The Master in Business Economics is an international programme offered in English. It is suitable for bachelors in economics, management and engineering with the ambition of becoming top professionals of organisations.

The programme aims that future professionals acquire advanced and cross-cutting knowledge in economics and management and develop analytic and soft skills that allow them to support organisations in their processes of decision-making, innovation, and strategy. It prepares future professionals to work in multidisciplinary and international teams and grasp complex issues, with a critical view and analytical and innovative capacities.

The Master Final Assignment is seen as an opportunity to approach organisations. Internships and projects are oriented to answer research questions of interest and/or solve specific problems of organisations.

The Master in Business Economics offers international exchange experiences with the vast network of universities of the world with which Católica Porto Business School has partnerships. It also provides access to all pathways of the Double Degree with Lancaster University Management School.


The Master in Business Economics is suitable for those interested in pursuing a professional career as consultants and managers of organisations: private, public or third sector; small and medium enterprises and also large companies; national or international; operating in urban or rural territories. Thanks to the vast network of organisations with which Católica Porto Business School has partnerships, many internships are offered at home and abroad. Internships can be entryways to jobs after graduation.

The programme is also suitable for those interested in pursuing international doctoral programs in economics or management at renowned universities. Sometimes, the Master Final Assignment evolves to a paper published in an international scientific journal with peer review and indexation.



As in most Masters Programmes, classes run from Monday to Friday, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 9:00 pm to 1:00 p.m. The calendar which schedules all classes is announced to the students at the beginning of each semester.

In the case of courses taught by invited professors, a concentration of classes may occur in only a few days, but with a more intensive schedule. In these circumstances classes will be scheduled well in advance, allowing time to take the necessary measures.


The Masters at the Católica Porto Business School has a full-time regime.




Lectures of the Masters of the Católica Porto Business School take place at Católica Foz in Porto.



Graduates from different scientific areas can apply to the Masters of the Católica Porto Business School.

The application process to the Masters of the Católica Porto Business School must contain elements that provide evidence of the academic and scientific competence of the candidates, as well as the command of the English language. The GMAT test is valued in the selection process to assess the academic and scientific skills

Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Academic and scientific curriculum
  • Degree classification
  • Professional experience or research


Candidates must possess an official English language qualification corresponding to the B2 level of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of references for Languages (, or an equivalent recognised qualification (Cambridge FCE, Cambridge Michigan ECCE and ECPE, TOEFL, IELTS.
The equivalency to Level B2 requires a classification greater than or equal to 85 (0-120 scale) in case of the internet-based TOEFL and greater than or equal to 170 (0-300 scale) in case of computer-based TOEFL.
The equivalency to Level B2 requires a classification greater or equal to 7 (0-9 scale) in case of IELTS.


Applications for Masters of the Católica Porto Business School are permanently open.

The Programme Direction meets three times a year to assess the applications: March, July and September. After this meeting, candidates are informed of the decision and the next steps.

Round Deadline for Application Assessment Period Results*
1st March, 15th 16th to 29th March March, 30th
2nd June, 27th 28th June to 15th July July, 16th
3rd Sept., 13th 14th to 20th Sept. Sept., 21st

*If applicants submit their application before the deadline an offer can be made immediately after.


  • Application form
  • Copy of the Identification Document/Passport or submission of the Identification Data Form
  • One photograph
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Detailed* Qualifications certificate (original or certified copy)
  • Official diploma in English, official level B2 of The Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of References for Languages, or equivalent diploma (TOEFL, IELTS, FCE or CAE).
  • Complimentary evaluation elements (e.g., GMAT ...)
*Certificates must specify the courses taken, their assessment and ECTS, and the final grade of the course. If you have not completed a degree, you must present a certificate of the courses taken, their assessment and ECTS, and the current average.
  • Applicants who held a degree in a foreign country must submit the certificate of qualifications: a) legalised by Portuguese diplomatic or consular authority, or b) with the Hague Apostille issued by the competent authority of the issuing country, if that country has acceded the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Acts (the Hague Conference).
  • When the documents are written in a foreign language other than Spanish, English or French, the respective translation is due which, in the case of the certificate of qualifications, must be made pursuant to the notarial law.


Applications may be submitted by filling the online application form.

The original documents should be presented before the registration date.



  • Submitting the application: Free
  • Acceptance and enrolment in the Masters: € 610. This fee will not be refunded in case students cancel their enrolment.
  • Fees amount to 8.256 euros for the complete master. Payable in fifteen monthly instalments.

NB: These values are calculated in accordance with the fees established for the academic year 2016/17


The Board of the Católica Porto Business School decided to create a set of Scholarships for the purpose of rewarding the merit of the students whose academic performance deserves it. These consist in total exemption from tuition fees up to a maximum of 36 ECTS per semester and also from the enrolment and tuition fees.

Candidates are eligible for the scholarship if they have an enrolment average of at least 16/20 points from a Portuguese University or a GMAT score of at least 650 points.

The merit scholarships can be renewed each semester. The eligibility criteria for the award of scholarship in the 2nd and 3rd semester master are:

  • Completion of a minimum of 30 ECTS per semester with no failures in the normal or resit assessment period.
  • A weighted average of the marks obtained in all the subjects concluded in the previous semester to the award of the scholarship equal to or greater than 16/20 values.


There are Social Scholarships to support the payment of fees: Scholarships from the Higher Education General Directorate and Social Scholarships of the Catholic University of Portugal.

For further information, you can visit the Area of Students and Employability.

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Last updated September 26, 2018
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8,256 EUR
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