Human Resources Management


Duration: 6 Semesters

Scientific Coordination: Madalena Vilas Boas, PhD,
Executive Coordination: Sara Lopes Borges, PhD,
International Coordination: Fátima Ney Matos, PhD,
Coordination Contact:


The main objectives of this study cycle are as follows:

  • Provide students with a sense of the current role to be played by human resources managers in organizations in general;
  • Provide students with knowledge of the most recent instruments in the area of Human Resources Management;
  • Train specialists in Human Resources Management who master the main techniques and instruments of Human Resources Management, taking into account the current organizational contexts, in which there is a change in work organization models, namely due to the emergence of new work realities, and where the keywords are “change” and “adaptation”.

Study Program

Curricular Units ECTS
Introduction to Law 3
Business English 4
Introduction to Organizations Management 6
Labor Law 6
Statistical Methods 5
Labor and Human Resources Economics 6
Curricular Units ECTS
Introduction to Human Resources Management 6
Social Psychology 5
Technologies and Information Systems 5
Macroeconomics 4
Psychosociology of Organizations 5
Marketing in Human Resources Management 5
Curricular Units ECTS
Attraction, Selection and Integration of People 5
Accounting and Financial Analysis 5
Ethics and Social Responsibility of Organizations 5
Strategic Management 5
Decision Support Information Systems 5
Option I 5
Curricular Units ECTS
Operations and Quality Management 5
Human Resources Administrative Techniques and Procedures 5
Research Methodologies in Social Sciences 6
Strategic and International Human Resources Management 5
IT Applied to Management 5
Option II 4
Curricular Units ECTS
Training Management and Career Planning 5
Performance Assessment and Management 5
Transversal Skills of Professional Excellence 5
Occupational Health and Safety 5
Leadership, Conflict Management and Negotiation 5
Consulting and Organizational Development 5
Curricular Units ECTS
Case Analysis and Project Plan Seminar 9
Internship 21

Study Program

Optional Curricular Units ECTS
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 5
Project Analysis 6
Psychological and Potential Assessment Instruments 5
Business and Institutional Protocol 5
Social and Community Labor Law 4
Employability and Professional Insertion 4

Employment Opportunities

The professional opportunities for holders of a degree in Human Resources Management are diverse, however we highlight the following:

  • Exercise of functions as HR manager/technician in Human Resources Departments of companies and organizations in general;
  • Exercise of consulting functions in the area of HR as a liberal professional;
  • Exercise of consultancy functions in companies of consultancy, recruitment and selection, temporary work, outplacement, etc.;
  • Exercise of specific consultancy functions in the area of Occupational Safety and Hygiene.

It should also be noted that these professionals can work in different types of organizations, regardless of their size, business area or sector of activity, since people management is transversal to organizations of the most diverse types and sectors of activity.

Admission Requirements 

Application Classification for National Students:

  • Secondary education final grade – 50%;
  • Entrance Exam Classification – 50%.

One of the following Portuguese national exams:

  • 06 Philosophy
  • 11 History
  • 04 Economy
  • 18 Portuguese

International Students please consult our page dedicated to you: International Students

Erasmus students please contact our Office for International Relations: 


Order number 9036/2020 [pdf] [in Portuguese]
Degree accredited by the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education - A3ES – pdf) [in Portuguese]
Registered in DGES – R/A-Ef 984/2011/AL02


Students Services:, +351 239 488 039/41
Office for International Relations:, +351 239 488 037