Subject: Entrepreneurship

Scientific Area:



64 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - Present, analyse and discuss the different definitions of entrepreneurship.
2 - Assess the entrepreneurship evolution as an area of research
3 - Characterize the Entrepreneur
4 - Assess the importance of the entrepreneurial environment
5 - Characterize the entrepreneurial activity in Portugal
6 - Study and comprehend the entrepreneurial process
7 - Encourage students to search, recognize and evaluate a business opportunity in cultural activities
8 - Develop competences in the elaboration of a case study
9 - Develop competences in the elaboration and presentation of a Business plan


1 - Entrepreneurship
2 - The Entrepreneur
3 - Entrepreneurial Activity
4 - Entrepreneurial Process
5 - Myths in Entrepreneurship
6 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation
7 - Business Opportunity
8 - How to structure a business idea: The Business Model Canvas
9 - Practical exercises in Entrepreneurship
9.1 - Case Study: The Entrepreneurial Experience
9.2 - Elaboration and presentation of a business plan


Costa, H. , 2010 , Criação & Gestão de Micro-Empresas & Pequenos Negócios , Lidel: Lisboa
Ferreira, M., Serra, F., Santos, J. , 2010 , Ser Empreendedor ? Pensar, Criar e Moldar a nova Empresa , Edições Sílabo: Lisboa
Osterwalder, A. and Pigneur, Y. , 2010 , Business Model Canvas , John Wiley and Sons: New Jersey
Sarkar, S. , 2014 , Empreendedorismo e Inovação , Escolar Editora: Lisboa
Nielsen, S., Klyver, K., Evald, M. and Bager, T. , 2012 , Entrepreneurship in Theory and Practice: Paradoxes in play , Edward Elgar: Cheltenham
Bygrave, W. and Zacharakis, A. , 2010 , The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship , John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: ew Jersey
IAPMEI , 2016 , Manual do Empreendedor 2016 , Lisboa: APMEI- Agência para a competitividade e Inovação, I.P.

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
The syllabus contents are covered in lectures (which provide and discuss the theoretical principles of the syllabus) and theoretical-practical (through interactive lessons, fostered by intense and valuable participation of students, using teaching cases developed by internationally renowned schools in the Entrepreneurship education, in particular the Babson College). The evaluation evaluation at the regular season consists of three elements: a written test (40%) and two group works, a case study (20%) and a business plan (40%), all elements have a minimum grade of 7.00 values. At the time of appeal or improvement, the evaluation criteria remain, giving the student the opportunity to recover or improve only the grade of the written test.