André Dias, Advisor (Economist) at Banco de Portugal
MSc in Economics
Nikolai Witulski, Student
MSc in Economics
PhD student in Economics at ISCTE-IUL
Luis Afonso Nunes
Banco de Portugal
I strongly recommend the MSc in Economics at IBS to people who aim to pursue a professional career in any field related with this subject. It allies the commonly acknowledged feature of IBS professors, who are available to support students every time they need it, with a proper balanced hard and soft-skill development. On the one hand, hard skills are fostered essentially in classes, both theoretical and practical. On the other hand, the soft skills I would refer as relevant are personal organization and compromise, since students develop them naturally in order to successfully achieve their own-proposed goals, as far as the program is concerned. The latter are fundamental for individual enrichment regarding some of the characteristics that organizations find more attractive when looking for an employee nowadays.
Without taking this master I would not have been able to achieve my short-run professional objectives, which is definitely a necessary condition to achieve the long-run goal I set for myself.
Ministry of FInance, Directorate General for the State Budget
"The MSc in Economics is the right choice for those who search a technical and specific training on the materials studied during the bachelor. What I would highlight the professors as the most relevant feature of the programme.
They are experienced professionals who create a close relationship with the students motivating them to learn more. After completing this master I’m ready to have a successful career as an economist."
“As a student of IBS I feel fully realized and very well prepared to devote to my future career, thanks to the excellent team of professionals who are part of this school. Throughout my master I noted the continued willingness of teachers to receive the students, listen to their concerns, provide elements of study and research tracks, as well as encourage them in times of doubts and hesitations. For me this is one aspect that differentiates the school. The affectionate and responsible way I was welcomed into MSc In Economics assured me of my responsibility as a student and person and helped me achieve the academic goals I set out to.”
Research Associate - Wifor (DE)
“IBS offers a high quality education, which is fostered by its ambitious academic staff. The professors are experts in their fields and administer courses that contain both theoretical and practical elements. This kind of system required me to adopt a pro-active attitude toward my studies and encouraged me to develop my own ideas about complex economic problems.
Active support is given to students while preparing them for scientific life, and this is a very desirable feature and hard to find in a world focused on opportunistic behaviour. I took part primarily in the MSc in Economics and had the pleasure of being welcomed by gifted students, who made me feel I was definitely a part of the group.”
Alumni of Reference
ISCTE Business School values the strong relationship it has with its alumni, who continue to be major stakeholders in the School's development.
Alumni play an important role at IBS. They help create job and internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and open doors to the corporate world, creating a wide range of resources that are vital to the School's continued success. They participate as guest speakers in many programmes, bringing their invaluable business experience and expertise into the classroom. They mentor students, supervise applied projects, give strategic guidance to the School's management, and are the School's ambassadors at fairs, recruitment sessions and a host of other events.
In return, the School is fully committed to offering its alumni a wide range of networking opportunities, by sending them regular information about the School's activities, inviting them to events specially designed to provide ongoing learning and opportunities to share ideas, and by honouring them as they achieve positions of distinction in the business world.
We have a dedicated staff whose mission is to plan and promote alumni activities and provide assistance and information to former students.