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The postgraduate course in Entrepreneurship, promoted in partnership with Funchal City Council, aims to deepen the study of the fundamentals of starting a business, emphasizing the launch of a product, teamwork, and management in the development of a project. This course also aims to boost talent within organizations, to strengthen innovation within departments and to optimize resources, allowing the development of important personal skills as entrepreneurship in areas such as creativity, leadership, and project management. Innovation and entrepreneurship have an important value in the world economy, as they optimize resources and processes, renew industries and create opportunities as well as business value. This postgraduate course aims to provide students with the following knowledge and skills: to design, implement, and manage a new product or business idea; to actively participate in the process of a start-up; to formulate innovation strategies to improve or change the company’s management; to implement previously defined strategies, making the decisions that are most consistent with business goals; to develop managerial and technical skills; to detect and manage the growth and innovation potential of an existing business; to develop a plan for the creation and application of innovation within an organization through a business plan.

Target Audience

  • Graduates, Masters, Doctors and others from any field of knowledge;
  • Chief Executive Officers (CEO) and administrators of small, medium and large-sized enterprises;
  • Directors and Managers of small, medium and large-sized enterprises;
  • Communication and Marketing Directors;
  • Commercial Directors who are Brand and Product Managers and Directors;
  • Operations Directors who are potential professionals in the field;
  • Other interested applicants.


Câmara Municipal do Funchal

This postgraduate course has Funchal City Hall as a partner.

6 months
Fortnightly Schedule

Fridays | 5 pm – 11 pm

Saturdays | 10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm

Sérgio Teixeira, PhDSérgio Teixeira, PhD

Currently attending a postdoc in Tourism at the University of Aveiro, he holds a PhD in Management from UBI, and a Master’s degree in Management from UTAD, where he completed his undergraduate course in Tourism.

Chair of the Technical-Scientific Board of ISAL, Scientific Coordinator of the new Research Centre ISAL, Director of the degree in Tourism, Director of the degree in Management, Coordinator of the line of research ‘Competitiveness, Innovation and Entrepreneurship’, Integrated Member of NECE-UBI and Collaborator of CITUR, funded by FCT.

His research focuses on the fields of Competitiveness, Strategy, Tourism, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation. He is the author of several scientific publications indexed in the Web of Science, ISI and SCOPUS, and he collaborated with several international authors. He is an editorial member of several scientific journals, namely Management Decision, and a scientific reviewer of more than 25 scientific journals indexed in WoS, in the Management, Hospitality and Tourism fields. He has recently published 2 books, one by IGI Global and the other by Palgrave Macmillan. Moreover, he acquired 4 years of practical experience in the banking sector at CGD, and approximately 10 years of experience in hotel services. He was the General Conference Chair of Regional Helix 2020 – International Conference in Regional Competitiveness, Tourism Innovation and Knowledge Transfer – ISAL.