Portugal has four management schools among the best in Europe, according to the Financial Times

  • ECO News
  • 9 December 2019

Nova SBE is the first Portuguese school on the list compiled by the Financial Times. It is followed by Católica, ISCTE and Porto Business School.

Four Portuguese business schools were able to continue to make their presence felt in the European Financial Times ranking. These are the Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE) in Carcavelos, the Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, the ISCTE Business School in Lisbon and the Porto Business School.

Nova SBE is the first Portuguese school on the list, remaining in 30th place. “In the origin of this result is the school’s commitment in the growth, innovation and internationalization in the master’s degrees and in the executives’ training,” comments Daniel Traça, dean of Nova SBE, quoted in a statement. “The move to the new campus, in Carcavelos, allows us to expect even more in the coming years,” he adds.

It is followed by the Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, which has been in the ranking for 12 years and now ranks 32nd, falling four places from 2018. This is “the most international school in the country,” with 40% of foreign teachers, to which add about 54% of foreign students in master’s degrees, highlights the Catholic in a statement. The school also highlights the employability figures of 96% of students placed on the national and international job market in less than three months.

The Portuguese podium is completed with the ISCTE Business School, which ranked 66th and surpassed the Porto Business School. One component that most contributed to this school’s result, which is present in the ranking for the third consecutive year, was the salary’s progression of master’s students in management between the time of graduation and what they achieve three years after entering the job market.

Porto Business School was immediately next in the list, in 67th place. “To appear in this ranking of the Financial Times for the 11th consecutive year recognize, above all, the quality that our training offer has demonstrated,” points out Ramon O’Callaghan, dean of Porto Business School, quoted in a statement.

The quality of the schools is evaluated in five main categories: Global MBA, Executive MBA, Executive Training and Masters in Management and Faculty. The global ranking is led by HEC Paris, followed by London Business School and the DAS Bocconi School of Management. Portugal, together with Ireland, Italy and Switzerland, is the seventh European country with the most management schools represented in the Financial Times ranking.