ISCTE Business School | University Institute of Lisbon

IBS wishes to be, and to be perceived by its stakeholders as, one of the leading Portuguese business schools and to be recognised in Portugal and internationally for the quality of teaching and learning experience, academic rigour and relevance of its research and excellence of its programmes, for the reputation of its graduates and faculty and for its distinctive focus on the needs of organisations, individuals and society.



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 approximately 170 teachers (134.98 FTE) distributed throughout its six Departments: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Operations and Management, Quantitative Methods for Management and Economics, and Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour. More than 3,200 students are currently enrolled in the 6 Undergraduate Programmes and 12 Masters Programmes offered by the school.


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.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)


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, (24)
  • Double rooms with shared toilet*, (8)
  • Triple room with private WC (1),
  • Quadruple rooms with private WC (3).
  • Apartments (3).

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

Common areas and servicesThe Residence has a Laundry, Lounge area with TV, Games Room, Kitchen, Dining room, study room and Internet in the rooms.

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

SCTE 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.

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
  • AEISCTE-IUL| Students’ association of ISCTE-IUL
  • Association of Management students (NEG)
  • Association of Finance and Accounting students (NEFC)
  • Association of Marketing students (NAMI)
  • 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. Three of these accreditations are shown below:

  • Agency of Evaluation and Accreditation in Higher Education (A3ES)
  • Association of European Universities (EUA)
  • Association of MBA's (AMBA)