ISCTE Business School


ISCTE Business School offers all the conditions for you to become a Leader.


ISCTE Business School has been recognised by highly reputed foreign agencies and associations as one of the best Portuguese business schools and a reference both nationally and internationally in several programmes. Some of IBS accreditations and international references are shown below:


Agency of Evaluation and Accreditation in Higher Education (A3ES)

The Agency of Evaluation and Accreditation in Higher Education (A3ES) evaluates and accredits Portuguese higher education institutions and their programmes.

At the moment, ISCTE Business School holds 12 accreditations in the following programmes: BSc in Industrial Management and Logistics, Marketing Management Human Resources Management and in the MSc in Human Resources Management, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Hospitality and Tourism Management, International Management, Business Administration and Management.

Undergraduate ProgrammesStatusLast date of Accreditation decisionRegister numberDate of register
Accredited for 6 years 21/11/2014 R/A-Ef 1031/2011/AL01 24/04/2015
Economics Accredited for 6 years 13/02/2015 R/B-AD 2/2006 18/05/2006
Finance and Accounting Accredited for 6 years 13/12/2011 R/B-FV 3/2007 21/05/2008
Industrial and Logistics Management Accredited for 6 years 29/05/2013 R/A-Cr 96/2013 21/06/2013
Marketing Management Accredited for 6 years 01/08/2013 R/B-AD 6/2006 18/05/2006
Human Resources Management Accredited for 6 years 20/11/2013 R/A-Ef 1032/2011 / AL01 12/08/2014
Masters ProgrammesStatusLast date of Accreditation decisionRegister numberDate of register
Management (Management backgrounds) Accredited for 6 years 14/02/2014 R/A-Ef 1062/2011 / AL01 25/08/2014
Business Administration (Non-management backgrounds) 
Accredited for 6 years 27/12/2013 R/A-Ef 1064/2011 / AL01 20/08/2014
International Management Accredited for 6 years 20/11/2013 R/A-Ef 1067/2011/AL02 29/05/2015
Economics Accredited for 6 years 04/03/2015 R/A-EF 1050/2011/AL01 01/09/2014
Finance Accredited for 6 years 24/05/2012 R/A-Cr 42/2012 / AL01 20/08/2014
Marketing  Accredited for 6 years 01/08/2013 R/A-Ef 3380/2011 / AL01 25/08/2014
Human Resources Management and Organizational Consulting Accredited for 6 years 18/05/2015 R/A-Cr 65/2015 17/06/2015
Accounting Accredited for 6 years 16/05/2013 R/A-Ef 3376/2011 / AL01 02/09/2014
Management of Services and Technology Accredited for 6 years 15/06/2010 R/A-Cr126/2010/AL01 28/08/2014
Hospitality and Tourism Management Accredited for 3 years 01/08/2013 R/B-Cr 125/2009 07/04/2009
Business Economics and Competition Accredited for 6 years 04/03/2015 R/B-Cr 91/2007 03/01/2007
Financial Mathematics Accredited for 6 years 05/05/2015 R/B-AD 887/2007 13/04/2007


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Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

As the world’s largest business education network connecting academe with business, AACSB provides business education intelligence, quality assurance, and professional development services to more than 1,500 member organizations across 91 countries and territories.
Founded in 1916, AACSB Accreditation is the highest standard of quality in business education, with over 760 business schools accredited worldwide. AACSB’s global headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida, USA; its Asia Pacific headquarters is located in Singapore; and its Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education.

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Association of European Universities (EUA)

EUA is an Association of European Universities that supports and represents higher education institutions in 46 countries. Its members are higher education institutions, Deans’ associations and other organisations with an active role in higher education and research.  EUA’s mission is to contribute to the institutional development of universities and to promote and strengthen the European Education Space, with emphasis on the following activities:

  • Promoting policies that allow universities and other higher education institutions to meet expectations for their contribution to the development of knowledge in society;
  • Transmitting these policies and defending them before the various competent entities to ensure that consideration is given to the opinion of universities;
  • Keeping members informed about the initiatives that impact university life;
  • Contributing to knowledge and training through projects that involve and benefit its members;
  • Strengthening the governance, leadership and management of institutions through a set of activities aimed at reciprocal learning, the exchange of experiences and dissemination of best practices;
  • Developing partnerships between Europe and the rest of the world in the area of research and higher education  with the aim of strengthening European universities in the global context. 

For more information

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Association of MBA's (AMBA)


The Executive MBA (EMBA), a post-graduation programme managed by INDEG-IUL, a non-profit institution from ISCTE-IUL that offers executive education in management and economics, is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). This international recognition was awarded after its third edition and distinguishes the quality and unique nature of the programme in Portugal.

The Executive MBA is designed for executives with relevant professional drive and experience, wishing to integrate an intense transformation programme, both demanding and challenging, that promote strategic leadership positions and supports a solid career development.

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The International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA) is the worldwide trade association for companies, financial institutions and intermediaries engaged in trade and the origination, structuring, risk mitigation and distribution of trade debt. ITFA also represents the wider trade finance syndication and secondary market for trade assets. ITFA prides itself in being the voice of the secondary market for trade finance, whilst also focusing on matters that are relevant to the whole trade finance spectrum. 

ITFA presently has more than 165 members, located in over 40 different countries. These are classified under a variety of business sectors, with the most predominant being the banking industry. Others include forfaiting, insurance underwriters, law firms as well as other institutions having a business interest in the areas of Trade Finance and Forfaiting. 

To find out more about ITFA, please visit or send an email on