Masters degree in Accounting and Finance

Faculty of Economics

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Academic year




Course Type

2nd Cycle Studies - Advanced Specialisation Master Programme

Qualification Awarded



2 Year(s)

ECTS Credits



Advanced specialization second cycle

Course Coordinator(s)

Isabel Maria Correia Cruz (isacruz@fe.uc.pt)

Susana Margarida Faustino Jorge (susjor@fe.uc.pt)

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Carmen Isabel de Oliveira Amado Mendes (carmen.mendes@fe.uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
The Master's programme in Accounting and Finance is an advanced training programme directed toward the development of high professional competences and qualifications within the scope of business accounting and finance; it aims at developing the technical skills and knowledge of those responsible for different organizations, as well as providing the opportunity to deepen these studies to those who intend to have a career in the field of accounting and finance. Curricular Structure: This two-year programme is divided into four semesters. Two learning pathways are possible: a scientific path, which concludes with a thesis, and a professional path, which involves the completion of a traineeship and subsequent report or project. The first year of the Master’s requires that students pass 10 courses in either of the paths, accounting for a total of 60 ECTS credits. In the second year, the scientific path involves the preparation of a Master's thesis, which is worth 60 ECTS credits. In the professional path, students must pass 3 optional courses, corresponding to 18 ECTS credits, and then complete the traineeship portion by submitting a traineeship report. This path can also be completed by submitting a final project. The traineeship report and the final project are each worth 42 ECTS credits.
Mode of Study
Teaching sessions will take place on Friday and Saturday.
Access to Further Studies
Master's graduates in Accounting and Finance have increased competences for applying to a PhD programme.
Admission Requirements

a) Holders of a Bachelor degree or legal equivalent, including holders of a degree in Management or related fields such as Accounting and/or Finance;
b) Holders of a foreign higher education degree awarded after a first study cycle organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by an acceding State;

c) Holders of a foreign higher education degree recognized as complying with the objectives of the Bachelor degree by the Scientific Council responsible for the Master's study cycle;

d) In justified cases, applicants showing a scientific and professional curriculum relevant for attending the current study cycle may access the Master's study cycles upon recognition by the Scientific Council responsible for the Master's study cycle.

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

Recognition of Prior Learning
Previous training obtained in national or foreign higher education institutions can be recognized.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
DL 74/2006, of 24 March, as amended by the DL 107/2008, of 25 June, by the DL 230/2009, of 14 September, and by the DL 115/2013, of 7 August. The Order 12911/2013, of 9 October, publishes the course's programme structure and study plan.
Professional Goals
Master's graduates in Accounting and Finance have advanced qualifications in the fields of business accounting and finance to exercise functions in several business fields, such as auditing and consulting, banking and insurance, finance, production and supply, teaching and research, namely in public bodies, companies and associations, both at national and international level.
Graduation Requirements

The Master's degree requires the successful completion of all units of study in the study plan, as well as the successful defence of a dissertation, internship report or project, totalling 120 ECTS. Successful completion of the first two semesters’ units of study, corresponding to 60 ECTS, confers the student with a Postgraduate Diploma.

Study Programme
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
1st Semester
Start date: 10-09-2018
End date: 20-12-2018
2nd Semester
Start date: 04-02-2019
End date: 30-05-2019
- A3ES
Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • 2013-10-09 a 2019-10-08
R/A-Ef 3433/2011 - DGES
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • 2011-03-18