Double Degree with Aston Business School - Double Degrees | Católica Porto Business School


The double degree in Business Analytics with the Aston University, a globally recognized management school with triple accreditation and a strong reputation in the field of management, in particular in Business Analytics, 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 in Business Analytics allows a student to obtain 2 Master Degrees in 2 years: one at Católica Porto Business School and another at Aston Business School.

Entry in the double degree in Management in Porto with specialization in Business Analytics allows students to take a second year at Aston University, benefiting from two master degrees in two years (as opposed to one degree in one and a half year). Since students had taken the specialization in Business Analytics in Porto at Aston some equivalences will be provided for some of the courses.

Programme Outline

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First year - PortoSecond year - Aston
T1Gamification in Business decisions7.5
Effective management consultancy7.5
T2Applied Research7.5
Performance analytics7.5
Business analytics in practice7.5
T3Ethics in Academic Practice0
Professional development Programme0
Total ECTS67.5
T1Organization and Strategy6
T1Operations Management6
T1Financial Statement Analysis and Performance6
T1Personnel Management6
T2Business Analytics6
T2Business Intelligence6
T2Regression and Multivariate data analysis6
T2Data Mining6
T2Optimization Models6
Total ECTS60
* The dissertation is the same in the two MSc – it is done and evaluated in Aston and evaluated and defended publicly in Porto
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 Aston University 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.


School Calendar

The school calendar for 2018/2019 is available here.

First year

First year: Students must attend courses and  complete a certain number of ECTS (60) of the Master in Management specialization in Business Analytics at Católica Porto Business School during the first year. This master works in Labor hours from Monday to Friday. The calendar with the scheduling of all classes is announced at the beginning of each semester. The courses can be taught in Portuguese or in English.

For more information click here.

Second year

In the second year, students will attend the curricular part of the Master in Business Analytics at the Aston Business School (but will be exempt from some subjects given the equivalence with some courses taken in Portugal) and complete their dissertation also in the Aston Business School. The dissertation will be evaluated by the Católica Porto Business School and by the Aston Business School, following its own rules: the final score of the Aston Business School will be based exclusively on the dissertation, while the final score at the Católica Porto Business School depends jointly on the dissertation and the respective public defense.


To have access to the double degree candidates must hold an excellent academic and scientific curriculum.  The selection of candidates to the double degree will be analysed by Católica Porto Business School and Aston Business School on a case-by-case basis. However, to be eligible candidates must have 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.

Application can be delivered personally, by email to 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. (Católica Porto Business School graduates are exempted from the delivery of this diploma).
  • Two reference letters (optional item for current or former Católica Porto Business School students
  • 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

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

The applications refer to the academic year 2018/19.

For further information:

Tel: 800 105 632 | + 351 226 196 206


Católica Porto Business School

  • Submitting the application: Free
  • Acceptance and enrolment in the Masters: € 625

2nd year – Aston Business School

Students in the double degree benefit from reduced fees at Aston: 2/3 of the regular fee added of 10% discount.

Based on 2016 fee, it would be [£11,800 *2/3 -10%] =£7,080 for UK/EU and  [£17,350  *2/3-10%]=10,410 for International students.


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 30 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 points and display the certificate of competence with information regarding the conclusion percentile or present the final classification in the European scale of comparability (ECTS).

The merit scholarships are renewed every six months and to this purpose, students have to maintain an average rating equal or above 16 points.


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



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