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 Bachelor in International Business

Our Bachelor in International Business envisions to prepare students capable of fully grasping and delving further in the internationalisation processes of organisations and globalisation of the economy. Therefore, proficiency in non-native languages is a feature of this programme, which is why the language of instruction in most of the course units is English. We also encourage our students to undertake one semester or one year of their studies abroad. The profile of the graduates makes them especially suited for relevant positions in various functional areas of companies, particularly in the areas such as negotiation, marketing and finance, human resources, accounting, logistics and technology, organisation and methods in international contexts.​​

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.



Academic degree:
  • Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
6 curricular semesters
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Management
  • Economics


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

    Tel: +351 253604510 Fax: +351 253601380


The Bachelor Degree in International Business aims at training graduates in the areas of international economics, international finance, international negotiation, international marketing and logistics, and also in quantitative methods. The purpose is to prepare students to become qualified business executives who master fundamental economics, management and organizational tools, but who are also able to understand the processes of firms’ internationalization and the dynamics of economic globalization, and more aware of ethical and social responsibility principles.
The degree programme relies on highly qualified faculty, who hold doctoral degrees from foreign and Portuguese universities and also on invited lecturers with professional experience in the business field. Several teaching and learning strategies are applied to stimulate independent and cooperative work of the students, who have adequate facilities and modern computer equipment available. Students are also encouraged to participate in international mobility programmes and in activities which promote contact with companies and with the job market through the “EEG Generating Skills” programme and the “EEG Business Day”.

Key learning outcomes

The graduate in International Business should be able to:
1. Build solid skills in the various fields of Economics and Management, namely in the design, elaboration and presentation of international business plans;
2. approach the main theories, conceptual models, methodologies and methods of Economics and Management to solve concrete problems of companies and organizations with international activities;
3. develop the ability to communicate with a variety of media, orally and in writing, in at least two languages, and for different audiences;
4. use the appropriate tools and IT-level skills to analyze data in order to solve organizational problems;
5. manage different resources, define priorities and develop proactive, responsible and entrepreneurial attitudes in multinational and multicultural contexts;
6. develop critical thinking and learning skills, which will allow you to learn independently throughout your life;
7. develop ethical awareness and the ability to recognize and resolve ethical issues inherent in the decision-making process, as well as develop a sense of social responsibility;
8. develop a wide range of soft skills to prepare for their future integration into a global labor market and multicultural environments, as well as promote active citizenship.

Access to higher education

The bachelor in International Business provides the technical-scientific capacity to access second cycle degrees (Master).


The characteristics of the study plan have contributed to make this programme a reference in the area of international business in Portugal, which is visible by the fast and successful integration of the graduates in the labour market. The main employers are companies and organizations involved in international activities. The graduate in International Business is also prepared to develop her/his professional activity in companies in the consulting or market studies area, in organizations that assess investment projects, and in government departments, particularly those involved in international business activities. Companies and agencies such as INI-Novation, Inova+, Ministry of Foreign Affairs or AICEP are some examples.






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

19 Mathematics A


04 Economy

19 Mathematics A


19 Mathematics A

18 Portuguese

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Aditional Information

Study Plan

Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Calculus for Economics and Management E 6
S1 Introduction Corporate Law D 6
S1 Linear Algebra M 6
S1 Microeconomics I E 6
S1 Opção em Língua Estrangeira I 6
English B1 LPLE 6
French A1 LPLE 6
German A1 LPLE 6
Italian A1 LPLE 6
Spanish A1 LPLE 6
Spanish A1+ LPLE 6
S2 Financial Accounting I G 6
S2 Introduction to Management G 6
S2 Macroeconomics I E 6
S2 Statistics for Economics and Management G; E 6
S2 Opção em Língua Estrangeira II 6
English B1+ LPLE 6
French A1+ LPLE 6
German A1+ LPLE 6
Italian A2 LPLE 6
Spanish A2 LPLE 6
Year 2 60
S1 Management Accounting I G 6
S1 Econometrics I E 6
S1 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour G 6
S1 Principles of Corporate Finance G 6
S1 Opção em Língua Estrangeira III 6
English B2 LPLE 6
EspanhoI A2+ LPLE 6
French A2 LPLE 6
German A2 LPLE 6
Italian B1 LPLE 6
S2 International Marketing G 6
S2 International Monetary Economics E 6
S2 International Tax Law D 6
S2 International Trade E 6
S2 Opção em Língua Estrangeira IV 6
English B2+ LPLE 6
French A2+ LPLE 6
German A2+ LPLE 6
Italian B2 LPLE 6
Spanish B1 LPLE 6
Year 3 60
S1 Ethics and Social Responsibility G 6
S1 International Financial Management G 6
S1 Logistics G 6
S1 Portuguese and European Economics E 6
S1 Strategic Management G 6
S2 International Negotiation CPRI 6
S2 Multidisciplinary Project in International Business G; E; LPLE 13
S2 Political Economics of International Business E 6
S2 Opção UMinho 5
Bioethics ECS 6
Collaboration for a Sustainable Development in the Digitalization Era EGI 6
Crime, Deviance and Control SOC 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
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
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


A3ES Accreditation status:
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R/A-Ef 2439/2011/AL01
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