AESE Business School


AESE Business School

The first portuguese Business School

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AESE Business School
You aim high. You aspire to lead. You want to make a difference. You believe in leadership based on professional excellence, integrity and spirit of service. Welcome to AESE Business School.

Founded in 1980, AESE was the first School of Business and Management in Portugal. We have been dedicated to the training and improvement of business leaders, with a Humanistic perspective of Mankind and Society, for over four decades.
The transformative impact on our Alumni, spread across 5 continents, makes AESE a unique business school: a school for Leaders who want to reach higher learning, leaving their mark and transforming the world.
The recognition our school enjoys within the business world is the result of the four essential principles that guide all of AESE’s activities:

  • A culture of Higher Learning, involving the Alumni community,participants, teachers, employees, companies, schools and institutions the School is in constant contact with;
  • Solid knowledge that is deeply rooted in business reality, along with a Management and Leadership perspective that is laced with a critical, rigorous and holistic approach to the current issues and challenges in business and society;
  • A far-reaching presence in the world, enhanced by the diversity of the School’s community, the rich content of its activities and a close proximity to international institutions such as the IESE Business School;
  • Strong, ethical and humanistic values, coupled with a persistent effort to practice and share them.


Being a leader today requires the permanent pursuit of excellence on your road to personal as well as professional fulfilment. It takes the highest degree
of professionalism, focus and self- -motivation. And it takes true generosity to dedicate it all to the service of others, whether it’s your teams, your company or institution, your society or the world. If you are a demanding non-conformist who believes in bettering yourself to make sure you will have a real, wider and lasting impact, then you are an AESE Executive MBA candidate.

The close collaboration between AESE and IESE has been strengthened by the Executive MBA, with classes mostly given in Lisbon by academics, leaders and speakers from both institutions. 

The Executive MBA AESE is accredited by EPAS since 2008. And since 2019 the Executive MBA AESE has been awarded the AMBA acreditation.

Structure: Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Once a month, one Friday is a full day and one Saturday is free of classes. Participants should anticipate 10 to 15 hours of individual study per week. The programme includes a mandatory international week in Lisbon and two optional international weeks.
Two optional weeks: Meiji Business School in Tokyo, Japan and IESE NY, USA
Length of Course: October 2023 till July 2025
Starting Dates: 6th October 2023
Application Deadlines: Admissions process from October 2022 till September 2023

Student Body
Ratio of applicants to places
: 3:2
Number of nationalities: 3
Men vs. Women ratio: 3:1
Average Age: 39
Minimum of working experience: 5 years

Participants' background degree:

  • Business/ Economics: 34% 
  • Engineering: 31% 
  • Science/Medicine/Pharmacy: 19%
  • Humanities: 9%
  • Architecture and Arts: 4%
  • Other: 2%


Admission Criteria

Bachelors Degree
GMAT or our equivalent Test
References: 2 letters of recomendation
Language: fluency in English, Portuguese and Spanish

Base price: € 27,750 (VAT included)
The base price includes: documentation, support material, International Week in Lisbon as well as catering and parking in at AESE Campus, in Lisbon.

International weeks (optional): € 3,075 each (VAT included) The international weeks abroad are optional and scheduled for MBS Tokyo and IESE NY.
Airline tickets and meals outside the academic timetable are not included in tuition fees. Minimum number of participants for the international weeks: 30.

€ 24,300 (VAT included) for completed admissions processes and deposit paid by May 31st.


AESE’s Alumni Association promotes activities that establish a platform for continuous learning and permanent transformation.

Highlights include the unique Alumni Learning Program, in which recognised academic and professional figures speak about relevant topics in management, serving and facilitating learning in each of the functional areas of the company or in the company as a whole within society.

Participants in long-duration programmes form part of the AESE Alumni Association. The School’s relationship with its more than 7800 Alumni and the relationships between them generate an inexhaustible source of knowledge, experience and contacts for the professional and personal improvement of all.

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