Lisbon, February 13, 2023 – In the prestigious Financial Times Global MBA 2023 Rankings released today, The Lisbon MBA CATÓLICA|NOVA, in partnership with MIT, achieved the #24 position in Europe and #85 in the world.

It is the only ranked MBA in Portugal and, notably, is ranked as the 2nd most international MBA worldwide in course experience. This results from the robust partnerships that The Lisbon MBA has with top schools, namely the immersion component at MIT Sloan and the exchange programs with business schools across the five continents. The international scope of The Lisbon MBA is also present in the program diversity, having 60% of international students and 40% of female students, as well as world-class faculty drawn from CATÓLICA-LISBON and NOVA SBE with 40% international faculty.

The Lisbon MBA is ranked 21st best in Europe in career progress and 17th best MBA in career service ranks, resulting in a 72% salary increase three years after graduation, and an average gross annual salary of 110k USD, with an employability index reaching 91% three months after completion of the MBA.

Maria José Amich, Executive Director: "It is with great pride that we have been, once again, recognized as one of the best MBAs in the world and the only one in Portugal present in the FT rankings. The international profile of our programs, combined with our personalized learning environment, attracts each year more international students. Today, we have 16 different student nationalities, creating a microcosmos in which broader horizons and diverse perspectives enrich class discussions. Our graduates, supported by our career services and a dynamic international alumni community, are being offered global career opportunities by international recruiters. At The Lisbon MBA, we put our emphasis on preparing the leaders of tomorrow who will contribute to transforming organizations for sustainable long-term growth benefiting all stakeholders”.

For Filipe Santos, dean of CATÓLICA-LISBON, and Pedro Oliveira, dean of Nova SBE, “this top position of The Lisbon MBA reflects the success of the program and the excellent professional career of its graduates. It also reflects the success of this partnership that brings together three world-renowned schools to put Portugal on the map of MBAs of excellence, attracting talent from around the world. The future is built by developing talent and more humane and inclusive leaders capable of leading with purpose. CATÓLICA-LISBON and Nova SBE will continue to work to reinforce their position as world-class business schools, working in partnership with the best. To study in Portugal for a world-class MBA, look no further than The Lisbon MBA.”

About the Lisbon MBA Católica|Nova

The Lisbon MBA Católica|Nova is an internationally recognized joint venture between CATÓLICA-LISBON and Nova SBE, two leading European business schools, in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management. Its value proposition is based on providing a truly global experience in a diverse and entrepreneurial city with holistic development and an action-based learning approach.

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