There are four Portuguese universities in the Financial Times ‘Masters in Management’ ranking

  • ECO News
  • 13 September 2021

Nova SBE is, once again, the best ranked national institution, ranked 23rd worldwide, among 100 top universities.

Nova SBE, Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, ISCTE Business School and Universidade do Porto – School of Business and Management are the four Portuguese universities included in the Financial Times (FT) “Masters in Management” ranking, published this Monday. Nova School of Business and Economics (SBE) is, once again, the best ranked Portuguese institution, occupying the 23rd position worldwide, among 100 top universities. This year, there is a new entry in this ranking: the School of Business & Management of the University of Porto.

Nova SBE is once again the best ranked Portuguese university in the FT ranking, with the international master’s degree in management showing an employability rate, after three months, of 91% and an average annual salary of US$ 76,056, equivalent to around €64,280, during the three years following graduation.

In the indicators that evaluate the university’s diversity, Nova SBE stands out, above all, for the high proportion of international students (88%), as well as for the fair proportion of female students (54%).

A little lower in the ranking is the Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, which is ranked 45th this year, down one position from last year and eight compared to the 2019 edition.

Among the various criteria that contribute to these results are the 91% employability rate three months after completing the master’s degree and the 56% increase in salary over the following three years, to US$64,619 (around €54,620).

Completing the podium of the best Portuguese universities is the ISCTE Business School, which, after not appearing in last year’s ranking, is back on the FT list, with the master’s degree in “Business Administration” in 86th place, with an employability rate of 75%.

ISCTE stood out for the “percentage increase in salary” of its alumni, with an 86% growth from the first salary after graduation (to US$50,569, about €42,740, over the three years following graduation).

The high percentage of women in the teaching staff (48%) and the former students’ satisfaction with the course (8.76 out of 10) were some of the criteria in which ISCTE Business School achieved the best national results.

The Universidade do Porto – School of Business and Management closes the Portuguese representation in the ranking, taking 98th place. The university debuts in this list with its Master’s in Management, which registers an employability rate of 100% and a salary of US$43,257 (€36,560) after three years of completion.