ISCTE Business School Master’s in International Management Overview

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Introduction to ISCTE Business School Master's in International Management

The MSc in International Management is taught entirely in English and is open to students that possess a Bachelor’s degree in the area of Management or relevant experience in international business. This highly competitive academic programme prepares students to take the next steps professionally, to work within global business enterprises and internationally-connected organisations or academics to pursue research questions.

Why Study ISCTE Business School Master's in International Management?


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 A timetable tailored for students with professional commitments

 An intensive and compact programme, lasting one year (plus final project/dissertation)

 A multicultural study environment with fellow students and a faculty made up of many different nationalities

 Due credit is given both to:

 Professional interests, through modules aiming at the acquisition of “how-to” competences in international settings

 More research-oriented interests, through modules and seminars aimed at the acquisition of capabilities for conducting an investigation in the area of international management. “Wideband” programme designed to respond to a vast array of interests and specialties

Program Costs + Living Expenses: ISCTE Business School Master's in International Management


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  • Student residences: €250-€400 per month
  • Shared apartments: €300-€500 per month (plus utilities)
  • Studio apartments: €400-€600 per month (plus utilities)


  • Groceries: €200-€300 per month
  • Eating out: €50-€100 per week


  • Public transportation: €30-€40 per month
  • Bike: €50-€100 per month

Other expenses:

  • Phone bill: €20-€30 per month
  • Internet: €20-€30 per month
  • Health insurance: €50-€100 per month


  • €700-€1,200 per month

Employement Prospects: ISCTE Business School Master's in International Management

 The MSc in International Management has an employment rate of 100% up to 12 months after completion of Programme. The sectors most represented in the recruit of masters graduates are the Industry & Energy, Consulting & Audit, Health & Pharmaceutical Services, and Trade & Industry. These ranges of sectors, some of the major recruiters are Johnson & Johnson, EDP, and Fidelidade – Caixa Geral de Depósitos

 98% Iscte Business School Employability Rate

 98% of Iscte Business School 2nd cycle graduates are in professions adjusted / appropriate to the level of qualifications

Employers are overall very satisfied with Iscte graduates: 2nd cycle – 4.6 (scale 1 to 5)

Eligibility Criteria for ISCTE Business School Master's in International Management

  • A Bachelors degree awarded by a university or institution of higher education in an area that shows suitable preparation for the MSc in Economics
  • Proficiency in the English language
  • Note: The results of an applicant’s GMAT or GRE exam, although not obligatory, may enhance their chances of being admitted

Documents required: ISCTE Business School Master's in International Management

  • The application is exclusively online.
  • It is mandatory to attach the following documents:
  • – Photo (passport-style in jpg, jpeg or png format)
  • – Identification document (national identity card for national applicants and passport for international applicants
  • – Undergraduate’s degree diploma with final GPA*
  • – Curriculum vitae
  • – Master’s goal statement (max. 2500 characters, to be submitted in the applications’ system directly);
  • *Candidates who have not finished the undergraduate’s degree must attach:
  • – A commitment statement (download available in the application form);
  • – A transcript of records with the list of completed courses and respective grades (an image from your student portal is accepted).

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Scholarships Available: ISCTE Business School Master's in International Management

1. Explorer Investments Excellence Scholarship

The purpose of the Explorer Investments Excellence Scholarship is to guarantee the continuation of studies in higher education for students with an excellent and innovative profile, who demonstrate a desire to create a positive impact on society, with academic performance.

This is a scholarship awarded for the duration of the Master’s in International Management (maximum 2 years), with the condition that the full amount of the grant will be returned if the student who receives it does not complete the Master’s in 2 consecutive academic years.

2. Explorer Investments International Mobility Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for high-potential students who wish to attend the International Mobility Program or another type of international exchange for studies and who are enrolled and registered for the Master’s Degree in Finance or the Master’s Degree in Business Management.

Its aim is to provide financial support to students with high potential and excellent academic behavior, ensuring that they can enjoy an experience within the scope of the Study Mobility Program and to provide students with special characteristics of initiative, motivation and commitment with the necessary means to pursue their training that includes an international experience, while also encouraging them to pursue and continue the spirit of excellence and innovation that underlies the goals pursued by Explorer Investments.

3. Rodrigo Guimarães Erasmus+ Scholarship

This Scholarship was created to provide financial support to students in conditions of proven economic need, ensuring that they can enjoy an experience within the scope of the Erasmus+ Mobility Program for Studies and contributing to the reduction of the rate of non-attendance of the Erasmus+ Mobility Program for reasons of economic need.

Its aim is to provide students with special characteristics of initiative, motivation and commitment with the necessary means to pursue their education that includes a European experience, while also encouraging them to pursue and continue the spirit of solidarity that underlies the aims pursued by the Rodrigo Guimarães Institute.

Specializations & Electives Offered

While there are no formal specializations within the program, students can choose from a wide range of electives in various areas, including:

Core Courses:

  • International Business Strategy
  • Global Marketing
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • International Finance
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • International Negotiations
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Business Analytics for International Management

Elective Courses:

  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Project Management
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Sustainable International Business
  • Emerging Markets Management
  • Family Business Management
  • Luxury Brand Management
  • Sports Management
  • Innovation and Technology Management
  • Digital Marketing for International Business
  • Social Entrepreneurship 

FAQs About Masters in International Management

Yes, you can choose to complete a specialization at one of Iscte’s partner universities. Some of the available specializations include Global Marketing Management (with ESCP Europe), International Entrepreneurship (with Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), Family Business Management (with IESEG School of Business), and Luxury Brand Management (with Fundação Instituto Francês de Moda).

An internship is optional but highly encouraged. It’s a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience in the international business world and enhance your employability.

Yes, a limited number of scholarships are available for international students. Check the Iscte website for more information.

Yes, the Iscte Career Services office provides career counseling, interview preparation, and job search assistance to MIM students and alumni.

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