Curricular structure

TIMESCALES

In the Master’s program the timescale for handing in the dissertation is 30 (thirty) months.

In the Doctorate program, for those with a Master’s title, the timescale for handing in the thesis is 48 (forty-eight) months.

In the Doctorate program, if the Master’s title has not been previously obtained (Direct Doctorate), the timescale for handing in the thesis is 54 (fifty-four) months.

In any one of the programs, in exceptional and duly justified cases, the students can request for the timescale to be extended by a maximum period of 120 (one hundred and twenty) days.

MINIMUM CREDITS

Master’s students must obtain a minimum number of credit units as follows: 120 (one hundred and twenty) credit units composed of 60 (sixty) in courses and 60 (sixty) in the dissertation.

Doctoral students with a Master’s title from USP or an institution recognized by it must obtain a minimum number of credit units as follows: 160 (one hundred and sixty) credit units composed of 60 (sixty) in courses and 100 (one hundred) in the thesis.

Doctoral students who do not have a Master’s title must obtain a minimum number of credit units as follows: 196 (one hundred and ninety-six) credit units composed of 96 (ninety-six) in courses and 100 (one hundred) in the thesis.

SPECIAL CREDITS

Master’s and doctorate program students of the Graduate Program in Management can be awarded up to 8 (eight) credits, which will be added to the total minimum credits required in courses, for the following activities:

a. Publication of articles in journals with an arbitration process. The academic merit of the scientific production will be judged by the Program Coordination Committee [up to 4 (four) credits per article];

b. Useful participation in the Supervised Internship in Teaching of the Program for the Improvement of Teaching (PAE) [4 (four) credits per participation];

c. In the case of participation in conferences, workshops, symposia, or other types of scientific meeting involving the presentation of full papers that are published (in paper or digital form) in annals (or similar) and where the student is the primary author, the number of credits awarded is equal to 1 (one) per event, subject to evaluation of the academic merit of the event by the Program Coordination Committee, with a maximum limit of 4 (four) credits in this category.

OBLIGATORY COURSES

In the Master’s program in Management, the following courses are obligatory: EAD-5923 Didactic Tutoring I and EAD-5822 Research Methodology Applied to Management I.

In the Doctorate program in Management, the course EAD-5924 Didactic Tutoring II is obligatory.