|Application deadline:||1st round: February 25 - April 22; 2nd round: May 6 - June 3; 3rd round: June 17 - July 1|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||February 2014, September 2013|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
Our Master of Science in Economics gives you professional skills and an advanced understanding of economic and finance problems, both from a theoretical and an applied perspective.
Our program prepares you for highly-skilled jobs in the private sector or in governmental agencies, in Portugal or abroad, requiring solid quantitative and analytical skills, and provides a sound foundation for an academic career in economics if that is your choice. The aim of the Program is to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to take up specialist positions in the public or private sector or to pursue an academic/research career via a PhD.
MSc in Economics is a full time program, Monday to Friday, focused on newly qualified graduates yet to start their career with little or no professional experience.
Who Should Apply for Master of Science in Economics?
If you are finishing your 1st cycle in related subjects, we are sure you will be a great fit for Master of Science in Economics.
Requirement: You must show a sufficient knowledge of mathematics in your first degree.
Program Overview of the MSc in Economics
Duration: between 3 and 4 semesters.
Program: Full-time (120 ECTS)
Fall intake: March - June
Spring intake: October-December
Note: For those interested in February Intake, some courses will be available in the second semester; depending on your background, you may be recommended to start your program in the September intake to take full advantage of your potential.
Spending a semester abroad on our international exchange program will allow you to develop and expand your global approach to economics, business and management, and increase your portfolio of skills.
CATÓLICA-LISBON is a truly international business school and has partnerships with some of the best institutions in Europe and beyond. The Master of Science Programs currently have agreements with 55 schools in 24 different countries and the list is constantly increasing.
Most of our exchanges are carried out under the Erasmus agreement and follow a simple, standard procedure. You can also choose a destination of your own and apply for an exchange as a freemover. But your chosen school must meet the CATÓLICA-LISBON standards.
If you prefer a more general economic approach, choose our ECONOMIC POLICY option and you will get an overall understanding of regulation and competition issues in several sectors, public economic issues or macroeconomic policies.
Major in Economic Policy (Min 12 ECTS)
Official University Transcripts confirming academic qualifications (Portuguese or English). For application purposes we do not require a formal certificate from your School, but we do require a non official document with ALL the courses you attended and its grades. We will require a formal certificate after completing your degree and no later than October (for September intake) and March (for February intake). International students: The Transcript of Records must be authenticated by the official education authority of the relevant country. This authority will also have to be recognised by the Portuguese diplomatic corps or consulate or be accompanied by a Hague Convention Apostille.
You can present one of the following certificates to prove your English proficiency or take a CATÓLICA-LISBON English Test:
GMAT, GRE or you can take the CATÓLICA-LISBON Admission Test:The admission jury may request this exam from applicants with a background in management or economics if they decide that is justifiable
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||600|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||250|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||100|
CATÓLICA-LISBON Top+ is a scholarship program for Economics and Business Administration students with an outstanding academic record.
Implemented by CATÓLICA-LISBON, this program allows high-potential students to complete the MSc at CATÓLICA-LISBON with a partial waiver of MSc fees.
We encourage outstanding students to apply for these scholarships; especially those that have completed their first cycle degree at the top of their classes (for example, average final grades of 77.50% or above).
The following criteria are highly valued by the jury:
- Undegraduate GPA and academic performance
- International experience
- Extracurricular activities
- Professional experience (e.g. internships)
- Contribution to the diversity of the group
- Contribution to School activities
- Results of GMAT or CATÓLICA-LISBON Admission Test, if applicable.
EXCEPTION: Double Degree and Joint Degree students must pay the tuition fees in the 2nd year of the Program while they are abroad.
Scholarships based on social criteria
Scholarships are based on economicsand academic factors.
Through an application process that establishes economic need and academic performance, Social Services, through the University's Student Services Office, may fund all or part of the student's studies.
In this scholarship, the academic performance is also taken into consideration and the student may have part of his/her tuition fees financed. In addition, an activity to support the school will be requested.
In addition to this scholarship provided by the school, we strongly recommend that you check in your home country about local government scholarship possibilities (embassy, consulate)
Top international bank institutions offer low-interest loans to students that cover tuition fees and study-related expenses. The applications for these loans should be submitted directly to the bank.
In addition, we strongly encourage you to check out the financial institutions in your home country
Triple Crown AACSB,EFMD,AMBA Accreditation
At the beginning of 2008, CATÓLICA-LISBON celebrated the accreditation by AACSB International and became member of the elite group of business schools holding the coveted Triple Crown status
The success of CATOLICA-LISBON is the result of world class faculty and researchers, high level students, partnerships with top Schools worldwide.
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