Dean's welcome


Católica Porto Business School is a school of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, renowned for the development of professionals for a sustainable and global society, and for advancing knowledge in Management and Economics. The School is part of a select group of three schools in Portugal that boast EQUIS and AMBA accreditations. Its programs are also included under Universidade Católica Portuguesa’s AACSB accreditation scope. These recognitions assert the excellence of all our activities, including Teaching, Research and Societal Impact.

For over 30 years the School has trained professionals in Management and Economics who follow national and international careers. The school boasts strong connections to practice, enabling a tight fit between skills development and market needs. Our teaching is characterized by a close engagement with students, as well as constant innovation of programmes and pedagogical methods. Students develop a global mindset by completing courses in multiple countries and cultures through exchange or double degree programmes, by participating in international weeks, by engaging in teamwork with international students, and through the completion of the many courses taught in English by invited professors from our international partnership network.

Our undergraduate programs include the development of hard and soft skills for immediate employability or for continuing postgraduate education in the best schools worldwide. At the master level, we develop expert professionals according to functional or industry areas. In executive education, we offer MBA programmes and courses in specialised areas for lifelong learning. Presently, the School offers programmes in Portugal, Angola, Brazil and Mozambique and continues working on its expansion to new geographies.

Research at Católica Porto Business School combines the highest standards of scientific rigor with impact on businesses and society. It is organized in different centres and labs: CEGE, a research centre accredited by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, focusing on fundamental research; two applied research labs – SLab and Lead.Lab – focusing on Service Management and Leadership, respectively; and CEGEA, focusing on consultancy and development of national and sectorial policies.

Welcome to Católica Porto Business School!