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ISEG, Lisbon School of Economics & Management of Universidade de Lisboa (University of Lisbon) is one of the most prestigious college of management and economics in Europe, accredited by Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a distinction held by only 5% of business schools in the world.

Universidade de Lisboa is the largest and leading University in Portugal ranked by Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 1st position nationally, and 151st worldwide.

About the Program

ISEG International Program of Doctor of Business Administration Studies (iDBA) and Consecutive Ph.D. in management is meticulously designed to walk the students through, from application process, finding thesis topic and supervisor, to reaching their business and career goals.

  • The unique structure of the program enhances pragmatic and academic acumen of students for dealing with current and future business challenges.
  • Upon successful completion of 7 courses, the students are awarded Doctor of Business Administration diploma at the end of 1st year, and PhD in Management upon successful defend of PhD thesis normally at the end of 3rd year.
  • Curriculum of the program not only equips students with knowledge on pivotal business administration aspects, but also, prepares students for choosing and starting their PhD thesis.
  • Students select their desired thesis topic at the end of year one from a wide range of disciplines thanks to our large community of faculties in ISEG and University of Lisbon (3,000 academic faculties in Doctorate level).
  • Rather than merely theoretical assignments common in other PhDs, students of iDBA+ PhD program get nurtured to solve real business problems systematically.
  • Class-free weeks between modules designated as optional opportunities for deploying learnings in practice and getting feedback from hands-on faculties of this program.
  • Calendar of Program is designed for students that would like to work in any country around the world during their education.
  • Unlike traditional PhD programs, no extra hours on campus is required which enables students to maintain their job if they wish.
  • Having been involved in business, students, join this program aging 30 to 55+ years old to take their profession to the next level.
  • Our graduates undertake top industry and academic careers i.e. professorship in universities, CEO, entrepreneurship, steering level advisors, etc.
  • Students enjoy multinational experience, while they can obtain Student Visa/ Residence Permit to meet on the Lisbon (Portugal) campus.
  • The program is delivered in English and simultaneous translation to other languages might become available.

Program Start Date

January 2021

How to apply

Email [email protected] to receive the application form.

It takes around 30 minutes to complete the main steps:

  • Step 1: fill in 'Application Form'
  • Step 2: Combined 'Application Form' and scan of your previous degrees in one PDF
  • Step 3: email the PDF to [email protected]


  • Initial Installment: €5.500
  • Up to 10 days before the 1st module: €12.000
  • Up to 10 days before the 4th module: €5.500
  • 2nd year Ph.D. Program: €3.500
  • 3rd year Ph.D. Program: €3.500

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