Financial Literacy for Entrepreneurship
Cod: 62133
Department: DCSG
Scientific area: Business Sciences
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 40

The curricular unit, financial literacy for Entrepreneurship, aims to acquire the essential concepts of management and finance, according to an economic and financial perspective, so that students can explore, create, and develop innovative projects, creative resources and conducive global networks promoting an entrepreneurial culture.

Financial literacy


Financial management


Risk analysis

  • Know the basic concepts of financial management;
  • Understand the structure and operation of a balance sheet;
  • Understand the structure and operation of a profit and loss account;
  • Apply knowledge to design investment projects.

  1. Evaluating a Business Idea
  2. Financial management of projects
  3. Viability of an idea
  4. Essential financial statements of an investment project

Mandatory bibliography:

Conselho Nacional de Supervisores Financeiros. (2016). Plano Nacional de Formação Financeira - Todos Contam.Relatório do Inquérito à Literacia Financeira da População Portuguesa, 2015. Banco de Portugal.

Kramer, M. M. (2016). Financial literacy, confidence and financial advice seeking. Journal of Economic Behavior &Organization, 131, 198–217.

Mandell, L., & Klein, L. S. (2009). The impact of financial literacy education on subsequent financial behavior. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 20(1), 15–24.

Pina, J., & Ferreira, R. (2014). Educação financeira e empreendedorismo. Escolar Editora.


Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.