Psychology applied to Business and Economics, as a vibrant and valuable area for research and teaching, has attracted the interest of top universities worldwide. This new Master’s Degree in Psychology in Business and Economics is the first programme in Portugal to specifically address this important area.
The Master in Psychology in Business and Economics includes strong psychological foundations, structured and directly applied to the fields of economics and business, in order to enlarge opportunities for psychologists to meaningfully contribute to organizations.
Increase understanding of how psychological knowledge and competencies influence the working of economic organizations and market economies;
Explore the psychological mechanisms underlying micro, meso, and macroeconomic processes in society, as well as ways in which these can influence and shape human behaviors and wellbeing;
Prepare psychologists to actively participate in and contribute to complex and diversified organisational and business contexts that bring together psychology and economic/business changes, decisions, organizations, and behaviour.
Knowledge and Competences
Throughout their Master’s degree, students will acquire competencies including:
Problem diagnosis, formulation, and analysis;
Observation and evaluation of complex socio-cultural and economic situations;
Design, development, and execution of research projects, including questionnaire-based field research and laboratory experiments, and appropriate statistical analyses
Students will also develop tools and interventions to solve practical problems in a wide range of organizational areas, including:
Recruitment, selection, training & development of human resources
Motivation, performance, and productivity
Consumer attitudes, preferences, and behaviours
Reasoning, judgment, and decision-making
Creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship
Leadership and team management
Organizational change and strategic planning
Interpersonal relations and diversity management
Why Católica-Human Sciences Masters?
Seeking to prepare competent and integral professionals, the Católica-Human Sciences Master's Degree students may draw upon a vast reputation and track record duly reflected in the high levels of employability of its students. Three of our MA Programs are ranked among the very best in the world in the fields of Arts Management, Communication Sciences, and Marketing.
With curricular options emerging from the vanguard of scientific research while tailored to the realities of the business world, the Faculty of Human Sciences presents a solid and diversified range of Master’s Degree programs.
The Católica-Human Sciences programs also draw upon a highly qualified teaching staff, including renowned international speakers with internationalization further encouraged through student exchanges and inclusion into European research networks.
Our Master’s Degrees constitute specialist options of excellence, preparing students to develop the reflective thinking necessary to becoming high-quality professionals, with ethical training, and under the care of high-profile researchers and professors.
Additionally, Católica-Human Sciences students gain access to a very broad range of partnerships and internships for the benefit of their curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Awards and Partnerships
In order to maintain a dynamic relationship with the market, focused on acquiring knowledge and developing professional skills, the Master's Degree in Communication Studies runs a range of different partnerships with public and private organizations.
Through those partnerships, the Faculty of Human Sciences is able to reward students attaining high academic performance levels with awards and internships.
Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP)
Internships and field work.
Paid-internship to the best student from the Media and Journalism and Communication, Television and Cinema majors.
OCI - Observatory of Internal Communication and Corporate Identity
"Best Academic Work FCH-UCP" providing public appreciation and recognition of an academic study on internal communication, corporate identity, and branding.
Porter Novelli Portugal
Paid-internship to the best student from the Communication, Organization, and Leadership major.
BA Degree preferably in a related field of studies (Humanities and Social Sciences);
The Master's degree requires a minimum of B2 level of English according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).
Documents required for the application
Curriculum Vitae in Portuguese or English;
University Transcripts of Records - Original documents should be presented upon registration;
Motivation Letter (2 pages max.) - the motivation letter should introduce you to the selection committee, explain why you have chosen this program and why you would be a good fit;
Identification document (Passport or ID card);
Payment of the non-refundable application fee;
1 passport size photo - upon registration;
Vaccination record (tetanus vaccine updated) - upon registration.
Note: Besides those mentioned above, any other documents that Applicants find relevant to their application may be included.
Note: All Degrees earned abroad, Transcripts, and Certificates must be duly translated into Portuguese (if not in English, French or Spanish).
2nd Year Student
"I chose to study the Master in Psychology in Business and Economics at FCH-Católica for being one of the most innovative areas that combines psychology and economics and offers progressive solutions for today’s problems. Being in Católica was completely a huge challenge and an adventure for me however, I could always feel the support from the faculty and staff. Especially as an international student, I would definitely say that Lisbon is one of the greatest cities in Europe and Católica would be an excellent opportunity to experience this amazing city as a student and as an expat."