The MSc in Business provides strong foundations in management for non-business graduates.
The program introduces students to the core areas of business and provides them with the analytical and soft skills to succeed in today's workplace. Students will prepare for managerial careers by adding business knowledge to their previous academic training.
- Start date: September 2019
- Entry level: BSc other than Business or Economics
- Duration: 3 or 4 semesters
- Schedule: Full-time
- Profile: Recent graduates up to 2 years professional experience
- Program language: Fully taught in English
- Employability: 2/3 of students found a job before graduation
- Ranking: #23 worldwide (Financial Times ranking)
The MSc in Business is a high-quality program in general Management designed for students with degrees in a variety of fields other than Business or Economics.
The program will provide graduates with a solid foundation in the core areas of Management. You will acquire the knowledge, analytical tools, and competencies necessary for a successful managerial career.
The MSc in Business will complement and enable you to leverage your undergraduate training. You can choose to bring your management insights to the field of your undergraduate degree, or you can pursue a career in the business area that interests you most. Our Career Development Office will assist you in identifying and achieving your career goals.
1st Semester | 2nd Semester
General Business Foundation Courses
The foundation courses are designed to provide you with a broad overview of management and an integrated view of activities of the firm.
One Free Elective
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 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 (optional)
To obtain a valuable international experience and further improve your knowledge, you can pursue an exchange semester in one of CATÓLICA-LISBON prestigious partner schools around the world.
Summer Internship (optional)
You are encouraged to complete a summer internship before or during the master program.
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.
- 400 Students per year
- 48% Female students
- 23 Average Age
- 35+ Nationalities
- 50% International students in class
- 6 Months average professional experience
Graduates with a degree in a field other than Business or Economics who want to obtain a solid understanding of core areas of management in preparation for a management-related career.
Professional experience/internship (up to 2 years), international exposure (exchange, summer school or internship abroad) and extracurricular achievements are highly valued by the Admissions Jury.
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
MSc in Business
||Program total fees
|4-semester track (with optional exchange semester)
Please note that application fee is not included in total fees. This fee and the enrollment fee, are non-refundable.
CATÓLICA TOP+ SCHOLARSHIP
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
|Retail, Fast Moving Consumer Goods
Other recruiters: Mercer, PwC, Banco de Portugal, BPI, BCP, Banco BIG, Morgan Stanley, EDP, EDP Renewables North America, HAITONG BANK, BCG, Adidas, Private Equity, AIG, Santander Global Corporate Banking, BPI, Neste Jacobs, BPI (Suisse), Sustainalytics, British American Tobacco, LGG Advisors, Capgemini and IKB - Deutsche Industriebank.
Why CATÓLICA-LISBON Masters?
Best Business School in Portugal
A TOP 10 most vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem hub in Europe
Lisbon hosts the Web Summit since 2016 and is ranked 5th best European city to launch your start-up. (according to Startup Heatmap Europe survey 2016)
Which makes it an extraordinary combination between:
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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