The Degree in Economics provides students with solid foundations in economics, quantitative methods, data analysis and management. Students are also motivated to do applied work, by using real data and by being in contact with economic institutions and corporations. It makes use of teaching/learning methodologies that stimulate students’ independent and cooperative work, ensuring the acquisition of the skills needed to be successful in the labour market and boost their future careers. Students interact with a strongly committed and young faculty, which got PhD from the best European and American universities. Students also benefit UMinho's modern facilities and a friendly setting. These factors have contributed to render our Degree in Economics a reference in the field of Economics.
The bachelor in Economics has a strong international focus, manifest not only in the course contents, but also in the fact that at least a third of the courses are taught in English. In addition, international mobility is highly valued, and students are encouraged to study abroad for a semester.
There are ongoing formal procedures for the approval of the
new study plan. The study plan below is what is currently in place.
EFMD - The Management Development Network awarded accreditation to the bachelor in Economics.
EFMD accreditation particularly emphasises academic rigour, practical relevance, internationalisation, and ethics and sustainability. This international accreditation reflects the excellence of the
bachelor in Economics, positioning it among the best in the world.
AIn addition to obtaining a positive grade in the project component, the conclusion of the Curricular Unit (UC) "Project" implies cumulatively, the verification of the following requirements:
(1) compliance with 3 ECTS in the EEGenerating Skills programme;
(2) compliance with the Data Analysis Requirement;
(3) compliance with the Internationalisation Requirement.