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 Bachelor in Public Administration

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​​​​This programme aims at training qualified and knowledgeable professionals in the fields of Public Management and Public Policies and who may hold skills and competencies to respond to the ever growing complicated challenges of modern Public Management. It bridges a solid theoretical awareness and practical training deemed utterly important for the performance of management functions in the Public Administration, public companies, public associations and private companies. This programme relies upon a high standard faculty who resorts to innovative teaching methodologies. These favour and boost the acquisition of skills, ethical training, and a critical spirit. Its curriculum was designed to render graduates keen to accommodate and adapt to the challenges posed by organisations.​

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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:
  • Public Administration

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

Description


With a tradition of over 30 years, the Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration provides students with a solid education in the areas of Public Management and Public Policy, through the acquisition of knowledge and the development of cross-cutting skills to tackle the challenges of modern public management and ensure the success of its graduates in the job market.
Curriculum Structure: The course has a curriculum structure that reflects the importance attributed to the area of Public Management and Public Policy, benefiting also from the contribution of areas such as Political Science, Economics, and Management.
Methods, Activities, and Resources: The course uses teaching and learning methodologies that stimulate independent and cooperative work of students both in the classroom context and through the organization and participation in seminars, colloquia, research projects, and exchange experiences. It has a qualified and committed faculty, holding doctorates from some of the best European and North American universities.

Key learning outcomes


The degree of Bachelor is conferred to students who demonstrate:
1. Possess knowledge and understanding in the area of Public Administration at a level that:
1.1. Builds on secondary level knowledge, developing and deepening it;
1.2. Draws on advanced level teaching materials and corresponds to them;
1.3. In some of the domains of this area, is at the cutting edge of knowledge;
2. Be able to apply the acquired knowledge and understanding in a way that demonstrates a professional approach to the work developed in the area of Public Administration;
3. Have problem-solving skills within the scope of Public Administration and the ability to construct and support their own argumentation;
4. Develop the ability to collect, select and interpret relevant information, particularly in the area of public management, analysis, and evaluation of public policies that enable them to present well-founded solutions including the analysis of relevant social, scientific, and ethical aspects;
5. Be able to communicate ideas, problems, and solutions, both to audiences composed of specialists and non-specialists, in a clear and unambiguous way;
6. Develop learning skills that enable them to have lifelong learning with a high degree of autonomy.

Access to higher education


This course provides technical-scientific capacity for access to second-cycle courses (Master's).

Careers


The preferred job market is the Public Administration, but the training in Public Administration includes a set of knowledge and skills that also allow the exercise of functions in non-profit organizations and private companies. Public, municipal, and inter-municipal companies are a growing job market because training in the areas of Public Management interconnects knowledge that is essential for the exercise of management positions in a context where public interest guides these organizations. In Public Administration, the Technical Superior career is the one for which graduates are particularly suited, being qualified to perform functions in administrative, human resources, planning, financial, and auditing areas. As an example, the exercise of functions in general and regional directorates, decentralized services of various ministries, public institutes, and foundations, municipalities, regional and local organizations such as Regional Coordination and Development Commissions, Metropolitan Areas, Urban Communities, and Municipal Associations can be highlighted.

Access


60

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 Economics
or
17 Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences
or
17 Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences
18 Portuguese Language

This information must be verified on
http://www.dges.gov.pt/guias/detcursopi.asp?codc=9002&code=1000

Aditional Information


Study Plan


Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Introduction to Political Science CPRI 6
S1 Introduction to Public Administration CA 6
S1 Organizational Theory CA 6
S1 Political Economics E 6
S1 Quantitative Methods in Public Administration CA 6
S2 Applied Statistics to Political Science E 6
S2 Financial Accounting I G 6
S2 Introduction to Financial Management G 6
S2 Procedure and Administrative Law D 6
S2 Public Finance CA 6
Year 2 60
S1 Human Resources Administration CA 6
S1 Information Systems for Public Administration TSI 6
S1 Policy Process Theory CA 6
S1 Portuguese Political System CPRI 6
S1 Public Economics E 6
S2 Design of Public Policies and Programs CA 6
S2 European Union Political System CPRI 6
S2 Management of Quality in Public Services CA 6
S2 Public Sector Accounting G 6
S2 Social Policies CA 6
Year 3 60
S1 Auditing in Public Services CA 6
S1 Local Administration and Governance CA 6
S1 Public Contracts CA 6
S1 Theories and Models of Public Management CA 6
S1 Opção I 6
Elites Policies CPRI 6
Games and Strategic Behaviour E 6
Political and Electoral Communication Marketing CPRI 6
Political Parties CPRI 6
Portuguese Foreign Policy CPRI 6
Principles of Entrepreneurship G 6
Public Administration of the European Union CA 6
Public Policies and Sustainability CA 6
Regional Development E 6
Surveys and Opinion Polls CPRI 6
Taxation I G 6
S2 Applied Project CPRI; CA 13
S2 Innovation Management in Public Administration CA 6
S2 Opção II 6
Electoral Systems CPRI 6
Elites Policies CPRI 6
Games and Strategic Behaviour E 6
Global Economics E 6
Political and Electoral Communication Marketing CPRI 6
Political Parties CPRI 6
Portuguese Foreign Policy CPRI 6
Principles of Entrepreneurship G 6
Public Administration of the European Union CA 6
Public Policies and Sustainability CA 6
Regional Development E 6
Surveys and Opinion Polls CPRI 6
Taxation I G 6
S2 Opção UMinho 5
Bioethics ECS 6
Business Creation G 6
Collaboration for a Sustainable Development in the Digitalization Era EGI 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
Photographic Literacy from Physics to Message Fis 6
Political Issues in the History of the Present Time H 6
Reading and Writing for Academic Production and Knowledge LEP 6
Scientific Research Methodologies IDP 6
Social Skills and Employability Psi 6

Assessment/Accreditation


A3ES Accreditation status:
Accredited
Resolution publication date:
24-05-2021
A3ES submited report:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2411/2011/AL02
Registry Date:
29-01-2023
Accreditation validity:
30-07-2025