University profile

Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics

2019/20 edition

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About Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics

Your business school in the heart of Lisbon

Consistently acclaimed one of the best Schools in Europe, CATÓLICA-LISBON not only presently ranks 26th in the Financial Times ranking for Top European Business Schools, as it also integrates the restricted 1% of Business Schools worldwide accredited with the Triple Crown.

Our school is located in the heart Lisbon, a major capital that offers much more than history and uniqueness, well known for its vibrant culture, young atmosphere and its temperate climate.

Founded more than 40 years ago, CATÓLICA-LISBON is a leading school of economics and management in Portugal. We have a long-standing reputation for innovative teaching and rigorous academic research. The school is strongly committed to intellectual rigor, critical thinking and academic excellence.


Lisbon scene
  • 96% of our students are employed within three months of graduation
  • 50% International students in class
  • 60 Nationalities on campus
  • CFA® University Affiliation Program
  • 43% International Faculty
  • 45 Years of academic excellence

CATÓLICA-LISBON maintains close relationships with companies in Portugal and abroad and has contacts into all industries through its 10,000 alumni. As a student, you can use this network - for example, by participating in the mentor program, completing an internship or accompanying someone in this daily work at "job shadowing". This pays off: 96 percent of CATÓLICA-LISBON graduates have found a job three months after graduation.

Each student is given individual attention by the Career Development Office from the start of the master program. The Career Forum, Career Days, job shadowing, networking events, workshops and career coaching are only some of the activities offered.

CATÓLICA-LISBON has developed an international profile over the last few years. Not only the language is international, the student body and faculty are as well: half of the students at CATÓLICA-LISBON come from abroad, more than 60 different nationalities are represented. 43 percent of the teachers are not from Portugal as well and almost all have obtained their PhD from the top universities of the world.

Catolica university building

We offer six Master programs in Management, Finance and Economics. Whichever program you choose, you study with fellows from 60 countries and intensively get to work on your future career. To crown it all, you have the opportunity to get two diplomas at the same time.

CATÓLICA-LISBON has more than 110 partner universities around the world, where you can spend a semester abroad. In addition, the school offers you the option to do a double degree, for example in cooperation with ESCP Europe or Università Bocconi.

We look forward to welcoming you on campus.

Joining CATÓLICA-LISBON has been an amazing 360º degrees experience that has prepared me for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.

Francesco Guberti

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