International MSc in Management

Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics

Program Description
EFMD Equis Accredited

International MSc in Management

Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics

Admissions Period: Fall intake - Admission process for Master programs at CATÓLICA-LISBON will start in February 2017

Please note that late applications from overseas candidates requiring visas will only be considered if their visa request is already being processed. Please contact the MSc Marketing and Admissions Office for further information.

Tuition fee

  • € 10.000(3 semesters) | €11.500 (4 semesters) plus a registration fee of €330 per year (EEA and Non-EEA).

Start date: September 2017

Credits: 90 ECTS (3 semesters) or 120 ECTS (4 semesters)

Duration full-time: 3 - 4 semesters (international exchange semester is optional (and adds the 4th semester).

Languages: English

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Delivery mode: On Campus

Educational variant: Full-time

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The International MSc in Management is a highly selective program with a strong international scope that offers you a high-quality graduate education in Business. This program offers a balanced perspective on business as well as a choice of majors in core management areas: Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Marketing, Strategy & Consulting.

This program is designed to provide you with the relevant practical and academic knowledge required for an international career: it combines deep analytical skills with applied learning, project, and case-based. You will enrich your understanding of global business challenges in the mandatory block of International Management courses.

International MSc in Management students are encouraged to spend an extra semester abroad at one of the top business schools we partner with. For additional international exposure, you can opt for a Double Degree. This program can prepare you for a top international management career.


  • Business or Economics graduates with a high academic standing who seek to strengthen their knowledge in management and prepare for top international careers.
  • Foreign languages and extracurricular activities are highly valued by the Admissions Jury.


  • Have a Master degree at the leading Portuguese Business School, according to the Financial Times. Under the ranking for the best Masters in Management, our International MSc in Management is among the best 60 in the world.
  • Became part of an alumni network of more than 40.000 graduates worldwide.
  • Choosing one of the major’s offered you have the opportunity to invest and specialize in your favorite field while presenting a balanced perspective on Management.
  • CATÓLICA-LISBON is well-known for its academic excellence! We offer rigorous quality in every course we teach using state-of-the-art knowledge.
  • A Master's degree will ensure better placement success rates, higher autonomy, and responsibility during your first jobs and most importantly, greater potential! CATÓLICA-LISBON places over 98% of its graduates in 3 months after completing their degree.


The International MSc in Management is designed to provide you with the relevant practical and academic knowledge required for an international career: it combines deep analytical skills with applied learning, project, and case-based. You will enrich your understanding of global business challenges in the mandatory block of International Management courses. In addition, you can select one of four majors to acquire additional expertise in an area of your choice.

Our International MSc in Management is structure in



The foundation courses are designed to consolidate your integrated view of the firm and the business environment. Some courses can be waived, depending on your background. Most students will be required to take between three and seven foundation courses.

  • Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
  • Economics of Business & Markets
  • Financial Decision-Making in a Business Context
  • Marketing Management or Marketing Planning
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing People or Managing Organizations
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management


The international courses are designed to strengthen your international perspective on management and prepare you to work in diverse, multicultural business environments. Three mandatory international courses (in bold below) can be supplemented by a wide range of international electives.

  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Managing in an International Context or International Business Challenges
  • Foreign Language Course
  • Corporate Governance & Control: An International Perspective
  • International Industry Analysis
  • International Finance
  • International Financial Reporting Standards
  • International Marketing
  • International Markets Segmentation
  • Social Entrepreneurship


Additional courses in your major are designed to provide advanced skills and prepare you for a career in a specific area of choice: Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Marketing, or Strategy & Consulting. Courses associated with each major are listed below.



Free electives can be used to take electives outside of your major. You can select a subject from a different major to complement your area of expertise, or simply explore a topic that interests you. CATÓLICA-LISBON offers a wide range of electives taught by our own faculty, prestigious invited lecturers, and top executives from the corporate world.


In Leadership Lab define your personal goals, industry preferences, and areas to work, and then select among 1) career and employment workshops, and 2) professional development workshops.

Career workshops include sessions on networking, CV, and cover letter preparation, and interviewing. You have the opportunity to participate in realistic assessment center activities and to receive feedback from industry professionals.

The professional development workshops are designed to help you develop key competencies, such as oral communication, emotional intelligence, managing energy and stress, self-knowledge and motivation, and negotiating effectively.


To enrich your international experience and your CV, you can do an exchange semester or a Double Degree with one of CATÓLICA-LISBON's prestigious partner schools around the world.

Alternatively, there is another way in which you can complete the international experience requirement:

  • A summer internship (6 weeks minimum) in a country other than your home nation. Students who have completed an international internship recently before starting the program will automatically fulfill this requirement. The default option to fulfill the requirement is the exchange semester/double degree. The school guarantees that all students have the opportunity to complete an academic experience abroad.


You will participate in a workshop designed to provide you with advice, resources, requirements, and useful tools to plan and write the research for your Master thesis.

For many students, the thesis semester serves as an ideal bridge between academic studies and your professional career. As you complete your thesis, the Career Development Office is available to work with you on your job search and career planning. You should plan to work full-time on your dissertation for 3 to 4 months.



Spend one year at CATÓLICA-LISBON followed by a second year at the partner school of your choice and get two diplomas.

What is a Double Degree?

A Double Degree is a joint program that allows you to:

  • Study at two top business and economic schools,
  • Receive two diplomas, one from each University,
  • Create a differentiating factor in your CV,
  • Spend the first academic year at CATÓLICA-LISBON and the second academic year at a partner School,
  • Both programs are taught in English.

Why a Double Degree?

  • To challenge yourself academically, through new academic experiences,
  • To increase your cultural and social experiences,
  • To explore a new business environment,
  • To create an international business network,
  • To spend one full year abroad in a great city and a great school,
  • To be part of an international community,
  • To gain a passport for an international career.



  1. Curriculum Vitae in English.
  2. Statement of Purpose.
  3. University Transcripts of Records confirming academic qualifications (Portuguese or English). For application purposes, we do not require a formal certificate from your School, but we do require a non-official document with ALL the courses you attended and its grades (you may print this information from your students' personal webpage). We will require a formal certificate after completing your degree and no later than October (for September intake).

International students: The Transcript of Records must be authenticated by the official education authority of the relevant country. This authority will also have to be recognized by the Portuguese diplomatic corps or consulate or be accompanied by a Hague Convention Apostille. GMAT or you can take the CATÓLICA-LISBON Admission Test:

  • Mandatory for applicants with a Background in an area different from Economics and Management.
  • The admission jury may request this exam from applicants with a background in management or economics if they decide that is justifiable.

Important note

The payment of this test is non-refundable (Admission test - €40). The application fee and the enrollment fee are also non-refundable.



CATÓLICA-LISBON Top+ is a scholarship program for students with an outstanding academic record.

Implemented by CATÓLICA-LISBON, this program allows high-potential students to complete the MSc at CATÓLICA-LISBON with a partial waiver of MSc fees, ranging from 25% to 90%. We encourage outstanding students to apply for these scholarships; especially those that have completed their first cycle degree at the top of their classes (for example, average final grades of 75% or above).

The following criteria are highly valued by the jury:

  • Undergraduate GPA and academic performance.
  • International experience.
  • Extracurricular activities.
  • Professional experience (e.g. internships).
  • Contribution to the diversity of the group.
  • Contribution to School activities.
  • Results of GMAT or CATÓLICA-LISBON Admission Test, if applicable.

EXCEPTION: Double Degree and Joint Degree students must pay the tuition fees in the 2nd year of the Program while they are abroad.

Scholarships based on social criteria

Scholarships are based on economics and academic factors. Through an application process that establishes economic need and academic performance, Social Services, through the University's Student Services Office, may fund all or part of the student's studies.

In this scholarship, the academic performance is also taken into consideration and the student may have part of his/her tuition fees financed. In addition, an activity to support the school will be requested.

International Students

In addition to this scholarship provided by the school, we strongly recommend that you check in your home country about local government scholarship possibilities (embassy, consulate)


Top international bank institutions offer low-interest loans to students that cover tuition fees and study-related expenses. The applications for these loans should be submitted directly to the bank.

In addition, we strongly encourage you to check out the financial institutions in your home country.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 11, 2018
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3 - 4 semesters
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Portugal - Lisbon
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