Dean's welcome

Católica Porto Business School_João Pinto_Dean

Católica Porto Business School is a business school belonging to Universidade Católica Portuguesa that combines academic excellence, Porto’s unique spirit and a global mindset. We have high-quality faculty, recognised for their academic experience and relationship with the business community. Our students, as well as alumni, bring to our campus a wide variety of backgrounds, both geographically and in terms of their training and experiences. Our staff ensures a high level of professionalism and dedication to the university community, allowing us to provide a proximity service that distinguishes us.

During its more than 35 years of existence, Católica Porto Business School has stood out not only for the differentiated and quality education it offers, but also for the development of cutting-edge knowledge in the areas of Economics and Management. In relation to the transfer of knowledge to society, the School has been innovative and even a pioneer in the way it approaches the community and in its relationship with the business community.

Due to the humanistic values on which it is based, Católica Porto Business School has been a leader, since its inception, in issues related to ethics, governance, sustainability and responsible leadership, determining factors for the success and reputation of organisations. We have deeply-rooted values centred on the human person, excellence and experimentation. We focus on the development of individuals who combine technical and scientific knowledge with transversal skills, always with a strong connection to practice. To attest to this, the School is now part of a restricted group of internationally triple-accredited Business Schools (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB).

The School's values, mission and vision are translated into our strategy through three axes that frame the fundamental activities of teaching and learning, research, and service and social responsibility: impactful innovation, connections with practice, and global mindset. We belong to a national University in Portugal and to a very close-knit, multidisciplinary campus, which provides synergies and unique opportunities for co-creation, research, and innovation.

Welcome to Católica Porto Business School!