Presentation

The Master in Business Economics is an international programme offered in English. It is suitable for bachelors in economics, management and engineering with the ambition of becoming top professionals of organisations.

The programme aims that future professionals acquire advanced and cross-cutting knowledge in economics and management and develop analytic and soft skills that allow them to support organisations in their processes of decision-making, innovation, and strategy. It prepares future professionals to work in multidisciplinary and international teams and grasp complex issues, with a critical view and analytical and innovative capacities.

The Master Final Assignment is seen as an opportunity to approach organisations. Internships and projects are oriented to answer research questions of interest and/or solve specific problems of organisations.

The Master in Business Economics offers international exchange experiences with the vast network of universities of the world with which Católica Porto Business School has partnerships. It also provides access to all pathways of the Double Degree with Lancaster University Management School.

Career impact

The Master in Business Economics is suitable for those interested in pursuing a professional career as consultants and managers of organisations: private, public or third sector; small and medium enterprises and also large companies; national or international; operating in urban or rural territories. Thanks to the vast network of organisations with which Católica Porto Business School has partnerships, many internships are offered at home and abroad. Internships can be entryways to jobs after graduation.

The programme is also suitable for those interested in pursuing international doctoral programs in economics or management at renowned universities. Sometimes, the Master Final Assignment evolves to a paper published in an international scientific journal with peer review and indexation.

Programme Outline

*Students may also choose elective courses offered by other master programmes of CPBS.

Structure

School Calendar

The school calendar for 2017/2018 is available here.

Timetable

As in most Masters Programmes, classes run from Monday to Friday, from 18:30 to 21:30, and on Saturday from 9:00 to 13:00. The calendar which schedules all classes is announced to the students at the beginning of each semester.

In the case of courses taught by invited professors a concentration of classes may occur in only a few days, but with a more intensive schedule. In these circumstances classes will be scheduled well in advance, allowing time to take the necessary measures.

Attendance Regimes

The Masters at the Católica Porto Business School has a single, but flexible attendance regime. The curriculum is designed so that the programme has a minimum of three semesters (one year and a half). However, for students who wish to obtain a Masters degree while maintaining their professional activity, you can perform the Masters within a maximum of 5 semesters (two and a half years), which allows you to distribute the academic load over an extended thus conciliating the schedules and professional load with the Masters. The beginning and end of semesters are published annually in the academic calendar of the 2nd cycle of the Católica Porto Business School (see Academic Calendar).

Language

English.

All subjects may be taught in English, depending on the number of foreign students.

Venue

Lectures of the Masters of the Católica Porto Business School take place at Católica Foz in Porto. Learn more here.

Applications

Entry Requirements

Graduates from different scientific areas can apply to the Masters of the Católica Porto Business School.

The application process to the Masters of the Católica Porto Business School must contain elements that provide evidence of the academic and scientific competence of the candidates, as well as the command of the English language. The GMAT test is valued in the selection process to assess the academic and scientific skills

Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Academic and scientific curriculum
  • Degree classification
  • Professional experience or research

English language competence requirement

Proof of this requirement is made through an official level B2 diploma of The Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of References for Languages, or equivalent.

Admitted students who do not meet the English language proficiency requirement have access to a diagnostic test available at the Católica Porto Business School in the respective application stage.

The English diagnostic test is an examination equivalent to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (upper-intermediate) .The test lasts for approximately 3 hours and the structure of the exam aims to assess the following skills: Listening Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading and Writing. For a better insight into the structure of the diagnostic test, model tests may be consulted on the website of Cambridge Michigan and the candidates may select the test that corresponds to the ECCE - Examination for the Certificate of Competence in English.

  • Listening Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading and Writing

Homogenisation Modules

The graduates in different fields of economics and management may be required attendance and approval in intensive base preparation courses in these areas - Homogenisation Modules. These courses are offered by the Católica Porto Business School in September, during the weeks preceding the start of the lessons. It is recommended, therefore, to the Applicants under these conditions that use one of the first two stages of application since the third phase will not allow access to Homogenisation modules.

Applications - 2018/19

Applications for Masters of the Católica Porto Business School are permanently open.

The Programme Direction meets three times a year to assess the applications: March, July and September. After this meeting, candidates are informed of the decision and the next steps.

Stage Deadline Assessment periodResults disclosureEnglish diagnostic Test
1stMarch, 15th16th March - 5th AprilApril, 6thApril, 11th - 6.30 pm
2ndJune, 27thJune, 28th - July, 15thJuly, 16thJuly, 23rd - 6.30pm
3rdSeptember, 13th14 - 20 SeptemberSeptember, 21stSeptember 24th - 6.30pm

Documentation for the Application Process

*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.

Notes:
  • Applicants who held a degree in a foreign country must submit the certificate of qualifications: a) legalised by Portuguese diplomatic or consular authority, or b) with the Hague Apostille issued by the competent authority of the issuing country, if that country has acceded the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Acts (the Hague Conference).
  • When the documents are written in a foreign language other than Spanish, English or French, the respective translation is due which, in the case of the certificate of qualifications, must be made pursuant to the notarial law.

Submission of Proposals

Applications may be submitted by hand delivery at Católica Porto Business School Academic Office and Loja do Candidato* or by filling the online application form:
HERE if you are a PORTUGUESE applicant
HERE if you are an INTERNATIONAL student.

If sent by online application form, the original documents should be presented before the registration date.

You can consult here the opening date notice of the Masters applications of Católica Porto Business School.  

Academic Office | Monday to Friday | 9:45-11:45 a.m. | 2:15 - 4:15 p.m.| 6:00 – 8:00 p.m
*Loja do Candidato (will be available on June 26th 2017) | Monday to Friday (9:30-13:00 a.m. | 14:30-18:00 p.m.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Email: candidaturas@porto.ucp.pt

Tel: 800 105 632 | +351 226 196 206

Fees

Full-Time Programme

  • Submitting the application: Free
  • Acceptance and enrolment in the Masters: € 610. The fee will not be refunded in case students cancel their enrolment.
  • 1st year fees (curricular part: 60 ECTS): 10 instalments of €516
  • 2nd year fees (dissertation, project or internship: 36 ECTS): 5 instalments of €619,20

NB: These values are calculated in accordance with the fees established for the academic year 2016/17

Merit Scholarships

The Board of the Católica Porto Business School decided to create a set of Scholarships for the purpose of rewarding the merit of the students whose academic performance deserves it. These consist in total exemption from tuition fees up to a maximum of 36 ECTS per semester and also from the enrolment and tuition fees.

Candidates are eligible for scholarship if they have an enrolment average of at least 16,0 points from a Portuguese University or a GMAT score of at least 650 points.

The merit scholarships can be renewed each semester. The eligibility criteria for the award of scholarship in the 2nd and 3rd semester master are:

  • Completion of a minimum of 30 ECTS per semester with no failures in the normal or resit assessment period.
  • Weighted average of the marks obtained in all the subjects concluded in the previous semester to the award of the scholarship equal to or greater than 16.0 values.

Students who complete the degree in a foreign higher education institution will only be eligible for scholarship award if they present a GMAT with a score of at least 650 points.

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.bolsas@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.

Testimonials

Diana Aguiar

Diana Aguiar

Management Trainee

Unilever Jerónimo Martins

I have chosen this Masters because it includes the areas of Economics and Management, giving us a solid theoretical and practical training in these areas. The practical application of these materials is achieved through the Masters Final Assignment, where internships and projects are offered in organisations in Portugal or abroad.

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Inês Correia

Inês Correia

Consultant

Michael Page

The Masters in BE is distinguished by its demanding curriculum, at scientific level and content of solidification for those who come from a background linked to economics / management, and the mainstreaming of subjects linked to the business. It allows us to combine a more technical basis to a strategic vision of the organisation."

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Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

    Contacts

    Associate Dean for Masters Programmes

    Francisca Guedes de Oliveira
    foliveira@porto.ucp.pt

    Masters in Business Economics Direction

    Leonardo Costa
    mest.beconomics@porto.ucp.pt

    Administrative Assistant

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

    Strategic Leadership Hub

    slh@porto.ucp.pt
    226 196 223
    226 196 253

    Erasmus Coordinator

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

    EE-Students and Employability Service- Foz

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

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

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

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

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

    Treasury

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

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    rcabral@porto.ucp.pt
    ext. 205

    IT and Systems

    suporte@porto.ucp.pt
    ext. 297

    Mobility Service and International Relations

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

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