About us

More than a business school

Our history

Porto Business School is an institution with unique features, resulting from the way the school emerged, stemming from collaboration with large Portuguese companies.

We are the result of more than 30 years’ experience in providing training for executives as ISEE – Instituto Superior de Estudos Empresariais (College of Business Studies) (1988-2000), EGP – Escola de Gestão do Porto (Porto Management School) (2000-2008), and EGP-UPBS. 

Our aim is to empower people to think critically and to come up with their own solutions, to identify future challenges, to create different scenarios and to rethink strategies. That is, to make change happen. It has been that way from the outset, in 1988.


1st Class of ISEE's full-time MBA programme Foundation of ISEE


1st Edition of the General Management Programme


Creation of ISFEP by FEP, as an interface institution for studies and applied research projects


Creation of the José Valente Award


ISEE becomes EGP-Escola de Gestão do Porto


1st Edition of EGP's Executive MBA (in partnership with ESADE)


Launch of the 1st Executive Education Portfolio


Formation of EGP-UPBS, following the merger of training activities for executives of EGP and ISFEP


EGP-UPBS programmes are internationally accredited by AMBA. EGP-UPBS becomes a member of EFMD.


The School’s Executive Education programmes are now present on the Financial Times ranking. The MBA programmes receives EPAS accreditation (EFMD), the 2nd international accreditation.


EGP-UPBS becomes Porto Business School. The Financial Times ranks Porto Business School as one of the best schools in europe.


Inauguration of the new Porto Business School Campus


Marta Cunha, EMBA student, receives the "Student of the Year" AMBA Award


Branduplift. The School's new website is internationally recognised.


Porto Business School celebrates its 30th anniversary and is honored by the President of the Republic of Portugal with the Order of Merit.


The ties between companies and U.Porto, ensure that we are in line with organisations’ present and future needs. Find below our partners.

Associated Companies


Statutes of the Porto Business School (PBS) - U.Porto Association

Management Bodies and Executive Board

Code of Ethics
Code of Ethics and Conduct

Listed within this Code are the values and principles that guide Porto Business School. The institution and all those who collaborate with it regard these not only as intrinsically their own.