CATÓLICA-LISBON was the first Portuguese School to be amongst the elite group of schools holding the coveted Triple Crown status.

Only 1% of Business Schools worldwide are accredited by the three most prestigious management education accreditation agencies:


The three accreditations certify that CATÓLICA-LISBON programs are of the highest quality and in line with the most stringent international standards.

The Triple Crown status also enhances CATÓLICA-LISBON's capacity to attract and retain some of the brightest minds and most coveted global partners, and ensures it plays a relevant role in defining the international corporate agenda.

These prestigious rankings represent the international recognition of our programs’ academic excellence ensuring that they meet the most demanding international standards.

CATÓLICA-LISBON was the first Portuguese School to be ranked amongst the top European Business Schools according to the Financial times.

CATÓLICA-LISBON has been consistently ranked at the Top Business Schools in Portugal by the Financial Times since 2008, and was ranked #29 in the most recent European rankings.

This FT European Business School Ranking, being based on the combined performance of the schools across the five most important FT rankings (MBA, Executive MBA, Masters in Management, Open Executive Education programs and Custom Executive Education programs), is an assessment of the global quality of the school.

#27 Business School in Europe;
#17 Master in Finance worldwide;
#28 Master in Management worldwide;
#44 Executive Open Education worldwide;
#19 Executive Custom Education in Europe;
#40 Best in Europe - The Lisbon MBA. 

CATÓLICA-LISBON is the only CFA® Program Partner in Portugal. This notable achievement reflects our strong reputation in teaching and research.

The CFA® Institute uses the CFA® University Affiliation Program designation to recognize Finance degree programs that are academically rigorous and closely aligned to professional practice. The CFA® Program sets a globally recognized standard in competence and integrity for financial analysts, portfolio managers, investment consultant and other Finance professionals.

The structure of the CATÓLICA-LISBON’s Master in Finance puts all its students completing the program in an advantageous position compared to others when it comes to starting their professional career in the finance industry or seeking to secure their professional status with a CFA® qualification.

CATÓLICA-LISBON has a 4 Palms award as a Business School and 9 Programs featured in the World’s Best Masters.

CATÓLICA-LISBON has 3 Programs featured in the World’s Best Masters.