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 Bachelor in Economics

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What policies are needed to respond to the current challenges of climate change and the resource crisis? How is the euro area economy affected by monetary and fiscal policies implemented in the USA or China? Does competition between healthcare providers lead to a higher quality of care? Why is there wage inequality and an increase in social inequality? Why is productivity so widely dispersed across firms, countries and regions and how can firms improve their productivity? Economics addresses these and many other issues posed upon societies.

As an undergraduate in the Bachelor in Economics at the University of Minho, you will develop a critical and open mind to analyze global and local topics as the ones mentioned above.

The Bachelor in Economics at UMinho offers solid training in both economics´ theoretical foundations and analytical methods, which will allow you to test hypotheses, using real data and advanced software.

The Bachelor in Economics at UMinho has an innovative study plan that stands out. As our student you will:

o elaborate a final course project in which you work in a team to solve a problem for a real organization/firm, applying the knowledge acquired throughout the course and making direct contact with the labour market;

o attend workshops - in data analysis, programming and communication, which will give you essential skills for your professional success;

o take an English course and have several lectures taught in English to help you acquire the necessary skills to face the job market.

By choosing Economics at UMinho, you will have committed professors who are available to support you. The quality of their research places them among the best in national rankings, which is reflected in their classes.

For all these reasons the Bachelor in Economics is today a reference in Portuguese higher education and has the international accreditation by EFMD.

But it is, above all, in the high employability rate of 97.2% that this quality is reflected.

The Bachelor in Economics at the University of Minho prepares you for various professional careers such as financial services, consultancy, auditing, business management, economic policy decision maker and research.

See our scholarships and internships opportunities and visit the page of the Department of Economics to find out more about our activity.



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.​​​​​

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Note: ​

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.



2024/2025

General


Academic degree:
  • Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
ECTS:
180
Duration:
6 curricular semesters
Regime:
Daytime
Place:
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Economics

Contacts


    School of Economics and Management
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: +351 253604510 Fax: +351 253601380
    E-Mail: pedagogico@eeg.uminho.pt
    URL: http://www.eeg.uminho.pt

Access to higher education


This course provides the technical and scientific capacity to access the courses of the second cycle (Master)

Access


130

Vacancies

0

Minimum

Access forms


The access to this Cycle of Studies can be done through the following ways:
- Application for National Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Local Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Access to Higher Education Admissions through Re-Entry, Change and Transfer of Course.

Formal requirements


Entrance Testing

04 Economy
19 Mathematics A
or
19 Mathematics A
or
18 Portuguese
19 Mathematics A

This information must be verified on
http://www.dges.gov.pt/guias/detcursopi.asp?codc=9081&code=1000

Aditional Information


Study Plan


Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Calculus for Economics and Management E 6
S1 Economic History E 6
S1 Introduction Corporate Law D 6
S1 Linear Algebra M 6
S1 Microeconomics I E 6
S2 Financial Accounting I G 6
S2 Introduction to Management G 6
S2 Macroeconomics I E 6
S2 Microeconomics II E 6
S2 Statistics for Economics and Management G; E 6
Year 2 60
S1 Econometrics I E 6
S1 Games and Strategic Behaviour E 6
S1 Macroeconomics II E 6
S1 Principles of Corporate Finance G 6
S1 Public Economics and Finance E 6
S2 Econometrics II E 6
S2 Financial Analysis and Planning G 6
S2 Industrial Economics E 6
S2 International Monetary Economics E 6
S2 International Trade E 6
Year 3 60
S1 Ethics and Social Responsibility G 6
S1 Portuguese and European Economics E 6
S1 Opção I 6
Banking and Financial Economics E 6
Economics of Innovation E 6
Economics of the Multinational Enterprise E 6
Environmental Economics E 6
Global Economics E 6
Health Economics E 6
Labour Economics E 6
Politics and Social Economy E 6
S1 Opção II 6
Banking and Financial Economics E 6
Economics of Innovation E 6
Economics of the Multinational Enterprise E 6
Environmental Economics E 6
Global Economics E 6
Health Economics E 6
Labour Economics E 6
Politics and Social Economy E 6
S1 Opção III 6
Management Accounting I G 6
Auditing G 6
Banking and Financial Economics E 6
Digital Marketing G 6
Economic English B2 LC 6
Economics English B2+ LC 6
Economics of Innovation E 6
Economics of the Multinational Enterprise E 6
Elites Policies CPRI 6
Environmental Economics E 6
Financial Investments G 6
Global Economics E 6
Health Economics E 6
Insurance and Actuarial Mathematics G 6
International Human Resource Management G 6
International Negotiation CPRI 6
International Politcs CPRI 6
Introduction to Public Administration CA 6
Labour Economics E 6
Local Administration and Governance CA 6
Marketing G 6
Political Parties CPRI 6
Politics and Social Economy E 6
Production and Operations Management G 6
Taxation I G 6
S2 Project in Applied Economics E 13
S2 Opção IV 6
Auditing G 6
Complements of Finances G 6
Economic English B2 LC 6
Economics English B2+ LC 6
Economics of Innovation E 6
Economics of the Multinational Enterprise E 6
Elites Policies CPRI 6
Financial Accounting II G 6
Financial Investments G 6
Global Economics E 6
Health Economics E 6
History of Economic Thought E 6
Human Resource Management G 6
Innovation Management in Public Administration CA 6
Insurance and Actuarial Mathematics G 6
International Human Resource Management G 6
International Negotiation CPRI 6
International Politcs CPRI 6
Introduction to Public Administration CA 6
Labour Economics E 6
Local Administration and Governance CA 6
Logistics G 6
Marketing G 6
Political Parties CPRI 6
Politics and Social Economy E 6
Principles of Entrepreneurship G 6
Social Policies CA 6
Taxation I G 6
Topics in Tourism Economics E 6
S2 Opção UMinho 5
Bioethics ECS 6
Business Creation G 6
Collaboration for a Sustainable Development in the Digitalization Era EGI 6
Education and Interpersonal Development in the University Context CEd 6
Environment and Energy ENG 6
Fundamentals and Practices of First Aid ENF 6
Galician Language and Culture LLC 6
Gestão de Ativos EC 6
Governance and Public Private Partnerships CA 6
Green Buildings ENG 6
International Courts D 6
Introduction to the German Language and Culture ELG 6
Introduction to the Spanish Language and Culture ELG 6
Leadership and Entrepreneurship EIS 6
Mathematics Behind Things M 6
Occupational Safety and Health EH 6
Organization and Data Analysis EIS 6
Photographic Literacy from Physics to Message Fis 6
Political Issues in the History of the Present Time H 6
Preparing Generation Z Beyond Technologies ENG 6
Psychology of Aging and Communication Psi 6
Reading and Writing for Academic Production and Knowledge LEP 6
Scientific Research Methodologies IDP 6
Social Skills and Employability Psi 6
Sport and Health EF 6
S2 Opção V 6
Auditing G 6
Complements of Finances G 6
Economics of Innovation E 6
Economics of the Multinational Enterprise E 6
Elites Policies CPRI 6
Financial Accounting II G 6
Financial Investments G 6
Global Economics E 6
Health Economics E 6
History of Economic Thought E 6
Human Resource Management G 6
Innovation Management in Public Administration CA 6
Insurance and Actuarial Mathematics G 6
International Human Resource Management G 6
International Negotiation CPRI 6
International Politcs CPRI 6
Introduction to Public Administration CA 6
Labour Economics E 6
Local Administration and Governance CA 6
Logistics G 6
Marketing G 6
Political Parties CPRI 6
Politics and Social Economy E 6
Principles of Entrepreneurship G 6
Social Policies CA 6
Taxation I G 6
Topics in Tourism Economics E 6

Assessment/Accreditation


A3ES Accreditation status:
Accredited
Resolution publication date:
01-09-2020
A3ES submited report:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2422/2011/AL02
Registry Date:
24-09-2020
Accreditation validity:
30-07-2026