Presentation

The Católica Porto Business School is an innovative school in the teaching of economics and management, with a close collaboration with the business world and with a wide network of partnerships that fosters international mobility. It is a school of excellence that is recognised both in Portugal and abroad.

We are strongly committed to internationalisation, which is reflected in the 215 participants in exchange programmes in the school year 2014/2015 and in more than 100 opportunities in 41 universities of 20 countries put at the disposal of students.

The double degree with Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), one of the best management schools in the world, with triple accreditation and which consistently makes part of the top-10 universities in the United Kingdom strengthens significantly our internationalisation strategy by introducing a new dimension to students who might be interested in gaining academic experience abroad.

In reality, the double degree double degree allows a student to obtain two Masters Degrees in two years: one at Católica Porto Business School and one at Lancaster University Management School. Entry in the double degree allows the choice, made by the student, of the Masters programme they wish to take at Católica Porto Business School and at Lancaster University Management School. However, only 3 of our Masters make part of the double degree: Business Economics, Finance e and Management. At Lancaster University University Management School students may also opt from a choice of 3 Masters: Finance, International Business and Money, Banking and Finance e Management. The double degree The double degree allows the following paths within the Masters:

Double Degree

We believe this double degree will attract candidates of exceptional quality, interested in adding an international dimension to their academic careers, and also to their professional ones, and who will create and explore an international network. It is now up to each student to make a reality out of this conviction!

Programme Outline

Only three of the Católica Porto Business School Masters are available to the double degree with School, namely the programmes of Lancaster University Management School, namely the programmes of Business Economics, Finance and Management. Once admitted in the double degree, the student must choose which programme they will follow at Católica Porto Business School and at Lancaster University Management School.

It is of the utmost importance to underline that specific paths have been drawn in the transition Católica Porto Business School and Lancaster University Management School, which implies that the choice of the Masters taken at Católica Porto interferes with the Masters the student may follow at Lancaster University Management School. These paths are defined here under. By choosing the Masters the student would like to attend, they will see the paths which they will follow within the scope of the double degree.

Master in Finances

Single Path - Finances → Finance

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Sem.1st YearECTS2nd Year
1Análise e Gestão de Projectos8

Introductory Courses

One or two courses from the following:

One or two courses from the following (total of 3 with the ones from above) :

1Instrumentos e Mercados Financeiros8
2Gestão de Risco6
2Estratégia Financeira da Empresa6
2Uma cadeira das seguintes:
Reestruturação Empresarial
6
2Gestão Financeira Internacional6
Impact on Career

How can the double degree contribute to a successful career? Firstly, it exposes students to an experience in a different country and culture, which in itself is essential to improving the English language skills and help create an international network of contacts. Secondly, it adds an international dimension to the academic career, which can be decisive for students wishing to come to work in companies and institutions operating on a global scale. In particular, we hope that the excellent reputation of the Católica Porto Business School and Lancaster University Management School allow students of double degree get interesting, challenging and hopefully well-paid jobs. Thirdly, this international dimension can be important even for students who wish to work in Portugal. In fact, this international experience can make them the ideal candidates for positions within the companies and institutions that require a deep understanding of international linkages between markets.

Operation

School Calendar

The school calendar for 2015/2016 is available here.

First year

The students taking the double degree must attend lectures and complete a certain number of ECTS of the Masters of the Católica Porto Business School throughout the first year. As in most Masters, lessons take place between Monday and Friday, from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm. The calendar which schedules all classes is announced to the students at the beginning of each semester.
Subjects might be taught in Portuguese or English. Lectures of the Masters of the Católica Porto Business School take place at Catholic University of Portugal in Porto. Learn more here.

Second year

In the second year, students will attend the curricular part of a Masters at Lancaster University Management School and they will complete their dissertation at Lancaster University Management School, the school year is divided in three terms – Michaelmas (October-December), Lent (January-March) and Summer (April-September).

Should students opt for the MSc Finance at Lancaster University Management School, they will attend their subjects during the Michaelmas and Lent terms. In the Summer term, students must attend workshops for their dissertation. At the end of June, students return to Católica Porto Business School, where they are expected to complete their dissertation (according to the rules of Lancaster University Management School and Católica Porto Business School) until the end of September. At Católica Porto Business School, the dissertation will be defended publically, as in most Masters. Guidance is assured by the Católica Porto Business School. In short, this dissertation consists of a research assignment about a relevant topic, necessarily including a literary revision, the definition of the dissertation objectives, an appropriate methodology, a thorough analysis of the topic and the findings of that analysis. The assignment may not exceed 25.000 words (bibliography and appendices not included).

Should students opt for the MSc in Money, Banking and Finance at Lancaster University Management School, students must attend subjects during the Michaelmas e Lent terms. At the end of April, students return to Católica Portuguese, where they are expected to complete their dissertation until the end of September, as aforementioned.

Lastly, and if students decide to take the MSc in International Business at Lancaster University Management School, students must attend subjects during the Michaelmas e Lent terms. During the Summer term, students must attend workshops for their dissertation and participate in the simulation of a World Trade Centre. By mid-May, students return to Católica Porto Business School, where they are expected to complete their dissertation until the end of September, as aforementioned.

The dissertation will be assessed by the Católica Porto Business School and by Lancaster University Management School, according to their own rules: the final mark at Lancaster University Management School is based solely on the dissertation, while the final mark at Católica Porto Business School depends on the dissertation together with its public defence.

Applications

The double degree has a very limited number of places and candidates must hold an excellent academic and scientific curriculum to have access to this programme. The selection of candidates is made, at start, by Católica Porto Business School, but candidates must also comply with the standards normally demanded by Lancaster University Management School:

  • a final bachelor average mark of equal or above 14 points taken at a prestigious higher education institution.
  • an average mark of 14 points during the first year of the double degree at Católica Porto Business School (to be able to move forward to Lancaster University Management School in the second year).
  • advanced proficiency of the English language, proven by IELTS 7.0 ( with a minimum of 6.0 in each element), TOEFL iBT 100 or Pearson 70, which must be presented during the first year after admission in the programme (at Católica Porto Business School).

Applications to a Masters at Católica Porto Business School are permanently open. Católica Porto Business School and Lancaster University Management School meet three times a year (March, July and September) to assess applications. After the meeting, candidates are informed about the decision and the following stages.

Application can be delivered personally, by email to candidaturas@porto.ucp.pt or posted to:

Catholic University of Portugal
Católica Porto Business School
Academic Services
Rua Diogo Botelho, 1327
4169-005 Porto PORTUGAL

Documentation for the Application Process

  • Application form
  • Identification Document photocopy
  • One photograph
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Detailed* Qualifications certificate (original or certified copy)
  • Official diploma in English, official level B2 of The Council of Europe’s Common
  • Common European Framework of References for Languages, or equivalent diploma. (SEM graduates are exempted from the delivery of this diploma).
  • Two reference letters (optional item for current or former SEM students (ficheiro externo – é preciso atualizar modelo para Business School)
  • Complementary evaluation elements (e.g., GMAT ...) (optional)

*Certificates must specify the courses taken, their assessment and ECTS, and the final grade of the course. If you have not completed a degree, you must present a certificate of the courses taken, their assessment and ECTS, and the current average.

Applications Calendar

FasesDatas limite de apresentaçãoPeríodo de avaliaçãoData de comunicação dos resultadosData Teste Diagnóstico - Inglês
16 março21 - 24 março1ª Semana abril15 de abril
05 julho11 - 15 julhoAté 22 de julho29 de julho
13 setembro14 - 16 setembroAté 21 setembro23 de setembro

The applications refer to the academic year 2015/16.

For further information:

Email: candidaturas@porto.ucp.pt
Tel: 800 105 632 | + 351 226 196 206

Fees

Católica Porto Business School

  • Submitting the application: Free
  • Acceptance and enrolment in the Masters: € 610
  • 1st year fees: €81.25/ECTS in which the student is enrolled, divided by 5 instalments/semester
  • 2nd year\fees (dissertation): €1.500

Lancaster University Management School

At Lancaster University Management School, , fees depend on the student’s nationality (European Union vs. other nationalities). Fees for the academic year of 2012/13 of the MSc Finance amount to £14,250 for EU students and £18,000 for other nationalities. For the MSc in Money, Banking and Finance, fees amount to £11,000 for EU students and £18,000 for other nationalities. For the MSc in International Business, fees amount to £9,500 for EU students and £15,000 for other nationalities.

In any of the paths that lead to MSc Finance, MSc in International Businesse MSc in Money, Banking and Finance, odouble degree students are subject to the payment of the fees defined by Lancaster University Management School (which depend on their nationality), but benefit of a 30% discount (due to the fact that they make their dissertation at Católica Porto). Students may choose to complete their dissertation at Lancaster University Management School, but in that case the discount is only 10% off. That decision must be made before students’ departure to Lancaster.

Scholarships

Católica Porto Business School offers a limited number of scholarships to students in the various MSc programmes.

Scholarships aim to attract exceptionally qualified students. Applications should be made official in parallel with the application to the programmes and are only granted if the candidate is chosen and officialises their registration on the programme.

To make your application to a scholarship official please fill in this form. Send your application to the Scholarship together with your application to the MSc programme.

Social Scholarships

There are Social Scholarships to support the payment of fees: Scholarships from the Higher Education General Directorate (www.dges.mctes.pt) and Social Scholarships of the Catholic University of Portugal.

For further information you can visit the Area of Students and Employability (ee.emprego@porto.ucp.pt | 22 619 62 26)

Credit Lines

The Portuguese Catholic University also holds agreements with credit institutions with a view to obtaining credit lines to finance studies.

Contacts

Associate Dean for Masters Programmes

Francisca Guedes de Oliveira
foliveira@porto.ucp.pt

Administrative Assistant for Masters Programmes

Daniela Silva
dssilva@porto.ucp.pt
ext. 221

Erasmus Coordinator

Maria João Marques
mjmarques@porto.ucp.pt
ext. 294

Strategic Leadership Hub

slh@porto.ucp.pt
226 196 200 - ext. 223/253

EE – Students and Employability Service - Foz

ee.geral@porto.ucp.pt
ext. 226

Team
  • Maria Lopes Cardoso - Coordinator
  • Ana Martins
  • Lara Pacheco
  • Maria Luísa Barbosa
  • Sandra Neves
Academic Services

sa.catolicabs@porto.ucp.pt
ext. 206/207

Teresa Lopes - Director
tlopes@porto.ucp.pt
ext. 207

Dora Bastos
dbastos@porto.ucp.pt
ext. 207

Treasury

Isabel Noverça
inoverca@porto.ucp.pt
ext. 205

IT and Systems
rcabral@porto.ucp.pt
ext. 205

Systems and Information Technology

suporte@porto.ucp.pt
ext. 297

Mobility Services and International Relations

Magda Ferro - Coordinator
internacional@porto.ucp.pt
ext. 285

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