The Faculty of Economics of the University of the Algarve (FEUALG) offers four Undergraduate courses - Business Management; Economics; Sociology; Mathematics applied to Economics and Management, eleven Masters - Tourism Economics and Regional Development; Economics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Management; Tourism Organizations Management; Health Services Management; Marketing Management; Business Management; Corporate Finance; Accounting; Sociology. The Faculty also offers five PhD programs - Tourism, Innovation and Land Use Management; Economic and Management Sciences; Quantitative Methods Applied to Economics and Management; Sociology. Some of these courses are fully taught in English and recruit a considerable number of foreign students.
To support such a diversified offer, research is done within the standards of international level, focusing on the areas of Economics, Business, Management, and other social sciences.
FEUALG is located on a beautiful Gambelas campus, close to Ria Formosa National Park, about 3 km away from the airport and 5 km away from the city center of Faro (the capital of the Algarve region).
At its prime location, with a modern infrastructure for study and research, the Faculty has nine classrooms, five amphitheaters, an auditorium and two computer labs. All these spaces, equipped with computer projection systems, are appropriately sized for all classes. FEUALG also has various facilities to host two research centers: CIEO-Center for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics, and CEFAGE- Center for Advanced Studies and Training in Management and Economics. A set of services are provided for students by several secretariats: General, Undergraduate and Graduate Student services, International Mobility Office and others.
The University of the Algarve and the Faculty of Economics reinforce an image of dynamism and leadership in innovation, knowledge transfer and sustainability. The great majority of the teaching staff hold a PhD in their field of interest and a very relevant professional experience. Accordingly, classes focus on balancing research and practice, and students are encouraged to get involved in local, national and international projects.
The accumulated knowledge combined with strong links to both the business community and the public administration are the guarantee that the Faculty of Economics permanently adapts university education and research to the dynamic needs of the labor market.