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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Qualification awarded (in original language)
“Mestrado em Empreendedorismo e Inovação”. 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 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 programme
The 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 outcomes
The Master's Degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is awarded to students who demonstrate that they have the following core competencies:
a) Entrepreneurial attitude;
b) Leadership;
c) Teamwork;
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 graduates
The 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 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
Jose Carlos Lopes (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Scientific areas of the study plan
Scientific AreaAcronymECTS Credits
Business SciencesBS80.00.0
Social and Human SciencesSHS10.00.0

Course structure
YearSemTypeCodeCourse UnitScientific
11 Semestral 
Management, Leadership and Entrepreneurial SkillsBS10.0
11 Semestral 
Business Management ConceptsBS10.0
11 Semestral 
Business Idea and CreativityBS10.0
12 Semestral 
Happiness in the OrganisationSHS10.0
12 Semestral 
Innovation and TechnologyBS10.0
12 Semestral 
Entrepreneurship and Management ReportBS10.0
21 Semestral 
Master Thesis ProjectBS30.0


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