Welcome to the Management Department.
Consisting of a young faculty staff, the Management Department (MD) is composed of 36 career teachers, of whom more than 80% hold a PhD degree. With a clear focus on the pedagogical and scientific valorisation of its members, the MD has been progressively asserting itself in the field of research in management, with a growing number of international scientific publications. In 2011, the MD had 10 ongoing projects funded by external entities (including the FCT - a governmental organism), and its members have published 29 articles in scientific journals (refereed).
The MD comprises five disciplinary groups – accounting; finance; marketing and strategic management; quantitative methods; and organisational behaviour and human resources management. It offers programmes spanning from the first to the third cycle, and which cover for all the aforementioned areas of expertise.
At the level of the 1st cycle, the degree programme in Management is the most successful teaching project. It attracts more than 600 students for 81 numerus clausus every year whilst displaying employment rates above 90%. More recently, the department also offers degree programmes which are taught after 18:00 until 22:00, in particular the newly created degree programmes in Accounting and Marketing, as well as the already established one in International Business, a joint programme with the Department of Economics within the School of Economics and Management. It also participates in the Integrated Master in Information Systems and Technology as offered at the Guimarães Campus by the Department of Information Systems. Moreover, it offers course units in many other degree programmes taught by University of Minho schools and institutes. It is worth highlighting the courses held by the MD under the UMinho option, which includes course units in entrepreneurship, introduction to management, knowledge management and innovation, and ethics in management.
It is deemed important to mention that the department strategically seeks to develop the 2nd and 3rd cycles. It currently offers six master degree programmes and three doctoral programmes (two of which are joint programmes with other universities), with over 500 graduate students.
At the level of the 2nd cycle, the MD offers two general management programmes in Management Studies and Health Care Units Management - which are intended to endow graduates with management skills in various areas; and four specialised programmes: in Accounting; Finance; Human Resource Management; and in Marketing and Strategy, which provide advanced training in each one of these areas.
As for the third cycle, the department offers three doctoral programmes. The doctoral programme in Business Administration; the doctoral programme in Accounting; and the doctoral programme in Marketing and Strategy (both of the latter ones are joint programmes with other national universities).
The MD strategically seeks to go international. In addition to participating in the teaching of courses in foreign countries (e.g. Angola, Cape Verde, Timor), it exchanges annually about 20 outgoing students and more than 30 incoming students, in the framework of the LLP/Erasmus, LLP/Erasmus Placements, LLP/Erasmus Mundus and other Cooperation Agreements, namely with Brazilian Universities.
Do feel welcome at the Management Department. It is our wish that our teaching and research projects are in line with your expectations!
M. Céu Cortez,
Head of the Management Department