About Porto Business School
Porto Business School is the business school of U.Porto, the
largest Portuguese university. Its unique governance structure also
involves top business leaders and 25 large corporations, ensuring a
practical approach to management teaching. The school is currently
listed on the FT Executive Education worldwide ranking.
Porto Business School is rapidly building its international
image, striving to become one of the most reputed European business
schools. Significant growth is expected within 3-5 years with
state-of-the-art new facilities expected to be inaugurated in
Our 14-month full-time MBA is currently the most international
of all accredited MBA programmes in Portugal, with around 60% of
Most challenging achievements and the future
A good example of the long-lasting success of our MBA programme
is the fact that 4 out of the 20 firms currently listed on Euronext
Lisbon PSI20 Stock Index have CEOs that are our MBA Alumni. More
recently, the Magellan MBA students have won several international
awards, such as the 1st Place on John Molson Case Competition 2011
(Canada), or the 1st Prize on Idea to Product Competition 2010
(U.S.). The school’s MBA provision has meanwhile been awarded both
AMBA and EPAS accreditations, for its inherent quality and
commitment to continuous improvement.
The Magellan MBA shall consolidate its international growth and
positioning by fostering several teaching and research
collaborative projects with leading institutions, adding to
existing ones (e.g. RSM, FDC, IE, LBS), as well as by continually
seeking improvement and innovation for its curriculum and student
services. Further accreditations for the school and its programmes
are also under way.
Porto Business School has several bilateral agreements with
international top business schools for student exchange and
provides international weeks that combine classes, visits to
companies and networking events with local executives.
The MBA two-month long internships have recently included
projects with NGOs in Mozambique, Haiti, and Mali, showing that
corporate and social responsibility are deeply embedded in the
school’s culture. The programme has a strong focus on the
development of soft-skills such as communication, team management,
leadership and negotiation.
As a result of innovative and successful initiatives such as the
Talent Show, the Followers Programme or the Mentoring Programme,
employability statistics are very strong, with global corporations
and organizations as usual employers (e.g. McKinsey, Li & Fung,
Galp Energia, Sonae).
Every year, Porto Business School hosts the Leadership
Grand Conference, joining over 1000 executives with some of the
most influential management thinkers of our time, such as Benjamin
Zander, Garry Kasparov or Kjell Nordström.
Unique selling points
- The best value-for-money internationally accredited programme
in Western Europe,
- Interaction with 8000 Alumni (40 countries) and global
- Porto – a featured Lonely Planet Top10 Best-Value 2012