The Lisbon MBA is a joint-venture between Nova SBE and
CATÓLICA-LISBON – the leading Business Schools in Portugal - that
offers a two year, part-time MBA and an international, full-time
MBA, in partnership with the MIT Sloan School of Management.
The Lisbon MBA develops one-of-a-kind managers through a
holistic approach to management, preparing future leaders to make a
difference in a resource-constrained world. The Lisbon MBA strives
not only to have a high quality curriculum and faculty, but to help
students develop their own interpersonal skills, empowering their
abilities and knowledge through diversity.
Most challenging achievements and the future
The Lisbon MBA helps students launch their own businesses, with
one start-up being recognized as one of the best in Portugal, and
another already going international. This is encouraged through the
Entrepreneurship Hub (an Action-Learning component of the MBA,
based at the top incubator in Portugal, Startup Lisboa), where
students engage with a number of mentors and resources, and also by
connecting them with many investors throughout the world.
One of the most challenging achievements is successful
placement. The Lisbon MBA achieved the highest number of students
with job offers before graduation in times of acute economic
crisis. This was the result of not only a highly qualified faculty,
a challenging (and practical) curriculum, and the focus on
networking opportunities, but also due to the awards they have
received throughout the years.
Last year, The Lisbon MBA was a finalist of the Association of
MBAs Global Innovation Award, due to the approach to soft skills
development. They were also recognized as the best and most
innovative brand in education in Portugal.
For the future, the program aims to focus on social and
environmental sustainability and to further increase the class
The Lisbon MBA has an entrepreneurial spirit that reflects on
the amount of students and alumni creating their own
On top of this, the Lisbon MBA is completely tailored to the
student's career goals: the classes are small and have an optimal
students-to-faculty ratio, increasing the time (and quality) the
students spend with the Careers Management team – a dedicated team
that coaches and trains each student individually according to
his/her past career path, present needs, and future goals.
Besides having students from 5 continents and prestigious
faculty from all over the world, they also promote diversity as an
Unique selling points
- Is tailored to each student's needs and goalshas an
entrepreneurial mindset and approach
- Has an entrepreneurial mindset and approach
- Will further focus on multicultural exposure through the
partnership with MIT Sloan