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GENERAL: -To acquire habits of critical thinking and capacity for research, synthesis, structuring and presenting information from data processing. -To look at Statistics as a tool for professional life, where one may be confronted with the need to apply statistical techniques. SPECIFIC: A) To recognize and identify the diverse statistical methods, their potential and limitations. B) Determine probabilities from probability functions. Identify among the various probabilistic models that solve real problems for decision making. C) To identify the relationship between a population and samples drawn from this population. D) Estimate values based on data with random behavior. E) To make inferences about the population based on the sample information. To set hypotheses, identify and apply the appropriate hypotheses test. F) To use non-parametric tests in specific situations. G) To be able to use the statistical software SPSS as a useful tool for performing a statistical and inferential analysis.

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1. Understand the purpose of the financial function of a company and the role played by the financial manager. 2. Understand the relationship between profitability and risk. 3. To know the fundamental elements for the economic and financial analysis of a company and to make decisions based on these elements. 4. Analyze and reflect on the ways of financing a company and make decisions for an optimal financial structure. 5. Understand the importance of dividend distribution policy in creating value for a company.

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Objectives: 1. To know the main theories of management and administration; 2. To understand the management process based on its explanatory theories; 3. to structure critical thinking about the process associated with management; 4. To know the process of scientific investigation in the area of the management; 5. To, critically, evaluate the fundamentals of management based on your theory and research. Syllabus I. Research Methodologies. II. Organizational studies. III. Orthodox studies of the administration. IV. Critical Administration Studies.

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GENERAL OBJECTIVES: A – To recognize potential applications of Linear Optimization in Finance, Economics and Management. B – To know the methodology and techniques of Linear Optimization commonly used to support the processes of decision making. C – Learn to select and apply the techniques of Linear Optimization in solving these problems. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: D – To formulate Linear Programming models to describe real problems, and sometimes unstructured, taking into account the main characteristics of the studied situation. E – To apply the Linear Optimization methods in solving instances of small size. F – To implement a model using appropriate software, and to find solutions for instances of moderate size. G – To validate the models and interpret the obtained solutions in order to make recommendations to the system under analysis.

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GENERAL OBJECTIVES: -Promote the acquisition of specific knowledge of advanced level models in decision support in organizations. -Contribute to the promotion of research in the area of decision support models. -Acquire / update / complement theoretical knowledge of nonlinear optimization. -Modeling and classify problems. -Select and use the methods / software most appropriate for each type of problem. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: -Formulate and model optimization problems. -Use and select scientific software for solving optimization problems.

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GENERAL OBJECTIVES: – To know the behavioural theories of uncertainty and strategic interaction on the part of rational economics agents environments; – To know how to apply the key concepts of Game Theory. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: – To understand the notion of strategic behavior; – To learn and to distinguish the different types of equilibrium; – To determine the equilibrium solution in static and dynamic games; – To apply the Game Theory to the theoretical models.

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GENERAL OBJECTIVES: 1. Apply multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge acquired throughout the formative process; 2. Prepare a technical / scientific text; 3. Develop a thesis / advanced project with a view to obtaining the Master degree.

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GENERAL OBJECTIVES: 1. To know methods and techniques of literature search; 2. To know and correctly apply the standards for reporting/projects; 3. To know qualitative analysis techniques and quantitative analysis.

BUSINESS SCIENCES
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GENERAL OBJECTIVES:
1. Mastering the basic concepts and techniques of economic and financial evaluation of investment projects.
2. Measure the profitability and risk of investments, and identify and integrate the analysis of the specific risk of investments.
3. Decide on the best medium and long-term financing options, alerting to the potential inadequacy of financing short-term
investments.
4. Build and develop adequate financial planning.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
5. Understand investment typologies and investment decisions within the overall business planning.
6. Knowing about the different models of evaluation, making use of the critical capacities in relation to their forms of casuistic
applicability.
7. Integrate risk analysis methodologies in the design of investment projects.
8. Analyze the relative advantages between different financing options for own funds and others, with different maturities.
9. Determine the cost of capital of a company: Cost of debt; Cost of equity.

1. Introduction to the evaluation of investments (AI)
1.1 Generic concepts
1.2 The time value of money
1.3 Maximizing the value and cost of capital opportunity
1.4 Typology of investment projects (IP)
1.5 Phases of development of an IP
1.6 Determinants of an IP and previous studies
2. Cash flow (CF)
2.1 Concepts of CF and its calculation
2.2 Incremental CF and relevant FC
3. Criteria for evaluation and selection of investments
3.1 Problems of the replacement rate and the cost of capital
3.2 Net present value (NPV) and adjusted NPV
3.3 Internal rate of return (IRR) and modified IRR
3.4 Other criteria
3.5 Problems of AI
4. Risk and Uncertainty in the Investment Decision
4.1 Sensitivity and scenario analysis
4.2 Monte Carlo Simulation
4.3 AI and the theory of real options
5. Financing the IP
5.1 Shareholders’ equity
5.2 Foreign capital
5.3 Cost of long-term financing
5.4 Long-term financial planning
5.5 Short-term financing

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GENERAL OBJECTIVES:
It’s fundamental objective the acquisition by students of reading ability, interpretation and evaluation of elementary econometric results. Strengthening the capacity of incorporating the postulates of economic theory in mathematical and statistical models are accessories goals, in order to quantify, learning the methods and techniques of linear regression analysis and familiarity with computer tools which support the production of econometric analysis .
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
1) Read and interpret statistical summaries and financial models published in the literature.
2) Build statistical and econometric methods to the development of applied financial studies models.
4) Understand the importance of financial information systems and its methodological interest (databases, types of samples).
5) Using professional software for quantitative and financial analysis.
6) Research in management.

0. SCOPE AND METHOD OF ECONOMETRICS
1. CLASSIC MODEL OF LINEAR REGRESSION
2. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF LINEAR REGRESSION MODEL
3. SOME EXTENSIONS OF LINEAR REGRESSION MODEL
4. HETEROSCEDASTICITY
5. AUTOCORRELATION
6. THE GENERALIZED LEAST SQUARES REGRESSION MODEL

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O1 – To distinguish tools to support scientific research in different problematic situations;
O2 – To know and to apply multivariate data analysis methods to support decision making;
O3 – To select, from a variety of statistical methods, those that best apply to specific situations;
O4 – To interpret the results obtained from the application of the statistical methods.

C1. Factor Analisys – Principal components Analysis
C2. Discriminant analisys
C3. Cluster analisys: hierarquical and non hierarquical methods
C4. Logistic and multinomial regression
C5. Neural networks

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Main goals:
1) Understand and recognize the role of operations and logistics in business performance;
2) Develop decision-making capacities within the scope of the strategies to be followed within the scope of logistics operations and the supply chain.

Specific Goals:
3) Identify Logistics Operations as a factor of organizational competitiveness and their integration in the value chain;
4) Critically analyze and understand the characteristics and implications of demand forecasting models in supply chain management;
5) Critically analyze and understand how the inventory works, as well as its main implications for supply chain management;
6) Evaluate the different means of transport at the disposal of logistical solutions and their implications for supply chain management.
7) To Know the new trends in Operations and Logistics management.

Chap.1 – Operations and Logistics Management
1.1 Operations Management: Definition, Objectives and Relevance of the Operations Management Study
1.2 Historical background of Operations Management
1.3 The role of Logistics Management: systemic view
1.4 Future Trends in Operations and Logistics Management

Cap2. Supply Chain Management
2.1 Strategic Alignment in Supply Chains
2.2 Planning in supply chain management
2.3 Information Systems for Supply Chain Management
2.4 Procurement management in the supply chain
2.5 Inventory management along the supply chain
2.6 Transport management in the supply chain

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GENERAL OBJECTIVES:
– To promote the acquisition of specific advanced level knowledge in quantitative models of decision support
– To understand the importance of Financial Mathematics for organizations, providing an in-depth and integrated view of financial
operations and their interrelationship with the overall management of the company
– To understand and produce technical and scientific information, researching on relevant subjects
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
O1 – calculate and interpret probabilities and functions relevant to life insurance
O2 – know how to use mortality tables
O3 – know and understand basic concepts of financial series
O4 – apply techniques and methods of financial data analysis and interpret critically the results
O5 – select and use the most appropriate methodologies and software to solve practical problems arising from business activity, in the context of underlying uncertainty

M1. Topics of Actuarial Mathematics
1.1. Survival and mortality models
1.2. Mortality tables
M2. Introduction to Analysis of Financial Series
2.1. Financial times series and their characteristics
2.2. Linear Time Series Analysis
2.3. Multivariate Time Series Analysis

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GENERAL OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Know the main products made available by financial sector entities;
2. Understand the importance of money and finance for current economic activity;
3. Understand the importance of the Financial System for economic activity

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Know the functioning and rules of the monetary policy of the euro zone and in particular the role of the European Central Bank in financing the economy
2. Know the main financial products used by the companies for financing;
3. Understand the logic of derivatives markets;
4. Perceiving the logic of stock and bond valuation

1. OVERVIEW OF THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM
1.1. Financial Flows
1.2. Financial Markets and Evolution of the Portuguese Market
1.3. Financial instruments
1.4. Hedging with options (Supplementary Subchapter)
2. FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION
2.1. Economics of Financial Intermediation
2.2. Financial and Systemic Crises
2.3. Banking Regulation
3. MONETARY SYSTEM AND POLICY
3.1. Currency and Monetary Multiplier
3.2. Eurozone Monetary Policy