Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


The FT Rankings of the Top 90 European Business Schools were released and Catolica Lisbon improved one place to 31st best school in Europe, with strong positions in all areas of this aggregate ranking (Msc in Management, Executive Education, Lisbon MBA).

In addition, Catolica Lisbon are the top tier European school with the highest percentage of female faculty and one of those with most international faculty.


 Moreover, Catolica Lisbon are the 22nd best in Europe in offering corporate partners a powerful executive education experience. These excellent results are due to our strong commitment to international excellence that started more than 15 years ago.


The Family and Group José de Mello pledged a donation of 12 Million euros to UCP to support the construction of a new academic building, which will start in 2021. This is the largest donation ever in Portugal to a higher education institution. The new building will receive the name “Edifício José Manuel de Mello” as a tribute to a great business leader from one of the most important business families in Portugal, who shares Catolica Lisbon values and aspiration for impact.


The purpose is to be a School that contributes to a more  world by developing responsible leaders, impactful managers and innovative entrepreneurs, while promoting sustainable business practices.