Master Details | Católica Porto Business School


The programme is organised in a common core in the 1st semester. In the 2nd semester the student can choose the Generic Area, or one of the 3 specific fields of management available.

The programme is offered daytime (classes normally from Monday to Friday, from 10 to 13, and, eventually, on Saturdays morning, also from 10 to 13), and evening (classes from Monday to Friday, from 19:00 to 22:00, and eventually, on Saturdays from 10 to 13); in Portuguese and in English, according to the information of the next table. The choice among the four possibilities available should be made when students enroll.

This 2nd semester is offered in English and Portuguese and during the daytime or evening according to the following table:

PortugueseGeneric AreaGeneric Area
Management Control
EnglishGeneric Area
Business Analytics
Service Management
Generic Area

Career Impact

Students of the MSc in Management have been achieving placement in major national and international organisations, but also in small companies, typical of the northern Portugal industry. This placement, broad in scope, can now be enhanced by the various specialisations offered in the MSc.

Service Management promotes career opportunities in classical organisations providing services as well as in industrial companies with relevant service components.

Specialisation in Business Analytics promotes career opportunities for emerging functions of 'business analyst' or 'data scientist', that have been the subject of growing demand.

Specialisation in Management Control promotes career opportunities in prominent positions in the planning process, monitoring and strategy implementation (for example, controller or financial management).

Programme Outline

* Elective courses should be selected from the Master in Managements’ elective courses or from some of the courses offered in the specialization areas of this Master or others Masters in Católica Porto Business School.

** The best Master Final Work of each year will receive a prize of € 1000, awarded by Caixa Geral de Depósitos.

Note: The Innovation Management in Services course of the Specialization Area of Services can be replaced by the Business Analytics course in the Specialisation area of Business Analytics.


School Calendar

The school calendar for 2019/2020 is available here.


The Masters in Management will work with a daytime group and a post-work regime one, in Portuguese and in English, according to the following table:

PortugueseGeneric AreaGeneric Area
Management Control
EnglishGeneric Area
Business Analytics
Service Management
Generic Area

The classes are from Monday to Friday and Saturday morning.

The daytime regime will work preferably in the morning and the post-work regime will work from 19:00 to 22:00.

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).


Portuguese and English.


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


Online application available here.

Students who want to apply for the Masters in Management must indicate in order of preference (1-4) the specialisation areas they prefer:

  • Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Management control
  • Service Management

This information is merely an indication. The functioning of areas of expertise (Business Analytics, Management Control and Service Management) is subject to a minimum number of students. The areas have different requirements in the admission of students. So, for the Management area are generally considered students with diverse basic training. In the areas of Business Analytics, Services Management and Management Control preference will be given to students with basic training in economics or management, or other courses that show a strong analytical training.

The choice of specialisation area will be carried out during the first semester.

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 August / 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 - 2020/21

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 TestEnglish diagnostic Test ResultEnrollment
1stUntil March, 16th17th March - 30th MarchMarch, 31stApril, 2nd - 6.30 pmApril, 16thApril, 21st - 23rd
2ndUnitl June, 22ndJune, 25th - July, 8thJuly, 9thJuly, 13th - 6.30 pmJuly, 20thJuly, 21st - 24th
3rdUntil September, 7th8th - 17th SeptemberSeptember, 18thSeptember, 21st - 6.30pmSeptember, 25thSeptember, 28th - 30th
*In the Master in Audit and Taxation, due to the partner consultants’ intervention in the selection process of the candidates, the mentioned dates may not be fulfilled.

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.

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



Tel: 800 105 632 | +351 226 196 206


Full-Time Programme

  • Submitting the application: Free
  • Acceptance and enrolment in the Masters: € 625. The fee will not be refunded in case students cancel their enrolment.
  • 1st year fees (curricular part: 60 ECTS): 10 instalments of €531
  • 2nd year fees (dissertation, project or internship: 36 ECTS): 5 instalments of €637,20

NB: These values are calculated in accordance with the fees established for the academic year 2019/20

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 ( Social Scholarships of the Catholic University of Portugal.

For further information you can visit the Area of Students and Employability (; 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.

Carlos Patoilo

Carlos Patoilo

After having identified the need to broaden my skills in management, I had to choose a School that would challenge my capabilities, and my choice was also based on the merit and dedication of the student and professors and on the prestige of the institution. Therefore, I decided to apply for the MSc in Management at Católica Porto Business School, and I am happy with my decision.

I can now say that although my expectations were very high beforehand, Católica University definitely surpassed them. I have found a friend in every colleague, one who is always ready to cooperate – the diversity of ages and cultures (Erasmus students) was an enriching element for all of us, each professor was a wise, up-to-date professional, always available to help and be a friend as well. There was a suitable and inspiring level of contact and support shown from those responsible for the organisation of the programme – a friend that helped us to solve any problems. I reserve my highest praise for the Católica Porto Business School, my time there was certainly a meaningful experience, I will always remember it with great fondness and it is a place that has now become my home as well.

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