International Master of Science in Management

Top Management Education - TOP 40 in the world by the Financial Times.

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Outline

Join the top students from across the globe and prepare yourself for an outstanding career in management. The International MSc in Management complements solid foundations in the core areas of management with a strong international perspective. A choice of 4 majors and an opportunity to pursue a Double Degree program allow you to customize the launchpad for your future success.

Key Features

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Start date September 2020
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Entry level BSc in Business | Economics and Management
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Duration 3 or 4 semesters
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Schedule Full-time
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Profile Recent graduates up to 2 years professional experience
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Program language Fully taught in English
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Specializations 4 majors available
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Employability 2/3 of students found a job before graduation
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Ranking TOP 10 worldwide in Career Progress (FT ranking)

Overview

The International MSc in Management is one of the best Masters in the world. It is a highly selective program with a strong international scope that offers you a high quality graduate education in Business.

This program offers a balanced perspective on business as well as the possibility to choose one of four majors available:

  • Corporate Finance;
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation;
  • Marketing;
  • Strategy & Consulting.

The program is designed to provide you with the relevant practical and academic knowledge required for an international career: it combines deep analytical skills with applied learning, project and case based. You will enrich your understanding of global business challenges in the mandatory block of International Management courses.

International MSc in Management students are encouraged to fulfill an international experience during the program. You can opt for a Double Degree or spend a semester abroad at one of the top business schools we partner with. 

This program is your launchpad for an international career.

Program Structure

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The foundation courses are designed to consolidate your integrated view of the firm and the business environment. Some courses will be waived, depending on your background:

  • Business Ethics and Social Responsability
  • Economics of Business and Markets
  • Financial Decision-Making in a Business Context
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing Organizations
  • Managing People
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management

MAJOR MANDATORY COURSES

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Data Science for Finance
  • Firm Valuation
  • Financial Analysis and Forecasting
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Methods in Finance

MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES

  • Advanced Fixed Income
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate Governance: An International Perspective
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Equity Reports
  • Financial Investments
  • Financial Modelling
  • Fintech
  • International Finance
  • International Financial Reporting Standards
  • International Market Segmentation
  • International Negotiation
  • Investing in Short-Term Fixed Income Markets
  • Investments Empirical Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Performance Oriented Strategies
  • Private Equity
  • Python for Finance
  • Risk Management

MAJOR MANDATORY COURSES

  • Business Research Methods
  • Innovation Management
  • Lean Entrepreneurship
  • Lean Entrepreneurship Project
  • Technology Strategy

MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES

  • Business Model Innovation
  • Digital Product Management
  • Digital Transformation
  • Economics and Management of Digitization
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Impact Investing
  • International Business Challenges
  • International Market Segmentation
  • International Negotiation
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Management Information Systems
  • Managing Social Innovation
  • New Products and Services
  • Project Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship: Building Impact Ventures
  • Supply Chain Management

MAJOR MANDATORY COURSES

  • Brand Management
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Marketing Research
  • Strategic Marketing

MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES

  • Business to Business Marketing Strategy
  • Digital Marketing
  • Digital Product Management
  • eContent
  • International Negotiation
  • International Marketing
  • International Market Segmentation
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Marketing Analysis
  • Marketing Communication
  • New Products and Services
  • Retailing
  • Services Marketing

MAJOR MANDATORY COURSES

  • Advanced Strategic Management
  • Business Research Methods
  • Strategic Management Consulting
  • Strategic Management Consulting Project

MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES

  • Business Analytics
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Corporate Governance: an International Perspective
  • Digital Transformation
  • Economics and Management of Digitization
  • International Business Challenges
  • International Industry Analysis
  • International Market Segmentation
  • International Negotiation
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Lean Entrepreneurship
  • Lean Entrepreneurship Project
  • Management Information Systems
  • Managing Social Innovation
  • New Products and Services
  • Performance Oriented Strategies
  • Social Entrepreneurship: Building Impact Ventures
  • Strategic Change and Dynamic Capabilities

The international courses are designed to strengthen your international perspective on management and prepare you to work in diverse, multicultural business environments:

  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Language Course
  • Managing in an International Context

By the time of completion of the MSc degree, you must show evidence of proficiency in 3rd language other than English and your native language. You will have a selection of foreign language courses during your program.

Professional Internship (mandatory): non-credit granting company internship with a minimum duration of 6 weeks.  Prior professional experience can be used to satisfy this requirement (subject to validation by the Careers & Talent Office), if completed after June 1 of the year prior to beginning of the MSc program. 

Career Accelerator Lab is designed to help students in CATÓLICA-LISBON’s Master programs to develop skills that are important for working with and managing people, as well as for approaching the job market, and therefore for lifelong employability and growth.

As this program is specifically designed to prepare students for an international career all students are required to spend part of their program abroad.  You can fulfill this requirement through a Double Degree, a semester abroad or an international internship (6 weeks minimum) either during or before starting the MSc program, in a country other than Portugal or your home country. A Double Degree or an exchange adds a 4th semester to the duration of your program.

You may take free elective courses outside of your program to complement your area of expertise, or simply explore a topic that interests you.

The Master thesis is the culmination of your master program.  This is when you build on the knowledge and skills acquired during the program to develop an individual project on topic that resonates with your career aspirations and helps you excel in an area you find professionally relevant.  
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 write a dissertation.

CATÓLICA-LISBON MSc Class 2019

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

Admissions requirements

Business or Economics graduates with a high academic standing who seek to strengthen their knowledge in management and prepare for top international careers.

Recent graduates with less than 2 years professional experience.

International experience (exchange, summer school or internship abroad).

Foreign languages and extracurricular activities are highly valued by the Admissions Jury.

Double Degree: your passport for an international career

Spend one year at CATÓLICA-LISBON followed by a second year at the partner school of your choice, and get two diplomas.

Double Degree programs offer you the opportunity to gain a deep international experience and to challenge yourself by experiencing two distinctive academic cultures and approaches.

At the end of the program, you will be granted two diplomas – one from CATÓLICA-LISBON and one from our partner school.

Above all, the cross-cultural awareness gained through this experience is highly valued by recruiters and likely to increase your potential for an international career.

Partner Schools

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Enroll in a Double Degree Program and you will be awarded two degrees:

Majors available
Program at ASTON
Corporate Finance MSc in Finance, MSc in Investment Analysis, MSc in International Business, MSc in Entrepreneurship & International Business or MSc in Business Analytics
Strategy & Consulting MSc in Business Analytics, MSc in International Business, MSc in Entrepreneurship & International Business or MSc in Strategic Marketing Management
Marketing or Entrepreneurship & Innovation MSc in International Business, MSc in Entrepreneurship, MSc in Strategy & International Business or MSc in Business Analytics
Specific Requirement:

TOEFL score of 93 IBT (26 in writing, 22 in speaking, 18 in reading and 19 in listening) or an IELTS score of 6.5 (6.5 in writing and speaking and 6.0 in reading and listening) or a Pearson Academic test score of 63 (63 in writing and speaking and 57 in listening and reading).

Enroll in a Double Degree Program and you will be awarded two degrees:

Majors available
Program at BI
Marketing MSc in Business, Major in Marketing
Strategy & Consulting MSc in Business, Major in Strategy
Corporate Finance MSc in Financial Economics or MSc in Business, Major in Finance

Enroll in a Double Degree Program and you will be awarded two degrees:

Majors available
Program at BOCCONI

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Laurea Magistrale in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology
Marketing Laurea Magistrale in Marketing Management


Specific Requirements:


Admitted students must provide proof of English Language ability: TOEFL (min. 600/250/100 Paper Based/Computer Based/Internet Based); IELTS (min 7.0); CAE (min. B) or CPE; Certain other certificates at min. level C1 as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; Bachelor degree entirely taught in English .

Students admitted must have at least 10 weeks of professional experience.

Candidates who have previously applied to Master programs at Bocconi University – regardless of the outcome of their application – are not eligible for CATÓLICA-LISBON Double Degree programs with Bocconi University.

Candidates of any nationality (or nationalities) who hold an Italian bachelor/undergraduate degree are not eligible for CATÓLICA-LISBON Double Degree programs with Bocconi University.

Enroll in a Double Degree Program and you will be awarded two degrees:

Majors available
Program at ESCP
All majors Diplôme Master Grande École (MSc in Management)
Specific Requirement:

Admitted students must perform a 40-week internship before, during or after the thesis.

Enroll in a Double Degree Program and you will be awarded two degrees:

Majors available
Program at FGV/EBAPE
Marketing or Strategy & Consulting

Master in Management

 

Enroll in a Double Degree Program and you will be awarded two degrees:

Majors available
Program at KOZMINSKI
Strategy & Consulting

Master in Management

Specific Requirement:

Admitted students will provide a certificate confirming proficiency in the English language [e.g.: TOEFL [IBT] 87 or equivalent].

Enroll in a Double Degree Program and you will be awarded two degrees:

Majors available
Program at SMITH
Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Marketing or Strategy & Consulting

Master in International Business

Enroll in a Double Degree Program and you will be awarded two degrees:

Majors available
Program at WHU
Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Marketing or Strategy & Consulting

MSc in Management

Corporate Finance MSc in Management or MSc in Finance
Specific Requirement:
  • Admitted students must provide proof of English Language ability: TOEFL 105 [IBT] or IELTS 7.5 by the end of January.
  • Students admitted must have at least 5 months [20 weeks] of professional experience.

Application process

When to apply
 

2020 intake

1st round -  from January 6th to February 3rd, 23:59 p.m. (GMT) - application fee 80€
2nd round -  from February 4th to March 2nd, 23:59 p.m. (GMT) - application fee 80€
3rd round - from March 3rd to March 30th, 23:59 p.m. (GMT) - application fee 80€
4th round * - from March 31st to April 27th, 23:59 p.m. (GMT) - application fee 110€

* limited spots available 

How to apply

Start your application online, provide us with your personal information, upload the mandatory documents and pay the application fee. The Admissions Jury reviews applications shortly after each application period deadline.

For further information about our programs and the admission process, please contact the MSc Marketing & Admissions Office (msc@ucp.pt | +351 217 214 140).

Tuition Fees & Scholarships

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Semesters
Program total fees
3 semester track 12.700€
4 semester track (with optional exchange
semester)
14.700€

Please note that application fee is not included in total fees. Application and enrollment fee are non-refundable.

PARTNER School
Program fees
ASTON (UK) Total fees Double Degree ASTON 16.200€
BI (Norway) Total fees Double Degree BI 16.200€

BOCCONI (Italy)*

Program fees 16.200€
Registration fees at BOCCONI 365€
Total fees Double Degree BOCCONI 16.565€

ESCP (France)*

Program fees 16.200€
Double Degree program administrative costs 2.500€
Registration fees at ESCP 2.550€**
Total fees Double Degree ESCP 21.250€
Total fees Double Degree FGV 16.200€
 FGV (Brazil)
KOZMINSKI (Poland)* Program fees 16.200€
Registration fees at KOZMINSKI 340€
Total fees Double Degree KOZMINSKI 16.540€
SMITH (Canada)* Program fees 16.200€
Academic material costs at SMITH 790€
Health insurance fees at SMITH 410€
Total fees Double Degree SMITH 17.400€
WHU (Germany)* Program fees 16.200€
Double Degree program administrative costs 4.000€
Total fees Double Degree WHU 20.200€

(*) fees related to host university are subject to change (yearly update)

(**) registration fee at ESCP: 850€ per year until the conclusion of the 40-week-internship (due to ESCP internship requirements, it is predicted that students are enrolled at ESCP for 3 years).

Scholarships

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 in your MSc application. This is the only way to apply for our scholarship.

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

 

Other scholarships

Grants to Higher Education Students in Portugal - more information here or contact our Social Responsability Office (GRS) - grs@ucp.pt

Scholarship Fundação Amélia de Mello (for portuguese students only) - more information here 

 

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.

Employed before concluding the MSc Program

Employed before concluding the MSc Program

Employed before concluding the MSc Program

 

Top Sector
Top Function
Top Recruiters
Consulting Consulting Deloitte
Retail, Fast Moving Consumer Goods Marketing/Sales BNP Paribas
Technology, IT General Management Vodafone
Banking, Financial Services Insurance Finance/Accounting Amazon
 Telecommunications Auditing EY

Other recruiters: PwC, Bayer, Beiersdorf AG, Banco do Brasil AG, L'Oreal, Boston Consulting Group, Roland Berger, Cisco, Kraft Heinz, Adidas, Merck, Motorola Solutions, Deutsche Bank, Diageo, Simon-Kucher & Partners, Apple, Hays and Accenture.

 

Pursuing our International MSc in Management, you will also have the opportunity to do a study trip. Study trips are great opportunities to learn about new industries, locations, and roles.

In 2019, students were able to get to know the most fascinating companies and their culture, mission as well as available opportunities. The agenda of the study trip to Dublin 2019 included visits to Google, Amazon, Oracle, HubSpot, and other companies. The students took advantage of this unique occasion to explore exciting opportunities in Ireland together with the students from various programs and meet the alumni working in Dublin. Regarding Madrid, students were able to know in more detail the finance and consulting world, and the agenda included visits to finance companies such as Citi, Blackrock, JP Morgan, and strategy consulting firms such as Bain&Co and Oliver Wyman. The students also explored the possibilities of finance roles at FMCG companies as ABInBev and enjoyed meeting the alumni working in Madrid.

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:

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

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

FAQ's

You can find here the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) we receive from prospective students interested in our MSc Programs. If you still have any question after reading this information, you are invited to contact us.

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