Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics

Introduction
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Founded more than 40 years ago, CATÓLICA-LISBON is a leading School of Economics and Management in Portugal. CATÓLICA-LISBON has a long-standing reputation for innovative teaching and rigorous academic research. The School is strongly committed to intellectual rigor, critical thinking and academic excellence.

CATÓLICA-LISBON also has outstanding connections to the corporate world and a high level of corporate involvement in the School. Many CATÓLICA-LISBON alumni hold CEO positions or sit on executive boards. The achievements of our alumni indicate that our mission of developing outstanding graduates for high-level careers in Business and Economics is being fulfilled. CATÓLICA-LISBON has developed an international profile over the last few years by recruiting faculty staff from the best American and European schools. Currently, more than a third of our professors are from outside Portugal, with 12 different nationalities represented. Furthermore, a large number of foreign students choose to study at CATÓLICA-LISBON and our students have the opportunity to study abroad due to the large number of exchange agreements established with top international schools.

CATÓLICA-LISBON was the first Portuguese Business School to be accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA and one of the very few schools in the world holding the famous Triple Crown accreditation. This acknowledgment by the three main accreditation agencies for management education, 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 among the top European Business Schools according to the Financial Times. CATÓLICA-LISBON is now the only Portuguese Business School among Europe's Top 25. Moreover, CATÓLICA-LISBON has been named the first Program Partner in Portugal by the CFA® Institute, the global association for investment professionals that awards the prestigious CFA® designation.

Our innovative MSc programs in Economics, Management and Finance will give you a firm foundation in principles and practice, teach you new skills and concepts enrich your thinking and launch your career in the modern business world.

We look forward to welcoming you on campus.

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International MSc in Finance

Campus Full time 3 - 4  September 2017 Portugal Lisbon

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. [+]

Application deadline: 1st round: March 2nd - April 27th 2015 2nd round: May 18th - June 15th 2015 Late Applications: June 22nd - June 29th 2015 Please note that late applications (after June 22nd 2015) from overseas candidates requiring visas will only be considered if their visa request is already being processed. Please contact the MSc Marketing and Admissions Office for further information. Tuition fee: €8.990 (3 semesters) | €10.990 (4 semesters) plus a registration fee of €320 per year (EEA and Non-EEA) Credits: 99 ECTS (3 semesters) or 120 ECTS (4 semesters) Duration full-time: 3 - 4 semesters (international exchange semester is optional (and adds a 4th semester) Languages: English Location: Lisbon, Portugal Delivery mode: On Campus Educational variant: Full-time Link website: http://www.clsbe.lisboa.ucp.pt/site/custom/template/fceetplgeneric.asp?sspageID=824&lang=2 DESCRIPTION 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. WHO SHOULD APPLY Graduates in Business, Economics, or another Quantitative discipline that seek to improve their financial knowledge and skills in order to pursue a high level international career. Professional experience/internship (up to 2 years), international exposure (exchange, summer school or internship abroad) and extracurricular achievements are highly valued by the Admissions Jury. BENEFITS Have a Master degree at the only Portuguese Business School among Europe's Top 25, according to the Financial Times. Became part of an alumni network of more than 40.000 graduates worldwide. A unique opportunity to obtain the internationally recognized CFA® Level 1 accreditation during your Master program. CATÓLICA-LISBON is well-known for its academic excellence! We offer rigorous quality in every course we teach using state-of-the-art knowledge. A Master's degree will ensure better placement success rates, higher autonomy and responsibility during your first jobs and most importantly, greater potential! CATÓLICA-LISBON places over 97% of its graduates in 3 months after completing their degree. CONTENTS 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. Our International MSc in Finance is structure in: CORE FINANCE COURSES The mandatory courses in Finance [28 ECTS] assure an appropriate preparation in the main areas in Finance including both theory and standard applications. GENERAL BUSINESS OR ECONOMICS FOUNDATION COURSES These courses are designed to give students an integrative view of the firm. One of the ethics courses is mandatory. The remaining courses can be waived based on previous academic experience. Students must opt between General Business or Economics Foundation Courses. FINANCE ELECTIVES These courses allow students to design their master's program according to their preferences and specialize in specific areas in Finance according to their career perspectives. 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". Banking in a Global Context Financial Innovation & Hedge Funds Short-Term Financial Management Private Equity Corporate Restructuring International Money & Finance Mergers & Acquisitions Corporate Governance: an International Perspective Fixed Income Strategies EXCHANGE SEMESTER To obtain valuable international experience, you can complete an exchange semester in one of CATÓLICA¬LISBON's prestigious partner schools around the world. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT [4 to 8 ECTS] Become truly multilingual and enhance your skills by learning another language! You can take a language course at CATÓLICA¬LISBON or at one of our partner schools during your exchange semester. LEADERSHIP LAB 3 ECTS (with General Business Foundation Courses) or 2 ECTS (with Economics Foundation Courses) Prepare for finding a job and advancing in your career by participating in Leadership Lab. 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. SUMMER INTERNSHIP Students are required to complete a 1.5 month internship before or during the master program. THESIS PROJECT 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 (42 ECTS [including Empirical Finance: 7 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. DOUBLE/JOINT DEGREE THE BEST PASSPORT FOR AN INTERNATIONAL CAREER! Spend one year at CATÓLICA-LISBON followed by a second year at the partner school of your choice and get two diplomas. What is a Double Degree? A Double Degree is a joint program that allows you to: Study at two top business and economic schools Receive two diplomas, one from each University Create a differentiating factor in your CV Spend the first academic year at CATÓLICA-LISBON and the second academic year at a partner School Both programs are taught in English Why a Double Degree? To challenge yourself academically, through new academic experiences To increase your cultural and social experiences To explore a new business environment To create an international business network To spend one full year abroad in a great city and a great school To be part of an international community To gain a passport for an international career INTERNATIONAL TRIANGLE PROGRAM You can opt for an extension to your international experience. More than an exchange semester you can have a double exchange semester. This program allows you to spend the first year at CATÓLICA-LISBON and during the second year, you can choose two schools, one during each semester. You have the opportunity to study at three Top Business Schools. You can choose your own path! Take the chance to attend two of the following schools: INTERNATIONAL MSC IN FINANCE 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 APPLICATION DOCUMENTS Curriculum Vitae in English. Statement of Purpose University Transcripts of Records confirming academic qualifications (Portuguese or English). For application purposes we do not require a formal certificate from your School, but we do require a non official document with ALL the courses you attended and its grades (you may print this information from your students' personal webpage). We will require a formal certificate after completing your degree and no later than October (for September intake) and March (for February intake). International students: The Transcript of Records must be authenticated by the official education authority of the relevant country. This authority will also have to be recognized by the Portuguese diplomatic corps or consulate or be accompanied by a Hague Convention Apostille. You can present one of the following certificates, until the beginning of the intake, to prove your English proficiency or take a CATÓLICA-LISBON English Test: -TOEFL (recommended score): 600 (PBT), 250 (CBT), or 100 (IBT). If you wish the TOEFL centre to send us your score, our code is 8339. -IELTS (recommended score): 7.0 -Certificate in advance English (CAE) minimum of C GMAT or you can take the CATÓLICA-LISBON Admission Test: -Mandatory for applicants with a Background in an area different from Economics and Management -The admission jury may request this exam from applicants with a background in management or economics if they decide that is justifiable Important note - The payments of these tests are non refundable (English test - €45 and Admission test - €40). The application fee and the enrollment fee are also non refundable. FUNDING Scholarship 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. 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) Loans Top international bank institutions offer low-interest loans to students that cover tuition fees and study-related expenses. The applications for these loans should be submitted directly to the bank. In addition, we strongly encourage you to check out the financial institutions in your home country. [-]

International MSc in Management

Campus Full time 3 - 4  September 2017 Portugal Lisbon

Get ready for the world. An unique Program to be completed in 18 months. [+]

Application deadline: 1st round: March 2nd - April 27th 2015 2nd round: May 18th - June 15th 2015 Late Applications: June 22nd - June 29th 2015 Please note that late applications (after June 22nd 2015) from overseas candidates requiring visas will only be considered if their visa request is already being processed. Please contact the MSc Marketing and Admissions Office for further information. Tuition fee: € 9.500 (3 semesters) | €11.500 (4 semesters) plus a registration fee of €320 per year (EEA and Non-EEA) Start date: September 2015 Credits: 90 ECTS (3 semesters) or 120 ECTS (4 semesters) Duration full-time: 3 - 4 semesters (international exchange semester is optional (and adds a 4th semester) Languages: English Location: Lisbon, Portugal Delivery mode: On Campus Educational variant: Full-time Link website: http://www.clsbe.lisboa.ucp.pt/site/custom/template/fceetplgeneric.asp?sspageID=53&lang=2 DESCRIPTION The International MSc in Management is a highly selective program with a strong international scope that offers you a high quality graduate education in Business. This program offers a balanced perspective on business as well as a choice of majors in core management areas: Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Marketing, Strategy & Consulting. This program is designed to provide you with the relevant practical and academic knowledge required for an international career: it combines deep analytical skills with applied learning, project and case based. You will enrich your understanding of global business challenges in the mandatory block of International Management courses. International MSc in Management students are encouraged to spend an extra semester abroad at one of the top business schools we partner with. For additional international exposure, you can opt for a Double Degree or an International Triangle. This program can prepare you for a top international management career. WHO SHOULD APPLY Business or Economics graduates with a high academic standing who seek to strengthen their knowledge in management and prepare for top international careers. Foreign languages and extracurricular activities are highly valued by the Admissions Jury. BENEFITS Have a Master degree at the only Portuguese Business School among Europe's Top 25, according to the Financial Times. Under the ranking for the best Masters in Management, our International MSc in Management is among the best 50 in the world. Became part of an alumni network of more than 40.000 graduates worldwide. Choosing one of the major’s offered you have the opportunity to invest and specialize in your favorite field, while presenting a balanced perspective on Management. CATÓLICA-LISBON is well-known for its academic excellence! We offer rigorous quality in every course we teach using state-of-the-art knowledge. A Master's degree will ensure better placement success rates, higher autonomy and responsibility during your first jobs and most importantly, greater potential! CATÓLICA-LISBON places over 97% of its graduates in 3 months after completing their degree. CONTENTS The International MSc in Management is designed to provide you with the relevant practical and academic knowledge required for an international career: it combines deep analytical skills with applied learning, project and case based. You will enrich your understanding of global business challenges in the mandatory block of International Management courses. In addition, you can select one of four majors to acquire additional expertise in an area of your choice. Our International MSc in Management is structure in GENERAL BUSINESS FOUNDATION COURSES The foundation courses are designed to consolidate your integrated view of the firm and the business environment. Some courses can be waived, depending on your background. Most students will be required to take between three and seven foundation courses. Unless otherwise stated, all foundation courses are half-semester and worth 3.5 ECTS. Business Ethics & Social Responsibility Economics of Business & Markets Financial Decision-Making in a Business Context Marketing Management or Marketing Planning [5.5 ECTS] Managerial Accounting Managing People Operations Management Strategic Management INTERNATIONAL COURSES The international courses are designed to strengthen your international perspective on management and prepare you to work in diverse, multicultural business environments. Three mandatory international courses (in bold below and worth 11ECTS) can be supplemented by a wide range of international electives. Cross Cultural Management Managing in a Global Context or International Business Challenges Foreign Language Course [4 ECTS] Banking in a Global Context Corporate Governance & Control: An International Perspective International Industry Analysis International Finance International Financial Reporting Standards International Marketing International Markets Segmentation Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship MAJOR Additional courses in your major are designed to provide advanced skills and prepare you for a career in a specific area of choice: Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Marketing, or Strategy & Consulting. Unless indicated otherwise, major courses are worth 3.5 ECTS. A minimum of 24 ECTS in mandatory and elective courses must be completed in your major of choice. Courses associated with each major are listed below. INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT To enrich your international experience and your CV, you can choose among the following: An exchange semester, a Double Degree or an International Triangle with one of CATÓLICA-LISBON's prestigious partner schools around the world; A summer internship (6 weeks minimum) in a country other than your home nation. Students who have completed an international internship recently before starting the program will automatically fulfill this requirement. A study project abroad (6 week's minimum). ELECTIVES Free electives can be used to take electives outside of your major. You can select a subject from a different major to complement your area of expertise, or simply explore a topic that interests you. CATÓLICA-LISBON offers a wide range of electives taught by our own faculty, prestigious invited lecturers, and top executives from the corporate world. OPTION FOR A MINOR Students who choose an exchange semester can opt for a minor in an area that is complementary to their major. A minor can bring further breadth to your resumé and open additional career options. In order to complete a minor, a mandatory course and 10.5 ECTS in the area must be completed. LEADERSHIP LAB 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. THESIS PROJECT 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. DOUBLE/JOINT DEGREE THE BEST PASSPORT FOR AN INTERNATIONAL CAREER! Spend one year at CATÓLICA-LISBON followed by a second year at the partner school of your choice and get two diplomas. What is a Double Degree? A Double Degree is a joint program that allows you to: Study at two top business and economic schools Receive two diplomas, one from each University Create a differentiating factor in your CV Spend the first academic year at CATÓLICA-LISBON and the second academic year at a partner School Both programs are taught in English Why a Double Degree? To challenge yourself academically, through new academic experiences To increase your cultural and social experiences To explore a new business environment To create an international business network To spend one full year abroad in a great city and a great school To be part of an international community To gain a passport for an international career INTERNATIONAL TRIANGLE PROGRAM You can opt for an extension to your international experience. More than an exchange semester you can have a double exchange semester. This program allows you to spend the first year at CATÓLICA-LISBON and during the second year, you can choose two schools, one during each semester. You have the opportunity to study at three Top Business Schools. You can choose your own path! Take the chance to attend two of the following schools: INTERNATIONAL MSC IN MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS 1st cycle degree in Business/Management or Economics (180 ECTS) High Academic Standing English Proficiency Professional experience/internship (up to 2 years) International experience (exchange, summer school or internship abroad) Foreign languages Extra-curricular activities A GMAT Exam or equivalent may be required. Our programs are pre-experience. APPLICATION DOCUMENTS Curriculum Vitae in English. Statement of Purpose University Transcripts of Records confirming academic qualifications (Portuguese or English). For application purposes we do not require a formal certificate from your School, but we do require a non official document with ALL the courses you attended and its grades (you may print this information from your students' personal webpage). We will require a formal certificate after completing your degree and no later than October (for September intake) and March (for February intake). International students: The Transcript of Records must be authenticated by the official education authority of the relevant country. This authority will also have to be recognized by the Portuguese diplomatic corps or consulate or be accompanied by a Hague Convention Apostille. You can present one of the following certificates, until the beginning of the intake, to prove your English proficiency or take a CATÓLICA-LISBON English Test: -TOEFL (recommended score): 600 (PBT), 250 (CBT), or 100 (IBT). If you wish the TOEFL centre to send us your score, our code is 8339. -IELTS (recommended score): 7.0 -Certificate in advance English (CAE) minimum of C GMAT or you can take the CATÓLICA-LISBON Admission Test: -Mandatory for applicants with a Background in an area different from Economics and Management -The admission jury may request this exam from applicants with a background in management or economics if they decide that is justifiable Important note - The payments of these tests are non refundable (English test - €45 and Admission test - €40). The application fee and the enrollment fee are also non refundable. FUNDING Scholarship 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. 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) Loans Top international bank institutions offer low-interest loans to students that cover tuition fees and study-related expenses. The applications for these loans should be submitted directly to the bank. In addition, we strongly encourage you to check out the financial institutions in your home country. [-]

MSc in Business for Non-business graduates

Campus Full time 3 - 4  October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The MSc in Business is a high quality program in general management specifically designed for students with a degree in a field other than business or economics. [+]

Application deadline: 1st round: March 2nd - April 27th 2015 2nd round: May 18th - June 15th 2015 Late Applications: June 22nd - June 29th 2015 Please note that late applications (after June 22nd 2015) from overseas candidates requiring visas will only be considered if their visa request is already being processed. Please contact the MSc Marketing and Admissions Office for further information. Tuition fee: €8.990 (3 semesters) | €10.990 (4 semesters) plus a registration fee of €320 per year (EEA and Non-EEA) Credits: 90 ECTS (3 semesters) or 120 ECTS (4 semesters) Duration full-time: 3 - 4 semesters (international exchange semester is optional (and adds a 4th semester) Languages: English Location: Lisbon, Portugal Delivery mode: On Campus Educational variant: Full-time Link website: http://www.clsbe.lisboa.ucp.pt/site/custom/template/fceetplgeneric.asp?sspageID=775&lang=2 DESCRIPTION The MSc in Business is a high quality program in general management specifically designed for students with a degree in a field other than business or economics. The program will provide non-business graduates with solid understanding of core areas of management. You will acquire the knowledge, analytical tools, and soft skills necessary for a successful managerial career. The MSc in Business will complement and enable you to leverage your undergraduate training. You can choose to bring your management insights to the field of your undergraduate degree, or you can pursue a career in the business area that interests you most. Our Career Development Center will assist you to identify and achieve your career goals. WHO SHOULD APPLY Graduates with a degree in a field other than Business or Economics who want to obtain a solid understanding of core areas of management in preparation for a management-related career. Professional experience/internship (up to 2 years), international exposure (exchange, summer school or internship abroad) and extracurricular achievements are highly valued by the Admissions Jury. BENEFITS Have a Master degree at the only Portuguese Business School among Europe's Top 25, according to the Financial Times. Became part of an alumni network of more than 40.000 graduates worldwide. CATÓLICA-LISBON is well-known for its academic excellence! We offer rigorous quality in every course we teach using state-of-the-art knowledge. A Master's degree will ensure better placement success rates, higher autonomy and responsibility during your first jobs and most importantly, greater potential! CATÓLICA-LISBON places over 97% of its graduates in 3 months after completing their degree. CONTENT The MSc 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. Our MSc in Business is structure in: FOUNDATION COURSES 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 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. OPTION FOR A CONCENTRATION By completing a mandatory course and at least 10.5 ECTS in a specific concentration, students can choose to deepen their knowledge and work-relevant skills in a particular area of interest. LEADERSHIP LAB 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. EXCHANGE SEMESTER To obtain valuable international experience, you can complete an exchange semester in one of CATÓLICA¬LISBON's prestigious partner schools around the world. SUMMER INTERNSHIP Students are required to complete a 1.5 month internship before or during the master program. THESIS PROJECT 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. MSC IN BUSINESS FOR NON-BUSINESS GRADUATES REQUIREMENTS 1st cycle degree in any area English Proficiency Professional experience/internship (up to 2 years) International experience (exchange, summer school or internship abroad) Extra-curricular activities APPLICATION DOCUMENTS Curriculum Vitae in English. Statement of Purpose University Transcripts of Records confirming academic qualifications (Portuguese or English). For application purposes we do not require a formal certificate from your School, but we do require a non official document with ALL the courses you attended and its grades (you may print this information from your students' personal webpage). We will require a formal certificate after completing your degree and no later than October (for September intake) and March (for February intake). International students: The Transcript of Records must be authenticated by the official education authority of the relevant country. This authority will also have to be recognized by the Portuguese diplomatic corps or consulate or be accompanied by a Hague Convention Apostille. You can present one of the following certificates, until the beginning of the intake, to prove your English proficiency or take a CATÓLICA-LISBON English Test: -TOEFL (recommended score): 600 (PBT), 250 (CBT), or 100 (IBT). If you wish the TOEFL centre to send us your score, our code is 8339. -IELTS (recommended score): 7.0 -Certificate in advance English (CAE) minimum of C GMAT or you can take the CATÓLICA-LISBON Admission Test: -Mandatory for applicants with a Background in an area different from Economics and Management -The admission jury may request this exam from applicants with a background in management or economics if they decide that is justifiable Important note - The payments of these tests are non refundable (English test - €45 and Admission test - €40). The application fee and the enrollment fee are also non refundable. FUNDING Scholarship 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. 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) Loans Top international bank institutions offer low-interest loans to students that cover tuition fees and study-related expenses. The applications for these loans should be submitted directly to the bank. In addition, we strongly encourage you to check out the financial institutions in your home country. [-]

MSc in Economics

Campus Full time 3 - 4  October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The MSc in Economics provides students with the conceptual tools and advanced analytic techniques to apply economic reasoning to demanding issues in today's private business, public policy, and academic research domains. [+]

Application deadline: 1st round: March 2nd - April 27th 2015 2nd round: May 18th - June 15th 2015 Late Applications: June 22nd - June 29th 2015 Please note that late applications (after June 22nd 2015) from overseas candidates requiring visas will only be considered if their visa request is already being processed. Please contact the MSc Marketing and Admissions Office for further information. Tuition fee: €7.990 (3 semesters) | €9.500 (4 semesters) plus a registration fee of €320 per year (EEA and Non-EEA) Credits: 90 ECTS (3 semesters) or 120 ECTS (4 semesters) Duration full-time: 3 - 4 semesters (international exchange semester is optional (and adds a 4th semester) Languages: English Location: Lisbon, Portugal Delivery mode: On Campus Educational variant: Full-time Link website: http://www.clsbe.lisboa.ucp.pt/site/custom/template/fceetplgeneric.asp?sspageID=68&lang=2 DESCRIPTION The MSc in Economics provides students with the conceptual tools and advanced analytic techniques to apply economic reasoning to demanding issues in today's private business, public policy, and academic research domains. The program follows rigorous international standards. Classes are small, taught by internationally recognized professors and industry experts, and focused on advanced economic knowledge and techniques. The program is suited to students with both applied interests and more research-oriented profiles. Once the first foundation semester is completed, you can focus on a major. At the same time, prepare for the workplace with Leadership Lab activities and internship opportunities. The Master in Economics gives you the opportunity to pursue a Double Degree or a Joint Degree at a top international school, or a one-semester international exchange. This program is designed to provide you with the academic knowledge, the technical tools, and the practical skills to succeed in a variety of private and public sector careers. Graduates pursue high level careers in international agencies, regulation and competition bodies, and universities, as well as in consulting, finance, strategy and accounting, among other fields. WHO SHOULD APPLY Graduates in Economics, Management, or another quantitative discipline who seek to acquire the conceptual tools and training in quantitative methods to understand economic issues and apply economic reasoning to private business, public policy, or academic research domains. International exposure (exchange, summer school or internship abroad) and extracurricular achievements are highly valued by the Admissions Jury. BENEFITS Have a Master degree at the only Portuguese Business School among Europe's Top 25, according to the Financial Times. Became part of an alumni network of more than 40.000 graduates worldwide. Choosing one of the major’s offered you have the opportunity to invest and specialize in your favorite field, while presenting a balanced perspective on Economics. CATÓLICA-LISBON is well-known for its academic excellence! We offer rigorous quality in every course we teach using state-of-the-art knowledge. A Master's degree will ensure better placement success rates, higher autonomy and responsibility during your first jobs and most importantly, greater potential! CATÓLICA-LISBON places over 97% of its graduates in 3 months after completing their degree. CONTENTS This Master program offers you strong theoretical and empirical foundations in economics. Several specializations allow you to choose your favorite field. Students obtain advanced training in quantitative methods for careers in consulting, finance or research, at government and international agencies, or at public and private companies in several functional areas. State-of-art economic theory and techniques are taught by internationally recognized academic and professional experts. Small classes allow for intensive interaction with faculty and guidance on projects. Candidates should have a background in quantitative methods. The coursework phase lasts one year and consists of Foundation courses, Major courses, and Elective courses. In addition, to develop professional and soft skills, you will select Leadership Lab activities and a summer internship. A final thesis project gives you the opportunity to work closely with top professors and apply what you have learned to an individual project. The program has 90 ECTS, divided across foundation courses, courses in a selected major, elective courses, leadership lab activities and workshops, and thesis. Our MSc in Economics is structure in: FOUNDATION COURSES [25 ECTS] These courses are designed to structure and consolidate your knowledge, skills and intuition of economics: MAJOR COURSES [28 ECTS] Deepen your Learning in one area, and acquire knowledge and skills for specific jobs in private or public institutions. Choose one of the following majors: ELECTIVES COURSES [5 ECTS] Each year CATÓLICA-LISBON will offer a range of electives, taught by our own faculty and by prestigious invited lecturers. Elective courses can also be selected from other Majors, as well as from other MSc Programs at CATÓLICA-LISBON. You may also opt to follow an international track and choose to do a third semester abroad at a partner University, picking up additional courses that suit the profile you wish to construct. Spending the entire whole year abroad to pursue a Joint Degree or Double Degree program with a partner University is an appealing option for those interested in an international career. INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT To enrich your international experience and your CV, you can choose among the following: An exchange semester, or a Double/Joint Degree with one of CATÓLICA-LISBON's prestigious partner schools around the world; A summer internship (6 weeks minimum) in a country other than your home nation. Students who have completed an international internship recently before starting the program will automatically fulfill this requirement. A study project abroad (6 week's minimum). LEADERSHIP LAB [2 ECTS] By participating in Leadership Lab, you will enhance your preparation for the job market and for advancing in your career. Workshops and activities are designed to help you discover your strengths, learn and practice new professional skills, and expand your career horizons through feedback from colleagues and industry professionals. Participate in a realistic assessment center and select workshops tailored to your career aims. 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. Although the final semester is an especially important time to bridge your academic and professional lives, Career Development Office is available throughout the program to work closely with you as you select, prepare, and apply for specific career paths. THESIS PROJECT [30 ECTS] The thesis project requirement involves both an internship and a dissertation. In these you will apply the knowledge, the analytic skills, and the professional competencies you have acquired in the program. Internships are usually 4-6 weeks over the summer. The third semester (or fourth semester, if you do an exchange semester abroad) is focused on your dissertation/thesis project. The thesis can involve participation in academic research, or can be related to professional experience acquired during your internship. DOUBLE/JOINT DEGREE THE BEST PASSPORT FOR AN INTERNATIONAL CAREER! Spend one year at CATÓLICA-LISBON followed by a second year at the partner school of your choice and get two diplomas. What is a Double Degree? A Double Degree is a joint program that allows you to: Study at two top business and economic schools Receive two diplomas, one from each University Create a differentiating factor in your CV Spend the first academic year at CATÓLICA-LISBON and the second academic year at a partner School Both programs are taught in English Why a Double Degree? To challenge yourself academically, through new academic experiences To increase your cultural and social experiences To explore a new business environment To create an international business network To spend one full year abroad in a great city and a great school To be part of an international community To gain a passport for an international career INTERNATIONAL TRIANGLE PROGRAM You can opt for an extension to your international experience. More than an exchange semester you can have a double exchange semester. This program allows you to spend the first year at CATÓLICA-LISBON and during the second year, you can choose two schools, one during each semester. You have the opportunity to study at three Top Business Schools. You can choose your own path! Take the chance to attend two of the following schools: MSC IN ECONOMICS REQUIREMENTS 1st cycle degree in Economics, Business/Management or other quantitative discipline English Proficiency International exposure (exchange, summer school or internship) Extracurricular achievements APPLICATION DOCUMENTS Curriculum Vitae in English. Statement of Purpose University Transcripts of Records confirming academic qualifications (Portuguese or English). For application purposes we do not require a formal certificate from your School, but we do require a non official document with ALL the courses you attended and its grades (you may print this information from your students' personal webpage). We will require a formal certificate after completing your degree and no later than October (for September intake) and March (for February intake). International students: The Transcript of Records must be authenticated by the official education authority of the relevant country. This authority will also have to be recognized by the Portuguese diplomatic corps or consulate or be accompanied by a Hague Convention Apostille. You can present one of the following certificates, until the beginning of the intake, to prove your English proficiency or take a CATÓLICA-LISBON English Test: -TOEFL (recommended score): 600 (PBT), 250 (CBT), or 100 (IBT). If you wish the TOEFL centre to send us your score, our code is 8339. -IELTS (recommended score): 7.0 -Certificate in advance English (CAE) minimum of C GMAT or you can take the CATÓLICA-LISBON Admission Test: -Mandatory for applicants with a Background in an area different from Economics and Management -The admission jury may request this exam from applicants with a background in management or economics if they decide that is justifiable Important note - The payments of these tests are non refundable (English test - €45 and Admission test - €40). The application fee and the enrollment fee are also non refundable. FUNDING Scholarship 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. 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) Loans Top international bank institutions offer low-interest loans to students that cover tuition fees and study-related expenses. The applications for these loans should be submitted directly to the bank. In addition, we strongly encourage you to check out the financial institutions in your home country. [-]

MSc in Management with Specialization in Strategic Marketing

Campus Full time 3 - 4  October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The MSc in Management with Specialization in Strategic Marketing provides advanced, in-depth training in core aspects of the marketing function. [+]

Application deadline: 1st round: March 2nd - April 27th 2015 2nd round: May 18th - June 15th 2015 Late Applications: June 22nd - June 29th 2015 Please note that late applications (after June 22nd 2015) from overseas candidates requiring visas will only be considered if their visa request is already being processed. Please contact the MSc Marketing and Admissions Office for further information. Tuition fee: €8.990 (3 semesters) | €10.990 (4 semesters) plus a registration fee of €320 per year (EEA and Non-EEA) Credits: 90 ECTS (3 semesters) or 120 ECTS (4 semesters) Duration full-time: 3 - 4 semesters (international exchange semester is optional (and adds a 4th semester) Languages: English Location: Lisbon, Portugal Delivery mode: On Campus Educational variant: Full-time Link website: http://www.clsbe.lisboa.ucp.pt/site/custom/template/fceetplgeneric.asp?sspageID=54&lang=2 DESCRIPTION The MSc in Management with Specialization in Strategic Marketing provides advanced, in-depth training in core aspects of the marketing function. Develop the conceptual knowledge, analytical and technical skills, and creativity and soft skills to advance to high level marketing positions. It is an exciting time to be a marketing manager, with technology creating entirely new categories of products and services. In this program you can deepen your knowledge in new forms and contexts of marketing through a broad range of electives. You will also learn to conduct and analyze quantitative and qualitative research. This program is designed to provide you with the academic and practical knowledge to succeed in a variety of marketing-related careers. Acquire the expertise and skills to launch a career as a product manager, branding specialist, advertising strategist, or consumer insight analyst. WHO SHOULD APPLY Management or Economics graduates who seek a high level career in marketing, including in sales, market research and analytics, branding, or advertising. Professional experience/internship (up to 2 years), international exposure (exchange, summer school or internship abroad) and extracurricular achievements are highly valued by the Admissions Jury. BENEFITS Have a Master degree at the only Portuguese Business School among Europe's Top 25, according to the Financial Times. Became part of an alumni network of more than 40.000 graduates worldwide. CATÓLICA-LISBON is well-known for its academic excellence! We offer rigorous quality in every course we teach using state-of-the-art knowledge. A Master's degree will ensure better placement success rates, higher autonomy and responsibility during your first jobs and most importantly, greater potential! CATÓLICA-LISBON places over 97% of its graduates in 3 months after completing their degree. CONTENTS The MSc in Management with Specialization in Strategic Marketing provides advanced, in-depth training in core aspects of the marketing function. In this program you can deepen your knowledge in new forms and contexts of marketing through a broad range of electives. The program provides the conceptual frameworks, analytical skills, industry knowledge and soft skills to advance to a variety of marketing roles, such as product managers, branding specialists or consumer insight analysts. Our MSc in Management with Specialization in Strategic Marketing is structure in: GENERAL BUSINESS FOUNDATION COURSES The foundation courses are designed to consolidate your integrated view of the firm and the business environment. Some courses can be waived, depending on your background. Most students will be required to take between three and seven foundation courses. Unless otherwise stated, all foundation courses are half-semester and worth 3.5 ECTS. SPECIALIZATION COURSES The marketing specialization provides additional training and in depth knowledge to prepare you for a successful career in marketing. The marketing specialization requires that you complete a minimum of 31.5 ECTS in either mandatory courses (in bold) or elective courses within the specialization. Courses are 3.5 ECTS unless otherwise indicated. Brand Management Consumer Behavior Marketing Research [7 ECTS] Strategic Marketing Digital Marketing International Marketing International Markets Segmentation Marketing Analytics Marketing Communication New Product Development Retailing Services Marketing FREE ELECTIVES Free electives can be used to take electives outside of your specialization. You can select a subject from a different to complement your area of expertise, or simply explore a topic that interests you. CATÓLICA-LISBON offers a wide range of electives taught by our own faculty, prestigious invited lecturers, and top executives from the corporate world. EXCHANGE SEMESTER To obtain valuable international experience, you can complete an exchange semester in one of CATÓLICA¬LISBON's prestigious partner schools around the world. OPTION FORM A MINOR Students who choose an exchange semester can opt for a minor in an area that is complementary to their specialization. A minor can bring further breadth to your resumé and open additional career options. In order to complete a minor, a mandatory course and 10.5 ECTS in the area must be completed. LEADERSHIP LAB 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. SUMMER INTERNSHIP Students are required to complete a 1.5 month internship before or during the master program. THESIS PROJECT 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. MSC IN MANAGEMENT WITH SPECIALIZATION IN STRATEGIC MARKETING REQUIREMENTS 1st cycle degree in Business/Management or Economics English Proficiency Professional experience/internship (up to 2 years) International experience (exchange, summer school or internship abroad) Extra-curricular activities APPLICATION DOCUMENTS Curriculum Vitae in English. Statement of Purpose University Transcripts of Records confirming academic qualifications (Portuguese or English). For application purposes we do not require a formal certificate from your School, but we do require a non official document with ALL the courses you attended and its grades (you may print this information from your students' personal webpage). We will require a formal certificate after completing your degree and no later than October (for September intake) and March (for February intake). International students: The Transcript of Records must be authenticated by the official education authority of the relevant country. This authority will also have to be recognized by the Portuguese diplomatic corps or consulate or be accompanied by a Hague Convention Apostille. You can present one of the following certificates, until the beginning of the intake, to prove your English proficiency or take a CATÓLICA-LISBON English Test: -TOEFL (recommended score): 600 (PBT), 250 (CBT), or 100 (IBT). If you wish the TOEFL centre to send us your score, our code is 8339. -IELTS (recommended score): 7.0 -Certificate in advance English (CAE) minimum of C GMAT or you can take the CATÓLICA-LISBON Admission Test: -Mandatory for applicants with a Background in an area different from Economics and Management -The admission jury may request this exam from applicants with a background in management or economics if they decide that is justifiable Important note - The payments of these tests are non refundable (English test - €45 and Admission test - €40). The application fee and the enrollment fee are also non refundable. FUNDING Scholarship 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. 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) Loans Top international bank institutions offer low-interest loans to students that cover tuition fees and study-related expenses. The applications for these loans should be submitted directly to the bank. In addition, we strongly encourage you to check out the financial institutions in your home country. [-]

MSc in Management with Specialization in Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 3 - 4  October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The MSc in Management with Specialization in Strategy & Entrepreneurship provides the practical and academic knowledge required for high level careers in strategy and entrepreneurship. [+]

Application deadline: 1st round: March 2nd - April 27th 2015 2nd round: May 18th - June 15th 2015 Late Applications: June 22nd - June 29th 2015 Please note that late applications (after June 22nd 2015) from overseas candidates requiring visas will only be considered if their visa request is already being processed. Please contact the MSc Marketing and Admissions Office for further information. Tuition fee: €8.990 (3 semesters) | €10.990 (4 semesters) plus a registration fee of €320 per year (EEA and Non-EEA) Credits: 90 ECTS (3 semesters) or 120 ECTS (4 semesters) Duration full-time: 3 - 4 semesters (international exchange semester is optional (and adds a 4th semester) Languages: English Location: Lisbon, Portugal Delivery mode: On Campus Educational variant: Full-time Link website: http://www.clsbe.lisboa.ucp.pt/site/custom/template/fceetplgeneric.asp?sspageID=56&lang=2 DESCRIPTION The MSc in Management with Specialization in Strategy & Entrepreneurship provides the practical and academic knowledge required for high level careers in strategy and entrepreneurship. Develop your conceptual and analytical skills through applied project and case based learning. Deepen your knowledge of key concepts in Business Strategy, Consulting, and Entrepreneurship through a range of electives. Get ready for today's complex and exciting business world with courses ranging from technology strategy to entrepreneurial finance and innovation management. This program can prepare you for a top career in consulting, management, or strategy, or provide you with the tools to launch your own entrepreneurial venture. WHO SHOULD APPLY Management or Economics graduates who seek to deepen their expertise in strategy and entrepreneurship and to pursue a high level career in strategy, consulting or entrepreneurship. Professional experience/internship (up to 2 years), international exposure (exchange, summer school or internship abroad) and extracurricular achievements are highly valued by the Admissions Jury. BENEFITS Have a Master degree at the only Portuguese Business School among Europe's Top 25, according to the Financial Times. Became part of an alumni network of more than 40.000 graduates worldwide. CATÓLICA-LISBON is well-known for its academic excellence! We offer rigorous quality in every course we teach using state-of-the-art knowledge. A Master's degree will ensure better placement success rates, higher autonomy and responsibility during your first jobs and most importantly, greater potential! CATÓLICA-LISBON places over 97% of its graduates in 3 months after completing their degree. CONTENT The MSc in Management with a Specialization in Strategy & Entrepreneurship provides students with a firm grounding in strategic frameworks, analytical skills, and project and case based learning. The program will deepen the knowledge and skills that are suitable for successful careers in consulting, management, or strategy, while also providing the tools to launch the students' own entrepreneurial ventures. Our MSc in Management with Specialization in Strategy & Entrepreneurship is structure in: GENERAL BUSINESS FOUNDATION COURSES The foundation courses are designed to consolidate your integrated view of the firm and the business environment. Some courses can be waived, depending on your background. Most students will be required to take between three and seven foundation courses. Unless otherwise stated, all foundation courses are half-semester and worth 3.5 ECTS. SPECIALIZATION COURSES The Strategy & Entrepreneurship specialization provides additional training and in depth knowledge to prepare you for successful careers in either area. This specialization requires that you complete a minimum of 31.5 ECTS in either mandatory (in bold) or elective courses within the specialization. Courses are 3.5 ECTS unless otherwise indicated. Advanced Strategic Management Business Research Methods [7 ECTS] Strategic Management Consulting Project [7 ECTS] and/or Lean Entrepreneurship Project [7 ECTS] Corporate Governance & Control: An International Perspective Entrepreneurial Finance Innovation Management International Industry Analysis Management Information Systems New Product Development Project Management Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship Strategic Change & Dynamic Capabilities Strategic Management Consulting Supply Chain Management Technology Strategy FREE ELECTIVES Free electives can be used to take electives outside of your specialization. You can select a subject from a different to complement your area of expertise, or simply explore a topic that interests you. CATÓLICA-LISBON offers a wide range of electives taught by our own faculty, prestigious invited lecturers, and top executives from the corporate world. EXCHANGE SEMESTER To obtain valuable international experience, you can complete an exchange semester in one of CATÓLICA¬LISBON's prestigious partner schools around the world. OPTION FOR A MINOR Students who choose an exchange semester can opt for a minor in an area that is complementary to their specialization. A minor can bring further breadth to your resumé and open additional career options. In order to complete a minor, a mandatory course and 10.5 ECTS in the area must be completed. LEADERSHIP LAB 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. SUMMER INTERNSHIP Students are required to complete a 1.5 month internship before or during the master program. THESIS PROJECT 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. MSC IN MANAGEMENT WITH SPECIALIZATION IN STRATEGIC MARKETING REQUIREMENTS 1st cycle degree in Business/Management or Economics English Proficiency Professional experience/internship (up to 2 years) International experience (exchange, summer school or internship abroad) Extra-curricular activities APPLICATION DOCUMENTS Curriculum Vitae in English. Statement of Purpose University Transcripts of Records confirming academic qualifications (Portuguese or English). For application purposes we do not require a formal certificate from your School, but we do require a non official document with ALL the courses you attended and its grades (you may print this information from your students' personal webpage). We will require a formal certificate after completing your degree and no later than October (for September intake) and March (for February intake). International students: The Transcript of Records must be authenticated by the official education authority of the relevant country. This authority will also have to be recognized by the Portuguese diplomatic corps or consulate or be accompanied by a Hague Convention Apostille. You can present one of the following certificates, until the beginning of the intake, to prove your English proficiency or take a CATÓLICA-LISBON English Test: -TOEFL (recommended score): 600 (PBT), 250 (CBT), or 100 (IBT). If you wish the TOEFL centre to send us your score, our code is 8339. -IELTS (recommended score): 7.0 -Certificate in advance English (CAE) minimum of C GMAT or you can take the CATÓLICA-LISBON Admission Test: -Mandatory for applicants with a Background in an area different from Economics and Management -The admission jury may request this exam from applicants with a background in management or economics if they decide that is justifiable Important note - The payments of these tests are non refundable (English test - €45 and Admission test - €40). The application fee and the enrollment fee are also non refundable. FUNDING Scholarship 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. 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) Loans Top international bank institutions offer low-interest loans to students that cover tuition fees and study-related expenses. The applications for these loans should be submitted directly to the bank. In addition, we strongly encourage you to check out the financial institutions in your home country. [-]

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