International Management

ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon

24 months
4900 EUR/year
4300 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in International Management is a part-time, two-year Program, fully taught in English, that prepares students to work within global business enterprises and internationally-connected organizations.


7 Reasons for Choosing the Master in International Management at Iscte Business School

1. Don’t miss the opportunity of being part of one of the most reputed master programs in Europe

  • Ranked 54th in its category, among the Top 70 Best Masters Programmes, in Western Europe in 2018/2019 (Eduniversal Ranking)


2. Learn from the best industry practices

  • Interact regularly with reputed practitioners who will offer their vision and experience in a series of workshops aimed at discussing and analyzing international management topics;
  • International Project - this course gives students the opportunity to develop a project for a company’s specific needs, challenging students to work on business scenarios from different countries like Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Canada, India, China and Indonesia. The course is lectured by António Vieira da Silva (Portugal), a very experienced manager who has worked in the past as a CEO in four companies in different business sectors, working now as a management consultant in Europe and South East Asia.


3. Benefit from a reputed faculty, with a flexible and multicultural learning style

  • The faculty of ISCTE Business School has authored more than 100 books in different management disciplines, many of which are now required reading at other Portuguese universities;
  • There is a close working relationship between students and faculty and students benefit from weekly contact hours, continual email contact and a sustained relationship with the faculty throughout their professional lives;
  • The timetable of this program is tailored for students with professional commitments;
  • You will find a multicultural study environment with fellow students and a faculty made up from many different nationalities (more than 60% of our staff come from abroad);
  •  "Wide band" programme designed to respond to a vast array of interests and specialties.


4. Thrive in a welcoming culture where personal development and networking are encouraged

  • Participate on the personal development programme (PdP) that enables students to discover their leadership qualities and creativity;
  • The welcome week allows you to engage in networking, team-building and idea-sharing from day one of the course. This spirit is reinforced year-round with a host of other activities (team buildings, dinners, etc.)
  • Mentoring program - with their mentors, students have the opportunity to discuss their academic progress and career prospects, and benefit from their recognized professional experience;
  • Since not all degree candidates have the same academic and professional backgrounds, preparatory courses may be organized for students that do not have an academic background in Management (or related area) or sufficient professional experience.


5. See your merit recognized and rewarded throughout the program

  • Award for the best MSc in International Management Student (sponsored by Solvay)
  •  Award for the best candidates (waiver of the 1st year's tuition fee - 20%, 40% or 100%)


6. A truly international outlook

  • Business and Intercultural Communication module abroad – this course takes place, normally, during the two-week Easter break and has been taking place in India;
  • Midweek seminar program - students will be able to participate in specialised seminars and workshops as well as company visits along with students from our partner universities. Past mid-week trips have taken MIM students to Pforzheim University (Germany), Barcelona (Spain), Poznan (Poland) and Prague (Czech Republic).
  • Possibility of doing a Double Degree - it allows students to graduate with two diplomas from two Universities (Iscte and a partner university). For the Msc in International Management, the partner universities are:

- KEDGE Business School Bordeaux - France (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA accredited)

 - Pforzheim University - Germany (AACSB accredited)

- Universitas Gadjah Mada - Indonesia (AACSB accredited)- University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics - Slovenia (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA accredited) - Nottingham Trent University - UK Possibility of doing an exchange / Erasmus program with our partner universities.
  • Possibility of doing an exchange / Erasmus program with our partner universities;
  • Optional Portuguese language course.


7. Get excited with the program’s career prospects

  • Our career services will support you with counselling, access to opportunities, the IBS Career Forum and presentations in class by companies;
  • Employment rate of 100% up to 3 months after completion of Programme;
  • The sectors most represented in the recruit of master's graduates are Industry & Energy, Consulting & Audit, Health & Pharmaceutical Services and Trade & Industry.
  • Close contact with a large pool of successful alumni now working for high-profile national and international companies.

 Want to know more? Get in touch with your Program Manager!

Maria Ana Henriques

  • Tel.:(+351) 210 464 209

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Management, Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Communication Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • International Business
  • Global Operations and Logistics
  • Intercultural Management
  • International Global Marketing
  • International Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

All the vacancies for the September 2020 intake were filled. Applications will open again on January 2021. 




On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor degree awarded by a University or Higher Education Institute (for Portuguese candidates a minimum grade of 12 is required)
  • In exceptional circumstances candidates who do not meet the above requirement may be accepted if they can demonstrate solid professional experience and/or relevant academic qualifications in the area of Management
  • Motivation Letter - explaining why you wish to study at IBS and study MIM in particular
  • Two letters of recommendation/contacts of two referees

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9800 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8600 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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