introduction to key concepts","Global institutions: rules for the world or dangerous illusions","Regionalism: challenges of regional integration and the West v. Rest debate","Rethinking power and order globally in a post-colonial world","State v. Non-State: Global governance, Global movements, and NGOs","Globalization of (in)security: when and how to intervene?","Globalization in crisis"]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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History of Portuguese Expansion

This course aims to provide a comprehensive view of the History of the Portuguese overseas expansion, by emphasizing the global and enduring nature of Portuguese overseas empire and its role in the making of the early modern world. Beginning in about 1415 and concluding in early nineteenth century, the program encompasses the study of the geographical extent and interconnectedness of Portuguese overseas empire, its political, social and economical dimensions, along with its cross-cultural achievements.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Individual and Cultural Diversity Competencies Development

This course aims to provide an awareness of, and a sensitivity to, individual and cultural diversity issues, as they may apply to different areas of application of work (school, clinical setting, workplace, organizations, etc...). Its purpose is to promote training regarding professional and personal competencies, specifically focusing their application to different contexts in psychology.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Organizations, NGOs, and Social Movements

This course explores how development policies are shaped by power relations between different actors: national governments, local and international NGOs, UN agencies. In particular, it focuses on the relationship between development programs and the underlying political agenda, as well as social global inequalities.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Media and Journalism

["The course focuses on key issues, including the role of the media and journalism in everyday life, the evolution of the media in a rapidly changing world, changing business models and organizations, regulation of the media and the birth and rise of the new production and distribution platforms.The course focuses on the following core content: What is the role of radio and TV for interactive screens","How to make multimedia journalism","Digital communication and multi-platform publishing","the economy of the media and media management at a time of uncertainty","visions and knowledge of regulatory agencies and visions of audiences","Media Regulation in Europe, comparative case analysis: the coverage of the September 11 attacks and M11","The history of digital journalism in the last 20 years."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Portuguese History and Culture

This course aims to provide international students with a general overview of Portuguese History and Culture. The course is conceived as a mixture between lectures and outdoor tours to sites with historical interest.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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The Psychology of Intercultural Communication

This course aims to provide knowledge necessary to the understanding of the factors that can hinder or facilitate encounters between people from different cultural groups (both at a domestic and at a global level).

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Public Policies of Culture

For the purpose of the articulation between the chair both with the academic development and / or professional occupation of the participants, it is intended that the presentation of key concepts - Politics, Culture Public Policy, Planning, Public Administration, Administrative Procedure, the principle of legal procedure, Civil Society - are framed in the Portuguese context and compared with two models - the Anglo-Saxon and French, articulated with international public entities - UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the European Union. The chair is developed in five areas - public cultural policies in Portugal, the models of public policy from the perspective of Anglo-Saxon and French culture, the role of international public entities in the development of public policies on culture, the construction of each participant perspective.

Language of Instruction: English Portuguese   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Seminar on Internet Research Analysis

The main aim of the course is to understand and explore the use of specific methodological strategies in Internet research and analysis. To discuss the strengths and limits of online qualitative and quantitative approaches and to address the latest debates and controversies regarding the ways in which the Internet can be used to research. The course intends to provide students with a variety of research tools regarding Internet environment ranging from designing an Internet research, to accessing archives and statistical data, to apply observational techniques and participant observation of online communities or constructing an online questionnaire. A major concern will also be making the students critically aware of the ethical questions regarding Internet research.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Seminar on Neo-Liberalism, Globalization, Crisis, and Labor

Neo-liberalism and its derived policies have progressively gained hegemony in economic governance, leading paradigm shifts in the institutions and mechanisms of capitalist economic regulation. Labor relations based upon varieties of the Fordist model of industrial relations (union representation, collective bargaining and neo-corporatism) have thereby been commonly challenged. Globalization and economic crisis have accelerated such change towards a flexible labor market. Aiming at serving subsequent research needs, this course will provide students with an opportunity to read and discuss critical literature concerning the relation between neo-liberalism, new economic governance and the global tendencies shaping contemporary European labor relations and labor responses. Readings will additionally focus on Southern Europe. To complete the course, each student will develop a literature review appropriate for an individual project related to one or a combination of topics of the program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Seminar on Political Communication

To provide an overview of the major concepts, debates and findings within socials sciences such as political science, political sociology, and communication and media studies, identifying, overlaps, convergences and divergences among them. It also aims at offering students conceptual tools to approach and understand how political communication is changing via the growing use of ICT, both as an instrument and as a space where such strategies take place.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Social Movements in the Digital Era

The role of new digital technologies has been very important in the more recent waves of protest, from the Arab Spring to the Occupy movement. Furthermore, these same new technologies also represent a fundamental resource for the analysis of these social movements. This Curricular Unit (UC) proposes to tackle the question of social movements in the digital era from this twofold perspective. Thus, on the one hand, it intends to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the new forms of protest (the so-called new-new social movements, or mega networks). On the other hand, the students will gain familiarity with the principal theories and analysis methodologies established within the area of social movements studies, especially related to the new means of communication. Finally, the students will be invited to carry out an empirical piece of work with the application of the learnt research tools.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination

The objectives of this course are: To understand the dynamics and the mental representations that outline and characterize the formation of stereotypes, the birth of prejudice and discriminatory behaviors towards those who are perceives as "different from us/me." To analyze critically the connections between stereotype, prejudice, and discrimination. To acquire different techniques to reduce stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. To implement strategies to reduce stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Using Statistical Indicators

This course aims to provide students with skills for evaluating and using official statistics sources with reference to the scientific research and writing of their respective products. By carrying out practical activities with the use of computers and the internet, this provides students the skills to knowledgeably read, interpret and use the statistics available in several key areas.

Language of Instruction: English Portuguese   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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World Economy XIX and XX Centuries

The overall goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the contemporary economic history, with particular emphasis on the basic concepts of the discipline.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Urban Ethnography

Promote theoretic and methodological knowledge on the scientific field of Urban Ethnography, as well as experience fieldwork.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Portuguese Language A1

Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases in order to satisfy concrete needs. Introduce oneself and others and be able to ask and answer questions about personal details such as, for example, where you live, people you know and things you have. Communicate in a simple way if the other person talks slowly and clearly and if he is prepared to help.

Language of Instruction: Portuguese    Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Portuguese Language A2

["The objectives of this course are as follows: understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to immediate priority areas (e.g., personal and family information, shopping, local geography)","communicate to perform simple and routine tasks requiring a basic and direct exchange of information on familiar topics","describe, in simple terms, one\u2019s background, environment and matters related to areas of immediate need."]

Language of Instruction: Portuguese    Language Level Required: Beginner   Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Portuguese Language B1

["The objectives of this course are as follows: speak and understand the main points of a conversation on familiar matters","write simple connected texts and understand the main points of a text dealing with familiar topics","deal with a variety of everyday communicative and work-related situations and work-related, interacting with native or non-native users","describe experiences and events, and give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans."]

Language of Instruction: Portuguese    Language Level Required: Beginner   Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Portuguese Language B2

["The objectives of this course are as follows: compreender as ideias principais em textos complexos sobre diversos assuntos, incluindo discuss\u00f5es t\u00e9cnicas na sua \u00e1rea de especialidade","comunicar com um certo grau de espontaneidade e de \u00e0-vontade com falantes nativos do portugu\u00eas, sem tens\u00e3o de parte a parte","exprimir-se de modo claro e pormenorizado sobre uma grande variedade de temas e explicar um ponto de vista sobre um tema da atualidade, expondo as vantagens e os inconvenientes das v\u00e1rias possibilidades."]

Language of Instruction: Portuguese    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Portuguese Language C1

["The course objectives are as follows: compreender um vasto n\u00famero de textos longos e exigentes, reconhecendo os seus significados impl\u00edcitos","exprimir-se de forma fluente e espont\u00e2nea sem precisar de procurar muito as palavras","usar a l\u00edngua de modo flex\u00edvel e eficaz para fins sociais, acad\u00e9micos e profissionais","exprimir-se sobre temas complexos, de forma clara e bem estruturada, manifestando o dom\u00ednio de mecanismos de organiza\u00e7\u00e3o, de articula\u00e7\u00e3o e de coes\u00e3o do discurso."]

Language of Instruction: Portuguese    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Course Level: Upper Division  

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Comparative International Management

This course focuses on the study of management and organizational behavior across different countries, identifying differences and similarities, reasons for them and the impact they have on management. Get to know the main models in this area. Increase the participants? awareness to cultural differences, helping them to overcome the considerable difficulties which arise when negotiating and doing business in an international setting and when interacting with persons from different nationalities.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Corporate Finance

This course deals with relevant topics in corporate finance from the perspective of financial managers who are responsible for making significant investment and financing decisions. The course covers subjects that are important to decision-making in marketing, operations management, and corporate strategy. Topics will include leasing and leveraged buyouts, dividend policies, capital market efficiency, capital budgeting, financial analysis and forecasting, etc. Because of the practical importance of the material and as an illustration of the relevant theory, examples and cases will be discussed.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

Data Analysis for Management

At the end of the learning unit students are expected to have developed the competencies that enable them to apply univariate and multivariate data analysis techniques to real situations in business and management.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Economics and Strategy of Intellectual Property

The goal is to introduce one of the most important, dynamic and controversial areas of global economic life. This course aims at stimulating analytical, practical and critical reasoning on patents, trademarks, copyright and other intangible assets.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Economics of Innovation and Knowledge

This course aims to develop skills that allow developing knowledge and understanding of the major role played by knowledge and innovation in contemporary economies, at country, region and firm levels, in order to be able to critically analyze European and domestic standing and policies and to mobilize innovation for economic and social problem solving at different levels.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Entrepreneurship

The general goal is to provide a background with practical application of important concepts applicable to entrepreneurial environment. In addition to creative aspects, other key business areas will be addressed from an entrepreneurial perspective.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

This course is focused on the many facets of the interaction between environmental quality and economic agents. It is important to study corrective mechanisms that improve well-being and contribute to sustainability. The goal is for students to frame environmental problems in an economic perspective, so as to allow a more complete and rigorous analysis of such problems.

Language of Instruction: English Portuguese   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Financial Accounting I

In this course, students will develop competency in financial accounting in order to understand the main financial statements, its preparation and its utility for organizations management.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

Financial Economics

["Introduce students to the study of financial economics","explaining how investors make decisions, financial markets work, and the price of assets is determined."]

Language of Instruction: English Portuguese   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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ICT’s for Management

It is intended that students develop skills for advanced use of spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel or other in open source format, because they are a very useful and powerful tool for all situations that require quantitative analysis.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Integrated Operations Management

The overall goal of this course is to provide students with an overall approach to operations management and its impact in terms of a company's ability to compete, highlighting the alignment of operations goals with company's goals, the design of the operations system and its planning and management, throughout time.

Language of Instruction: English Portuguese   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Integrated Project Management

Present and develop the concepts, methodologies and tools needed for an effective management of the projects developed in private and public organizations.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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International Finance and Accounting

We focus on the main concepts and models of noncooperative games, constantly providing economic applications.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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International Marketing

The main purpose of this course is to enable students to apply the specifics of international marketing to real situations in the business environment

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Management in International Organizations

["This course will focus on main concepts related to international finance","decision making process in foreign investments","study the factors driving the return and risk of foreign investments."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Marketing Management

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Mathematics

The overall goal of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of Linear Algebra and Diferential Calculus in Rn. We will develop skills in the aforementioned concepts and apply them in solving problems in economics and management.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Macroeconomics

The main goal of Macroeconomics is that students understand the functioning of a market economy (markets and policy institutions) from a macroeconomic perspective. The emphasis is on short-run fluctuations of an open economy with market imperfections.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Mergers and Acquisitions and Company Valuation

["Classify merger and acquisition (M&A) activities based on forms of integration and relatedness of business activities","Explain common motivations behind M&A activity","Explain the relation between merger motivations and types of mergers","Contrast merger transaction characteristics by form of acquisition, method of payment, and attitude of target management","Distinguish among pre-offer and post-offer takeover defense mechanisms","Calculate and interpret the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index and evaluate the likelihood of an antitrust challenge for a given business combination","Use the discounted cash flow, economic value added, comparable company, and comparable transaction analyses for valuing a target company","Explain common reasons for restructuring."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Microeconomics I

The main goal of Microeconomics is to present the foundations of modern microeconomic theory, namely consumer theory, producer theory, and markets. This course also aims to stimulate economic reasoning in students through the discussion of examples of specific markets.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Microeconomics II

["This course aims to develop the microeconomic analysis at the intermediate level initiated in Microeconomics I, extending and applying consumer and producer theories in different market structures to different settings: inter-temporal, with risk and uncertainty, in general equilibrium frameworks and with market failures. The course contributes to reach the following sublearning goals set for the undergraduate degree in Economics: Students will be able to identify and replicate the main points of contemporary economic theories","Students will demonstrate an understanding of the strong points but also the limitations of the models and techniques used in economics"]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Operations Management I

This course aims to promote a modern approach to operations management (OM) based on the introduction and discussion of the two main OM paradigms, in order to achieve success within a complex business world.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Operations Research

The main purpose of this course is to enable students to know the most important concepts of operations research, models and solution techniques. Being able to apply this knowledge in each specific real situation in business and institutional environments.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Organizational Models

This course intends to familiarize the student with several organizational models and its respective implications as regards organizational behavior.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Operational Marketing

["This course aims to provide students with confidence to decide about marketing mix actions that are coherent with a pre-defined strategy","understand the role of the different marketing mix elements in achieving marketing objectives","identify and develop solutions for marketing problems related with product, price, distribution and communication","use creativity as a complement to the conceptual and operational domains, in order to build competitive advantage.\u00a0"]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Project Evaluation Methods

This course intends to promote the learning of quantitative methods applied in project evaluation when there is a high level of uncertainty over future rewards. Other objective is to present, for each method, several case studies of assessment.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Statistics I

The main purpose of this course is to enable students to know the most important inferential statistical methods and being to identify and apply the adequate method to each specific real situation in business and institutional environments, with the help of statistical software.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Strategic Management

Present and develop the concepts, methodologies and tools needed for an effective participation in the strategic management process.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Anthropology, Citizenship, and Human Rights

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Attitudes and Political Behavior

The first part of the course concerns several elements such as behaviour, the paradoxes of turnout and information, and basic attitudes toward democracy. In the second part, the focus is on voting and party competition. The cleavage model and several dimensions of identification and competition are presented.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Basic Concepts in Human Interaction, Relations and Groups

The course should provide students with a general orientation towards intercultural relations and with necessary background knowledge for the subsequent, more specialized courses.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Biological Bases of Emotions

The general goals are to introduce students to emotions from the bottom up through their evolutionary origin and basic functions, neurophysiologic mechanisms and underlying brain structures, and teach them through overcoming the remnants of old misunderstandings in the Social and Humanities Sciences, demonstrating how the biological bases of emotion articulates with experience, culture and voluntary changes in behaviour, bridging to other disciplines and toward an up-to-date cross-disciplinary and applied vision of emotions

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Colonization and Decolonization: XIX-XX Centuries

Introducing students to the historical analysis of colonialism and decolonization in the Contemporary Age, so that they can take an informed position in debates concerning tha assessment of European colonialism and the postcolonial world we live in.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Culture and Cultural Industries

["This course departs from the assertion that culture is not 'natural' nor is it an 'add on', instead it is a key ingredient in the production of humankind such that \"without men, no culture, certainly","but equally, and more significantly without culture, no men\" (Geertz, 1973: 49). Culture and its industries are then crucial sites of production and power. Throughout the course we will use different theories, examples and sites to examine how cultures are produced, studied, consumed, by whom, and to what effects. This course has three main goals: to provide students with an overview of some of the major theoretical approaches from several disciplines, including communication studies, political science, anthropology and art","to identify convergences and divergences between these approaches so as to highlight what is gained and lost by using them","and finally, to provide students with the conceptual tools necessary to conduct their own cultural research."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Digital Narratives and Entertainment

["This seminar is structured around the study of contemporary media practices, from the production and consumption spheres and based on the analysis of media flows across different platforms. Objectives: study of digital culture and networked consumption of entertainment vis-\u00e0-vis new forms of participatory culture, insights on transmedia\/cross-media storytelling strategies and media franchises, relating to business strategies of Web 2.0 companies, entertainment and cultural industries based on intellectual capital","overview of the major trends on audience theory research linking to contemporary empirical studies. Topics such as digital divide, participation gap, and the importance of media literacies will be discussed","look on fandom, providing an outline of the key concepts, debates, theoretical framing, and methodologies."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Diversity at Work

Diversification of the workforce has been a political objective but also a historical fact--and it will be in the future. Recent approaches to this topic take into account underlying processes and contextual moderators of diversity effects and point to the important role of mindsets, leadership, and organizational climate. The CU introduces the state of the art of research on the role of diversity at work.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Diversity in Interpersonal Relations

["The objectives of this course are as follows: To understand explanations and processes linked to diversity in close relationships","To describe and explain the impact of diversities on interpersonal relationships and social interactions with people deemed close and\/or intimate","To analyze the effects of diversity in close relationships for well-being","To analyze the role of diversity in conflictual close relationships","To learn and develop strategies to decrease the impact of diversity in conflictual close relationships","To define, explain, and communicate the impact of diversities on close relationships","To analyze the role of diversity in conflictual close relationships","To propose and communicate the effects of diversity in close relationships for well-being","To develop strategies to decrease the impact of diversity in conflictual close relationships."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Europe as a Global Actor

["In this course students should develop the following skills and competencies: Acquisition of a critical understanding of the present and development of an informed and conscious citizenship","Ability to organize and analyze complex research results in a coherent form","Knowledge and ability to use information retrieval tools, such as bibliographical repertoires, archival inventories, electronic resources","Awareness that the questions and the problems studied in the area of International Studies can change with time and in diverse political and social contexts"]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Europe-Africa Relations

This intensive, two-week, Course offers a forum of discussion on the subject of border and culture crossings in and out of Africa, in a multidisciplinary perspective. The teaching modules will focus on the insertion of Africa in the contemporary world system, and on migrations and social movements set in the historical and present interactions between Africa and Europe.The Course is addressed at post-graduate students interested in international and migration studies, and in African­-European relations. It will enable them to be facilitators in current cultural, social and political inter-exchanges of people, goods and ideas.The Course offers a circular exchange of ideas, methods and information between different disciplines, nationalities and regional study areas, through a set of lectures, workshop presentations and study group discussions.Oral presentations, participation in-group discussions and presentation of a final report will be the basis for the final assessment.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Europe and the World in the Nineteenth Century

The aim of this course is to give an overview of the 19th century, focusing on the comparative history of European societies and their relations with the rest of the world, taking into account the changing geopolitical balance (new powers, nations and nationalism) the political transformations (assertion of state power, liberalism and democratization), economic and social developments (industrial revolution and urbanization) and cultural changes. The course also interrogates the ways and limits of European domination in the world.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Field Research

To introduce theoretical and methodological procedures which support the process of ethnographic research, promote critical reflexivity, and encourage its practice in MA researches.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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The Future of Freedom: Surveillance, Control, and Identification

Students will develop critical knowledge on issues regarding surveillance, censorship and identification especially in its theoretical, practical and political dimensions in the modern era. Addressing different issues and contexts, students will acquire skills that allow a cross-reading of the issues around security policies in the international context, and a deep understanding of the implications of using information and communication technologies at the level of privacy, confidentiality and civil rights and liberties.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Gender, the Military and International Security

["This course introduces students to a variety of theoretical perspectives and empirical processes linking gender to the dynamics of security and armed conflict, both at the domestic and international levels. Towards achieving this goal, it sets three main objectives: 1) To provide students with theoretical and analytical tools to understand a)the historical and cross-cultural connections between gender, war and peace and b) the way gender operates at the distinct analytical levels of social institutions and interaction","2) To comparatively analyze gender integration processes in the armed forces of western democracies, focusing on the variety of processes through which gender informs the politics and practices of the military","3) To identify and discuss the implications and challenges of a new gender regime in international security which has been developing since the approval of UNSC Resolution 1325 in 2000."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Globalization and Governance in International Relations

["This course covers the following topics: What is IR: introduction to key concepts","The big theoretical debates in IR: Realism v. Liberalism","The big theoretical debates in IR: Positivism v. Constructivism","The big theoretical debates in IR: Mainstream v. Critical theories","IR as an American Social Science v. Area Studies and Globalization Studies","What is Globalization: introduction to key concepts","Global institutions: rules for the world or dangerous illusions","Regionalism: challenges of regional integration and the West v. Rest debate","Rethinking power and order globally in a post-colonial world","State v. Non-State: Global governance, Global movements, and NGOs","Globalization of (in)security: when and how to intervene?","Globalization in crisis"]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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History of Portuguese Expansion

This course aims to provide a comprehensive view of the History of the Portuguese overseas expansion, by emphasizing the global and enduring nature of Portuguese overseas empire and its role in the making of the early modern world. Beginning in about 1415 and concluding in early nineteenth century, the program encompasses the study of the geographical extent and interconnectedness of Portuguese overseas empire, its political, social and economical dimensions, along with its cross-cultural achievements.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Individual and Cultural Diversity Competencies Development

This course aims to provide an awareness of, and a sensitivity to, individual and cultural diversity issues, as they may apply to different areas of application of work (school, clinical setting, workplace, organizations, etc...). Its purpose is to promote training regarding professional and personal competencies, specifically focusing their application to different contexts in psychology.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Organizations, NGOs, and Social Movements

This course explores how development policies are shaped by power relations between different actors: national governments, local and international NGOs, UN agencies. In particular, it focuses on the relationship between development programs and the underlying political agenda, as well as social global inequalities.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Media and Journalism

["The course focuses on key issues, including the role of the media and journalism in everyday life, the evolution of the media in a rapidly changing world, changing business models and organizations, regulation of the media and the birth and rise of the new production and distribution platforms.The course focuses on the following core content: What is the role of radio and TV for interactive screens","How to make multimedia journalism","Digital communication and multi-platform publishing","the economy of the media and media management at a time of uncertainty","visions and knowledge of regulatory agencies and visions of audiences","Media Regulation in Europe, comparative case analysis: the coverage of the September 11 attacks and M11","The history of digital journalism in the last 20 years."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Portuguese History and Culture

This course aims to provide international students with a general overview of Portuguese History and Culture. The course is conceived as a mixture between lectures and outdoor tours to sites with historical interest.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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The Psychology of Intercultural Communication

This course aims to provide knowledge necessary to the understanding of the factors that can hinder or facilitate encounters between people from different cultural groups (both at a domestic and at a global level).

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Public Policies of Culture

For the purpose of the articulation between the chair both with the academic development and / or professional occupation of the participants, it is intended that the presentation of key concepts - Politics, Culture Public Policy, Planning, Public Administration, Administrative Procedure, the principle of legal procedure, Civil Society - are framed in the Portuguese context and compared with two models - the Anglo-Saxon and French, articulated with international public entities - UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the European Union. The chair is developed in five areas - public cultural policies in Portugal, the models of public policy from the perspective of Anglo-Saxon and French culture, the role of international public entities in the development of public policies on culture, the construction of each participant perspective.

Language of Instruction: English Portuguese   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Seminar on Internet Research Analysis

The main aim of the course is to understand and explore the use of specific methodological strategies in Internet research and analysis. To discuss the strengths and limits of online qualitative and quantitative approaches and to address the latest debates and controversies regarding the ways in which the Internet can be used to research. The course intends to provide students with a variety of research tools regarding Internet environment ranging from designing an Internet research, to accessing archives and statistical data, to apply observational techniques and participant observation of online communities or constructing an online questionnaire. A major concern will also be making the students critically aware of the ethical questions regarding Internet research.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Seminar on Neo-Liberalism, Globalization, Crisis, and Labor

Neo-liberalism and its derived policies have progressively gained hegemony in economic governance, leading paradigm shifts in the institutions and mechanisms of capitalist economic regulation. Labor relations based upon varieties of the Fordist model of industrial relations (union representation, collective bargaining and neo-corporatism) have thereby been commonly challenged. Globalization and economic crisis have accelerated such change towards a flexible labor market. Aiming at serving subsequent research needs, this course will provide students with an opportunity to read and discuss critical literature concerning the relation between neo-liberalism, new economic governance and the global tendencies shaping contemporary European labor relations and labor responses. Readings will additionally focus on Southern Europe. To complete the course, each student will develop a literature review appropriate for an individual project related to one or a combination of topics of the program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Seminar on Political Communication

To provide an overview of the major concepts, debates and findings within socials sciences such as political science, political sociology, and communication and media studies, identifying, overlaps, convergences and divergences among them. It also aims at offering students conceptual tools to approach and understand how political communication is changing via the growing use of ICT, both as an instrument and as a space where such strategies take place.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Social Movements in the Digital Era

The role of new digital technologies has been very important in the more recent waves of protest, from the Arab Spring to the Occupy movement. Furthermore, these same new technologies also represent a fundamental resource for the analysis of these social movements. This Curricular Unit (UC) proposes to tackle the question of social movements in the digital era from this twofold perspective. Thus, on the one hand, it intends to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the new forms of protest (the so-called new-new social movements, or mega networks). On the other hand, the students will gain familiarity with the principal theories and analysis methodologies established within the area of social movements studies, especially related to the new means of communication. Finally, the students will be invited to carry out an empirical piece of work with the application of the learnt research tools.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination

The objectives of this course are: To understand the dynamics and the mental representations that outline and characterize the formation of stereotypes, the birth of prejudice and discriminatory behaviors towards those who are perceives as "different from us/me." To analyze critically the connections between stereotype, prejudice, and discrimination. To acquire different techniques to reduce stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. To implement strategies to reduce stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Using Statistical Indicators

This course aims to provide students with skills for evaluating and using official statistics sources with reference to the scientific research and writing of their respective products. By carrying out practical activities with the use of computers and the internet, this provides students the skills to knowledgeably read, interpret and use the statistics available in several key areas.

Language of Instruction: English Portuguese   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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World Economy XIX and XX Centuries

The overall goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the contemporary economic history, with particular emphasis on the basic concepts of the discipline.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Urban Ethnography

Promote theoretic and methodological knowledge on the scientific field of Urban Ethnography, as well as experience fieldwork.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Applied Corporate Finance

The main purpose of this course is to enable students to be able to use the theory of finance to the decision making that creates value in real business situations through the use of the concepts, methods and tools that are more appropriate.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Business Law

The scope of this subject is limited to one of the Business Law subcategories or areas only, such as the business corporation law (company law). The student who is granted approval in this course shall be able to apply the fundamental concepts and legal framework with regard to the different legal types of companies as forms of business enterprise, their incorporation proceedings, their corporate governance rules including how to apply the balance sheet profit as well as the equity integrity, the supplemental contributions to the capital, the amendments to the articles of association, as well as their member rights and duties, and the legal forms of company affiliation and groupings.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Financial Accounting II

["Students shall develop competency in financial accounting in order to: Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge of the Financial Reporting framework and standards","Apply critical thinking skills by developing the ability to identify and evaluate accounting problems and arrive at reasoned conclusions","Demonstrate competency in utilizing the data and accounting information and search for authoritative answers to specific financial accounting issues to prepare financial statements and reporting."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Financial Modeling and Business Plan

["This course aims to build and utilize the key documents for financial planning, namely Income Statements","Cash-Flow Statements","Financial Statements and Balance Sheets. Simulating the firm\u2019s future situation","analyze specific issues of operational and financial planning with implications for the corporate value, and the flexibility value","how to value financing alternatives according to the financial equilibrium and value implications."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Final Project in Management

This course will incorporate the following programs: introduction to the theory of investment (capital budgeting) projects, industry analysis, future demand estimate, strategy and functional areas of management, location studies for the processing units, investment (capital budgeting) project implementation, economical and financial evaluation of investment projects and financing structure models, decision process theory.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Forecasting Methods

The main purpose is to gain knowledge and experience in order to obtain good quality forecasts for cross-section and time series data (univariate and multivariate).

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Fraud and Forensic Accounting

Armed with the knowledge, skills, and abilities of this course, students may not have the ability to investigate fraud or provide forensic and litigation advisory services, but they should know enough to recognize when to call for specialized assistance.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Fundamentals of Finance

The students will develop competences that allow them, in the conceptual plane, to identify and describe the concepts related with value, valuation, compounding, investment and corporate financial management and analysis, and, in the practical plane, the students must be capable of using the methods and analysis techniques that allow them to operationalize the above concepts in an appropriate form.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Futures and Options

In the end of this learning unit, the student must understand: Financial Markets. Futures markets, Forward Markets, and Option Markets.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Game Theory and Economic Applications

The course introduces game theory and strategic thinking providing the students useful tools to support decision-making in economic and business situation of strategic interaction.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Health Economics

Present the main theoretical models of Health Economics that allow defining economic policies for the health sector.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Human Resources Management

This course aims to develop the competences of analysis of the main Human Resources policies, their possible applications, and integration with general management

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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International Human Resources Management

The course of International Human Resource Management (IHRM) is designed to introduce students to the management of human resources in an international setting. The course explores the nature of IHRM and distinguishes international from national HR practices. The purpose of the course is to provide students with a systematic view of the basic problems inherent in IHRM.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Investments

["The students, at the end of the present learning unit, must develop competences that allow them to understand the trading, valuation and risk management mechanisms for the bond market","to manage and characterize the interest rate risk exposure of a portfolio","to analyse the efficiency, and the performance of a portfolio allocation","to identify the main sources of value for a stock."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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International Macroeconomics

To supply the students the main theoretical body of the designated International Macroeconomics, with strong support in macroeconomic principles, for students to be able to understand the empirical events in open economies and the application of macroeconomic policies in an open economy context.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Macroeconomics II

At the end of the present learning unit students should have developed skills that allow them to understand the fundamental macroeconomic aspects that determine an economy's performance both in the short and in the long run.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Management Accounting I

After being approved in this course, students must be able to understand the relevance of management accounting to manage organizations within competitive environments, use main concepts of inventory costing and income calculation, identify matters underlying information for decision making and apply inherent methodologies.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Modeling in Marketing Research

["This course aims for further understanding of the most important concepts in statistics in marketing research","oral and written communication skills concerning work done within the scope of statistical analysis","enhancing skills on the application of statistics in empirical research."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Operations Management II

Promoting a modern approach to Operations Management (OM) based on the introduction and discussion of the two main OM paradigms, in order to achieve success within a complex business world. Promoting the syllabus integration with Operations Management I.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Optimization

This course intends to develop Calculus tecnhiques, in particular some adequate for solving practical managerial and economic problems of optimization.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Services Marketing

The main purpose of this course is to know the differences between product and service, familiarize with the elements of service marketing, and understand customer needs and preferences to ensure loyalty and satisfaction.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Statistics II

The main purpose of this course is to enable students to know the most important inferential statistical methods and being to identify and apply the adequate method to each specific real situation in business and institutional environments, with the help of statistical software.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Taxation for Non-Residents

The main purpose of this course is to enable the students to know and aply the main concepts of personal income tax, corporate income tax, value-added tax and VAT - Intra community operations and also to enable students to apply the main international tax definitions.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Academic Competencies

This course aims to provide students with information and conceptual training in the techniques, methods, and ethics of the design, implementation, and dissemination of research in psychology. This course has a large practical component, in which students will have the opportunity to take part in all phases of research, from conception to dissemination.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Advanced Data Analysis Methods

The main objective of this course is to present dependency methods which combine two analytical dimensions in social sciences. Complex designs of models with moderation and mediation effects are analyzed. Thus, applications are made using Multiple Linear Regression and Logistic Regression. The presentation of different methods also involves a more practical/empirical component, constructing analysis situations with the support of statistical software (SPSS).

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Advanced Research Methods in Psychology

This curricular unit aims to develop a profound knowledge about different methods and techniques of research in social and organizational psychology. In particular, the use of different specific research tools and methods in this domain is examined together with conditions and resources necessary for their application.Particular emphasis is given to the experience of conducting scientific research in Psychology, to know about the elaboration of research projects and about the process of publication in scientific journals.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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The Atlantic Triangle: EU, USA, Latin America

["Topics include: Latin America in European and American Priorities","International Trade Regime and CAP","Development policy","Foreign and security policy","Regional Integration in Latin America","The influence of the European model","Bi-regionalism","Multiple Regional groupings","USA-Latin America: cooperation vs confrontation","Strategic Partnerships and Dialogues: Brazil, Mexico","Portugal, Spain and Latin America","the Ibero-American Community in crisis","The Atlantic(s): USA, EU, Latin America, Africa"]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Border Crossings: European Responses to Current Migration Issues

["The course aims to provide introductory knowledge to the current migration phenomenon and the European responses to the present crisis of refugees and immigrants. From a multidisciplinary perspective, the course aims to: Stimulate analytical and critical thinking","Stimulate student sensitivity to migration issues","Contribute to the increase of theoretical and practical knowledge","Promote a practical component through study visits to governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations on the topics addressed."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Comparative Social Protection Systems

["This course will introduce the students to the terminology and to the basic notions required for the approach of the issue of social protection","provide references of orientation enabling them to gather a more complete and precise information, relating to more specific contexts","offers an overview on international and European debates in matters of social protection that both motivate and are nurtured by comparative research, gives a notion of the arguments in these debates, as well as of the political, administrative, and practical needs that motivate and condition comparison in this domain","analyze the role of States in the domain of social protection, and the relationship between issues of social protection and issues of labour."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Conflict Negotiation and Mediation

["The course deals with conflicts arising in multiple intercultural settings as well as with the ways of solving them. Social-psychological models concerning the origin, processes, and consequences of intergroup conflict will be presented with a focus on how they affect inter-group perceptions, behaviors, and with regard to how they can effectively help overcome conflicts. In this course the processes and techniques of negotiation and mediation will be highlighted and trained as major ways of solving intercultural conflicts by using both parts","interests and maximizing the possibility of a satisfactory conflict resolution. Specific features of distributive and integrative negotiation, as well as cognitive biases of negotiators will show the dynamics of the intercultural negotiation and mediation processes. The application of these general principles to intercultural relations in diverse contexts - health, education, work, justice, or politics - will be made."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conflicts, Peace-Building and International Regulation

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Contemporary China

["This course will cover the following topics: The political history of modern China","Ideology, governance and political economy","Chinese society","Education and culture in China","Corporate governance in China","Enterprise strategies of Chinese firms"]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Contemporary India – Society, Politics, and Culture

Topics include: the construction of the Indian nation, the British Raj. the nationalist movement, the partition of India and its sequels, India after Gandhi, language, nation, and religion, Social structure, the caste system: essentialism and social translation, other morphologies, case studies, India and its gods, Hinduism and other practices, Communalism and non-violence, the democracy and its paradoxes, untouchables, women and other subalterns, the policy of reservations, integration and segregation, incredible India, Tourism, culture, and environment, the world consumption of Indian culture.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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02162 Culture and Cultural Industries

This course departs from the assertion that culture is not 'natural' nor is it an 'add-on', instead it is a key ingredient in the production of humankind such that "without men, no culture, certainly; but equally, and more significantly without culture, no men" (Geertz, 1973: 49). Culture and its industries are then crucial sites of production and power. Throughout the course, students will use different theories, examples, and sites to examine how cultures are produced, studied, consumed, by whom, and to what effects. This course has three main goals: to provide students with an overview of some of the major theoretical approaches from several disciplines, including communication studies, political science, anthropology, and art; to identify convergences and divergences between these approaches so as to highlight what is gained and lost by using them; and finally, to provide students with the conceptual tools necessary to conduct their own cultural research.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Dynamics of Growth: the Emerging Economies

Topics covered include: 1. The formation and the concept of the emerging economies within the dynamics of the international economy 2. The comparison between the emerging economies phenomena with the process of growth in Japan and the Asian dragons in the eighties 3. Case studies 3.1. China 3.2. India 3.3. Brazil 3.4. Russia 3.5. South Africa 4. The debate on emerging economies as future locomotives of growth: the next generation of emerging economies versus the return of the "traditional" developed economies

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Globalization and Development Challenges

["This course aims to achieve three different objectives: to locate the specific contribution of economic science in addressing the economic aspects of contemporary social issues and whose overall grasp requires the use of interdisciplinary approaches to nature at different territorial scales in analyzing the globalization process","to raise awareness of the challenges facing researchers and professionals involved in the preparation of public action in promoting development at different territorial levels","deepening awareness and perspective of some restructuring movements of scientific knowledge in these areas.The course aims at contributing to analyze the processes and situations that involve the need of increased specific development action in contemporary globalizing conditions and the need to design possible public maneuvering spaces in promoting development at different territorial levels."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Groups and Inter-Group Relations

This course aims to allow the analysis and the understanding of attitudes and human behavior of individuals in terms of their membership in groups and their participation in intergroup relations within their socio-cognitive contexts.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Internet Research Analysis

The main aim of the course is to understand and explore the use of specific methodological strategies in Internet research and analysis. To discuss the strengths and limits of online qualitative and quantitative approaches and to address the latest debates and controversies regarding the ways in which the Internet can be used to research. The course intends to provide students with a variety of research tools regarding Internet environment ranging from accessing archives and statistical data, to design an online survey research, to apply observational techniques and participant observation of online communities or constructing an online questionnaire. A major concern will also be making the students critically aware of the ethical questions regarding Internet research.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Management for the Creative Industries

["This module introduces the fundamentals of management practice as they are applied to the cultural and creative industries. The module takes a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding business issues and students will be expected to integrate these disciplines in addressing business problems. Specifically, the aims of the module are to: 1. Equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to be an effective manager or entrepreneur","2. Apply relevant management theories and principles to business practice","3. Examine management practice within a wider economic and political context","4. Develop a multi-disciplinary and integrative approach to problem solving","5. Explore business practice in different cultural contexts and working environments","6. Develop an ability to define and evaluate strategic management issues in the cultural and creative sector."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Political Dynamics of the Mena Region

It is intended that students acquire a broad understanding about the politics of the Middle East and North Africa region, as well as its contemporary position and relevance in the international context, on the basis of a transdisciplinary approach.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Research Design

The curricular unit Research Design has as main goal to provide master students the fundamental conceptual and operative tools for the design of a social sciences research and/or intervention project. Being a common curricular unit to different master programs, it is designed for the accomplishment of a final objective: to provide sudents the means to develop their own project.

Language of Instruction: English Portuguese   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Sociology of Violence

Introduction to the ability of social theories help to understand social violence phenomena

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Sociological Theory: Major Schools of Thought

["The period of consolidation of sociology after World War II is shaped by the differentiation of objects, languages and methodologies. In this context, emphasis is given to the articulation between diversity of theories and unity of the disciplinary field. The approach of the contents and the teaching methodologies used have four main objectives: to introduce to the languages that structure the theoretical field of sociology","to understand the coherence of each theory discussed, and to identify cross-cutting issues that help establishing links between them","to recognize the multiplicity of meanings given to the same vocabulary","to question the relationship between the diversity of the theoretical references and the construction of research objects."]

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Portuguese Language A1

Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases in order to satisfy concrete needs. Introduce oneself and others and be able to ask and answer questions about personal details such as, for example, where you live, people you know and things you have. Communicate in a simple way if the other person talks slowly and clearly and if he is prepared to help.

Language of Instruction: Portuguese    Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Portuguese Language A2

["The objectives of this course are as follows: understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to immediate priority areas (e.g., personal and family information, shopping, local geography)","communicate to perform simple and routine tasks requiring a basic and direct exchange of information on familiar topics","describe, in simple terms, one\u2019s background, environment and matters related to areas of immediate need."]

Language of Instruction: Portuguese    Language Level Required: Beginner   Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Portuguese Language B1

["The objectives of this course are as follows: speak and understand the main points of a conversation on familiar matters","write simple connected texts and understand the main points of a text dealing with familiar topics","deal with a variety of everyday communicative and work-related situations and work-related, interacting with native or non-native users","describe experiences and events, and give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans."]

Language of Instruction: Portuguese    Language Level Required: Beginner   Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Portuguese Language B2

["The objectives of this course are as follows: compreender as ideias principais em textos complexos sobre diversos assuntos, incluindo discuss\u00f5es t\u00e9cnicas na sua \u00e1rea de especialidade","comunicar com um certo grau de espontaneidade e de \u00e0-vontade com falantes nativos do portugu\u00eas, sem tens\u00e3o de parte a parte","exprimir-se de modo claro e pormenorizado sobre uma grande variedade de temas e explicar um ponto de vista sobre um tema da atualidade, expondo as vantagens e os inconvenientes das v\u00e1rias possibilidades."]

Language of Instruction: Portuguese    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Portuguese Language C1

["The course objectives are as follows: compreender um vasto n\u00famero de textos longos e exigentes, reconhecendo os seus significados impl\u00edcitos","exprimir-se de forma fluente e espont\u00e2nea sem precisar de procurar muito as palavras","usar a l\u00edngua de modo flex\u00edvel e eficaz para fins sociais, acad\u00e9micos e profissionais","exprimir-se sobre temas complexos, de forma clara e bem estruturada, manifestando o dom\u00ednio de mecanismos de organiza\u00e7\u00e3o, de articula\u00e7\u00e3o e de coes\u00e3o do discurso."]

Language of Instruction: Portuguese    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Course Level: Upper Division  

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Highlights
  • Classes taught in English and Portuguese
  • ISCTE features prestigious AACSB and AMBA business-accreditations

API students in Lisbon live in furnished student apartments with other API participants and/or international students. All accommodations are within a 20-minute commute from the university via public transportation. Most apartments have single rooms, and a shared bathroom, kitchen, and living areas.

Students are responsible for providing their own meals as these are not included in the program fee.

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The fall examination period continues past December break into January. Many professors will allow students to take their exams early and depart in December; however, some will require students to take their exam with a proctor in January after returning to the U.S. Please contact the API office if you have any questions.

*Please note the application deadline has been extended for the Spring session. Additional fees may apply.

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan 31, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020 $13,980 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Fall Sep, 2020 - Dec, 2020 $13,980 May 15, 2020 Jun 1, 2020
Academic Year Sep, 2020 - Jun, 2021 $26,980 May 15, 2020 Jun 1, 2020
Spring Feb 1, 2019 - Jun 20, 2019 $13,980 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Fall Sep 6, 2019 - Dec 22, 2019 $13,980 May 15, 2019 Jun 1, 2019
Academic Year Sep 6, 2019 - Jun 21, 2020 $26,980 May 15, 2019 Jun 1, 2019