ISCTE Business School ranked for the second consecutive time in the European ranking published by Financial Times having carried out the fourth most expressive rise. Among the four Portuguese schools ISCTE Business School was the only one to improve its classification.
ISCTE Business School (IBS) reached the 63rd position in the "FT European Business Schools Ranking 2018 ", the list of the 95 best European management schools. This distinction a year of success at the level of FT Rankings, after having reached 27th in the list in June of the best Masters in Finance and, in September, the 77th position in the list of the best Masters in Management. Among all the dimensions contemplated in the ranking, ISCTE Business School stands out by its classification of the Executive MBA, which is in 57th position, just behind the EADA Business School Barcelona program and the joint program of the Portuguese Católica Lisbon SBE and Nova SBE, respectively in the 56th and 54th positions. Per On the other hand, it is one of the schools with the highest gender balance in the teaching staff (47% female) and belongs to the restricted group of schools in which all teachers have PhD.
According to José Paulo Esperança, Director (Dean) of ISCTE Business School, "the year 2018 stands out by the entry of executive training into the ranks of the Financial Times, after 2017 was marked by debut in the rankings and 2016 by obtaining the most prestigious international accreditation ". "Our Executive MBA, "complements" is the second best in Portugal, marginally behind the Lisbon MBA which is a program offered in partnership ". According to the head of the school, "many factors have contributed to this but we must not forget that IBS is the only public school internationally, in the municipality of Lisbon, taking full advantage of the current attractiveness of the city. " For another "Entrepreneurship is a differentiating factor, as the Science4You, a company that was born within the school ". This table published by the Financial Times covers four categories of program rankings, namely Global MBA, Executive MBA, Executive Training and Masters in Management. In the whole of the list London Business School, followed by HEC Paris and INSEAD. The representation of Portugal should be highlighted, as it is the fifth country with the most management schools (4), alongside the Netherlands, only behind France (25), United Kingdom (22), Germany (7), Belgium (5). In order to be eligible, schools must meet a number of requirements, the most important of which is of one of the two main international accreditations of management schools (AACSB or EQUIS). IBS obtained the AACSB in 2016, integrating a restricted group of 5% of accredited schools worldwide.