The Master of Science in Business provides non-business graduates a solid understanding of core areas of business management, as well as the knowledge, analytical tools, and soft skills necessary for a successful managerial career.
The foundation courses are designed to provide you with a broad overview of management and an integrated view of activities of the firm. Unless otherwise stated, all foundation courses are half-semester and worth 3.5 ECTS.
Free electives can be used to broaden your knowledge in management, according to your specific career interests. CATÓLICA-LISBON offers a wide range of electives taught by our own faculty, prestigious invited lecturers, and top executives from the corporate world.
Prepare for finding a job and advancing in your career by participating in Leadership Lab (4 ECTS). Select among workshops and activities designed to help you discover your strengths, learn and practice professional skills, and expand your career horizons. You will receive feedback from colleagues and industry professionals, and participate in a realistic assessment center.
Strengthen your professional skills in key areas:
COMMUNICATION AND INFLUENCE | TEAMWORK | CREATIVITY | ADAPTABILITY | MAKING THINGS HAPPEN
Define your goals and select from a variety of job search and professional skills workshops and activities, including international field trips, guest speakers, and workshops focused on key competencies.
To obtain valuable international experience, you can complete an exchange semester in one of CATÓLICA¬LISBON's prestigious partner schools around the world.
Students are encouraged to complete a summer internship at the end of the 1st year of the program. In searching for an internship opportunity that fits their interests and profile they will get support from the school's career services.
You will participate in a workshop designed to provide you with advice, resources, requirements, and useful tools to plan and write the research for your Master thesis (30 ECTS). For many students, the thesis semester serves as an ideal bridge between academic studies and your professional career. As you complete your thesis, the Career Development Office is available to work with you on your job search and career planning. You should plan to work full-time on your dissertation for 3 to 4 months.
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