Lisbon — the capital city of Portugal — has carved itself a reputation as one of Europe’s most exciting and popular cities. It was chosen as the World’s Leading City Break Destination (World Travel Awards 2019), voted the third most hospitable world city in a Tripadvisor survey and ranked the coolest city in Europe by CNN.
It is also home to Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG), a world-class economics and management school with a history dating back to 1911. ISEG is renowned for its multi- and interdisciplinary approach to learning and putting into practice.
“The knowledge and education we provide at ISEG Lisbon aims to develop managers and economists with an analytical open mind, and with a unique blend of solid quantitative and technological skills, mixed with a humanist approach in which the social context of all managerial decisions is taken into account,” Professor of Finance, Clara Raposo, Dean of ISEG says. “Our commitment is even stronger as we belong to the highly reputed Universidade de Lisboa.”
With over 50,000 students, Universidade de Lisboa is not only the largest public university in Portugal, but it also happens to be Portugal’s number one university. It is also one of Europe’s leading universities and has many partnerships with top international schools.
That is why ISEG’s teaching programmes are recognised worldwide, earning high-profile distinctions from the Financial Times and Eduniversal rankings. It is also among the top 5% business schools in the world accredited by AACSB.
Not only does ISEG provide quality education for their students, but they get to learn and work with award-winning professors with highly regarded PhDs and extensive industry experience. Together, they have won national and international awards for the best case studies, dissertations, research content and applied projects, as well as university competitions like being a four-year consecutive winner of the National CFA Research Challenge.
Apart from being deeply knowledgeable in their subject matter, ISEG’s faculty are also known for making themselves available and accessible to students throughout their studies. Students at ISEG appreciate the fact that they can count on their professors’ support whenever they need it.
Besides the strong faculty and academic support, the vibrant downtown Lisbon city is another reason to study at ISEG. Overlooking the River Tagus, ISEG’s integrated campus location – with five buildings – makes it easy for students to stroll along and enjoy the city’s varied backdrop which includes museums, the Parliament, shopping and restaurants.
At the same time, ISEG strives to be an open and inclusive community of solidarity and collaboration among students, alumni, faculty, international partners and business networks. Their commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) acts as the basis of teaching students how to be responsible managers.
“We believe that the next generation of economists and managers must be quantitatively sound, technologically agile, and concerned with the impact of their decisions on others. We also wish this new generation of managers and economists to be genuinely interesting people, with their own special likings and talents which make each one unique and creative,” Professor Raposo explains.
ISEG recognises that to develop well-rounded economists and managers aligned with the SDGs, their master’s programmes must be creatively innovative. This is achieved not just through excellent teaching, but also by providing students with ample opportunities to participate in overseas field and study trips, internships, research seminars and overseas exchange programmes.
Completed within three semesters, these Masters in Management, Finance, Accounting, Actuarial Science, Data Analytics for Business, Economics and Mathematical Finance are taught in English. This makes ISEG a highly attractive option for international students. Their students come from over 70 countries.
Their diverse student body serves as an excellent platform for cross-cultural sharing of perspectives and backgrounds. Students often find themselves working in teams of different nationalities which helps them understand the importance of teamwork; they end up as friends for life by the time they graduate.
Little wonder why ISEG graduates are highly sought after by many top private and public sector employers worldwide. They also become part of a diverse alumni network.
If you’re considering pursuing a master’s in one of the world’s top business schools, ISEG is the school for you. With the application close date on March 1st 2022, click here to find out more.