Academic Degree
Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
General Objectives
The DESG-UTAD Degree in Economics meets the growing need to train competent specialists capable of operating in various sectors of the economy of a country, as well as in various production sectors, through a best practice-oriented teaching in the area ofeconomic sciences.
The teaching of economics operates in an environment of close proximity between students, teachers and the department, and relies on high-quality faculty members, who continually adapt the course, its methodologies and syllabus content to the demands of the labour market.
The Degree in Economics gives a solid training that allows students to easily join the labour market, where they are called upon to work in the various areas of the economic sciences, from the formulation of economic policies (monetary, budgetary, exchange, commercial, etc.), micro- and macroeconomic analyses, financial markets performance, economic-financial analysis of investments, management and development of organisations, etc.
The Economics course generally provides students with the best opportunities for personal, academic and professional development through concrete objectives such as:
- Stimulating the spirit of research and development of behavioural skills, such as teamwork, leadership, motivation, etc.;
- Developing skills in key areas such as mathematics and statistics, management, scientific methodology, social and human sciences, ethics and law;
- Preparing the professional to exercise economic management in both advisory roles and with direct responsibility;
- Providing a general and solid training in economic theory, accompanied by knowledge of theoretical and quantitative instruments and a strong base in historical training;
- Motivating for the pursuit of lifelong learning, in a self-sufficient way;
- Encouraging graduates to pursue studies at master's and/or doctoral level.
CNAEF Classification
Economy
(314) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
Schedule
Weekly: Daytime
Duration
6 semesters
ECTS
180
Requirements and Regulations
Career Opportunities
- Consulting experts in the design and implementation of economic-financial analysis of investment projects;
- Managerial/administrative positions in technical and top management in companies of various sizes such as banking and financial institutions, industrial, commercial and audit and consultancy firms;
- Managerial/administrative positions in central, regional and local public administration and European and international bodies;
- Accounting and auditing activities;
- Research activities in the higher education system and research centres.
Graduate Profile
Economics Graduates have a solid training that allows them to easily join the labour market where they are called upon to work in the various areas of the economic sciences from the formulation of economic policies (monetary, budgetary, exchange, commercial, etc.), micro- and macroeconomic analyses, financial markets performance, economic-financial analysis of investments, direction and development of organisations, etc. Economics Graduates have the following competencies:
- the spirit of research and development of behavioural skills, such as teamwork, leadership, motivation, etc.;
- in key areas such as mathematics and statistics, management, scientific methodology, social and human sciences, ethics and law;
- professional preparation to exercise economic management, both at advisory level and at the level of direct responsibility;
- motivation for the pursuit of lifelong learning in a self-sufficient way.
Entities to Practice
- Industrial and commercial sector;
- Public administration
- Banking, insurance, other financial institutions;
- International Economic and Financial Organisations
- Consulting and Auditing companies;
- Study and design offices;
- Accounting offices;
- Education, training and research
DGES Code
9081 (See more information) [PT]
Vacancies
40
Admission Requirements
Regional Preference:
not applicable

Prerequisites:
not required
Admission Tests
One of the following sets: 19 Mathematics A or (04 Economy; 19 Mathematics A) or (19 Mathematics A; 18 Portuguese)
Minimum Classification
Entrance Testing: 95 (scale of 0-200)
Application Note: 95 (scale of 0-200)
Lowest Admission Grade (1st phase)
2018: 139,9
2017: 145,0
Calculation of the Grades
Middle of Secondary: 65%
Entrance Examinations: 35%
Resolution Date
03-03-2015
A3ES Deliberation
Registry Date
18-03-2011
Accreditation Validity
03-03-2021