Portuguese university opens business school in Angola

7 June 2010

Lisbon, Portugal, 7 Jun – The Angola Business School, a project of the Faculty of Economics at the New University of Lisbon, began last April its first applied management course for local personnel, Portuguese newspaper Publico reported on Friday.

The university posted one of its directors to run the ABS locally and decided to offer courses to upgrade the education of Angolan executives instead of emphasising only ‘licenciatura’ and master’s degrees.

The ABS thus offers two kinds of courses: open or closed registration. In the former, anyone can apply. The director of the New University’s Faculty of Economics, Jose Ferreira Machado, said the classes were addressed to “the second and third lines of companies, which need to upgrade their personnel”.

To that end the ABS went ahead with the applied management course and a post-graduate course in Management and Company Law, both of which began last April.

The ABS plans to move forward with other initiatives this year, linked to areas such as banking management, competition law, team leadership and management, and the provision of health services.

The closed courses are those commissioned by companies. Three have already been given, two on team leadership and management for Interior Ministry personnel, and one on human resources management for Edel (Angolan electric power utility). (macauhub)