ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

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The Iscte – University Institute of Lisbon was founded in 1972 as one of Portugal’s first modern universities, with the central aim of studying labor and social dynamics in a rapidly changing world.  Since its establishment, the university has expanded its disciplinary reach into four schools: Iscte Business School, the School of Sociology and Public Policy, the School of Technology and Architecture, and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

On campus, students will find a robust intellectual tradition, mentorship from teaching staff involved in cutting-edge research, and a vibrant, multicultural environment. Of the approximately 10, 500 students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate programs, nearly 21% are international, coming from 98 different countries.

The university is actively engaged in collaborative projects, networks and partnerships around the world, including a range of educational, training, and research programs supported by the European Union. Through its commitment to internationalization, innovative research, and education aligned with professional standards, Iscte prepares its students for competitive careers and thoughtful lives in the 21st century.

Iscte is currently part of the most respected international accreditation and rankings and has been improving its positioning, both nationally and internationally.

Accreditations: Agency of Evaluation and Accreditation in Higher Education (A3ES), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Association of European Universities, Association of MBA’s (AMBA)
Rankings: Times Higher Education, Financial Times, Scimago Institutions Ranking, Round University Ranking, Webometrics, University Ranking by Academic Performance, U-Multirank.

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ECSH – School of Social Sciences

The School draws upon a faculty of highly qualified and experienced professors and researchers to offer a variety of courses at the graduate and postgraduate levels, covering the areas of Psychology, Political Economy and Anthropology, as well as Development Studies.

ESPP – School of Sociology and Public Policy

The School offers four undergraduate courses (in Sociology, Political Science, Modern and Contemporary History and Social Work, with an optional branch in Public Policy), nineteen Master’s courses (four lectured in English), and ten PhD courses. It also offers more than 30 postgraduate programmes, in these areas as well as in Humanitarian Action, Public Administration, Communication, Cultural Studies, African Studies, International Studies, Social Research Methods and Public Policy.

IBS – ISCTE Business School

Iscte Business School is an internationally accredited business school that pioneered the teaching of management and business sciences in Portugal. We are committed to provide our students with international education. Among our large portfolio of programmes and courses, many are taught in English. International students as well as invited faculty also lend a support to this endeavour on campus.

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ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa's Course Offerings

Core Curriculum Offerings - Highly Recommended Courses

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History of Portuguese Expansion ESPP 6 37 Fall Visit here
Portuguese History and Culture ESPP 6 37 Fall Visit here
Sociology of International Migrations ESPP 6 37 Fall Visit here
World Economy: 19th and 20th cent. ESPP 6 37 Fall Visit here
Organizational Models IBS 6 37 Fall Visit here
Strategic Management IBS 6 55 Fall Visit here
Entrepreneurship IBS 6 37 Fall Visit here
ICT’s for Management IBS 6 37 Fall Visit here

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History of Portuguese Expansion ESPP 6 37 Spring Visit here
World Economy: 19th and 20th centuries ESPP 6 37 Spring Visit here
Portuguese History and Culture ESPP 6 37 Spring Visit here
Gender, Emotions and Power ESPP 6 37 Spring Visit here
Marketing Management IBS 6 55 Spring Visit here
Human Resources Management IBS 6 37 Spring Visit here
Business Law IBS 6 37 Spring Visit here
Comparative International Management IBS 6 37 Spring Visit here

Other Direct Enrollment Courses - Taught in English

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Corporate Finance 6 37 Fall Visit here
Entrepreneurship 6 37 Fall Visit here
European Institutions and Policies 6 37 Fall Visit here
Financial Accounting I 6 37 Fall Visit here
Fundamentals of Management 6 37 Fall Visit here
History of Portuguese Expansion 6 37 Fall Visit here
Ict’S for Management 6 37 Fall Visit here
Integrated Operations Management 6 37 Fall Visit here
Investments 6 37 Fall Visit here
Macroeconomics 6 37 Fall Visit here
Management Accounting II 6 37 Fall Visit here
Marketing Management 6 37 Fall Visit here
Mathematics 6 37 Fall Visit here
Microeconomics 6 37 Fall Visit here
Microeconomics II 6 37 Fall Visit here
Operation Research 6 37 Fall Visit here
Operational Marketing 6 37 Fall Visit here
Operations Management I 6 37 Fall Visit here
Organizational Models 6 37 Fall Visit here
Political Economy and Globalization 6 37 Fall Visit here
Portuguese History and Culture 6 37 Fall Visit here
Psychopathology 6 37 Fall Visit here
Statistics I 6 37 Fall Visit here
Strategic Management 6 37 Fall Visit here

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Business Law 6 37 Spring Visit here
Developmental Psychology of Adult 6 37 Spring Visit here
Financial Accounting II 6 37 Spring Visit here
Financial Modelling and Business Plan 6 37 Spring Visit here
Fundamentals of Finance 6 37 Spring Visit here
Fundamentals of Management 6 37 Spring Visit here
Groups and Inter-Group Relations 6 37 Spring Visit here
Human Resources Management 6 37 Spring Visit here
Investments 6 37 Spring Visit here
Macroeconomics 6 37 Spring Visit here
Macroeconomics II 6 37 Spring Visit here
Management Accounting I 6 37 Spring Visit here
Marketing Management 6 37 Spring Visit here
Operations Management II 6 37 Spring Visit here
Optimization 6 37 Spring Visit here
Political Parties and Pressure Groups 6 37 Spring Visit here
Portuguese History and Culture 6 37 Spring Visit here
Statistics II 6 37 Spring Visit here
Strategic Management 6 37 Spring Visit here
Taxation for Non-Residents 6 37 Spring Visit here

Portuguese Language for Foreigners Classes

ISCTE does not have its own offer of Portuguese Language classes for foreigners. We recommend the student to take these classes at NOVA FCSH – located 20-min walk away from ISCTE.

Please consider the syllabi below.

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Portuguese Lang for Foreigners (A1) NOVA FCSH 6 56 Fall & Spring Download
Portuguese Lang for Foreigners (A2) NOVA FCSH 6 56 Fall & Spring Download
Portuguese Lang for Foreigners (B1) NOVA FCSH 6 56 Fall & Spring Download
Portuguese Lang for Foreigners (B2) NOVA FCSH 6 56 Fall & Spring Download

Direct Enrollment Classes - Taught in Portuguese

The lists of the courses taught in Portuguese are provided individually to students who contact semester@studyinportugalnetwork.com. Please note that ISCTE offers courses taught in Portuguese in the following fields of study:

  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Modern and Contemporary History