International Bachelor's Degree in Economics & Finance

(Course taught exclusively in English)


The International Bachelor's Degree in Economics was launched in 2014, becoming a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics & Finance in 2017, and CATÓLICA-LISBON was once again a pioneer in its internationalization strategy. Over the years, it has continued in the vanguard, keeping up with changes in international teaching standards and the demands of a constantly changing global labor market and business environment.

With a teaching staff made up of leading academics in the production of scientific knowledge and reputable members of industry and the business arena, the international Bachelor's Degree in Economics & Finance is intensely focused on International Economics & Finance and the course has a highly analytic framework.

When you have concluded your Economics course, you will have advanced knowledge of topics such as Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Corporate Finance.

After the common core first year, which allows students to learn more about the basics of management, along with useful concepts in the area of economics and finance, the students will have access to elective subjects in a study plan that can be customized according to the areas they are most interested in and the professional future they aspire to.

When building a personalized curricular plan, the elective subjects available for this bachelor's degree course are part of an exclusive management track, opening doors to the interdisciplinarity that is in the DNA of the Business School.

In line with the international experience and to open up new horizons, CATÓLICA-LISBON also has protocols with universities in over 40 countries for exchange programs, through the Erasmus program and other protocols, such as Double Degrees or the International Tri-School Exchange.

In third year, students set out to gain an enriching international experience, doing one or two exchange semesters. This not only opens the doors to new cultures and languages and greater self-awareness, but it also broadens their horizons. This experience is highly valued, both by recruiting companies and when applying for a master's degree course.

Learn in Action is a development program for personal skills development which is included in the compulsory study plan and has been developed exclusively for our bachelor’s degree students.

The aim is to take practice a little further, with training devoted to the essential skills needed for the labor market and the opportunity to take part in different extracurricular activities, including internships, volunteering and even entrepreneurial projects that will generate richer resumés and more complete people.

This is why bachelor's degrees from CATÓLICA-LISBON guarantee employability rates very close to 100% within six months of completing the course.

Curricular Plan

Conclusion of the Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Finance requires students to obtain 180 ECTS, divided between:

Compulsory Subjects and the Learn in Action Program

Elective Subjects and Exchange Program, International Tri-School Exchange or Double Degree (1 or 2 years)

keyboard_arrow_up 1st Year
Common Core
1st Year – 1st Semester
  • Mathematics for Business & Economics
  • Foundations of Microeconomics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Foundations of Management
  • Data Analysis
  • + Learn in Action Program
1st Year – 2nd Semester
  • Mathematics II
  • Foundations of Macroeconomics
  • Statistics for Business and Economics
  • Economics and Business Law
  • Christianity & Culture
  • + Learn in Action Program
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Economics Track, exclusive to the Bachelor's Degree in Economics & Finance
2nd Year – 1st Semester
  • Statistics II
  • Microeconomics
  • Data Modelling
  • Finance I
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • + Learn in Action Program
2nd Year – 2nd Semester
  • Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Finance II
  • International Corporate Finance
  • + Learn in Action Program
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Economics Track, exclusive to the Bachelor's Degree in Economics & Finance
3rd Year – 1st & 2nd Semesters
  • Open Economy Macroeconomics or Microeconomics II
  • International Economics
  • + Elective Courses and Exchange Program or Double Degree

International Exchange, International Tri-School Exchange or Double Degree

In their fifth and sixth semesters, students can choose one of the following options:

- an international exchange semester in a partner school and a “tailor-made” semester at CATÓLICA-LISBOA;

- two semesters abroad on an international exchange program with one of our partner schools;

- international Tri-School Exchange, held at two different international partner schools;

- final year of the Double Degree Program at Grenoble École de Management;

- two final years on the Double Degree Program (4 years) at the University of San Diego.