The International MSc in Management prepares students for exceptional international careers. The program complements solid foundations in core management areas with a strong international perspective. Students can select among majors to allow additional learning in an area of choice and also pursue a Double Degree program.

Key Features

  • Start date: September 2019
  • Entry level: BSc in Business | Economics and Management
  • Duration: 3 or 4 semesters
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Profile: Recent graduates up to 2 years professional experience
  • Program language: Fully taught in English
  • Specializations: 4 majors available
  • Employability: 2/3 of students found a job before graduation
  • Ranking: #30 worldwide (Financial Times ranking)


The International MSc in Management is one of the best Masters in the world. It 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 the possibility to choose one of four majors available:

  • Corporate Finance;
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation;
  • Marketing;
  • Strategy & Consulting.

The 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 fulfill an international experience during the program. You can opt for a Double Degree or spend a semester abroad at one of the top business schools we partner with.

This program can prepare you for a top international career.

Program Structure

1st Semester | 2nd Semester

General Business Foundation Courses

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.

Major Courses

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.

International Courses

The international courses are designed to strengthen your international perspective on management and prepare you to work in diverse, multicultural business environments.

Free Electives

You may take free elective courses outside of your program to complement your area of expertise, or simply explore a topic that interests you.

Leadership Lab

Leadership Lab is designed to help you develop important competencies for managing and working with people and, therefore, for lifelong employability and growth. You can select among 1) career and employment workshops, and 2) personal development workshops.

International Experience requirement (mandatory)

You can fulfill this requirement through a Double Degree, a semester abroad or an international internship (6 weeks minimum) either during or before starting the MSc program, in a country other than Portugal or your home country. A Double Degree or an exchange adds a 4th semester.

Language Requirement (mandatory)

Until the time of completion of the MSc degree.

3rd Semester

Thesis Project

The thesis project involves a research methodologies workshop, designed to provide you with advice, resources and useful tools to plan the research for your thesis and a dissertation.

Student's Profile

  • 400 Students per year
  • 48% Female students
  • 23 Average age
  • 35+ Nationalities
  • 50% International students in class
  • 6 Months average professional experience

Admissions requirements

Business or Economics graduates with a high academic standing who seek to strengthen their knowledge in management and prepare for top international careers.

Recent graduates with less than 2 years of professional experience.

International experience (exchange, summer school or internship abroad).

Foreign languages and extracurricular activities are highly valued by the Admissions Jury.

Double Degree: your passport for an international career

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

Double Degree programs offer you the opportunity to gain a deep international experience and to challenge yourself by experiencing two distinctive academic cultures and approaches.

At the end of the program, you will be granted two diplomas – one from CATÓLICA-LISBON and one from our partner school.

Above all, the cross-cultural awareness gained through this experience is highly valued by recruiters and likely to increase your potential for an international career.

Application process

When to apply

2019 intake: applications for the 2019 fall intake will open soon.

How to apply

Start your application online, provide us with your personal information, upload the mandatory documents and pay the application fee. Graduates with a non-quantitative degree, must submit the GMAT/GRE result or take the CATÓLICA-LISBON Internal Admission Test. The Admissions Jury reviews your application and makes a decision.

Tuition Fees & Scholarships

International MSc in Management

Semesters Program total fees
3-semester track 11,655€
4-semester track (with optional exchange semester) 13,655€

Please note that application fee and CATÓLICA-LISBON internal admission test fee are not included in total fees. These fees, including the enrollment fee, are non- refundable.

Double Degrees

Business School Program Total Fees
ASTON (UK), BI (Norway), FGV (Brazil) 15.105€
BOCCONI (Italy) 15.505€
ESCP (France) 19.915€*
KOZMINSKI (Poland) 15.745€
SMITH (Canada) 16.465€
WHU (Germany) 19.105€

(*) 770€ per year until the conclusion of the 40-week-internship (due to ESCP internship requirements, it is predicted that students are enrolled at ESCP for 3 years).



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

Implemented by CATÓLICA-LISBON, this program allows high-potential students to complete their MSc with a partial waiver of tuition fees.

We encourage outstanding students to apply for this scholarship during the admission.

Careers: Immersion in the Corporate World

From day one, CATÓLICA-LISBON supports you throughout your academic journey, preparing you for the challenges of the job market by providing you with the skills to open the path to a successful professional career.

  • 93% Employed within 3 months of graduation
  • 71% Employed before concluding the MSc Program

Top sector Top function Top recruiters
Consulting Consulting Deloitte
Retail, Fast Moving Consumer Goods Marketing/Sales BNP Paribas
Technology, IT General Management Vodafone
Banking, Financial Services Insurance Finance/Accounting Amazon
Telecommunications Auditing EY

Other recruiters: PwC, Bayer, Beiersdorf AG, Banco do Brasil AG, L'Oreal, Boston Consulting Group, Roland Berger, Cisco, Kraft Heinz, Adidas, Merck, Motorola Solutions, Deutsche Bank, Diageo, Simon-Kucher & Partners, Apple, Hays and Accenture.


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Why Lisbon?

Lisbon, the "city of the seven hills", is the political and economic capital of Portugal. It stretches along the north bank of the River Tagus in the westernmost country of mainland Europe.

Also known as the “white city”, the almost constant presence of sunshine and the River Tagus transforms Lisbon into a mirror of a thousand colors, highlighting the city’s unique architecture and beauty.

Lisbon offers all the delights you’d expect of Portugal’s star attraction, yet with half the fuss of other European capitals. Gothic cathedrals, majestic monasteries, quaint museums, great cuisine and the best sandy beaches in Europe are some of the features that make Lisbon one of the best cities to study and live.

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Last updated December 18, 2018
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Sep 2019
3 - 4 semesters
11,655 EUR
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