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Portugal has 5 business schools among the best in Europe

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For the first time Portugal has 5 schools in the top 95 of the best management schools in Europe, a ranking carried out every year by the Financial Times (FT). The schools in question are Nova SBE, Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Porto Business School, ISEG and Iscte Business School. It should also be noted that Portugal is now one of the best represented countries in the ranking, only surpassed by France, the United Kingdom and Germany. These are the best business schools in Portugal, perfect for those thinking of doing an MBA in Portugal, for example. 

What positions do the Portuguese schools occupy in the ranking?

This is how Portugal fares in the business school ranking:

  • Nova SBE is once again the Portuguese school best ranked, occupying the 24th position. It has risen three positions from last year, making it the best business school in Portugal;
  • Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics also improved in relation to last year’s ranking, having gone from 29th to 27th place;
  • Porto Business School is in 59th place and also improved its position in relation to the previous ranking in 2021, having climbed seven positions;
  • ISEG, which is part of the ranking for the first time, is in 65th place, and has the merit of being the best ranked among those debuting on the list;
  • Iscte Business School is the 5th best ranked Portuguese school, occupying the 67th position. It was, however, the school that rose the most in the table, having recovered ten positions in relation to last year’s ranking.

Ranking “demonstrates the excellent quality of education in Portugal”

“At Nova SBE we are very pleased with this result, which is the consolidation of the work we have been doing in the rankings. It is with great satisfaction that there are now five Portuguese schools in the ranking, which demonstrates the excellent quality of education in Portugal”, said Daniel Traça, Dean of Nova SBE, in a statement.

According to the institution, the results obtained consolidate the international positioning of Nova SBE, which became the first Portuguese school in the world top 15 with its two master’s degrees in the Financial Times rankings – international master’s in finance (11th position worldwide and 9th in Europe) and international master’s in management (15th position worldwide, which represented an increase of eight positions).

Also in a statement, the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics praises the fact that it has once again risen in the ranking, recalling that “it was the first Business School in Portugal to join this Financial Times list, in 2007, obtaining top positions since 2012”.

“It is a source of pride that we are consistently rising in the ranking of the best European Business Schools and that we honour Portugal with one of the most international schools in Europe (…) Católica-Lisbon, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is a hub for attracting world-class talent of teachers and students, a generator of cutting-edge knowledge in economics and management, and a real launch pad for a successful career with real impact on society,” commented Para Filipe Santos, Director of Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics.

HEC Paris tops the list

What is the #1 business school in Europe? The ranking evaluates a total of 95 institutions, and the list continues to be headed by the School of Advanced Business Studies – HEC Paris, in France, as in the last three years. The second place on the podium is once again occupied by the London Business School, from the United Kingdom, as in the three previous years, and closing the top three is the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris – ESCP Business School, which last year occupied 14th position.

It should be noted that the ranking is based on the overall scores that each school obtained for each ranking in the following Financial Times rankings: Masters in Management, Executive Education Programmes, MBA and EMBA (Executive MBA). Criteria such as salary at the end of the training, return on investment period and percentage of female and international faculty with doctorate are also evaluated.

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