IBS, through teaching, research and outreach, contributes to the development of management knowledge and practice, and prepares and develops managers and leaders to make a positive impact on organisations and society, in a globalised world.
IBS wishes to be, and to be perceived by its stakeholders as, one of the leading Portuguese business schools and to be recognised in Portugal and internationally for the quality of teaching and learning experience, academic rigour and relevance of its research and excellence of its programmes, for the reputation of its graduates and faculty and for its distinctive focus on the needs of organisations, individuals and society.
The culture of the school is based on the following deeply imbedded values which are shared by all students, faculty and staff of the school and communicated to all stakeholders in different ways:
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Relevance to the Business Community
- Multicultural Environment
- Integrative and Supportive Relationships
- Excellence and Rigour
- Social Responsibility and Ethical Behaviour