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The International MSc in Management is designed to provide you with the relevant practical and academic knowledge required for an international career: it combines deep analytical skills with applied learning, project and case based. You will enrich your understanding of global business challenges in the mandatory block of International Management courses. In addition, you can select one of four majors to acquire additional expertise in an area of your choice.


The foundation courses are designed to consolidate your integrated view of the firm and the business environment. Some courses can be waived, depending on your background. Most students will be required to take between three and seven foundation courses.

  • Business Ethics & Social Responsibility;
  • Economics of Business & Markets;
  • Financial Decision-Making in a Business Context;
  • Marketing Management or Marketing Planning
  • Management Accounting;
  • Managing People or Managing Organizations;
  • Operations Management;
  • Strategic Management.


The international courses are designed to strengthen your international perspective on management and prepare you to work in diverse, multicultural business environments. Three mandatory international courses (in bold below) can be supplemented by a wide range of international electives.

  • Cross Cultural Management;
  • Managing in an International Context or International Business Challenges;
  • Foreign Language Course;
  • Corporate Governance & Control: An International Perspective;
  • International Industry Analysis;
  • International Finance;
  • International Financial Reporting Standards;
  • International Marketing;
  • International Markets Segmentation;
  • Social Entrepreneurship.


Additional courses in your major are designed to provide advanced skills and prepare you for a career in a specific area of choice: Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Marketing, or Strategy & Consulting. Courses associated with each major are listed below.

Major courses and free electives for information only and subject to slight changes and/or to availability. For academic purposes, the only valid reference is your Study Plan provided by the Student Affairs office.


Free electives can be used to take electives outside of your major. You can select a subject from a different major to complement your area of expertise, or simply explore a topic that interests you. CATÓLICA-LISBON offers a wide range of electives taught by our own faculty, prestigious invited lecturers, and top executives from the corporate world.


In Leadership Lab define your personal goals, industry preferences, and areas to work, and then select among 1) career and employment workshops, and 2) professional development workshops.

Career workshops include sessions on networking, CV and cover letter preparation, and interviewing. You have the opportunity to participate in realistic assessment center activities and to receive feedback from industry professionals.

The professional development workshops are designed to help you develop key competences, such as oral communication, emotional intelligence, managing energy and stress, self-knowledge and motivation, and negotiating effectively.


To enrich your international experience and your CV, you can do an exchange semester or a Double Degree with one of CATÓLICA-LISBON's prestigious partner schools around the world.

Alternatively, there is another way in which you can complete the international experience requirement:

  • A summer internship (6 weeks minimum) in a country other than Portugal and your home nation. Students who have completed an international internship recently before starting the program will automatically fulfill this requirement.

The default option to fullfil the requirement is the exchange semester/double degree. The school guarantees that all students have the opportunity to complete an academic experience abroad.


You will participate in a workshop designed to provide you with advice, resources, requirements, and useful tools to plan and write the research for your Master thesis.

For many students, the thesis semester serves as an ideal bridge between academic studies and your professional career. As you complete your thesis, the Career Development Office is available to work with you on your job search and career planning. You should plan to work full-time on your dissertation for 3 to 4 months.


  • 1st cycle degree in Business/Management or Economics
  • High Academic Standing
  • Professional experience/internship (up to 2 years)
  • International experience (exchange, summer school or internship abroad)


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Francesca Leone

International Master of Science in Management
"CATÓLICA-LISBON fulfilled all my expectations, providing me with a deeply challenging, interesting and up to date education."