School of Business

This Master aims to comprehend the systemic process of political development and management, governmental structures and practices in regional, national and global contexts. The programme offers theoretical and problematic leadership training for the new generation of government top officials and civil servants to enable them to understand and manage global changes, crises, disputes and reform.

Typical Duration
2 years (evening) programme

Teaching Medium
English / Portuguese / Chinese

Total number of credits for graduation

Programme’s Government Approval (In Chinese and Portuguese only) (Click here)

Nape 1

September to July

Weekly schedule
Mondays to Fridays

Key Features

  • International faculty with global outlook and regional insights
  • Curriculum combining theory and practice

Coordinator's Message

Within the Faculty of Leadership and Management, the programmes in Government Studies form aspiring and incumbent managers (at Bachelor and Master levels) and leaders (at the master and PhD levels) of the public and not-for-profit sectors. USJ’s historical background and curriculum emphasis on language training in English, Mandarin-Chinese and Portuguese, are undeniably strong assets in preparing local and international students to serve the MSAR public administration, as well as overseas public entities and international bodies.

For those looking at a career in the region, USJ’s Bachelor and Master programmes in Government Studies prepare its students to comprehend public administration, its issues and challenges, training them to develop sound and effective public policies. Our internship programme combined with the training to the MSAR civil service examinations ensure our students’ preparedness for a rewarding career in the MSAR public service.

For those compelled to work for national governments overseas or international organizations, USJ’s international faculty and extended global network constitute the perfect training ground, especially for those considering a career related to the growing strategic partnership between China and the Portuguese speaking countries.

Prof. Émilie Tran

Typical Career Options

Professionals aiming at entering into or progressing within a career in the public sector regional and international levels.


USJ is not only a university where people can get in and come out with a degree and student life memories. During my studies at USJ, I especially appreciated being taught by high quality professors from different parts of the world, with modern teaching methods, in a friendly and culturally diverse academic environment. The international and practical approach of the course supported by the needed theoretical basis really helped me look at things differently with a wider perspective in my work. I use to tell my friends, colleagues and family members about all these strengths of the USJ and recommend them to consider this honourable institution when looking for a local university to obtain a degree.

Anabela Luiza Do Rosario (2012 Graduate)
Head of Administration
Centro Hospitalar Conde de São Januário 

Study plan & description of modules

Students must complete all the main modules and one specialisation

Please click on any specific module to see its description.


Year 1 Master
3.00 credits
3.00 credits
9.00 credits
3.00 credits