PostGraduate in Intelligence Management and Security

Education objectives

In a society in which studies about security and defense extend to the new social and economic dimensions in complex international contexts, this postgraduate programin Intelligence Management and Security focuses on analytical tools andmethodologies needed to evaluate, manage, and make decisions in this field.

The postgraduate program in Intelligence Management and Security is taught in Portuguese will respond to challenges posed by the new framework ofinternational security and defense and the challenges of globalization that shape the relations of worldwide powers, in which the strategic decision processes and framework of security and information must be addressed.

Among the potential target of this postgraduate program, those who work in the fields of information and security, in particular elements of the forces and security services, military, decision-making support and competitive intelligence managers, NGO technicians, other technicians of the public administration responsible for information, stand out in the admission process.

The goal of this program is to train technical staff and managers to:

- Obtain comprehensive skills in the various stages of the information production cycle;

- Understand, analyze, and research globalization processes;

- Demonstrate knowledge of intelligence and information gathering, and techniques of data analysis;

- Communicate complex issues, clearly and effectively;

- Promote key skills to support decision making, enhanced by the use of Competitive Intelligence and Business processes;

- Understand the role of strategic intelligence to support decision making.

Applications - academic year 2020/2021 - only for Portuguese-speaking applicants
To complete the application, the applicant must register in NOVA IMS' Applications Portal, fill the form, upload their Curriculum Vitae, pay the application fee (€ 51), and submit the application in the end from October 7th to November 19th. The selection process is based on the analysis of the applicant's academic and professional curriculum.

General characterization

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Postgraduate programmes



Access to other programs

The requirements for the applications are: a degree in a compatible field (complete until February 2019); analysis of the applicants' academic and professional curriculum.


Opening date

February 2021





After Working Hours

Teaching language

Available soon

Degree pre-requisites

The curriculum of the postgraduate program consists of 8 mandatory course units, a total of 60 ECTS.

Conditions of admittance

The requirements for the applications are: a degree in a compatible field (complete until February 2021); analysis of the applicants' academic and professional curriculum.

Evaluation rules


1º year - Autumn semester
Code Name ECTS
400035 Regional Dynamics of Security and Defense 7.5
400033 Economic and Competitive Intelligence 7.5
400037 Methodology and Techniques of Analysis and Prospective 7.5
400032 Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis 4.0
200083 Marketing Digital 7.5
200086 Research Methodologies 7.5
400024 New Healthcare Market 4.0
400026 Sustainable Healthcare 3.5
1º year - Spring semester
Code Name ECTS
400031 Globalization and Security Risks 7.5
400034 Intelligence Services in Portugal 7.5
400030 Intelligence Services and Political Regimes 7.5
400036 Social Network Intelligence 4.0
200007 Architectures for Information Technology 7.5
200013 Business Intelligence II 7.5
400019 Customer Relationship Management Systems 7.5
200028 Data Mining II 7.5
200036 Remote Sensing 7.5
200048 Marketing Strategy and Consumer Behaviour 7.5
200049 Market Research 7.5
200052 Geographic Data Bases 4.0
200061 Geospatial Free Open Source Software 4.0
200065 Customer Satisfacion and Loyalty Management 7.5
200069 Risk Management 7.5
200072 Customer Relationship Management 7.5
400023 Leadership and People Management 6.0
200085 Experiential Marketing 7.5
200088 Forecasting Methods 3.5
200090 Econometrics Methods 7.5
200093 Quantitative Methods for Marketing - Explanatory Methods 7.5
200094 Geographical Information Systems and Modelling 7.5
200097 Solvency Models 7.5
400025 Planning and Management Control in Healthcare Organizations 7.5
400027 Search Engine Marketing 7.5
200118 Seminário de Avaliação e Gestão de Projetos 7.5
200121 Decision Support Systems 7.5
200124 Geographical Information Systems in Organizations 7.5
400029 Web Analytics 7.5