ISCTE Business School | University Institute of Lisbon

ISCTE Business School | University Institute of Lisbon

IBS, through teaching, research and outreach, contributes to the development of management knowledge and practice, and prepares and develops managers and leaders to make a positive impact on organisations and society, in a globalised world.

Top reasons to study here

  • ISCTE Business School is globally recognized for the highest quality in business education and is a Business School in the top 5% worldwide accredited by AACSB.
  • ISCTE Business School is considered one of the best Best Business Schools in Europe by Financial Times Ranking.
  • ISCTE Business School was awarded 3 palms in the Eduniversal ranking (Excellent Business School), doubling the Deans' votes in comparison to the previous year.



ISCTE Business School traces its origins back to the earlier department of management sciences, created in 1972. The school is recognised for its excellence in learning and research, international and multicultural environment, and the solid connection to the business world that it offers our exceptional graduates, leadership entrepreneurship and innovation.


IBS has six Departments: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Operations and Management, Quantitative Methods for Management and Economics, and Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour. 


ISCTE Business School has a specialised and exclusive office, the IBS Career Services Office, that aim to support the career development (professional and academic) by strengthening the proximity between students and the biggest international companies and also through a complete soft skills training programme that guarantees success in the most challenging recruitment processes.

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Housing services

With the University Residence Professor José Pinto Peixoto, the Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL) meets some of the accommodation needs of its visiting students and teachers which, so far have only been served through the room and private house market across Lisbon.

The accommodation at the Residence consists of:
  • Double rooms with private WC
  • Double rooms with shared toilet
  • Triple room with private WC 
  • Quadruple rooms with private WC 
  • Apartments 

Double rooms with shared WC are reserved for ISCTE-IUL’s scholarship students.

Library services

The library offers excellent conditions to consult books and magazines. Its catalogue of works includes online access to the most important consultation network of scientific journals – with more 3000 magazines of different areas - and continuous updating of the material available for consultation.Users of the Documentation centre can obtain research assistance, consult works, requisition books.

ICT services

ISCTE Business School has generic databases such as Proquest, Web of Knowledge, JSTOR; as well as financial-oriented databases like Bloomberg, Reuters, Datastream, Worldscope, Compustat, CRSP to which all students have free access. ISCTE Business School is one of few schools in Europe to have access to Wharton's Research Data Services (WRDS).

Student Life

Campus life

ISCTE Business School campus (IBS) is located at ISCTE-IUL facilities,in the heart of Portuguese's capital, Lisbon. It has 56 classrooms, 12 auditoria, grand auditorium, study rooms, library, computer labs, among others.

ISCTE Business School is one of the four schools  of ISCTE-IUL, with a specialised and exclusive secretariat, as well as Career Services Office, and Communication Office to support to current students and alumni.

Sports facilities

IBS is situated next to Cidade Universitária Sports centre, one of the largest sports centres in Lisbon, with several pavilions, football and rugby fields, jogging tracks, swimming pools and other sports facilities and fitness.

Student clubs

  • ISCTE Junior Consulting (IJC)
  • ISCTE Trade & Investment Club (ITIC)
  • AEISCTE-IUL| Students’ Association of ISCTE-IUL
  • Association of Management students (NEG)
  • Association of Finance and Accounting students (NEFC)
  • Association of Marketing students (NAMI)
  • Association of Human Resources students (NERH)
  • Association of Economics students (NAE)
  • Association of Management and Logistics Management (NAGIL)
  • ISCTE-IUL Club


ISCTE Business School has been recognised by highly reputed foreign agencies and associations as one of the best Portuguese business schools and a reference both nationally and internationally in several programmes. 

  • Agency of Evaluation and Accreditation in Higher Education (A3ES)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Association of European Universities (EUA)
  • Association of MBA's (AMBA)

Student Reviews

ISCTE Business School - Teachers, Dynamism
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

During the bsc in Management and now in the upcoming Msc in Finance, I have felt that ISCTE has been an excellent university in almost every topic, ranging from professors, to activities and dynamics within the university. Truly a great experience

Very good School
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really liked my university. I had very good teachers and consolidated the knowledge that I had regarding different topics.

ISCTE Business School: learning meets practice
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My university as a strong practical component, and enables students to pursue their studies while at the same time applying what they are learning to real-life cases. I was able to conduct projects with and for real companies, work on real research topics, and establish a network with both professionals and academics.

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