Specialization Course in Local Management

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.

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.

Professional Goals

Local government executive careers. Instructors in local management subjects.

Mode of Study

Full-time / Face-to-face / Daytime

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


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.

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.

Course Coordinator(s)

Paulo Miguel Marques Gama Gonçalves

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Lina Paula David Coelho

Margarida Isabel Ferreira Santos

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).

Access to Further Studies

Not applicable.

Study Programme

Local Management

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

DGES Code: 3420

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 1 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 60.0

Price : 1500.0


Call for Applications (only in portuguese)


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