Formation Course Entrepreneurship and Innovation

General Objectives of the Course

• Stimulate creative and entrepreneurial skills for solving problems;
• Develop skills in risk management and detection and validation of business opportunities / projects;
• Provide students with conceptual, political and operational tools to support the creation and management of business and / or project (s).
• Preparing graduates for the creation and communication of value propositions and business plans

Admission Requirements

The course is addressed to: a) professionals from various fields interested in deepening knowledge and improve skills of designing and implementing business or social projects; b) Students.
Conditions of entry assessed by Curricular Analysis and Motivation Letter.
Preferential condition: the involvement in the design / implementation of a business or project.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The course is structured in 10 sequential modules and performed wholly in e-learning. Each module has its own timetable and assessment to be determined by the teacher responsible. The proposed work for final assessment in each module must be coordinated with the development of the student’s final projects. Assessment is continuous and is developed from concrete tasks in line with the objectives of each module, and systematic monitoring of the individual student’s work. It is also expected modes of group work at certain times / modules, using various media supports to the effect: forum, chat, Wiki. Each student may only submit his project (Module 10) if he has successfully completed the assessment in all previous modules.
The completion of the course involves the completion of all activities proposed, leading to a final grade given on a scale of 0-20 values, requiring a minimum of 10 mark for final approval.
In each module there is a scientific and pedagogical coordinator in charge that ensures the conditions of effectiveness of the teaching-learning process, and co-responsible teachers for sharing the teaching, the monitoring of trainees and the evaluation process of each module and of the course.
Each thematic module provides, at baseline, a set of supporting materials, including selected texts, practical exercises, support manuals (which may incorporate links and suggestions for further reading on certain topics).
The interactions between learners and teaching staff are established mostly asynchronously except with respect to the module 10.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

At the end of the course, students should be able to:
-understand the importance of strategic and proactive thinking for building an entrepreneurial attitude;
-identify and evaluate the internal and external factors that affect / influence the implementation and sustainability of a business / project;
-identify and profit strengths and manage risks;
-outline and argue a project to create business / initiative.

Course Coordinator(s)

Cristina Maria Pinto Albuquerque

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation n. º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC)

Graduation Requirements

The completion of the course involves the completion of all activities proposed, leading to a final grade given on a scale of 0-20 values, requiring a minimum of 10 mark for final approval.

Study Programme

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 3 Month(s)

ECTS Credits: 3.0


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