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Five Portuguese higher education institutions have made significant strides in the annual ranking released by the Financial Times, solidifying their presence among the top business schools in Europe.

Nova SBE is ranked 21st among the best schools in Europe, the highest ranking ever for a Portuguese school, after climbing three places. Nova SBE is also the only Portuguese school to be included in the TOP 25 in the three-year consolidated ranking, securing 24th place in this indicator.


The results of the Financial Times European Business Schools Ranking confirm Nova SBE's global standing, having climbed six places since 2021 and secured 11th place worldwide in the 2023 International Masters in Finance Ranking. Nova SBE also maintained its national leadership in this ranking.


In particular, Nova SBE achieved its highest ever position for a Portuguese school, ranking 18th globally and 15th in Europe, up four places from 2022, in the Financial Times International Executive Education ranking. In addition, Nova SBE is ranked 15th in the world in the International Masters in Management ranking, the only Portuguese presence in the top 15 worldwide.


Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics has once again risen in the Financial Times Rankings to become the 22nd best European Business School. With a rise of 5 places, this is the best position ever in this group of Leading Schools. CATÓLICA-LISBON was the first Portuguese Business School to be included in this ranking and has been consistently in the top positions since 2012.


Ranked at the 44th position, the ISCTE Business School – IBS was the second European school that experienced the most significant ascent in the Financial Times European Schools 2023 ranking, with an impressive climb of 23 positions.


Porto Business School has also maintained its status as one of the top business schools in Europe for the 12th consecutive year. The University of Porto's business school has climbed six places since last year and is now ranked 53rd. This ranking is the result of Porto Business School's performance in the Executive Education categories, where it is ranked 30th and 29th for customised and open executive education respectively. It also secured the 56th position in the Executive MBA category and the 43rd position in the Global MBA category.


It's worth noting that, unlike other schools in the ranking, Porto Business School only participates in three of the four categories that contribute to this ranking. Due to the close collaboration between Porto Business School and the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto, both entities are jointly named in the Financial Times ranking (University of Porto | FEP-PBS).


ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management also stood out in this ranking, rising six places to 59th. The institution once again stood out in the Executive MBA ranking, where the ISEG MBA climbed 7 places to 55th place in Europe this year.


The Financial Times European Business School Ranking ranks the top 90 business schools in Europe, based on the overall scores achieved by each school in the Financial Times International Masters in Management, Executive Education, MBA and EMBA rankings.