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Master degree (2nd cycle) in Management of 3rd Sector Organizations

This degree intendeds to offer the possibility of acquiring knowledge, in the management area, but adapted to the non-profit sector, as a way of expanding opportunities in an increasingly competitive and demanding labour market. This degree is presented with a conceptual guideline, underlined through its study plan. In it is present a careful analysis of the needs and specifications of the organizations that are part of this sector, linking the conceptual with the empirical and presenting a strong identification of the needs of organizations with a theoretical dimension adjusted to this reality. Several 3rd Sector organizations, particularly regional ones, will also be associated to this course. Additionally, and through CIICESI, this degree intends to create solid bases for the promotion of applied research (particularly to the region where it is located) in the area of non-profit management of 3rd sector organizations.


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Number: R/A-Cr-9/2014/AL01
No. dispatch/concierge: 10191/2020
1º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Nonprofit Accounting 1st Semester 7.0
HRM and Volunteering 1st Semester 6.0
Nonprofit Strategic Management 1st Semester 5.0
Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies 1st Semester 6.0
Social Politics 1st Semester 4.0
Seminars I 1st Semester 2.0
Labour Law and Social Security 2st Semester 5.0
Nonprofit Tax System 2st Semester 6.0
Social Innovation 2st Semester 4.0
Nonprofit Marketing 2st Semester 7.0
Seminars II 2st Semester 2.0
Nonprofit Quality Management Systems 2st Semester 6.0
2º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Nonprofit Management Research 1st Semester 6.0
Project or Dissertation Annual 54.0
Intermediate and senior management in Nonprofit sector and technicians in Nonprofit Organizations with responsibilities in the areas of Strategy, Marketing, Volunteering, Quality and Social Innovation, as well as responsibilities for Planning, Preparation, Implementation and Monitoring of applications for social projects.

This master degree is aimed for holders of a degree in business sciences and presents the added value of being attractive to different audiences in the areas of management, economics or accounting who wish to engage in nonprofit sector or to the ones that already have a professional activity in social, cultural, sports or education organisations (e.g. associations, foundations, IPSS, cooperatives, mutual societies, charities or other nonprofit organizations). This master degree can be attractive to the traditional public of social welfare, social work, gerontology and social education, especially in the areas of organization and management. The access and enrollment in the course leading to a master's degree is regulated by the article 17 of the Decree-Law no. 115/2013.