Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics

Location

Lisbon, Portugal

Availability

Available for UniSA Business students only


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    A branch of the Portuguese Catholic University, which established in 1967, Catolica Lisbon’s School of Business and Economics offered it first program in 1972. The Business School is highly ranked in Europe and is in the 1% of business schools worldwide to be accredited by all three management education associations - EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. They are also the first and only Portuguese Business School ranked in the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings.

    The campus is located a stone throw away from Lisbon Zoo, just north west of the city fringe. Navigation around the campus is easy as the campus buildings are adjacent to one another. Catolica Lisbon has a long tradition of welcoming exchange students, providing an excellent academic environment and an unforgettable exchange experience. And so, there is a big cohort of international students at Catolica Lisbon where you can discover a different culture, make new friends, learn a foreign language and do something that will look great on your curriculum!

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    Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is known for its colonialist history, ornate architecture and tradition of Fado music. In 2019, Portugal placed second among the world’s safest countries for tourists according to acclaimed travel specialist BookMundi.

    The city offers incredibly delicious and varied culinary options from traditional Portuguese cuisines to amazingly fresh seafood. The nightlife in Lisbon is vibrant and has something to suit every taste from small jazz bars to huge clubs and some of the most exciting African music.

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    • Lisbon Oceanarium
    • Jardim Zoológico
    • Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
    • Berardo Museum
    • The National Museum of Ancient Art
    • The Fado Museum
    • Lisbon Story Centre
    • Baixa & Bairro Alto
    • São Jorge Castle
    • Belém Tower
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    Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe, bordered by Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. The location makes for a sunny climate nearly year-round, with the capital city of Lisbon being the sunniest in Europe at 2,770 hours per year.

    Portugal's population is approximately 10.2 million people, with two thirds living in an urban environment such as in the capital of Lisbon. Portugal is one of the oldest nation states in Europe and the world, with its territory having been continuously inhabited and fought over since prehistoric times. The country’s population records are among the oldest on earth, and there is documentation as far back as 1422 to suggest that there were over a million people living here.

    Portugal has left a deep cultural, architectural and linguistic influence across the globe. It is a developed country with an advanced economy and high living standards. A member of the UN and EU, Portugal was also a founding member of NATO, the Eurozone and the OECD.

    You're probably familiar with photos of picturesque Lisbon and Porto - yellow buildings bathed in sunshine, perched on narrow cobbled streets by the sea. Portugal is one of Europe's best destinations for a surfing or beach holiday. Nightlife thrives in Portugal's main cities and tourists flock here in summer to join the party.

    Portugal offers incredible hilltop towns and castles, unique festivals, delicious wine and hidden treasures. Despite its popularity with tourists, you can still find many peaceful getaways in its various islands and nature spots. With its location at the heart of Europe, America and Africa, Portugal is directly connected by air to half of the world.

    Did you know?

    JK Rowling taught English in Porto back in the 1990s and was a regular at the Livraria Lello bookstore. Apparently, its decorative bookcases, carved wooden ceilings and lavish staircases inspired the Hogwarts Library in her Harry Potter books.

    Lisbon is older than Rome by four centuries. It was settled by the Phoenicians around 1200BC and is the second oldest European capital after Athens.
     
     

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Autumn semester (SP5)
August to December/January

Spring semester  (SP2)
February to May/June


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    Undergraduate

    • Bank Management
    • Capital Markets and Institutions
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Data Management Tools
    • Digital Business Models
    • Digital Transformation
    • Econometrics
    • Economic Analysis of Social Policies
    • Economic Policy in the European Union
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Europe in the 20th Century
    • Financial Analysis for Business Valuation
    • Global Marketing Management
    • Government and Business
    • International Economics
    • Leadership in Organizations
    • Marketing
    • Microeconomics
    • Organizational Behaviour and Sociology
    • Organizational Sociology
    • Product and Customer Management
    • Statistics II
    • Strategic Management of Innovation

     

    Postgraduate

    • Accounting
    • Advanced Mathematics
    • Advanced Microeconomics
    • Advanced Strategic Management 
    • Business Research Methods
    • Consumer Behaviour
    • Cross-Cultural Management
    • Digital Marketing
    • Digital Transformation
    • Econometrics I
    • Economic Analysis of Social Policies
    • Economic Regulation
    • Economics of Business and Markets
    • Economics of Education
    • Finance
    • Financial Analysis and Forecasting
    • Financial Decision Making in a Business Context 
    • Innovation Management
    • International Marketing
    • Language Courses
    • Leadership Development
    • Macroeconomic Policy
    • Managerial Decision-Making
    • Marketing Planning
    • Mathematics for Economists
    • New Products and Services
    • Strategic Management

     

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    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions.

    All exchange students must complete a two weeks intensive Spanish course at the beginning of their exchange. The intensive course is located at the Gandia campus; however it is not recommended that students select other courses at the Gandia or Alcoy campuses as they are located too far out of the city. This course does not count as part of your exchange credits at UniSA.

    The following applies to Spanish language course credit: 1 Spanish credit = 0.8 ECTS (therefore 10 Spanish credits = 8 ECTS)

    Courses from the following degree programs are not available for exchange

    • Biotechnology degree in English
    • Master's Degree in Advanced Architecture, Landscape, Urban Planning and Design
    • Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture
    • Master's Degree in Preservation of Architectural Heritage are not available for exchange students

    Please note the following course restrictions

    • Acceptance in Business courses for students outside the FADE School is very unlikely.
    • Aerospace courses in English are only available for students with aerospace/aeronautical background.
    • Acceptance in courses in design, animation, and photography for students outside the Faculty of Fine Arts (FBBAA) is very unlikely. BA in Design and Creative Technologies programme has very limited vacancies and will not accept students from other UPV Schools/Faculties, as well as the MA courses offered at the FBBAA.
    • ETSINF (School of Informatics) courses in English are limited to students with ETSINF as their hosting school.
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    • UniSA academic transcripts
    • Passport
    • List of course selection at Catolica
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    Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies: 

    • 18 units = 30 ECTS 
    • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS  

    It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your PD if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS

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    UniSA students are exempt from providing evidence of English proficiency

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Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: 6°c to 28°c 
Spring/Summer: 16°c to 38°c 

Currency
€ Euro

Local language/s
Portuguese


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    Catolica Lisbon  School of Business and Economics does not offer airport pick up. You will need to make your own way to the campus from Lisbon airport. More information on how to get to campus can be found here.

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    Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics does not offer on-campus accommodation. Students will need to make their own accommodation arrangement while on exchange at Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics.

    International Relations Office offers assistance to find temporary and permanent accommodation in Lisbon. Login details and a list of accommodation search links will be sent to you via e-mail after you apply at Catolica. The International Relations Office will also provide individual help to find permanent accommodation upon arrival, during the Welcome Week.

    More information on accommodation can be found here.

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur:

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $2000 
    Accommodation $480 to $1500 per month 
    Meals/Groceries $250 per month 
    Transportation $60 per month 
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $250 per month

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website.

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website.  
     
    Please click here to read the travel insurance policy. 
     
    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here
     
    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advise. Please see below links for more information.

Australian Government DFAT brief on Portugal is available here.

Portugal embassy website can be found here.

Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics student visa FAQ is available here.

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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How to apply

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No available summer/winter school

Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics is not an exchange partner for Summer/Winter school. To see other current short-term opportunities, please click here.

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