CATÓLICA-LISBON: THE ONLY PORTUGUESE SCHOOL IN THE FINANCIAL TIMES RANKING AND ONE OF THE TOP 20 IN EUROPE
The Financial Times' prestigious international ranking recognizes Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics as the only Portuguese Business School in the global Executive Education ranking, among the top 20 schools in the European Union and the top 50 globally. CATÓLICA-LISBON is thus consolidating its leadership position in Portugal as well as its international profile.
Aside from being the only Portuguese school in the FT's top 50 global ranking for Executive Education, CATÓLICA-LISBON also tops all the partial rankings. It leads Portugal in these rankings against various key value dimensions, such as "Partner Schools", "Repeat Business and Growth", "International Clients" and "Overseas Programmes".
The "International Clients" and "Overseas Programmes" indicators measure the School's global reach. CATÓLICA-LISBON comes top in Portugal against these two metrics.
The "Partner Schools" variable evaluates not just the quantity of the joint programmes offered, but also the quality. Against this indicator, CATÓLICA-LISBON is also the leader in Portugal, reflecting the School's consistent strategy of searching for the best international partners such as the Kellogg School of Management, the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and ESADE Business School.
Recognition within the Portuguese market is reflected in the rising variable "Repeat Business and Growth" which assesses the satisfaction and loyalty of companies and individuals choosing CATÓLICA-LISBON for their training. Similarly, the capacity for growth largely owes itself to the School's greatly diversified offering and geographical expansion, which reflects CATÓLICA-LISBON's dynamic nature and ability to adapt to companies' needs.
For Francisco Veloso, "We see the role of CATÓLICA-LISBON as being a school that partners Portuguese companies in conquering the international market, thereby contributing to the internationalization of the Portuguese economy. We will continue to develop partnerships with the world's best schools to increase our international reach as well as that of our business partners. This is a key part of establishing ourselves ongoing as the leading Portuguese Business School in the Atlantic space."
|- CATÓLICA-LISBON students will represent Portugal in International Business Competition "L'Oréal Brandstorm"|
The Masters students from CATÓLICA-LISBON will be in Paris at the end of June representing Portugal in the international final of "L'Oréal Brandstorm". Alexander Jaspers, Filipa Loureiro and João Rodrigues won the national final of the competition. The Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics once again receives recognition for the quality of its teaching represented by the team of master students who won the portuguese final of L'Oréal Brandstorm, and who will represent Portugal in the international final of the competition that will take place in Paris, on June 20th 2013. L'Oréal Brandstorm is L'Oréal signature marketing competition since 1992. In over 20 years, the competition has developed case studies to make students discover a new brand and a new business challenge every year. This year, the focus was on L'Oréal Paris – the Group's multi-billion flagship brand. The students were asked to put themselves in the shoes of the marketing director in Southeast Asia Zone (with key countries India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam). The challenge was to develop a new and innovative ‘Haircare & Styling’ product range to attract more consumers in this zone. The students had to envision and design every detail of their products – from ingredients to packaging, complete with offline and online integrated communication campaign. In Portugal, two CATÓLICA-LISBON teams have participated in the competition. The whole participation process of CATÓLICA-LISBON teams was accompanied by the Professor Kyryl Lakishyk, who provided every support in theoretical terms and practical knowledge as well as the motivation needed to be on track in such a hard challenge.
|- Cerimónia de Benção e Entrega de Diplomas e Cartas Magistrais - fotos EN|
MASTERS AND DEGREE CERTIFICATES AWARD CEREMONY AND BLESSING
The Master and Degree Certificates Award Ceremony and Blessing was held on last March 22nd.
You can view the photo album here.
|- CATÓLICA-LISBON Master Programs - 2nd round of applications for the September Intake is open|
CATÓLICA-LISBON Master Programs - 2nd round of applications for the September Intake is open
The 2nd round of applications for the September Intake is open. The deadline will be 03 June. Apply here.
For this intake are available the Master of Science in Business Administration, Master in Economics and the International Master in Finance. If you have any doubts fell free to contact our Admissions Office.
|- FREE MOVERS: Applications until the 30th of April|
|- Induction Days at CATÓLICA-LISBON: spring intake 2013|
|- Study of CATÓLICA-LISBON's NECEP is news on Bloomberg BusinessWeek website|
|- CATOLICA-LISBON is nominated for the 2013 Marketeer awards|
CATOLICA-LISBON nominated for Marketeer awards
Catolica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics competes in the Universities category to the awards that distinguish the best that has been done in the area of marketing, advertising and communications in Portugal.
For each of the 20 categories were named six companies, which will be subject to online voting from readers, between February 1st and April 15th. The votes of the readers have a preponderance of 50% in the final decision, with the remaining 50% of the vote obtained by members of the founding board of the "Marketeer" magazine. Vote here
|- The Lisbon MBA among the best in the world and 15th in Europe|
The Lisbon MBA among the best in the world and 15th in Europe
|- CATÓLICA-LISBON rises among the Top European Business Schools FT Rankings|
CATÓLICA-LISBON rises among the Top European Business Schools FT Rankings: 4th position worldwide for employability is a key success factor.
CATÓLICA-LISBON School of Business & Economics continues the upward trend and consolidates its position among the best in Europe, according to the Financial Times ranking for the Top European Business Schools 2012. Having been the first Portuguese School to feature in the FT rankings and being present for 6 consecutive years, CATÓLICA-LISBON is now ranked 32nd among the 80 most prestigious business schools in Europe.One element that contributes most to this rise is the 4th position worldwide that the school occupies in the ranking that evaluates employability success (Placement Success Rank). Furthermore, CATÓLICA-LISBON is one of the ten schools, according to the FT, that guarantees 100% placement of their students within three months after completing their degree. This success is unique in Portugal.According to Professor Francisco Veloso, Dean of CATÓLICA-LISBON: "Since our entry into the raking, CATÓLICA-LISBON has risen more than 30 positions. This trend reflects our increasing international competitiveness, which highlights the level of job placement of our students. For us, the best recognition of our success is the success of our students. "This distinction also internationally recognizes our quality and excellence in teaching and research. As well as continuing to be the school with the highest levels of employment in the country, the growing internationalization of both students and faculty, has been a critical factor for success across borders.View the FT article here.
|- CATÓLICA-LISBON ensures the 4th position worldwide that evaluates employability success|
CATÓLICA-LISBON ensures the 4th position worldwide that evaluates employability success
For the second consecutive year, CATÓLICA-LISBON ensures the 4th position worldwide that evaluates employability success (Placement Success Rank). Furthermore, according to the Financial Times, is one of the ten schools in the world that boasts an employability rate of 100% of its students within the first three months after graduation. This success is unique in Portugal, and only Germany, France and Poland have equivalent results in the EU.
According to Professor Francisco Veloso, Dean of CATÓLICA-LISBON: "We are pleased with the presence of CATÓLICA-LISBON in these prestigious rankings. Given the difficulties of employability in Portugal and many parts of Europe, CATÓLICA-LISBON has made a very strong commitment in regards to the placement of our students, helping ensure that they have excellent job opportunities. These results vindicate the work we have done with our corporate partners."
These levels of employability have only been possible due to the close connection between CATÓLICA-LISBON and the business world. This connection allows our School to identify critical success factors for students, which highlight the need for an international experience. This year, CATÓLICA-LISBON doubled the number of professional experiences of international MSc students. This aspect of internationalization will remain a strategic priority for our School. CATÓLICA-LISBON will also continue its focus on enabling a strong preparation of the students for the job market.
This year, CATÓLICA-LISBON's Master in Business Administration increased one level in the rankings, placing it in 64th in the world.
|- Executive Education - New programs|
Executive Education - New programs 2012/2013
Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics continues to be the leader in Portugal and holds its process of accelerated growth in 2012, despite a less favorable economic environment. This year has again been recognized by the international ranking for the Financial Times Executive Education, which is part of the 50 best Schools in the world. During 2012, Executive Education held more than 120 open enrollment and custom programs, with over 3,500 participants.
|- CATÓLICA-LISBON's master student one of the winners of Primus Inter Pares Award|
CATÓLICA-LISBON's master student one of the winners of Primus Inter Pares Award 2011/2012
|- CATÓLICA-LISBON's team wins "Google Ambassador Program Europe 2012"|
CATÓLICA-LISBON's team wins "Google Ambassador Program Europe 2012"
For the first time in Europe, during the year 2011/2012, Google hosted the Google Student Ambassador Program. More than 50 ambassadors from 22 countries participated in the first european edition of this renowned program, bringing more than 100 activities to top universities in the region.
After 10 months of creativity, cooperation and hard work, the Portuguese Ambassador Team composed by CATÓLICA-LISBON's students Bruno Moço, João Maria Neves, Miguel Salgado and led by André Albuquerque, as Google Ambassador, was elected the best team in Europe.
The Portuguese team stood out in Europe thanks to the 10 initiatives performed during the year in CATÓLICA-LISBON. Reaching more than 600 students with events such as Google+ Quizz competitions, Intake sponsoring or the Google Competitition in partnership with BET - Bring Entrepreneurs Together, for more than 100 people and 15 start-ups. The Google Ambassador Team also worked in the sense of bridging the Google brand and products into the campus, strengthening the liason with the recruitment office and the connection with organizations and other Universities across Portugal.
The Google Ambassador Program started in the US, growing exponentially over the years, given the success and willingness of schools and colleges to receive student ambassadors from the company. Growing from 126 students representing Google in 2010 to 141 students from 110 Universities in 2011 only for the United States, the continuous investment in the program seems to be certain. For 2012/2013, it is expected a total of 1000 Student Ambassadors from more than 60 countries worldwide.
As recognition for the work, the Portuguese Ambassador will be representing the European Program in the Global Ambassador Summit in Mountain View, Califórnia, in the end of July.
See a video about the program here:
|- Francisco Veloso is the new Dean of CATÓLICA-LISBON|
Francisco Veloso is the new Dean of CATÓLICA-LISBON
The challenge of leading a Portuguese Business School when it is maturing its process of internationalization was one of the reasons that led the Professor to accept the appointment to become Dean of CATÓLICA-LISBON. For Francisco Veloso "the country should focus on a level of excellence that is able to compete and assert itself internationally. CATÓLICA-LISBON is a great example: a national reference able to compete in other markets".
Francisco Veloso's work has been associated with promoting economic growth through innovation and entrepreneurship, one of the strategic axes of CATÓLICA-LISBON. "We believe that to improve the economic environment of the country it is essential to invest in entrepreneurial companies and products. Business schools have an obligation to contribute in this way. We do not replace the creativity of people but we can help structure a project and use the best talent," states the new Dean.
Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics Leadership
Senior Associate Dean for Pre-Experience MSc
Senior Associate Dean for Post-Experience Degree Programs
Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education
Associate Dean for MSc in Economics
Senior Academic and Executive Staff
President of the Scientific Council
Associate Dean of Faculty
Associate Dean for Research
Associate Dean for Accreditation and Special Projects
Associate Dean for International Affairs
Associate Dean for Pre-Experience Initiatives
Executive Director for Administration
Executive Director for Executive Education and Director for Africa
Executive Director for Finance
Executive Director for Information Systems
Executive Director for Marketing and Development
Executive Director for Pre-experience Programs
|- CATÓLICA-LISBON leading Executive Education for 20 years|
CATÓLICA-LISBON leading Executive Education for 20 years
It must be highlighted the fact that CATÓLICA-LISBON is among the top twenty business schools in the world, occupying the 18th place worldwide in the shed "Partner Schools". This achievement reflects the effort that the school has made over the years in terms of internationalization, by partnering with the most reputable schools worldwide.
Currently, CATÓLICA-LISBON has partnerships with prestigious schools, such as, Kellogg School of Management, with the AMP program (Kellogg | Catholic Advanced Management Program), which is exclusively directed to top management of national and international companies, as well as the AMP Luanda-Lisbon-Chicago, another partnership with the Kellogg School of Management, also for top executives of Angolan companies. With HKUST (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology) CATÓLICA-LISBON designed an innovative program for Portugal, a unique opportunity for training and networking for companies who are interested in doing business with Asia, particularly with China. Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics has also a partnership with ESADE Business School, with a program that aims to address the most current issues relating to the role of Investor Relations. This program has the support of the best teachers and professionals.
When CATÓLICA-LISBON celebrates 40 years in the teaching of management in Portugal, it also celebrates 20 years in Executive Education. The school was the pioneer in Portugal to launch the program PAGE (Advanced Management Program for Executives), the most prestigious and sought program, which already trained 1000 executives.
At a time when most European schools did not disclose the turnover, due to the economic situation, Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics grew 6%, amounting to 7.1 million euros, which is significant in view of the size of our country.
|- CATÓLICA-LISBON is positioned as the 33rd school in Europe, rising 29 positions in the Financial Times ranking|
CATÓLICA-LISBON is positioned as the 33rd school in Europe, rising 29 positions in the Financial Times ranking
|- CATÓLICA-LISBON's former student awarded by ECCH|
CATÓLICA-LISBON's former student awarded by ECCH
A case study "Renova Toilet Paper: Avant-garde Marketing in a Commoditized Category", co-authored by an alumna of CATÓLICA-LISBON, Raquel Seabra de Sousa, won the Top Global Award from ECCH (European Case Clearing House). The case is based on the Portuguese company Renova.
The business case was written by Pierre Chandon, INSEAD professor of marketing, in association with assistant professors of marketing Yakov Bart and Steven Sweldens and Raquel Seabra de Sousa (INSEAD MBA 2009). Raquel Seabra de Sousa also participated in the following video: http://youtu.be/cvR8qcEkDiQ.This is the first time a non-US school has won the overall global award.
|- The Lisbon MBA International ranked 14th in the Rising Stars 2011 MBA Ranking|
The Lisbon MBA International ranked 14th in the Rising Stars 2011 MBA Ranking
The Lisbon MBA International, partnership between CATÓLICA-LISBON and Nova SBE in collaboration with MIT Sloan, was ranked 14th in the Rising Stars 2011 MBA Ranking, ahead of top business schools like Maastricht University and University of Rochester: Simon (currently ranked #52 in the 2011 Global MBA Financial Times Ranking).
|- Professor Ana Costa receives Award for Best National Communication by a Young Researcher|
Professor Ana Costa receives Award for Best National Communication by a Young Researcher
The paper "The Influence of Critics'Ratings on Price Formation in International Wine Markets", by CATÓLICA-LISBON's Professor Ana Costa, was awarded with CNOIV Award for Best National Communication by a Young Researcher (Prémio da Comissão Nacional da Organização Internacional da Vinha e do Vinho para a Melhor Comunicação Nacional de Jovem Investigador).
|- CATÓLICA-LISBON students win Leadership Tournament|
CATÓLICA-LISBON students win Leadership Tournament
CATÓLICA-LISBON Master students Miguel Arroja, João Maria Neves, Carlos Moreira, Nuno Moreira and António Araújo were the winners of the Leadership Tournament, a competition promoted by AIESEC in 10 Portuguese Universities. The initiative was intended to encourage the spirit of leadership in university students through the resolution of challenges developed by Portuguese companies and had as its partners BP Portugal, EDP, Navigator, IE Madrid, EF and Klim Consulting.
The winning team, formed by Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics students, received Netbooks, a leadership bootcamp and the annuity of the Executive Digest and Marketeer magazines.
The Leadership Tournament evaluates the capabilities of teamwork, leadership, time management and stress as well as the ability to solve real problems proposed by partner companies. The main factor that differentiates this from other competition is in the form of evaluation that focuses not only on the final output, but also in the assessment performed during the resolution of the case studies, focusing on the behavioral components and soft skills of all elements of the group.
|- CATÓLICA-LISBON student wins International Writing Case Competition|
CATÓLICA-LISBON student wins International Writing Case Competition
Nuno Loureiro, Master of Science in Business Administration student, was the winner of the International Writing Case Competition of EASA - Escola de Direcção e Negócios, with the case "H3, Gourmet Burger: a Local Phenomenon or the" Not So Fast Food :Global Revolution".
This contest rewards the quality of written cases. The theme of the second edition of the competition, which distinguished the work of Nuno Loureiro, was "Strategies for Change".
|- Professor Fátima Barros talks to Financial Times|
Professor Fátima Barros talks to Financial Times
Professor Fátima Barros, Dean of CATÓLICA-LISBON, gave an interview about the importance and influence that CATÓLICA-LISBON has on Portuguese economic policy.
|- Professor Fernando S. Machado receives international award|
Professor Fernando S. Machado receives international award
CATÓLICA-LISBON's Professor Fernando S. Machado is a co-winner of the "2010 AMA Innovation, Technology and Interactivity SIG Best Article of the Year", with the article:
|- Professor Ilídio Barreto in the Top 10 most-read of Journal of Management|
Professor Ilídio Barreto in the Top 10 most-read of Journal of Management
Ilídio Barreto, CATÓLICA-LISBON's Professor, is one of most-read researchers in the Journal of Management, one of the most important international journals in the management field. His paper, "Dynamic Capabilities: A Review of Past Research and an Agenda for the Future", is ranked in the Top 10 Most-Read Articles during October 2010 thru September 2011.
The Journal of Management is one of the top ten publications in Business and Management, according to the impact factor of Web of Knowledge (Thomson Reuters) in the last five years. This journal is committed to publishing research articles that have a high impact on the management field and encourages new ideas or perspectives on existing research. Manuscripts that are suitable for publication cover Academy of Management domains such as business strategy and policy, entrepreneurship, human resource management, organizational behavior, organizational theory and research methods.
|- CATÓLICA-LISBON's MSc in Business Administration - 4th worldwide in regards to employability|
CATÓLICA-LISBON's MSc in Business Administration - 4th worldwide in regards to employability
CATÓLICA-LISBON's Master in Business Administration enters the Financial Times world ranking directly, which places it among the best in the world.
It is important to note that CATÓLICA-LISBON was admitted to this ranking in the first year the program was considered eligible. In fact, the Master of Science in Business Administration started in 2007 and only now, in 2011, fulfills the rule of having graduates for three consecutive years.
CATÓLICA-LISBON was the first Business School in Portugal to appear in the FT rankings. Since 2007, the School is present in the Executive Education rankings, as well as in the Top European Business Schools rankings, where is the best positioned Portuguese school. Naturally, the entry in the Master's ranking will contribute to increase the international reputation of CATÓLICA-LISBON.
|- CATÓLICA-LISBON's Employability Rate in Focus|
CATÓLICA-LISBON's Employability Rate in Focus