Master of Science in Management with specialization in Strategy & Entrepreneurship

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

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Outline

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

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

Overview

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 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

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The foundation courses are designed to consolidate your integrated view of the firm and the business environment.
The Strategy & Entrepreneurship specialization provides additional training and in depth knowledge to prepare you for successful careers in either areas. A range of specialization courses, both mandatory and elective, allows you to explore various functions and roles and build differentiation for your professional profile.  You may consult 2018-2019 Study plan to see the type of innovative and professionally relevant courses we offer each year.  
You may take free elective courses outside of your program 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.

Students are encouraged to complete a summer internship before or during the MSc 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

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

When to apply
 

2019 intake

2nd round -  until February 18th, 23:59 p.m. (GMT) - application fee: 110€
3rd round - from February 19th to March 18th, 23:59 p.m. (GMT) - application fee: 120€
4th round * - from March 19th to April 15th, 23:59 p.m. (GMT) - application fee: 130€

* 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. 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 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 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.

 

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

Auditing Consulting Deloitte
Banking, Financial Services, Insurance Auditing PwC
Consulting Marketing/Sales L'Oreal

Other recruiters: EY and BNP Paribas.

 

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."
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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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