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Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism Establishments

The growing demand for quality and knowledge in the hotel and tourism industries, which resulted from the modernisation of the national financial system, was the decisive factor in the creation of a post-graduation programme in Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism Establishments. This programme is the brain-child of the management department from the School of Hospitality and Tourism, Polytechnic Institute of Porto.

The programme provides advanced vocational training with the clear objective of promoting transversal skills to financial management, which are central to the global understanding of the financial area of the organisations in the tourism and hotel sectors.

The programme features a 386-hour vocational work placement or, alternatively, the student may opt for taking a minimum of 18 credits from the curricular units that are part of the Master degree in Hotel Management (check here).

The teaching staff combines scientific accuracy and professional experience in the areas of management and consultancy. Thus, the successful conclusion of the post-graduate programme ensures not only solid technical preparation but also professional appreciation.


1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Accounting Fundamentals 1st Semester 7.0
Portuguese Tax System 1st Semester 7.0
Management Accounting 1st Semester 7.0
Revenue Management 1st Semester 6.0
Project Assessment and Management 1st Semester 5.0
Budget Management 2nd Semester 4.0
Internal Auditing in Hospitality 2nd Semester 6.0
Financial Report Analysis 2nd Semester 5.0
Financial Management Supplements 2nd Semester 7.0
Management Control 2nd Semester 4.0
Thematic Seminars Annual 2.0
  • Financial Officer;
  • Head of the Financial department;
  • Fiscal and Financial Advisor;
  • Advisor;
  • Consultant;
  • Trainer.

Those with a bachelor degree;

Graduates with a foreign higher education degree, awarded upon completion of a 1st study cycle, organised according to the Bologna model by a State that has adhered to this Process;

Graduates with a foreign education degree recognised by the Technical-Scientific Council as meeting the learning objectives set for a bachelor degree;

Those with an academic, scientific and/or professional curriculum recognised as proof of the candidate’s preparedness for this study cycle.