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Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics

Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics

Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics


Católica-Lisbon in a heartbeat a reputation that precedes you unanimously validated in international rankings: (financial times) and accreditation (triple crown) Católica-Lisbon's reputation for excellence in teaching and research will have a positive impact in your career and get you ready to face a fast-changing market. Our numbers are solid did you know that more than 96% of our graduates are employed within six months of graduation? Almost half of them in international positions? Católica-Lisbon has one of the highest placement rates among European business schools.

Globally connected on the Católica-Lisbon campus, you'll be surrounded by a bustling international environment with more than 60 nationalities. More than 110 partnerships with universities will also offer you the possibility of working in some of the world's most demanding financial centers, including London, New York and Madrid. Human-sized school at Católica-Lisbon you will be at home, as you’ll be part of a real community of students that you will call family and approachable professors that will know you by name. Real-world relevance Católica-Lisbon's unique master programs will improve you on: seeing the bigger picture connect with innovative companies lead hands-on projects and tasks put your business thinking into practice effectively. Centrally located located in the heart of Lisbon, Católica-Lisbon will provide you an experience in a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. Our campus is just a few minutes away from trendy neighbourhoods, shopping venues, cinemas, museums, and beaches. Why should I pursue a master's degree at Católica-Lisbon? To acquire the skills and knowledge you need to advance your career. To change the future. Yours and that of those around you. To become a future leader and a better human being. We offer master programs in management, economics, finance and business analytics. Católica-Lisbon will provide you a solid foundation in the principles and practice of management, finance, economics and business analytics.

Who we are

Welcome to Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, an European top 30 Business school and the Portuguese reference school in management research and teaching.

We have achieved this position by combining world-class international students and Faculty, strong and diverse academic programs in the world’s top 30, innovative learning initiatives, unique partnerships with prestigious international schools, and a close relationship with the business world, with an executive education offering in the top 50 in the world.

At Catolica-Lisbon, we are committed to quality and impact in everything we do. We generate original, world-class research and use it to have a strong impact on society by providing practical guidance to managers and decision makers. This intellectual leadership is the basis for shaping outstanding professionals, and establishing a differentiating learning environment, capable of responding to the educational needs that arise during the professional career of our students. We pride ourselves on the caliber of our students: from their strong intellectual abilities, to their constant initiative and entrepreneurial spirit. We are also inspired by the success of our alumni who hold leadership positions in some of the most prestigious and dynamic national and international companies.

Our achievements also result from our strong and cohesive academic community, guided by the rigor, ethics and integrity that have always differentiated our teaching and research. We are proud to be Catolica-Lisbon!

What we are here for - Our Mission

Through a deep and engaging learning experience and a strong focus on innovation and human-centered knowledge creation, we educate and empower leaders who make a difference by positively impacting business and society

Where we want to be - Our Vision

A purpose-driven community that creates rigorous knowledge in business and economics and nurtures talent that transforms the world.

By 2030, CATÓLICA-LISBON aims to be a first tier European Business School, reputed for its academic excellence, with a strong commitment to cutting-edge knowledge, a hub for exceptional talent and strong societal impact.

What we stand for - Our Values

Our values are our VOICE to the World – the inspiration and foundation of our work and how we express ourselves to contribute to society.


We act with integrity, with the collective interest always in our mind, upholding an humanistic view inspired by Christian values.


We value independence as a School, autonomy for our faculty, promote a culture of critical thinking and leverage curiosity as a guide to our knowledge creation process.


We are ambitious in the impact we want to achieve and pioneers leading the change in our field.


We promote collaboration and peer support to better serve society, while dedicating personalized attention to our members to promote their well-being, building a life-long community.


We nurture a culture of quality, recognizing merit and giving opportunity for everyone to excel.

Triple Crown Accreditation Worldwide

Católica-Lisbon was the first Portuguese School to be amongst the elite group of schools holding the coveted Triple Crown status.

Only 1% of Business Schools worldwide are accredited by the three most prestigious management education accreditation agencies:

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

  • Association for MBA's (AMBA)

The three accreditations certify that Católica-Lisbon programs are of the highest quality and in line with the most stringent international standards.

The Triple Crown status also enhancesCatólica-Lisbon's capacity to attract and retain some of the brightest minds and most coveted global partners, and ensures it plays a relevant role in defining the international corporate agenda.

Campus Features

In our Campus we privilige people, ideas and opportunities for growth.

While with us, we want you to have an unforgettable experience and to take with you some of the most relevant teachings, highest accomplishments and memorable moments that you will save in your life’s album forever.

Enjoy your stay and profit from the multicultural environment in one of the trendiest cities in Europe – Lisbon.

Our Business School shares the Lisbon Campus of Universidade Católica Portuguesa with other Schools in the areas of Human Sciences, Law, Theology, Canon Law, Political Studies, Religion Studies and Health Sciences. Although in different buildings there are many common grounds that serve the whole community.

The campus of Palma de Cima extends over an area of almost 40,000 m2, plus a separate area (across the street) of approximately 12,000 m2, where we will expand the Business School building in the near future.

The Campus is located at the intersection of Av. dos Combatentes and Palma de Cima (the flyover crossing the North-South Axis road).

In this Campus there are five buildings (Católica-Lisbon’s is building V), with several facilities accessible to Católica-Lisbon students, staff and visitors


    Financial Times Rankings

    These prestigious rankings represent the international recognition of our programs’ academic excellence ensuring that they meet the most demanding international standards.

    Católica-Lisbon was the first Portuguese School to be ranked amongst the top European Business Schools according to the Financial times.

    Católica-Lisbon has been consistently ranked at the Top Business Schools in Portugal by the Financial Times since 2008, and was ranked #29 in the most recent European rankings.

    This FT European Business School Ranking, being based on the combined performance of the schools across the five most important FT rankings (MBA, Executive MBA, Masters in Management, Open Executive Education programs and Custom Executive Education programs), is an assessment of the global quality of the school.

    • #27 Business School in Europe

    • #17 Master in Finance worldwide

    • #28 Master in Management worldwide

    • #44 Executive Open Education worldwide

    • #19 Executive Custom Education in Europe

    • #40 Best in Europe - The Lisbon MBA


    EFMD Equis AccreditedAMBA AccreditedAACSB Accredited


    • Palma de Cima

      Palma De Cima, Lisboa, 1649-023, Palma de Cima