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Welcome Note


Congratulations on joining the International MSc in Management program at CATÓLICA-LISBON!

Kyryl Lakishyk - Academic Director, MSc Programs in Management

You have been admitted to the program because of your strong academic record, your prior international experience, and your desire to prepare specifically for an international career.

Please note that your study plan consists of several complementary parts, all intended to enrich your academic learning and increase your personal and professional development over the program.

A foundation of required business courses provides a balanced perspective on business, though some of these can be waived for students with relevant backgrounds.

In addition, you can select one of four majors (Strategy & Consulting, Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Marketing) as the area you wish to explore in more depth, through a range of required and elective courses.
As this program is specifically designed to prepare students for an international career. All students are required to complete a block of International Management courses, and to spend part of their program abroad, on an internship, double degree, or academic exchange.

Students are also expected to develop their leadership and other soft skills through Leadership Lab workshops, and to prepare for their career search through Career Development Office activities, including workshops, seminars, and Career Accelerator Programs. These have been designed to develop the competencies that organizations most seek in new graduates, including communication and negotiation skills, decision making and critical thinking, and emotional intelligence and managing oneself.

Finally, as you approach the end of your program and are ready to begin work on your thesis, the two-session Research Methodologies Workshop will prepare you to select and begin research on a thesis topic. To complete the workshop you will also be a research participant in four (one-hour) sessions in our LERNE behavioral laboratory, to experience different research approaches first hand and contribute to the world-class research culture and performance at Católica-Lisbon.

There is a great deal to select among. So choose wisely, always keeping in mind your professional goals and the areas you most want to work on. As this may result in a unique combination of courses and activities, check carefully – and regularly - to make sure that your customized program is going to meet all of your study plan requirements.

Bring your hard work and enthusiasm to all aspects of your degree experience, and you will be rewarded – personally, academically, and professionally.