The MSc in Business is a high quality program that prepares graduates with a non-Business/Economics degree for Management related careers.

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Outline

The MSc in Business provides strong foundations in management for non-business graduates.
The program introduces students to the core areas of business and provides them with the analytical and soft skills to succeed in today's workplace. Students will prepare for managerial careers by adding business knowledge to their previous academic training.

Key Features

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Start date September 2019
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Entry level BSc other than Business or Economics
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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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Employability 2/3 of students found a job before graduation

Overview

The MSc in Business is a high-quality program in general Management designed for students with degrees in a variety of fields other than Business or Economics.

The program will provide graduates with a solid foundation in the core areas of Management. You will acquire the knowledge, analytical tools, and competencies necessary for a successful managerial career.

The MSc in Business will complement and enable you to leverage your undergraduate training. You can choose to bring your management insights to the field of your undergraduate degree, or you can pursue a career in the business area that interests you most. Our Career Development Office will assist you in identifying and achieving your career goals. 

Program Structure

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Your coursework will be in General Business Foundation courses designed to provide you with a broad overview of management and an integrated view of activities of the firm. You will have an opportunity to take an elective course to complement your area of expertise, or simply explore a topic that interests you.

Leadership Lab is designed to help you develop important competencies for managing and working with people and, therefore, for lifelong employability and growth. You can select among 1) career and employment workshops, and 2) personal development workshops.

To obtain a valuable international experience and further improve your knowledge, you can pursue an exchange semester in one of CATÓLICA-LISBON prestigious partner schools around the world.

You are encouraged to complete a summer internship before or during the master program.

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 2018

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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

Graduates with a degree in a field other than Business or Economics who want to obtain a solid understanding of core areas of management in preparation for a management-related career.

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

When to apply
 

2019 intake
Applications for the 1st round are open until January 28th, 23:59 p.m. (GMT).

How to apply


Start your application online, provide us with your personal information, upload the mandatory documents and pay the application fee. Graduates with a non-quantitative degree, must submit the GMAT/GRE result or take the CATÓLICA-LISBON Internal Admission Test. 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 11.700€
4 semester track (with optional exchange
semester)
13.700€

Please note that application fee (100€ - 1st round) and CATÓLICA-LISBON internal admission test fee (40€) are not included in total fees. These fees, including the enrollment fee, are non- refundable.

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).

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.

 

Other scholarships

Grants to Higher Education Students in Portugal - more information here or contact our Student's Support Office (GApA) - gapa@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 within 3 months of graduation

Employed before concluding the MSc Program

Top Sector
Top Function
Top Recruiters

Retail, Fast Moving Consumer Goods

Marketing/Sales Unilever
Consulting Consulting Mattel

Other recruiters: BNP Paribas and PwC.

 

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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"CATÓLICA-LISBON creates a unique learning experience with many opportunities in the academic and professional areas."
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"This time I really did make a difference!"
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"The education I get at CATÓLICA-LISBON will be very valuable for my future career."
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"CATÓLICA-LISBON was the best decision of my life."
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"I feel this made me a stronger candidate and, I hope, a better professional."
Johanna Friess
"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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