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Get to Know ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management

23/04/2019

 

If you have been trying to navigate business schools in Portugal struggle no more. Choosing the right MBA in Portugal can be challenging because of the impressive number of programmes available. Today, EDUopinions is exploring ISEG Lisbon and has put together for you all relevant information to offer you an educated opinion.

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Exploring ISEG

ISEG Lisbon is one of the most prestigious business and economics schools in Portugal, one of the three top-ranked providers at undergraduate, graduate and executive training level. Founded in Lisbon in 1911, ISEG is a research-oriented institution, with a strong mission to guide and train students into the most skilled managers, providing each student with cutting edge knowledge in the relevant areas of interest.

The School offers a multicultural environment as it has approximately 4,700 students, 10% of whom are foreign students from more than 50 nationalities. The MBA programme is taught entirely in English, is accredited by AACSB and has a duration of 18 months with classes offered in the after-hours regime.

ISEG Lisbon alumni are high profile professionals who occupy the top positions in renowned companies all over the world. The active involvement of the Alumni Association, one of the largest and most respected in the country, together with Career Management Office, known in Portuguese as the “GAA – Gabinete de Apoio ao Aluno,” has made the School’s alumni quite competitive in the job market.

Housed in a former convent, ISEG is beautifully converted to provide purpose-built modern facilities while preserving the character and features of the original buildings.

Architecturally, it comes harmoniously together in a charming complex gracefully mingling the “modern” and the “old”. The School is particularly famous for its “Francisco Pereira de Moura” Library, which houses the largest collection of books and materials in the areas of the economic sciences and business in Portugal.

How to Apply

To become a student in one of Lisbon’s top business schools you must meet some admission conditions depending on your student status (e.g. EU student, international student, Brazilian Applicant, Chinese Applicants). You submit your Master’s Degrees application form only online via the ISEG site during one of the three application Phases. If your application has been neither accepted nor rejected during one Phase can be carried over to the next phase, depending on the number of available places stipulated by the respective Coordinator for each phase, and whether the required conditions have been met. However, if you are an international student (outside Europe) are not recommended during the 3rd Phase, on account of the time, it takes to issue visas.

To complete your application you will need the appropriate:

  • ID documentation
  • Undergraduate degree conclusion certificate with a final average grade
  • Grade transcript with full list course list and grades
  • English or Portuguese language proficiency certificate (minimum level: B2 1, TOEFL 70, IELTS 6.5 ) for candidates for English or Portuguese degrees (except for candidates from Portugal, those from the Portuguese-speaking countries, and Brazilians)
  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum Vitae

For further information, you can consult the specific important deadlines and timetables, as well as objectives, Masters rules and regulations and tuition fees, the University calendar and other important information on ISEG site.

Fees, Funding, and Scholarships

ISEG offers a very comprehensive package of fees. Tuition fee rates vary depending on various factors, such as the academic year of study, the level of the programme, and whether you are an EU or otherwise-based student.

Student Life

Do not forget that Lisbon is considered by international media, such as CNN, to be the “coolest city in Europe”. There you can find tradition, culture, entertainment, and great emotions under long hours of sunlight. In addition, ISEG provides students with access to a number of activities for personal and academic development such as the ISEG JBC, a non-profit organisation mainly founded and managed by college students with an aim to offer them learning through experiences.

Student Opinions

Students at ISEG mention a wide variety of positive traits about the college in their EDUopinions comments. Here are the ones that appear most often.

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Great value for money

Very good and qualified professors, more than 80% with PhD from top universities. Great location, Lisbon is an amazing city to live in. The tuition fee is under the average of other European MBAs. Good value for money.

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The most popular piece of praise for the college is its teaching staff. Students use words such as ‘great value for money,’ ‘quality’ and ‘outstanding in their own fields” to describe their professors.

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Felipe
The professors group quality

My opinion is that the school has much to offer consider the quality of the professors. Most of the hard skills are taught by professors with phd in Administration or by people very outstanding in their own fields.

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Furthermore, students recognise the School’s effect on their prospective professional opportunities in the job market, thanks in part to the reputation that the university bares. To have ISEG on your CV/résumé certainly seems to allow you to stand out from the crowd during the hunt for a job.

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Anonymous student
ISEG changed my life

I love ISEG! I came from Colombia to study my MBA and I think this is the best decision I’ve ever made.____Aside from the fact that my colleagues are great people, Lisbon is a fairy-tale city. I’m crazily inlove with Portuguese culture____ISEG has awesome professors with big experience in both Academic context and Industry context. They’ve taught be what I can expect after I finish my MBA in ISEG and how studying here will me wide-open me a lot of doors when looking for a job

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Conclusion

ISEG is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious colleges perfectly suited for someone looking for an MBA in Portugal. The academic excellence along with the life-study balance that the university offers guarantee a unique post-graduate experience for every student.

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