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ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management

3.9 out of 5 (18 ratings / 16 reviews) Lisbon, Portugal
ISEG is the School of Economics and Management of University of Lisbon, the largest and worldwide best ranked Portuguese University. ISEG follows the best international standards in its teaching programs and in its research: the school is accredited by AACSB, a distinction held by only 5% of business schools in the world and our programs are recognized by many reputed International entities.



With over one hundred years of history, ISEG was the first school of economics and management founded in Portugal. The school is part of the University of Lisbon, the largest Portuguese university.

In 1759 - The School of Economics and Management (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão) is founded in Lisbon as the Class of Commerce.


ISEG is able to offer 7 undergraduate degree programmes,  20 masters programmes, 8 doctoral programmes, as well as over 30 executive training programs. 

Over a dozen of those programs (spread across all levels of study) are fully available in English.

With na experienced and well prepared faculty, students from more than 70 countries contribute to na ever-increasing international academic environment, and take advantage of the school's excellence, recognized by eduniversal with 5 Masters in the global ranking.


Scientific research is, along with undergraduate and post-graduate education, and other services to the community, one of the fundamental functions of any university. For this reason, scientific research plays an integral part in the life of ISEG and promoting research is one of the main concerns of the Scientific Council.


Career Management Office is your partner in achieving your career goals. Our consultants assure you all the support you need, either in the dissemination of opportunities or preparation for job search or an internship.

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University Ranking

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Student services

  • ISEG's counselling office (known in Portuguese as the "GAA-Gabinete de Apoio ao Aluno") was founded in 1999, with the goal of promoting the psychological and emotional wellbeing of its students. The service provides educational-psychological support to improve interpersonal relationships and communication, as well as academic success, helping students to better meet the demands of their personal and university lives, as well as those of the world of work beyond. All matters dealt with by the counselling office will be treated in the strictest confidentiality. 

Library services

The Francisco Pereira de Moura Library is ISEG's literary resource centre, housing a wide range of literature and information both in digital an paper format, which can be accessed in person or online.

ICT services

The computer network covers all ISEG computers, including the classrooms and special computer rooms. Wireless access is also available across the campus.

Medical services

The University of Lisbon Medical Centre, available to all University of Lisbon members, is located at the Ajuda Campus, in the CEDAR facilities.

A modern facility which has been newly renovated, the UL Medical Centre offers the following services:

- Family doctor - family planning, ophthalmology

- Dentist

- Psychologist

- Psychology Support Service for Students

Student Life

Campus life

 ISEG is housed in a former convent, beautifully converted to provide purpose-built modern facilities while preserving the character and features of the original buildings. More modern buildings complete the landscape. We strongly value cultural diversity and regularly promote extracurricular activities including workshops, concerts, exhibitions, sports, and community service, preparing our students for an ever-changing world. Our multicultural community gains strength and ideas from Lisbon’s vitality! Lisbon is one of the most attractive cities in Europe where you can find tradition, romance, culture, entertainment and great emotions/experiences under long hours of brilliant sunlight and a beautiful moon.


ISEG is accredited by the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB),   a distinction held by only 5% of business schools in the world, the ISEG MBA is accredited by AMBA, and our programs are recognized by many reputed international entities (e.g., CFA University Affilliation Program, IFoA – Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, PMI – Project Management Institute, RICS – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors). 

Student Reviews

Economics at ISEG
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The master's in Economics at ISEG has been a great challenge for me so far, in which I have been developing new skills and improving old ones. I feel the school could provide better service to it's foreign students, especially during the COVID-19 shock.

I recommend the university
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The teachers are very professional and attentive. There is a good environment and the possibility to share the knowledge you know and learn with others.

Friendly University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

ISEG is a great school: good infrastructures, friendly environment, good offices to help students and good student association! The professors are nice as well and there are plenty of study material.

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