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Accounting and Finance

Qualification awarded (in original language)
"Mestrado em Contabilidade e Finanças". Title of "Mestre".

Level of qualification
2nd Cycle of Studies. EQF level 7. ISCED 2011 level 7.

Admission requirements
The 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 learning
Following 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 regulations
The study cycle has an official length of 100 ECTS credits, accomplished in two academic years. It is composed by a specialization course of 60 ECTS credits and a scientific dissertation, a project work or a professional traineeship which will be concluded with a final report comprising 40 ECTS credits.
The Diploma holder is qualified to apply for senior management positions in businesses and nonprofit organizations in the private and public sectors.

Profile of the programme
The profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional specialized skills in the study areas of Accounting; Finance.

Key learning outcomes
The degree of "mestre" (master) in Accounting and Finance is awarded to those students that demonstrate, in this field, the ability to:
a) develop and enhance the knowledge obtained in the first cycle, in order to develop and apply that knowledge to original situations often in the context of research;
b) apply their knowledge and understanding and problem solving capacities to new and unfamiliar situations in wide multidisciplinary situations, although related to their area of studies;
c) integrate knowledge, deal with complex matters, develop solutions or put forward opinions on situations of limited or incomplete information, including reflecting upon the implications and ethical and social responsibilities that result from both those solutions and opinions or indeed that condition them;
d) communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and reasoning that underly them, both to experts and non-experts, clearly and unambiguously;
e) develop competences that will enable them to benefit from self-oriented or autonomous lifelong learning.

To complete the qualification, the student is required to pass all compulsory course units of the study plan.

Occupational profiles of graduates
The degree of "mestre" (master) in Accounting and Finance belongs to the education and training area of Business Sciences and Law. Graduates are specialized to develop a professional activity within the profile of the programme.

Access to further studies
The 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.

Graduation requirements

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
Examination 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 study

Programme director
Ana Paula Carvalho do Monte (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Scientific areas of the study plan
Scientific AreaAcronymECTS Credits
Social and Behaviour SciencesSBS6.00.0

Course structure
YearSemTypeCodeCourse UnitScientific
11 Semestral 
Advanced Financial AccountingAcc6.0
11 Semestral 
Advanced Corporate FinanceFin6.0
11 Semestral 
Markets Financial InstrumentsFin6.0
11 Semestral 
Research MethodologiesSBS6.0
11 Semestral 
Option I-Tratamento e Análise de DadosMat6.0
11 Semestral 
Option I-Analysis and Risk Management---
11 Semestral 
Option I-Financial Auditing---
11 Semestral 
Option I-Advanced Governmental Accounting and Public Finance---
11 Semestral 
Option I-Behaviour Finance---
11 Semestral 
Option I-International Finance---
11 Semestral 
Option I-Management Control Systems---
11 Semestral 
Option I-Analysis and Risk Management---
11 Semestral 
Option I-Organizational Behaviour---
11 Semestral 
Option I-Sustainability Accounting---
11 Semestral 
Option I-Corporate and Securities Law---
12 Semestral 
Corporate and Business ValuationFin6.0
12 Semestral 
Consolidated Group AccountingAcc6.0
12 Semestral 
New Tendencies in Management AccountingAcc6.0
12 Semestral 
Option II-Análise e Gestão do RiscoFin6.0
12 Semestral 
Option II-Auditoria FinanceiraAcc6.0
12 Semestral 
Option II-Complementos de Contabilidade e Finanças PúblicasAcc/
12 Semestral 
Option II-Finanças ComportamentaisFin6.0
12 Semestral 
Option II-Finanças InternacionaisFin6.0
12 Semestral 
Option II-Sistemas de Controlo de GestãoAcc6.0
12 Semestral 
Option II-Comportamento OrganizacionalSBS6.0
12 Semestral 
Option II-Data Analysis---
12 Semestral 
Option II-Análise e Gestão de RiscoFin6.0
12 Semestral 
Option II-Contabilidade da SustentabilidadeAcc6.0
12 Semestral 
Option II-Direito das Empresas e Valores Mobiliários---
12 Semestral 
Advanced Topics in TaxationTax6.0
Final Project/Internship/ThesisAcc/


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