Taught course (will run subject to approval)

International Finance

Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics · Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics

Entry requirements

  • 1st cycle degree with quantitative background
  • High academic standing
  • English Proficiency
  • Professional experience/internship (up to 2 years)
  • International exposure (exchange, summer school or internship)
  • Extracurricular achievements

Months of entry


Course content

The International MSc in Finance is a rigorous and comprehensive program which aims to develop finance professionals with strong ethics and an in-depth knowledge of the field, both in financial investments and corporate finance.

The program combines theoretical rigor with a practical, hands-on approach. Students have the opportunity to explore hedge fund strategies, discuss corporate restructuring, empirically test investment strategies, and immerse themselves in private equity or M&A deals.

As the only CFA® partner school in Portugal, CATÓLICA-LISBON offers a unique opportunity to obtain the internationally recognized CFA® Level 1 accreditation during the degree. Students can also specialize in Quantitative Finance through a joint program with Instituto Superior Técnico (the top Portuguese engineering school), to earn a certificate in "Quantitative Methods in Finance". You can also pursue an extra Exchange Semester or a Double Degree at a top international business school.

Our graduates pursue high level careers in investment banks, other financial institutions, consultancies, and other major corporations all over the world.

You can also opt to do the MSc in Finance. This program has the duration of one and a half year and you will complete 99 ECTS. In this case you won't have the exchange semester. For the MSc in Finance, the international electives and the Language are not requirements.

Information for international students

International Students In addition to this scholarship provided by the school, we strongly recommend that you check in your home country about local government scholarship possibilities (embassy, consulate).

Fees and funding

UK students
€8.990 (3 semesters) | €10.990 (4 semesters) plus a registration fee of €320 per year (EEA and Non-EEA)
International students
€8.990 (3 semesters) | €10.990 (4 semesters) plus a registration fee of €320 per year (EEA and Non-EEA)


CATÓLICA-LISBON Top+ is a scholarship program for students with an outstanding academic record.

Implemented by CATÓLICA-LISBON, this program allows high-potential students to complete the MSc at CATÓLICA-LISBON with a partial waiver of MSc fees, ranging from 25% to 90%.

We encourage outstanding students to apply for these scholarships; especially those that have completed their first cycle degree at the top of their classes (for example, average final grades of 77.50% or above).

The following criteria are highly valued by the jury:

  • Undergraduate GPA and academic performance
  • International experience
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Professional experience (e.g. internships)
  • Contribution to the diversity of the group
  • Contribution to School activities
  • Results of GMAT or CATÓLICA-LISBON Admission Test, if applicable.

EXCEPTION: Double Degree and Joint Degree students must pay the tuition fees in the 2nd year of the Program while they are abroad.

Scholarships based on social criteria

Scholarships are based on economics and academic factors.

Through an application process that establishes economic need and academic performance, Social Services, through the University's Student Services Office, may fund all or part of the student's studies.

In this scholarship, the academic performance is also taken into consideration and the student may have part of his/her tuition fees financed. In addition, an activity to support the school will be requested.

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

Andreia Carmona'