Quantitative Methods Applied To Economics and Management
The aim of the PQMAEM is to provide students with the ability to perform original scientific research in the field of quantitative methods applied to economics and management. Other objectives of the course are the diffusion of knowledge among the scientific community and the main economic and social organizations alike. It is expected that future doctors will be called to hold positions and to perform tasks requiring high academic and scientific qualifications, in line with the nature and the level of complexity of the course curricula as much as the theses work. In addition to the natural integration of the future doctors in the international scientific community, it is expected the hold by future doctors of top positions in political, economic and social organizations.
The curricular component for the first year consists of the following curricular units:
- Complements of Statistics: Classical Regression Analysis; Regression with Binary Dependent Variable; Models with Ordered and Non-ordered Multinomial Dependent Variable; BIPLOT Methods; Categorical Analysis and STATIS Procedure; Clusters Analysis; Structural Equation Models with Latent Variables
- Complements of Econometrics: Time Series Analysis, Panel Data Models; Survival Analysis
- Complements of Mathematical Economics: Game Theory; Financial Modelling; Strategic Planning Modelling
- Complements of Operational Research: Efficiency Analysis using Data Envelopment Analysis; Multicriteria Methodologies to Decision Support; Productivity Analysis with Malmquist indices
- Research Methodologies
- Thesis Project
The curricular units are part of the study plan as follows:
a) Complements of Statistics, in the first four-months period, of compulsory attendance for all branches, with 30 seminar hours and 12 hours of tutorial orientation
b) Complements of Econometrics, in the second four-months period, of compulsory attendance for the branch of Econometrics, with 30 seminar hours and 12 hours of tutorial orientation
c) Complements of Mathematical Economics, in the second four-months period, of compulsory attendance for the branch of Mathematical Economics, with 30 seminar hours and 12 hours of tutorial orientation
d) Complements of Operational Research, in the second four-months period, of compulsory attendance for the branch of Operational Research with 30 seminar hours and 12 hours of tutorial orientation
e) Research Methodologies, in the third four-months period, of compulsory attendance for all branches, with 12 seminar hours and 6 hours of tutorial orientation
f) Thesis Project, in the third four-months period, o f compulsory attendance for all branches, with 12 seminar hours and 12 hours of tutorial orientation, to prepare the project to be evaluated
In each branch, Statistics, Econometrics, Mathematical Economics or Operational Research, the student must choose two curricular units (UC) of Complements. One of which must be in the branch area.
If the curricular units described in a), b), c), and d) do not have a minimum number of enrolled students, they may assume only the type of tutorial orientation. In these cases, the teaching teams will define the tutorials' content and eventually of the seminars based on the students' research objectives.
The research process in the other two subsequent years obliges each student to participate in three doctoral days (end of the third semester, end of the fourth semester and end of the fifth semester of enrollment) to show clear evidence of his/her own research progress (literature review, methodology and results).
Tuition and Fees 2022/2023
National Students: 4200 Euros (1st year - 2000 Euros; 2nd year - 1100 Euros; 3rd year - 1100 Euros)
International Students*: 6600 Euros (1st year - 3000 Euros; 2nd year - 1800 Euros; 3rd year - 1800 Euros)
Application Fee: 100 Euros
Registration Fee and School Insurance: 275 Euros
Note: The tuition of this course can be paid in 10 installments, being the first at the time of registration and the remaining in the months of October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May and June.
* in accordance with Decree-Law No. 36/2014, changed by Decree-Law No.62/2018, of 6th August, international students are nationals of a country which is not a Member State of the European Union and are not a legally resident in Portugal for more than 2 uninterrupted years by 1st of January of the enrolment year