Terms 1 to 3: The Fundamentals (Jan to May)
From January through May, you’ll focus on the core skills and knowledge of international business administration through coursework in marketing, organizations, economics, strategy, accounting, and finance.
You will also use this period to begin your journey of self-discovery and development during Friday Forums.
In order to build the foundation towards acheiving your career goals, you will attend several workshops and work with our Career Management Center during the Career Management CORE in the 1st Term.
For international students, optional Portuguese classes are a fantastic way to learn the local language and develop an additional skill to help set you apart in the global context.
MIT Immersion (June)
Over four weeks in the month of June, you’ll tackle global issues in management and technological innovation at the Sloan School of Management. While at the MIT campus, you will have the opportunity to explore the cities of Cambridge and Boston and experience life at MIT. You'll also have the chance to interact with completely different teaching methods as well as meet innovative companies within the area.
Action Learning: Summer Internship, International Labs or Entrepreneurship Hub
Throughout July and August, you’ll integrate what we call the action learning path: you will get in touch and practice what you've learned with real projects and companies in order to best serve your professional ambitions.
Summer Internship: to gain real-world experience and additional networking opportunities within a company or organization in your field of interest. Our Career Management Center will work with you individually to identify the right internship for you and to fulfill your career goals.
International Lab: if, instead, you seek an International integration on Chinese or Brazilian markets then you will be integrated on our Portugal-China Lab or our Portugal-Brazil Lab. This 2 month experience brings together students from The Lisbon MBA, Fudan University Shangai and Insper in São Paulo that will work on a project for a real company.
Entrepreneurship Hub: if you have Entrepreneur ambitions and want to start your own company, the Entrepreneurship will offer you the chance to explore entrepreneurial ideas and develop practical entrepreneurial skills while taking advantage of the numerous learning opportunities, networking events with companies from the field and specialized coaching with fellow entrepreneurs.
Terms 4 and 5: Focusing on your Goals (Sep to Dec)
Returning to Lisbon at the end of August, you will have the opportunity to focus on a specific area of management or to diversify your skills by selecting your elective courses. In addition, you will have have an integrative course that will allow you to choose between working on a live consulting project or developing your own business plan. These choices will bring you closer and closer towards your career goals, working and improving a very specific set of skills and talents. The Career Plus module will work with you to develop the perfect strategy and final training to achieve your career plans.
Your leadership and personal development will continue through the Friday Forum Series.
The 5th Term also brings you the Business Case Competition, where you will work in teams on solving a real-life problem for an organization with the chance for special awards. Previous business cases came from EFACEC, Grupo Pestana, UNICRE, and Saphety.