According to Financial Times’ Global Ranking 2023, Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics is the 24th best School in the World for executive education and the 18th best school in Europe, best placing so far and a leap of 26 places in two years.

These global results played a positive role on the improvement of 41 places in the open programs to executives, it's an increase accumulated over the last 2 years (the biggest increase registered in the history of Financial Times’ Ranking for this category) while, in this year, CATÓLICA-LISBON ranked 31st place worldwide and leading place in Portugal in Teaching Methods & Materials, New Skills & Learnings, Course Design and Faculty’s quality.

CATÓLICA-LISBON’s attention in the development of open programs is reassured since it is this year in the world’s top 3 ranking increase.

Also, CATÓLICA-LISBON, in Custom Education for Companies, ranked 21st place worldwide and has the best classification in Portugal in terms of general satisfaction of its programs, with 7.75, and it is the best school in the education for international companies.

According to CATÓLICA-LISBON’s Dean, Filipe Santos, “to be in the world’s top 25 in Executive Education is an outstanding outcome which was achieved by our strong investment in the talent of our teachers, in pedagogic innovation, and in the adaptation to companies’ needs. Our team of executive education deserve hearty congratulations for getting these results, because in two years we became one of the three schools in the world with best increase in rankings. This path and recognition make us responsible to better fulfil the education needs of tomorrow’s professionals, accelerating their career and adding value to their companies.”

For the Director of Executive Education, Céline Abecassis-Moedas, “it is with great pride to see CATÓLICA-LISBON’s Executive Education ranked 24th place in the world and 18th in Europe. It is thanks to its strong connection with our clients that we can anticipate their needs and expectations for the future. Executives and companies value the learning experience they get with us and, particularly, our innovative pedagogical methodologies.”

Céline Abecassis-Moedas notes that “the future executive education will be better aligned with customers’ needs and the trends and demands of the market in innovative formats and oriented towards a world more and more digital, in which leadership qualities are fundamental.”

It is also important to mention that this aggregated ranking is the combination of two components: one ranking is concerning open programs (ranked 31st place worldwide), and another is concerning custom programs for companies (ranked 21st place worldwide).

From a range of 75 schools analysed in open programs and 81 schools in custom programs, the Financial Times Executive Education Ranking picks only the 50 best schools of the world within the two components, and CATÓLICA-LISBON is in the world’s top 25.