Master of Science in Management with Specialization in Strategy & Entrepreneurship


Program Description

This MSc program provides the practical and academic knowledge required for entrepreneurs and high-level careers in Strategy.


The MSc in Management with a specialization in Strategy & Entrepreneurship provides students with a firm grounding in strategic frameworks, analytical skills, and project and case-based learning.
Students can choose from a wide range of electives offered including technology strategy, entrepreneurial finance, innovation management, and project management.

Key Features

  • Entry-level: BSc in Economics or Business | Management
  • Duration: 3 or 4 semesters
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Profile: Recent graduates up to 2 years of professional experience
  • Program language: Fully taught in English
  • Employability: 2/3 of students found a job before graduation


The MSc in Management with specialization in Strategy & Entrepreneurship provides the practical and academic knowledge required for entrepreneurs and high-level careers in Strategy.

Get ready for today’s complex and exciting business world with courses ranging from Technology Strategy to Entrepreneurial Finance and Innovation Management. Develop your conceptual and analytical skills through an applied project and case-based learning. Deepen your knowledge of key concepts in Business Strategy, Consulting, and Entrepreneurship through a range of electives.

This program can prepare you for a top career in consulting, management or strategy, or provide you with the tools to launch your own entrepreneurial venture.

Program Structure

1st Semester | 2nd Semester

  • General Business Foundation Courses
  • Specialization Courses
  • Free Electives
  • Career Accelerator Lab
  • International Experience (optional)
  • Summer Internship (optional)

3rd Semester

  • Thesis Project

Católica-Lisbon MSc Class 2018

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

Admissions requirements

  • Management or Economics graduates who seek to deepen their expertise in Strategy and Entrepreneurship.
  • 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.

Application process

How to apply

Start your application online, provide us with your personal information, upload the mandatory documents and pay the application fee.

Tuition Fees

  • 3-semester track €11.700
  • 4-semester track (with optional exchange semester) €13.700

Please note that the application and enrollment fees 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 for the regular track of the program (3 semesters at our School; exchange semester excluded).

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

Note: Double Degree and Joint Degree students can only be granted a scholarship in the 1st year.

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

Why Católica-Lisbon Masters?

  • TOP 10 Worldwide in Career Progress (FT ranking)
  • 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:


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.


Meet Our Students

"This time I really did make a difference!" Gregor Gmür

"Motivated professors, university staff and an international student body throughout my studies proved my decision to be right." Johanna Friess

"I feel this made me a stronger candidate and, I hope, a better professional." Sofia Falcão

"Católica-Lisbon was the best decision of my life." Matthias Berchtold

"Católica-Lisbon helps you develop what you need to go limitless." Alberto Ippolito Ferreira

"Católica-Lisbon fulfilled all my expectations, providing me with a deeply challenging, interesting and up to date education." Francesca Leone

"The education I get at Católica-Lisbon will be very valuable for my future career." Eirik Thorsen

"Católica-Lisbon creates a unique learning experience with many opportunities in the academic and professional areas." Harm-Julian Schumacher

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Founded more than 40 years ago, Católica-Lisbon is a leading School of Economics and Management in Portugal. Located in the heart of Lisbon, Católica-Lisbon has a long-standing reputation for innovati ... Read More

Founded more than 40 years ago, Católica-Lisbon is a leading School of Economics and Management in Portugal. Located in the heart of Lisbon, Católica-Lisbon has a long-standing reputation for innovative teaching and rigorous academic research. The school is strongly committed to intellectual rigor, critical thinking, and academic excellence. Read less