|1st Semester (September - January)||ECTS||2nd Semester (January - May)||ECTS|
|Economics for Managers||3||Corporate Finance||6|
|Data Analysis, Modeling and Research||6||Logistics and Operation Management||6|
|Ethics, Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility||3||Managerial Accounting||6|
|Financial Accounting and Reporting
||6||Strategic Management and Control||6|
|Leadership and Human Resources Management||6||Doing Business Internationally||3|
||To be announced|
Academic Year 2019/2020 (subject to change)
|Welcome Day||02 September 2019
|Kick-Off Activities||02 - 06 September 2019|
|Period of Lectures||09-09-2019
|Exams 1st Term||14-10-2019||26-10-2019|
|Exams 2nd Term||02-12-2019||14-12-2019|
|Second Chance Exams||06-01-2020||11-01-2020|
|Period of Lectures||03-02-2020||16-05-2020|
|Exams 1st Term||16-03-2020||28-03-2020|
|Exams 2nd Term||18-05-2020||30-05-2020|
|Second Chance Exams||08-06-2020||16-06-2020|
Note: Some exams may take place out of this period
||September to December 2020
|Project/Dissertation||Delivery no later than September 2021
Note: some changes can be made yet to the calendar. Students should NOT book their flight back before knowing the exact dates of all examinations, including Second Chance exams.
Lectures in the 1st year are mandatory to all students and take place in a full-time schedule, usually in the morning period.
ISCTE Business School faculty members are well-known, active contributors to management education who have published widely in a host of well-known international journals. IBS has to its credit:
- A full-time faculty with PhDs from well known universities from the USA and Europe with such diversity confering on the programme an international outlook and state-of-the-art instruction in management.
- A part-time faculty with instructors who are prominent in the business world and whose experience can better help to connect students to the real business environment through the classes, workshops and seminars they give;
- A shared goal to provide an outstanding learning experience with every course; each learning module is closely supervised and evaluated to assure our School's reputation for exceptional teaching and curriculum quality.
List of Faculty *
Alexandra Lopes is an assistant professor of Economics at IBS, has a PhD in Economics from ISEG (Portugal). Her research interests lie mainly in Open Macroeconomics, Economic Growth and Portuguese and International Economy. She is Coordinator of the Research Group in Economics within BRU-IUL. She has several articles published in different international journals.
Ana Lúcia MARTINS
Ana Lúcia Martins is an assistant professor at IBS. She holds a PhD in Management, specialised in Technology, Production and Operations from IUL (Lisbon). She is currently the head of the Undergraduate degree in Industrial Management and Engineering. Her research interests lie on service operations management and logistic and supply chain management. She has published several articles and books in logistics and operations management.
Dr. Barbosa has a PhD in Industrial Administration (Finance) from the Carnegie Mellon University and currently holds the title of assistant professor of Finance at IBS. His research interests include information economics, asset pricing and market microstructure and he enjoys the theoretical side of finance. 'Seeking inspiration' is often used by Dr. Barbosa as an excuse for mountain biking.
António GOMES MOTA
With a PhD degree in Finance from ISCTE Business School, António Gomes Mota was the Dean of IBS from 2003 to 2012. He has extensive experience in the finance industry, as a top executive of several financial institutions. He has also held several non executive board position in large Portuguese public companies. Currently, he is Board Member of the Supervisory Board of EDP and Chairman of the General Council of Fundo de Contragarantia Mútua. He is the author of several books on corporate finance, corporate restructuring and investments
Eduardo Baptista CORREIA
Eduardo Baptista Correia holds a PhD in Finance from Strathclyde Business School (UK) and a Masters in Strategy and Marketing from Glasgow University (UK). After being in the Finance area at IBS, he moved to Marketing in 2001, where he taught and published widely on the field of applying new technologies to marketing. He combines academic life with consulting. He is the non-executive president of WM - New Marketing Concepts.
Researcher and Assistant Professor at IBS, has a PhD in Human Resources Development from ISCTE-IUL. He worked as a consultant in Marketing and Organisational Development for several organisations, and is currently the head of the Human Resources and Organisational Behavior Department at ISCTE-IUL.
Gavin Eccles holds a master's degree in Management from the University of Surrey (UK). He is a senior business consultant in the fields of international marketing and business planning strategies and has provided expertise to such leading international companies as British Airways, Marks & Spencer and Marriott Hotels.
Helena Isidro has a PhD in Accounting from the University of Lancaster (UK). She is an assistant professor at IBS and a visiting professor at Cass Business School, City University (UK).She is currently involved in the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group, on a panel of experts analysing the evolution and business impact of international accounting standards. Her research has been published in such journals as Accounting and Business Research.
Jorge Bertinetti Lengler is an assistant professor of Strategy at ISCTE Business School. He holds a PhD in Competitive Strategy and Marketing (Federal University, Brazil/University of Oregon, USA) and a Post-Doctorate in International Marketing from the University College Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Lengler has taught International Strategy and Strategic Management courses on several MBA programs in South America, Europe and Asia.
Jorge Agarez MEDEIROS
Jorge Agarez Medeiros is a professor at IBS. He has an MBA in International Management (Thunderbird School of Global Management), where he was a Teaching Assistant in Finance. He is taking a Masters in Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He was previously the Executive Director of the MSc in BA. He has worked in several multinational companies in the commercial and marketing areas.
José Dias CURTO
José Dias Curto holds a PhD in Management at ISCTE Business School. He is a professor at IBS. He has published several articles and books in quantitative methods applied to management. He worked in banking and in the commercial areas. He has led consulting projects, namely for the Portuguese stock exchange.
José Carlos DIAS
José Carlos Dias holds a PhD in Finance from ISCTE Business School. He is an Assistant Professor of Finance at IBS. His main interests are Option Pricing;Real Options;Computational Finance;Credit Risk and Corporate Finance. He is author of several research papers.
Leandro Pereira holds a PhD in Management Sciences from University Pontificia Salamanca (Spain). He is currently Assistant Professor in ISCTE and CEO of Winning Management Consulting. He has more than 10 years of experience in fields of Strategic Management, ROI Analysis and Project Management & Finance.
Manuel Lopes da COSTA
Manuel Lopes da Costa is CEO of PwC and part-time professor at IBS. He has an extensive consulting experience. He was partner at Deloitte Portugal, and managing partner in financial services at Accenture, where he was in charge of all the company's offices in Africa and the IGEM region (Italy, Greece, Russia and the Eastern European countries). He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from IST, the Technical University of Lisbon.
Paulo Rita is a Full Professor of Marketing at ISCTE Business School (IBS), Lisbon. Previously, he was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas (USA), where he did post-doctoral research on E-Marketing. Prof. Rita received his Doctorate (PhD) in Marketing from Cardiff Business School at the University of Wales (UK). He is an Executive Committee Member of EDAMBA (European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration), and is Programmes Director at IBS. His publications and current research interests focus on Electronic Commerce, Consumer Behavior and Tourism Marketing.
Pedro Fontes FALCÃO
Pedro Fontes Falcão is director of the MSc in BA. He holds a PhD degree in Management from IBS and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is a guest assistant professor at IBS and the IBS's executive MBA director. He has held management positions in large Portuguese and multinational companies. His teaching and consulting interests are in negotiation, strategy, mergers and acquisitions.
Rui Alpalhão holds a PhD degree in Finance from ISCTE Business School. He is a part-time professor. He is currently the CEO of FundBox, a leading real estate fund management company and was formerly the CEO and an executive board member of several financial companies in Portugal.
Rui Pedro BATISTA
Rui Pedro Batista has an MBA and he is a PhD student at ISCTE. He is Deputy Editor in Chief at Económico TV. He has extensive experience in the creation and restructuring of companies, and has worked in large and mid-sized companies. He has been a university professor for more than 20 years in Strategy, Internationalisation and Entrepreneurship.
Sofia Santos has a master’s degree in Economics (University of London) and is a PhD Candidate at Middlesex University in London. She is Co-founder of Sustentare, a consulting firm specialized in sustainable management and Corporate Social Responsibility. In Portugal, she has also performed the functions in NGO’s, news agencies and at the Portuguese National Statistics Office. Sofia is the author of several publications.
Dr. Sebestyén holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Alicante (Spain). He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Finance of ISCTE-IUL Business School. His research interests include financial econometrics, empirical asset pricing, term structure modeling, credit markets and monetary policy.
Rodolfo Rivas is a professor of Management at Florida Atlantic University and holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut (USA). He has more than 20 years of experience as a senior manager with several large multinational companies and an impressive background in executive education. His teaching and consulting interests are focused on multinational cultural management and human resources management.
Rui VINHAS DA SILVA
Rui Vinhas da Silva has degrees in Business Management and Economics from York University in Toronto, Canada, an MBA from Aston Business School and a PhD and Post-Doctorate from Manchester Business School. Before joining ISCTE as an Associate Professor in April 2010, he was an Associate Professor at Manchester Business School and a member of faculty since 1998. Over the years he was heavily involved in MBA teaching and PhD supervision at MBS for 12 years. Throughout this period he was very actively involved in Senior Executive training programmes and consultancy through Manchester Business School. These included regular appointments in bluechip programmes, notably with PWC in Baskin Ridge, New Jersey, AMAC (Senior British military officers), TACIS (Senior executives from the former Soviet Union), or government officials in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Vinhas da Silva has research interests in the areas of national competitiveness, country branding, corporate reputation and country of origin effects having published books and numerous journal articles in both streams.
* Some adjustments to the faculty line-up may occur as a result of events beyond IBS's control. Additionally, every year IBS invites international visiting faculty to lecture at the school. Prospective visiting lecturers are not included in this list.
In the scope of this programme, ISCTE Business School provides a Welcome Day to its students, which consists in a Welcome Session with the Dean of the School, all of the Directors of masters, and a presentation from ISCTE Junior Consulting, ending with a guided visit to ISCTE’s facilities.
The best and most memorable programmes are distinguished from the first moment. ISCTE Business School organizes the first day of classes for team building activities that since the beginning of his academic life, the true freshmen create team spirit and friendship.
These activities will allow the student to:
- Get to know your colleagues in a relaxed and friendly environment enabling contact and networking;
- Discover IBS reality, the environment, infrastructures and support services;
- Start the process successfully of changing a undergraduate student to a post-graduation student mind-set;
- Realize the new challenges that expecting a student of Masters and their professional opportunities and contact with the testimonials from alumni.
IBS Mentoring Programme is a personal development project, reserved for our best Masters Students. Through this programme, they can contact a former IBS Student.
The aim of this programme is to allow students to complement their academic background and training at ISCTE Business School with a better knowledge of the economic and business reality where they will integrate in the near future.
With their mentors, students have the opportunity to discuss their academic progress and career prospects, and benefit from their recognised professional experience that will help them clarify many of the most pressing issues.
For more information about IBS Mentoring Programme, contact email@example.com
Tiago Gonçalves, IBS Mentor
Manager planning and controlling management at EDP innovation and EDP ventures
BSc in Management 2006
"On a personal level has been truly rewarding to contribute in some way, through my career, experience and knowledge for a whole new generation of managers. It is certainly an enriching experience for Mentors, forcing them to resume contact with life and academic difficulties and concerns that students face today.
Companies Represented (Edition 2016/2017)
This programme also offers the students the opportunity to participate in unique activities such as the Kick-off weekend in Sesimbra at the beginning of the first term, a weekend in the Portuguese Navy Leadership School Experience, and finally a mid-week in Barcelona with the opportunity to further develop business skills.
Tuition Fees for National and EU students 2019/2020
|1st Year||€ 5.750|
|2nd Year (dissertation/project)||€ 1.600
The fee for each year can be paid at once or in installments.
Tuition Fees for students outside of the European Union* 2019/2020
|1st Year||€ 7.000|
|2nd Year (dissertation/project)||€ 2.800|
International students are expected to pay the whole fee for each year in a single lump sum at enrolment.
For the 1st Year:
|1st installment||€ 750
|2nd installment||€ 625||until 15 October 2019|
|3rd installment||€ 625||until 15 November 2019|
|4th installment||€ 625||until 15 December 2019|
|5th installment||€ 625||until 15 January 2020
|6th installment||€ 625||until 15 February 2020
|7th installment||€ 625||until 15 March 2020|
|8th installment||€ 625||until 15 April 2020|
|9th installment||€ 625||until 15 May 2020|
This tuition includes:
- Free access to all IBS facilities and general services
- Travel and accommodation for the mid-week residential stay in Barcelona, Spain
*The international student status is applied to students who:
- Are not nationals of a Member State of the European Union;
- Have foreign nationality different from that of a Member State and are legally resident in Portugal for less than two years, uninterrupted, on August 31 of the year in which they wish to join the ISCTE and children residing with them legally **;
- The nationality is not an African Portuguese speaking country, PALOP (As Deliberation of the Board of Management of ISCTE-IUL).
International Students must pay the whole tuition fee each year in a single lump sum at the enrolment.
** For residence time score effects in Portugal, does not fall time with a residence permit for study.
The application of international students to the masters of ISCTE-IUL is done online through the same portal as national students acess.
European Union (EU) and EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) citizens have the right to move to another EU Member State to live, study and work, but should contact the Department of Immigration and Border Control (SEF) after arriving in Portugal. Evidence will have to be provided of enrolment at ISCTE, as well as proof of health insurance coverage and sufficient financial resources.
Nationals of non-EU or non-EEA countries must apply for a study visa, which is a special permit granted to foreign students coming to Portugal. This visa must be obtained from the consular section of the Portuguese embassy or consulate in the country of residence. Should you have any doubts, please check with your local Portuguese embassy or consulate. The study visa may be granted on a multiple entry basis and is valid for one year.
The Portuguese Public Health System covers students from the EU holding a valid document issued by the health authority of the country of origin.
If you have private health insurance, ask your insurance company if it can provide extra medical coverage for your stay abroad. Be sure that your current health insurance policy is valid until the end of the programme. If you are not an EU citizen, check what documents you need to receive assistance in Portugal on your current health care plan. You must be sure you have appropriate medical coverage for the duration of your studies in Portugal.
The ISCTE Business School strives to promote and develop a culture of merit. In order to highlight and reward the best students, and to value their individual effort and performance, the School has created incentives and goals for our students to strive towards.
Students who have concluded a Undergraduate Degree in an international or national university with at least one of the three international “Triple Crown” accreditations (AACSB, AMBA or EQUIS) and with a GPA (Grade Point Average) of between 15 and 20, on a scale of 0-20 are eligible to the Admission Award.
The Admission Award is indexed to the GPA as per the following table:
Undergraduate Degree GPA**
15 (on a scale of 0-20)
20% of the 1st year's tuition fee
16 (on a scale of 0-20)
40% of the 1st year's tuition fee
17 (on a scale of 0-20)
Full tuition fee of the 1st year’s Master Programme
** Students from International universities should submit their final classification to the conversion rule between ECTS echelons and the classification scale of the ISCTE Business School (from 0 to 20), according to the following:
“A” – Final classification between 16 and 20; “B” – Final classification between 14 and 15; “C” – Final classification of 13; “D” – Final classification between12 and 11; “E” – Final classification of 10; “F” – Final classification of 9 or below. Students whose evaluation on the above scale places them between two points should be given the award indexed to the lower evaluation.
To be eligible for the Admission Award, students must be accepted for a Full-time Master Programme managed exclusively by IBS.
The information herein is additional to the general rules of ISCTE-IUL which should also be read carefully.
See the regulations here.
*Subject to approval
Best Student Award
The ISCTE Business School awards a prize of €1,500 to the best student in each IBS Masters Programme.
For further information, please contact the IBS Masters Programmes office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Among the alumni of 2014/2015:
The MSc in Business Administration has an employment rate of 100% up to 12 months after completion of Programme. The sectors most represented in the recruit of masters’ graduates are the Consulting and Audit, Information Technology, Banking and Large Distribution & Retail. These ranges of sectors, some of the major recruiters are Danone, KPMG, Millennium bcp, EY, Deloitte, PwC and Grupo Auchan.
Some of the companies that hire masters students of IBS:
Getting a job
Students from European Union member states don't need, in most cases, a work permit and have better chances finding work, especially with Portuguese language skills.
Students from outside the European Union holding a study visa, may do complementary work while pursuing the studies for which the visa was granted. A work contract might be requested. For further information, please check the site of the Portuguese Service for foreigners and border affairs SEF (Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras).