Master Programme in Industrial and Firm Economics
The Master in Industrial and Firm Economics is a two-year programme oriented to the qualification of professional economists endowed with extensive skills and competences that are or pretend to develop activities that require a multidisciplinary approach to solve problems and design strategies.
This Master has the following major goals: (i) to deepen ability to develop autonomous basic and applied research in the fields of Industrial and Firm Economics, oriented by either theoretical goals or the resolution of real problems; to prepare pos-graduation students to develop a professional career as senior economists either in private or public sectors or to undertake individual entrepreneurial projects; to promote innovating potential through the advanced qualification of human capital and the technological transfer of the research product.
The participants, by means of an adequate conjugation of knowledge fields, will have an excellent opportunity to deepen and strengthen competences acquired in their grade qualification (first cycle). Such a deepening of theoretical and scientific knowledge will be complemented by the enhancement of personnel skills, that aims to increase proficiency of students in the fields of communication, negotiation, leadership and exploitation (and treatment) of data, either from on-line resources or from documentation centres.
Such an advanced formation in the fields of economic sciences applied to firms will be an important added-value to an easier and potentially successful integration in the labour market to those students who completed their undergraduate studies in economics, management or engineering, and that are motivated to develop a career in the firms or markets domain. To professionals who work in firms, consulting companies or public organizations, this Master presents an excellent opportunity to deepen and actualize knowledge and to develop new skills and competences that are crucial to understand and fight markets turbulence and its externalities over firms, as well as to improve organizational and entrepreneurial performance, productivity and competitiveness.
Participants are, simultaneously, expected to learn and to develop the capacity of analyzing and evaluating the contribution of the most advanced empirical and theoretical instruments in the field of Industrial and Firm Economics to the resolution of specific problems.