Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Qualification awarded (in original language)“Mestrado em Empreendedorismo e Inovação”. Title of “Mestre”
Level of qualification2nd Cycle of Studies. EQF level 7. ISCED 2011 level 7.
Admission requirementsThe holders of the licenciado degree or legal equivalent, the holders of a foreign academic degree and the holders of a relevant academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae may apply to the 2nd cycle of studies, as stated in the description of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement.
Recognition of prior learningFollowing the implementation of the Bologna Process and the consequent legislation regarding the mobility of students among degrees and higher education institutions, prior learning must be recognized and credited. The prior learning concept comprises all the previous learning/training undertaken in other higher education study cycles in national or international institutions (crediting of certified training), as well as previous professional experience and any post-secondary school training or education. As such, the IPB promotes the crediting of the student’s prior learning when arriving at the institution.
Aiming at a quick and full integration of the student in his/her new education programme, the recognition procedures must be submitted when enrolling at the IPB.
For further enquiries on crediting and recognizing prior learning and training at the IPB (calendars, procedures and assessment criteria), please go to the Applicant Portal at www.ipb.pt/portaldocandidato.
Qualification requirements and regulationsThe study cycle has 90 ECTS credits, which can be completed in two academic years. It consists of a specialization course of 60 credits and a scientific dissertation, a project work or a professional traineeship which will be concluded with a final report comprising 30 credits.
The qualification holders are able to create innovative start-ups, develop new products / services or business units in corporate enterprises.
Profile of the programmeThe profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional specialized skills in the study areas of Business Sciences
Key learning outcomesThe Master's Degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is awarded to students who demonstrate that they have the following core competencies:
a) Entrepreneurial attitude;
d) Creativity and Innovation.
In addition to these, it is important for the student to demonstrate transversal skills, namely:
a) Oral and written communication skills;
b) Ability to use information resources;
c) Sustainability and social commitment.
In order to complete the qualification, the student will have to obtain approval to all the compulsory curricular units of the study plan.
Occupational profiles of graduatesThe master's degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is part of the area of training of Business Sciences. Its graduates are specialized for the creation of business, for the development of innovative products / services and for the exercise of a professional activity within the profile of the programme.
Access to further studiesThe degree of "mestre" allows to proceed to 3rd cycle studies, according to the diagram of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement.
Examination regulations, assessment and gradingExamination and assessment are regulated by the IPB general regulation, available in www.ipb.pt/sa, and by the School pedagogical regulation, available in www.estig.ipb.pt.
Consult this Guide under the option “The ECTS at the IPB” for information on the grading and qualification system.
Mode of studyFull-time
Scientific areas of the study plan
|Scientific Area||Acronym||ECTS Credits|
|Social and Human Sciences||SHS||10.0||0.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5054-664-1101-00-20 ||Management, Leadership and Entrepreneurial Skills||BS||10.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5054-664-1102-00-20 ||Business Management Concepts||BS||10.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5054-664-1103-00-20 ||Business Idea and Creativity||BS||10.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 5054-664-1201-00-20 ||Happiness in the Organisation||SHS||10.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 5054-664-1202-00-20 ||Innovation and Technology||BS||10.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 5054-664-1203-00-20 ||Entrepreneurship and Management Report||BS||10.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 5054-664-2101-00-20 ||Master Thesis Project||BS||30.0|