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As Dean of the Porto Business School, I welcome you to our website.

We are pleased that you have taken the time to learn more about our school, our programs and the potential they hold in shaping the business leaders of tomorrow.

At Porto Business School, our mission is to improve the quality of management through advanced education at postgraduate level, custom programmes for organisations, corporate partnerships, applied research and consultancy. As Peter Drucker, the father of modern management, pointed out ‚Äúyou cannot manage others unless you manage yourself first.‚ÄĚ We provide students with innovative, challenging educational experiences that go beyond business fundamentals to develop the leadership skills and knowledge required for successful careers in management. This is why at Porto Business School we say that we ‚Äúchange lives‚ÄĚ, something that we have been doing for more than 25 years. We measure our success by the success of our alumni and by the impact we have on executives, organisations, and society at large.

Porto Business School is an institution with unique characteristics, many of which derive from the fact that it was established in collaboration with top companies and their senior leadership. Today, those founding companies, and many more that have joined subsequently, constitute the Porto Business School / University of Porto Association. This association is the body to which the school reports thus providing an alignment between our mission and the needs of business. At the same time, the school is part of the University of Porto, one of the largest and best-ranked Portuguese universities, and shares some of its faculty. This great resource provides rigor and interdisciplinary knowledge both in teaching and research. We also involve faculty with strong corporate links as well as experienced corporate executives in most of our programmes. They bring practical relevance and facilitate experiential learning for our students by exposing them to new business challenges, industry best practices, new trends, and cutting-edge business models.

In addition, our international partnerships with other top business schools reinforce the global vision of our education and provide an opportunity for programme participants to develop cross-cultural skills while experiencing other faculty, organisations, and business contexts.

Porto Business School takes pride in its culture, its entrepreneurial spirit and innovation ability. We are not just another business school; we are a partner in personal development and organisational transformation. By partnering with us, you will get the skills that will enable you to make a difference in your life, in your organisation and in society.

Welcome to Porto Business School.

Ramon O’Callaghan
Dean