Curriculum structure

Synthesis of Curriculum Structure

The Professional Master’s in Management of Business Development Administration is of 24 months duration comprising a total of 600 hours and 288 hours of attendance of courses in class and tasks outside class, 144 in mandatory scheduled activities and 168 in the preparation and completion of work.

The courses, mandatory scheduled activities and the completion of work comprise a total of 50 credits, distributed as follows:

  • Mandatory courses: 12 credits
  • Elective courses: 12 credits
  • Mandatory scheduled activities: 12 credits 
  • Work completion: 14 credits

Mandatory courses

The Professional Master’s in Management of Business Development consists of mandatory courses and electives. The purpose of the mandatory framework is to provide students with a more solid and consistent training in terms of methodological and technical knowledge for the two research areas of the program.

Elective courses

Research area: Technology and Innovation Management

Research area: Market Development

Mandatory Program Activities

These activities represent an important part of the teaching-learning process, given that students will be exposed to different business cultures, knowledge, and practices in companies relating to the topics covered in the course, transmitted by executives and professionals. The topics are presented interactively to enable the exchange of experiences to help in gaining insights to identify opportunities and problems that are relevant to be covered.

There are opportunities to promote the association between theory and practice, in order to induce the development of innovation and entrepreneurship, through the pedagogical principle of action-reflection-action.

Managing Business Development Conference

A meeting of business executives in order to know their business visions, experiences, and current challenges. Students and teachers participate in the organization of the event.


Debate of problem solutions, new projects or projects implemented, bringing together people with relevant experience in the business world. Here students also participate in the organization and may act as moderators or speakers as well as the teachers.

Talks to companies / community

Students organize and participate as speakers, inside or outside the companies, as do teachers.

Technical visits

Provide knowledge of other realities and experiences in contact with companies and business entities, both nationally and internationally.