Specialization Course in Local Management

Faculty of Economics

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Academic year




Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded



1 Year(s)

ECTS Credits



1500.0 €

Course Coordinator(s)

Paulo Miguel Marques Gama Gonçalves (gama@fe.uc.pt)

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Lina Paula David Coelho (lcoelho@fe.uc.pt)

Margarida Isabel Ferreira Santos (misa@fe.uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
The program aims to provide participants with:
- mastery of key strategic management tools that allow participants to induce in their organizations a culture of evaluation and quality;
- scientific knowledge and technical resources on planning, organizational development and evaluation in the context of public policy;
- knowledge necessary to induce organizational development and advanced change management plans;
- knowledge necessary for the design and implementation of development projects in network, in changing contexts characterized by the need to create strategies and resilience conditions in organizations.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
Skills related to the integrated management of the municipality and the territory, particularly in the context of the subjects: Leadership; Strategy and Planning; Change Management; Public Policy; Information Management; Local Finance and Accounting; Public Procurement; Territorial Development; between others.
Mode of Study
Full-time / Face-to-face / Daytime
Access to Further Studies
Not applicable.
Admission Requirements

Local government members (actual or former) or graduated local government executives.

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

Recognition of Prior Learning
Not applicable.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The qualification is framed by the regulation n.º 339/2012, of August 7 (Official Gazette, 2nd series).
Professional Goals
Local government executive careers. Instructors in local management subjects.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Assessment will focus on the work done during the sessions, i.e. by continuous assessment (case studies, simulations, group discussions). For the courses to which the previous method does not apply, a final exam will be chosen as the evaluation method. Approval in all courses is required for completion of the course. Grading is based on a numerical scale of 0 to 20, with the final classification obtained by weighted (using ECTS) arithmetic average of individual grades obtained in different courses.
Study Programme
1st Semester
Start date: 15-09-2014
Start date (first year): 15-09-2014
End date: 20-12-2014
2nd Semester
Start date: 09-02-2015
End date: 02-06-2015