Preparation of the dissertation
Cod: 62136
Department: DCSG
ECTS: 60
Scientific area: Social and Behavioral Sciences / Business Sciences
Total working hours: 1560
Total contact time: 40

  • Understand the stages of the process of a scientific investigation, applying them to the theme of entrepreneurship and the reality of the current socio-economic context;
  • Design and develop a research project based on a problem within the scope of entrepreneurship and global citizenship;
  • Be able to present the state of the art of the chosen problem, the methodology followed, the results obtained with the data collection, the discussion of these data in comparison with state of the art, and the resulting conclusions, with a particular focus on the implications the scientific area in which the investigation falls and for the professional domain involved;
  • Write a scientific article on the theme of the dissertation to be published in an indexed journal;
  • Write a dissertation with the rigor required by scientific methodology, demonstrating the capacity for critical reflection and applying theoretical knowledge to current reality.

  1. The scientific investigation process and its stages.
  2. Elaboration of a research project.
  3. Elements to consider when writing a dissertation.
  4. Writing scientific articles and a master's dissertation.
  5. Written and oral presentation of the dissertation.

To be defined according to the specific themes outlined for each dissertation project. However, part of the bibliography will be related to research methods and applied work development, in research in entrepreneurship, and management, such as:

Hill, Manuela M.; Hill, Andrew (2005). Investigação por questionário, Lisboa: Edições Sílabo.

Maroco, João (2018). Análise estatística com utilização do SPSS, Lisboa: Edições Sílabo.

Saunders, M.; Lewis, P & Thornhill, A. (2019). Research Methods for Business Students. 8th Edition, London, Pearson.

Stake, Robert E. (2009). A arte da investigação com Estudos de Caso, Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.


The dissertation's evaluation is based on the written document presented and on the performance demonstrated at the time of the public tests. A jury selected for this purpose will evaluate the merit of all the work carried out.