Course Details | Católica Porto Business School

Message from the director

This short-term executive training programme is structured around a set of six modules that provide a complete and integrated view of the company. Its mission is to contribute to the development of personal skills for organisational modernisation and, following the latest innovative trends, enhance productivity gains through improvements in corporate governance structure.

It is an immersion programme, in which participants are removed from their normal working environment to attend each of the specific modules. Each module works intensively on a highly pragmatic basis.
It is addressed, in particular, to all individuals who hold professional positions in companies - whether integrated into policy or technical teams. To the extent that it emphasises the professional skills of participants, it is not required a university degree to candidates. This action values, particularly the professional experience and the integration of participants in a dynamic business environment open to change.

Generally, the content of each module was defined as having a common line of guidance the need to motivate all resources within the company, enhancing its effectiveness and contributing to improved productivity and competitiveness. The syllabus and methodological approaches are geared to specific problems, primarily suited to the reality of the business and the contemporary challenges of globalisation. At the same time, in each subject is also taken into account the skills and career paths of the respective participants.

Álvaro Nascimento
Scientific Coordinator

Who attends

Individuals who hold responsibility positions in companies - integrated into policy or technical teams. Small entrepreneurs who are looking to structure new business models. Insofar as the professional competencies of the participants are emphasized, the degree level of the candidates is not required. This action particularly values professional experience and the integration of the participants in a dynamic and open-minded business environment.

Candidates Profile

Applicants must have a high education degree. Candidates who do not have this requirement may be accepted provided their background and knowledge acquired by professional experience justify such admission. The process of selection and ranking of candidates will be done according to the requirements defined in the Regulation governing this training and always based on curricular and professional judgment, taking into account the submission order of the respective applications.

Programme Outline

The syllabus and methodological approaches are geared to specific problems, primarily suited to the reality of the business and the contemporary challenges of globalisation. At the same time, in each issue is taken yet into account the skills and career paths of the respective participants.

The programme includes follow-up sessions in each module which aim at the integration of content, monitoring and analysis of case studies.



102 hours


October 2020


Fridays from 8.30am to 6 pm | Saturdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm

Follow-up: Thursdays from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Programme Director

Álvaro Nascimento


Católica Porto Business School

Catarina Araújo

Catarina Araújo


Porto Municipal Council

Having a Law degree and having enriched my academic career always in areas of Law, I had felt the need not only to acquire competences in management area, but also to open new horizons, in fields of knowledge that, by nature, were beyond my comfort zone. It was for this purpose that I sought the Intensive Management Programme of Católica Porto Business School. The fact that it is a nationally and internationally recognized and accredited institution has further strengthened the sense of my choice.

The Intensive Management Program, with duration and schedule compatible with the simultaneous exercise of my professional activity and essential reconciliation of personal life, allowed me to obtain a strategic and integrated vision of a company in several areas, such as Marketing, People and Operations Management, Strategy and Competitiveness.

As the School has a close connection with the business environment, it is important to emphasize that the content of the classes corresponds to the real organizations needs and businesses, in an eminently practical learning scenario, guided to the concrete challenges of the companies. The challenge throughout the course was a constant stimulus, in order to instill an effective capacity to question, to think critically, to rethink strategies and paths, to build our own solutions and to identify new challenges. Without doubt, it was a goal accomplished, an experience that I highly recommend!

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Afonso de Almeida Brandão

Afonso de Almeida Brandão

Director of the Departments of Logistics and Purchasing and Member of the Executive Council

Casais - Engenharia e Construção, S.A.

I strongly recommend the Intensive Management Programme of Católica Porto Business School. I consider it’s absolutely indispensable for senior private or public business executives, for the scientific and practical relevance of the contents, for the quality and competence of the faculty, for the efficient organization of activities and for the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences in an interdisciplinary environment. I would also like to highlight the participation in the management simulation game that greatly contributed to the knowledge and skills consolidation.

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Career Management Service

The frequency of this Programme allows individual and free access to the career management service of Católica Porto Business School. Career and Development Office promotes customized support in career development, transferable skills and employability.

For detailed information about the Career and Development Office, please click here.


You can make your online application here.

You can also deliver your application personally at the administrative offices of the school or mail to:

Católica Porto Business School
Rua Diogo Botelho, 1327
4169-005 Porto

Elements for Application:

  • Duly completed application form;
  • Detailed CV;
  • An updated photograph;
  • Identification Document photocopy / Taxpayer Card;



3 500€ + VAT

Payment policy

When applying it should be paid 10% of the programme's amount. The remaining amount must be settled in accordance with the payment schedule set. VAT at the legal rate must be added to all prices.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation of an entry within 15 days prior to the start of the programme will lead to no reimbursement of the registration fee. A no-show or cancellation of a registration after the start of the programme involves its full payment. In certain circumstances, the Católica Porto Business School may postpone or cancel the implementation of a programme and in that case shall return in full all the amounts charged.

Special conditions

The attendance fee will have a 10% discount in case there are two enrolments from the same institution or 15% for three or more enrolments. Former students of Catholic University and EGE - Business Management School will benefit from a 10% discount. AEP Members will have a 10% discount and the associated AEP Plus benefit of a deduction of 13%. Discounts are not cumulative.

Prompt payment situations will benefit of an additional 5% discount.


Executive coordination

Margarida Mota


Tel: 226196260

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