Innovative leadership in the digital age

Porto Business School

Porto Business School is a renowned school with close ties to both the Portuguese and international business community and the University of Porto.

  • Since 1988 More than 35 years driving change
  • Unique ADN Association with more than 40 organisations Part of the University of Porto
  • Sustainability LEED Gold Certification (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Paper Free School

International recogniton

Triple Accreditation

Positioning in the rankings

Positioning in the rankings



Trained executives
every year







A Truly
Corporate Approach

Porto Business School was born out of the entrepreneurial spirit of a group of businessmen from northern Portugal. Today, it has 40 associated companies.

At Porto Business School, we strongly believe that our close relationship with companies is key to providing our MBA students with a truly immersive and practical learning experience.


The special relationship of Porto Business School with companies brings our students closer to recruitment processes when they are looking for talent. Here you can find some recent recruiters. Accenture Interactive | Adalberto | Agility Alphanumeric Systems | Altran | Amorim SGPS | Arrow Eletronics | AT Kearney | Banco Português de Fomento | BA Glass | Barclays | Beta Capital | Boston Consulting Group | Boyden | BNP Paribas Cardif | BP Group | Castelbel | Cisco | Clark Modet | CLOO | Colep | Continental | Coverflex | Critical | Dave Morgan | Deloitte | Dott | Egon Zehnder | Ernst & Young | Europa Group | Farfetch | Faucrecia Group | Flying Tiger Copenhage | Fundação de Serralves | Garland | Global Head Hunters | Hays | Ibersol Group | IBM | Heidrick & Struggles | Hilti | Hologic | Horton International | Hovione | IKEA | Inditex Group | Invesco Transearch | Kitopi | Korn Ferry | Leroy Merlin | Li & Fung | Manitowoc | Mckinsey & Company | Michael Page | Microsoft | Milésime Group | Mri Worldwide | NORS Group | Patagonia | PlatformE | Procter & Gamble | Prosegur | Siemens Group | Skelt - Energy Fit Solutions | Sodecia Group | Sonae MC | Sonae Capital | Stanton Chase | SYPartners | Porto Digital | Technoserve | Tlantic | Tysers | WoW | Volkswagen

The Learning Journey

A programme that combines the consistency of fundamental content with the flexibility and personalisation that you need to have a truly unique experience tailored to your ambition.




17 Months



(includes On
Campus Week)






Core + Business
Impact Challenge






Electives +
Final Project

Leadership Development Track
Sustainability Certificate

Career Development
Entrepreneurship Track

Artificial Intelligence Track

One MBA, two learning paths:

17 Months

Core + Electives + Final Project For students who wish to attend the programme all at once

17 Months

Core + Electives + Final Project (Term 1 is mandatory) For students who need to adapt the programme to their professional and personal lifestyle

Considering the desired flexibility of this programme, there is the possibility of extending it from 15 to 21 months. Irrespective of the selected format, all participants start the Digital MBA at the same time and are required to complete 60 ECTS. The 1st Term is mandatory to attend independently the duration chosen by students.

The seven dimensions of the Digital MBA

Unlock your potential and take your career to new heights with the Porto Business School Digital MBA, a game-changing programme designed to develop leaders who not only have the skills to succeed in today’s global business environment, but also have the vision to drive impactful change.

Flexible and Convenient

A unique combination of prestigious education, flexibility, and accessibility. The online format offers unparalleled convenience, allowing you to balance your personal and professional life with your educational pursuits. This flexibility enables you to complete the programme at your own pace, without sacrificing the quality of the education. Furthermore, the online platform provides global access, allowing students from diverse backgrounds and locations to benefit from the same esteemed resources and networking opportunities that are typically exclusive to on-campus programmes.

Digital Specialisation

The programme will ensure that you will learn the essentials of Management and Administration, offering you the possibility of specialisation in topics related to digital transformation. Therefore, you will have the opportunity to explore: Machine Learning for Managers, Digital Marketing and Analytics, Cybersecurity and Privacy, Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Technologies, Robotics and Automation, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies, Natural Language Processing (NLP), among others.

International Perspective

Our programme attracts both national and international candidates and faculty, which is further enhanced by a curated set of courses designed to provide a global view of business and society.

Robust Networking Opportunities

You will benefit from ample opportunities to connect with companies and individuals, leading to lifelong friendships and career opportunities.

Leadership Focus

We offer you a unique opportunity to become a leader for a positive impact on organisations and communities, through deep self-knowledge and focus on inspiring and empowering others through classes, workshops, and simulations.

Personalised Programme

You will be able to customise the programme: choosing the pace, specialisations and projects that best fit your career goals, you will have a competitive advantage in the job market, and you will stand out to potential employers.

Career Acceleration

The programme will enhance your skills, knowledge, and experience, along with personalised career development coaching, to help you take on higher-level roles in businesses and society.

The Digital MBA
in a nutshell

The business world is rapidly evolving around us.
At Porto Business School, you will reinvent your path forward by embracing uncertainty and using it as a catalyst for innovation and growth.

Choosing to pursue an MBA is one of the best decisions you can make for your career, as it provides a comprehensive business education, valuable networking opportunities, and the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in today’s competitive job market

Gain a global vision and connect with leading organizations through our customizable programme.

Duration 17/28 months

Format Part-time


Recognition Triple-accredited

Intake October 2023


Customizable Programme

Strong community Endless networking

CommitmentMore than 10 different
scholarship types

Unique DNA Close connection
to companies

Career Excellent work


Go global Opportunity to study and learn with international students and faculty

Gonçalo Dias, Portugal / Spain

Operational Base Chief – Pilot @ Easyjet

The Digital MBA at Porto Business School offered me the opportunity to finally challenge myself to seek the discomfort of studying and learning skills in the opposite spectrum of my area of expertise. This was a goal I had been pursuing for many years, with constant failure, due to the impossibility of reconciling the traditional MBA offerings with the irregular schedules of my professional life. The flexibility of this programme allows for organizing the challenge of this educational stage around professional and family life almost perfectly, without compromising the quality of the education received.”