ISEG - Lisboa School of Economics and Management

Lisbon, Portugal

No. Students: 4,800 (276 int'l)* No. of Academic staff: 235
Funding type: Private
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*: Approximate

Why should I study here?

Discover the top reasons to study at ISEG - Lisboa School of Economics and Management

For more than a century ISEG has educated generations of leaders and professionals who have developed their skills in business and economic decision making, serving as board members either in the government or in major companies. Such successful careers have been observed in Portugal and abroad.

ISEG is acknowledged as a school:

  • That educates top-quality decision makers,
  • That delivers top-quality teaching,
  • Where its academic staff produces internationally-recognized research in the fields of Economics and Business Administration,
  • Where students enjoy studying because they experience a unique and friendly atmosphere,
  • That engages with the community through public participation, addressing and contributing to solve pressing problems of the economy and society.

Employment Perspectives

ISEG is an important reference in the labor market, which is visible in all professional sectors. One of ISEGs main concerns focuses on establishing links with society in order to integrate students in the labor market.

The placement rate for first employment after conclusion of the first-cycle course is very high; half of the students achieve immediate professional placement and approximately 70% are employed one month after graduating. After six months, more than 90% are already employed and are given positive assessments by their employers as a result of their professional and personal skills and adaptability to new challenges, as well as their capacity to work in teams with a sense of leadership.


With over one hundred years of history, ISEG was the first school of economics and management to be founded in Portugal. The school is part of the University of Lisbon, the largest of the Portuguese universities. Well-recognised nationally, ISEG is likewise establishing itself as a respected international name.
ISEG is a multicultural environment in which over 15% of students are international. Its culture is known to be one of solidarity, cooperation and collegiality.

Our Students

ISEG has over 4,800 students following 6 undergraduate, 19 masters and 6 doctoral programmes, as well as over 50 executive training programmes. Over a dozen of those courses (spread across all levels of study) are fully available in English.


Our faculty boasts the highest percentage of PhD-holders in the country, with the majority having been obtained in well-known international institutions. This is reflected in the international orientation of their research activities and in their classes.


As the Portuguese school with most publications in prestigious international journals, ISEG’s research is truly world-class. There are 6 research centres investigating the fields of management, economics, mathematics and social sciences.


Our alumni are high profile professionals working in top companies. The initiative and involvement of the Alumni Association, together with ISEG’s history and its recognition in the marketplace, have helped make our alumni network the largest and most respected in the country.


The school is housed in a former convent, beautifully converted to provide purpose-built modern facilities while preserving the character and features of the original buildings. We value cultural diversity and promote extracurricular activities including workshops, concerts, exhibitions, and community service, preparing our students for an ever-changing multicultural world.


International Accreditation

  • AMBA - Association of MBAs;
  • RICS - Royal Institution Chartered Surveyors
  • PMI - Project Management Institute

International Partners and Membership

  • AACSB - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • ECCH Membership
  • EFMD - European Foundation for Management Development
  • EIASM - European Institute for Advanced Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
  • University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA


Francisco Pereira de Moura Library

The library on ISEGs campus is housed in a modern 5-storey building with comfortable reading and study rooms. ISEG´s library holds the widest collection of books and materials in the areas of the economic sciences and business in Portugal. It also provides free access to bibliographic databases and statistical information. The library collaborates with other libraries and institutions in areas such as European Union Documentation and the American Corner, in partnership with the US Embassy in Portugal.

Bento Jesus Caraça Bookshop and other publishing services

The ISEG bookshop is run by the Student Union and it stocks books and other support materials for the courses taught at ISEG. In addition, AEISEG provides services such as photocopying, printing study materials, internet access, and document/class notes support sharing etc.


The computer system network covers all the computers of ISEG, including the classrooms and special computer rooms. Wireless access is also possible throughout the campus.

Study rooms

There are several study rooms available for student use in the library and in the teaching blocks. These rooms may be used by individuals or by groups.

Restaurants and Snackbars

There is a wide range of places to eat at ISEG, including a canteen, restaurants and snackbars.


There are two car parks on the ISEG campus, each with about 300 places.

Student life

ISEG provides students with access to a number of activities for personal and academic development. Students can complement the curricular component of the MBA with a varied range of themes appropriate for the needs and profile of each student. A sample of activities is listed here, including seminars, exhibitions and recent social events.

Students Union - AEISEG

The Students Union functions as a connection between ISEG students and the faculty. It is responsible for the Copy Store and Bookshop of the University, and offers special conditions for its associates. It also organizes a series of activities, sports and cultural events.

Students International Union - AIESEC

AIESEC Lisbon at ISEG was founded in 1961 and had approximately 60 members at the time. Today its members are recognized for their knowledge, skills and cultural excellence. The former members are very well-established in the business world, working in international companies, such as DHL, Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, Opera Software, and IBM.

ISEG Junior Business Consulting ISEG JBC

ISEG JBC it is a non-profit organization mainly founded and managed by college students. In addition to managing the Junior Company, these students create projects in the most varied business fields and services. The organization builds bridges between the academic and the business field because it allows students to explore the potential of learning by doing. In the Junior Company, students gain management experience, leadership and professional skills, mainly because they can work on the projects they create from their very beginning to their application.

TUNA Económicas

This is a cultural group that represents ISEG in several musical festivals, and other cultural events throughout the country. It is a way of academic integration for those who nourish a love of traditional music.

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