• The Lisbon MBA International

    The Lisbon MBA International program unites two of Portugal’s top business schools—Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, and Nova School of Business and Economics—with MIT Sloan for a one-year, one-of-a-kind MBA program. With access to the resources of all three schools, students develop their ability to think creatively about complex situations, respond swiftly and strategically to business challenges, successfully lead teams, and drive positive change in the global economy.

    Upon completion of the program, students receive a joint MBA degree from Católica-Lisbon and

    Nova, and a certificate from MIT Sloan. Graduates are recognized as affiliate alumni of MIT Sloan, with access to MIT Sloan’s extensive alumni community and networking events around the world.


    • MIT Sloan faculty visits to Lisbon
    • International Faculty Fellows
    • On-campus visits to MIT Sloan
    • MSMS program opportunity

    Faculty Director – Professor Emilio Castilla

  • News
  • The Paradox of Meritocracy

    November, 2015

    What if companies that see themselves as meritocracies are, after all, less fair than they think? Professor Emilio Castilla discusses his meritocracy paradox theory in an article in Exame. Through his research, which included interviews with 445 North American managers, Castillo found that when a company culture promotes meritocracy, its managers may ironically tend to favor male coworkers over their female counterparts, or some workers over others based on demographic traits like race or nationality.

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    The Lisbon MBA International 2015 at MIT
  • Tourism Innovation Competition

    On September 18, 2015, the Lisbon MBA with the support of Turismo de Portugal held the Tourism Innovation Competition, an international conference focused on promoting innovation, entrepreneurship, and knowledge sharing in the tourism sector.