Católica Lisbon - Católica Lisbon Business & Economics

Master in Economics - Máster en Economía

Católica Lisbon - Católica Lisbon Business & Economics
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The MSc in Economics provides students with the conceptual tools and advanced analytic techniques to apply economic reasoning to demanding issues in today´s private business, public policy, and academic research domains.

The program follows rigorous international standards. Classes are small, taught by internationally recognized professors and industry experts, and focused on advanced economic knowledge and techniques. The program is suited to students with both applied interests and more research-oriented profiles.

Once the first foundation semester is completed, you can focus on a major:

Public Policy & Regulation;
Macroeconomic Policy;
General Economics;
Finance & Banking.

At the same time, prepare for the workplace with Leadership Lab activities and internship opportunities.


1st cycle degree in Economics, Business/Management or other quantitative discipline
English Proficiency:
TOEFL [recommended score] 600 [PBT], 250 [CBT], or 100 [IBT];
IELTS [recommended score] 7.0;
Certificate in Advanced English [CAE] minimum of C;
CATÓLICA-LISBON English Test: dates available on the application platform


Graduates in Economics, Management, or another quantitative discipline who seek to acquire the conceptual tools and training in quantitative methods to understand economic issues and apply economic reasoning to private business, public policy, or academic research domains;
International exposure (exchange, summer school or internship abroad) and extracurricular achievements are highly valued by the Admissions Jury.


The MSc in Economics provides a high quality graduate education in economics, training students in rigorous methods of analysis and preparing them for successful careers in banking, consultancy, international organizations or academia. Students can also pursue a Double or a Joint Degree.


Foundation courses (25 ECTS)

These courses are designed to structure and consolidate your knowledge, skills and intuition of economics:
Advanced Macroeconomics
Advanced Microeconomics
Ethics & Social Responsibility
Imperfect Markets

Major courses (28 ECTS)

Deepen your learning in one area, and acquire knowledge and skills for specific jobs in private or public institutions.

Public Policy & Regulation
Macroeconomic Policy
General Economics
Finance & Banking

Elective courses (5 ECTS)

Each year CATÓLICA-LISBON will offer a range of electives, taught by our own faculty and by prestigious invited lecturers.

Elective courses can also be selected from other Majors, as well as from other MSc Programs at CATÓLICA-LISBON.

Leadership Lab ( 2 ECTS)

By participating in Leadership Lab, you will enhance your preparation for the job market and for advancing in your career. Workshops and activities are designed to help you discover your strengths, learn and practice new professional skills, and expand your career horizons through feedback from colleagues and industry professionals. Participate in a realistic assessment center and select workshops tailored to your career aims.

Strengthen your professional skills in key areas:

Communication and Influence;
Makings things happen.
Define your goals and select from a variety of job search and professional skills workshops and activities, including international field trips, guest speakers, and workshops focused on key competencies.

Although the final semester is an especially important time to bridge your academic and professional lives, Career Development Office is available throughout the program to work with closely with you as you select, prepare, and apply for specific career paths.

Thesis Project (30 ECTS)

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