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Executive MBA AESE

Elevate Yourself, Transform the World.

The new leader must achieve the highest degree of professionalism and self-motivation to embark on the constant quest for excellence and personal and professional fulfilment. At the same time, the new leader must be capable of generosity in placing all this effort at the service of others, of society and of the world. If you consider yourself a demanding non-conformist who wants to better yourself, if you think you have far more to give to make a real and lasting impact, then you are an  Executive MBA AESE candidate.

“Over the last 23 years, the AESE Executive MBA has led to numerous success stories among its participants. From the beginning of the Programme, this is the best proof of its effectiveness! We look forward to working with you on the next step in your career.”

Maria de Fátima Carioca
Dean of AESE Business School
Franz Heukamp
Dean of IESE Business School

The six dimensions of the Executive MBA AESE

The AESE Executive MBA is an intense journey of personal and professional transformation that prepares you to face challenges in any business scenario.

General management perspective
You will gain profound comprehensive insight into the company from a general management perspective, which will allow you to understand the uniqueness of each operational area, the interdependence between them and how they are affected by your decisions.

Effective leadership
Build and align effective teams around a shared vision and a common purpose. Deepen your ethical and humanistic vision of leadership and learn to take an active role in the community.

Strategic decision making
Analyse complex problems, test different approaches and evaluate results. By examining more than 250 business cases, you will hone your ability to analyse challenging situations, justify your strategy and decide on the best course of action.

Global reach
The programme’s high-impact content, faculty guidance and intensive weeks in global venues will give you a heightened awareness of the trends and opportunities shaping today’s global business arena.

Entrepreneurial spirit
You will discover your inner entrepreneur. The AESE Executive MBA will help you detect new opportunities and acquire the knowledge and tools to make the most of them, both inside and outside your organisation.

Develop greater empathy, self-awareness, emotional intelligence and tools to communicate with confidence in any professional environment. Consolidate skills to manage crises, stress and challenges.


1st Academic Year
The first year lays the academic foundation for the programme. You will acquire a stronger grasp of core management areas and a holistic management outlook to lead across all areas of the organisation

1st Term October-December
_ Business Analysis I
_ Financial Accounting
_ Personal Development I
_ Managing People in Organizations _ Strategic Marketing
_ Elective track
_ Coaching
2nd Term January-March
_ Business Analysis II
_ Personal Development II
_ Branding & Data Driven Marketing _ Operations Management
_ Short Term Finance
_ Elective track
_ Coaching
_ Entrepreneurial Initiative
3rd Term April-July
_ Microeconomics
_ Strategic Management _ Structural Finance
_ Digital Transformation and Innovation
_ Elective track
_ Coaching
_ Entrepreneurial Initiative
_ New York Immersion Week

2nd Academic Year
In the second year, you will reinforce core leadership skills and your General Management perspective and entrepreneurial skills.

4th Term September-December
_ Advanced Finance
_ Marketing Strategy in Action
_ Organization and Corporate Governance
_ Elective track
_ Career Management Programme
_ Entrepreneurial Initiative
_ Lisbon International Week
5th Term January-March
_ Management Accounting & Control
_ Marketing Channels & Sales
_ Service Operations
_ Leadership, Values and Ethics
_ Elective track
_ Career Management Programme
_ Entrepreneurial Initiative
_ Tokyo Immersion Week
6th Term April-June
_ Macroeconomics
_ Negotiation skills
_ Entrepreneurial Initiative and final presentation
_ Elective track
_Career Management Programme

Elective track

Short Programmes in diverse areas of specialisation are offered throughout the programme, enabling you to allocate the time devoted to the elective track across the programme according to your preferences. During the AESE Executive MBA, participants are expected to complete a minimum of five full days of elective short programmes.
During the Programme, some CEOs or C-level board members are invited to share their life experiences or the strategy of their organizations and sectors in rich and interactive sessions.

International weeks

The AESE Executive MBA organises international weeks in Lisbon, New York and Tokyo that deliver frontline insights into global business ecosystems and fresh perspectives on global and transcultural management.

New York
The IESE campus in New York is in downtown Manhattan, the city’s business and commercial district, just steps from Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln center and central Park. IESE NY specialises in executive education programmes focused on global business, media and entertainment and custom programmes for North American organisations.

Excelling in Leadership week is dedicated to three main areas: the roles of the CEO as business strategist, organisational leader and a key actor in the Governance Structure; Design Thinking as a methodology for idea generation, and Global Leadership and how internationalisation of the company poses singular challenges associated with the management of people in organisations.

Tokyo (Optional week)
The Meiji Business School campus in central Tokyo is located just next to Otemachi, the city’s business and commercial district, just steps from the Imperial Palace. The MBS Executive MBA is renowned for its focus on family business, start-ups, real estate and general management.

Executive MBA AESE Comité

The Executive MBA AESE Committee is made up of:
Adrián Caldart, Director of the AESE Executive MBA Committee
Agostinho Abrunhosa, Director of the Executive MBA AESE
Rafael Franco, Director of the Executive MBA AESE
Inês Magriço, Deputy Director of the Executive MBA AESE



O Executive MBA AESE is accredited by AMBA and EFMD.

AESE Business School is an Associate Business Member of AACSB .

A way to learn

Case Method
Whether analysing the challenges faced by a construction company, an amusement park, a ceramic manufacturer or an airline in difficulty, the case method asks the participant to put him or herself in the place of the manager: How can i increase sales in a negative cycle? How can the company improve its results in a new competitive environment? What incentive policies will work in a fast-moving industry?
In contrast to lecture-based teaching methods, with the case Method the participants do most of the talking. the teacher facilitates and guides the discussion within a theoretical framework, asking questions and encouraging the participation of the whole class to enrich the discussion with contrasting points of view, different experiences and cultural backgrounds.
Read the case on your own, reflecting on the main issues: What is the biggest problem? What are the alternative options for action? What would you do if you were the manager in question?
Before class, participants meet in small working groups to discuss and compare their analysis and contrasting points of view.
The discussion is then taken to the classroom context, with the teacher facilitating and conducting a more comprehensive discussion of the case. together in a plenary session, the issues raised in the case are analysed and the different courses of action are evaluated with conclusions and learning frameworks.
The case may be recent or a dilemma faced by a company two decades ago. However, the issues highlighted in each case are relevant and universal. More than 250 renowned national and international cases are analysed.
For AESE professors, rich, engaging discussions and debates are the flashpoint of leadership development. From case studies to team-based projects and business simulations, they dynamically combine diverse learning methodologies to spark these vital interactions.
The Faculty and Speakers who teach in the AESE Executive MBA combine rigour, excellence and academic quality with strong roots in the business world.

A personal mentor will offer continuous feedback and career advice throughout the programme to ensure you get the most out of the experience and reach your fullest potential.

Team-Based Projects ABP2 & EI
Teamwork will provide an authentic forum for exchanging and contrasting knowledge among peers and bolster your ability to align opposing perspec- tives.

Peer-To-Peer Learning
The EMBA gathers successful managers from an array of industries, companies and professional profiles. the cohort’s diversity will enrich your professional network and open your eyes to new perspectives and practices outside your corporate sphere.

Business Simulations
You will take your key knowledge to a new level and advance your executive and communication skills in a realistic test environment, complete with time constraints and opposing power sources.

Professional and personal development
All participants in the AeSe executive MBA are assigned two members of faculty – a tutor and a coach – who accompany, encourage and help each participant in pedagogical, professional and personal terms.

Next edition and duration

From October 4th 2024 until June 2026.

Fridays, 1pm » 7pm
Saturdays, 8.30am » 1pm
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 two mandatory international weeks (Lisbon and New York) and an optional immersive week in Tokyo.

Programme langues
The language of the programme is Portuguese. The International weeks, and some of the international classes are taught in English or Spanish.

Study hours
660 hours of interactive learning.

> AESE Campus, Lisbon
> IESE New York, USA
> Meiji University, Tokyo


1. Submit the application form
2. Submit the application form for waiver of the admission test, for candidates with a Doctorate, Degree average equal to or greater than 15 values ​​or with more than 5 years of experience in Management/Coordination positions
3. Pay the registration fee (70 €)
4. Admission Interview with the Program Director
5. Submit two letters of recommendation based on the template to be provided by the Admissions Department

When all the elements mentioned above have been submitted to the Admissions Department, the Executive MBA AESE Committee evaluates the application and decides on the admission of the candidate.

Admission to the Program takes place after approval of the application by the AESE Executive MBA Committee and payment of the respective down payment.


Early bird € 28,000 (VAT included)
For completed admissions processes and deposit paid by the 15th of June 2024.

Base price: € 31.000 (VAT included)
Base price includes documentation, support material, catering, parking at AESE Campus, and the international academic weeks in Lisbon and New York. Airline tickets, accommodation and meals in New York are not included.

International week (optional): € 1,900 (+ VAT)
The Tokyo international week abroad is optional. Airline tickets, accommodation and meals outside the academic timetable are not included in tuition fees. Minimum number of participants for the optional international week: 30.

Other benefits
Scholarships of up to 90% of the base price of the AESE Executive MBA are available.
Two registrations from the same business group or two registrations from direct family members receive a 10% bonus on the AESE Executive MBA base price.
PDE, PGL and DEEP Alumni are awarded a 10% discount on the AESE Executive MBA base price. Discounts, bonuses and benefits cannot be accumulated.

Financing and Grants

At AESE, we believe your full leadership potential should not remain untapped by mere financial challenges. Better societies require outstanding leadership from all walks of life. That is why we have so many available routes for you to be able to join us on this journey.

AESE Executive MBA Scholarship*
This scholarship allows approved candidates with proven professional and academic merit and with financial need to attend the AESE Executive MBA. The selection process includes an interview with a member of the MBA Committee. The scholarship can be worth up to 30% of the base price.

INCM Cultural Scholarship*
This scholarship is open to approved candidates with proven professional, academic and personal merit in the area of culture, music, theatre or the fine arts and in financial need in order to attend an executive training programme at AESE Business School. The selection process includes an interview with a member of the Bolsa Cultural Management Committee comprised of a member of AESE’s Board and of INCM – Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda. The Cultural Scholarship INCM covers up to 90% of the AESE Executive MBA base price.

Public Sector Grant*
The Public Sector Grant is awarded to candidates to the AESE Executive MBA to encourage the participation of managers and other senior officials from the Public Sector. This scholarship covers up to 40% of the AESE Executive MBA base price.
Per enrolment year, a maximum of four public sector grants will be awarded.

Women in Management*
AESE offers scholarships to high-potential executives who are committed to having a positive impact on people, companies and society. Candidates must be proven leaders with a solid academic background, entrepreneurial initiative and ability to innovate. The scholarship can be worth up to 30% of AESE Executive MBA base price.

Career Excellence Scholarship*
This scholarship is funded through sponsorships raised by the AESE Alumni Group and is awarded on a non-refundable basis. The beneficiary is competitively chosen by a jury that analyses the candidates’ business projects and their personal characteristics.
The Career Excellence Scholarship covers up to 70% of the AESE Executive MBA base price.

The Carlos Parreira Professor Scholarship*
This scholarship, created in memory of the first Director of the Executive MBA, facilitates the access of staff from NGOs and social organisations to the AESE Executive MBA. Carlos Parreira Professor Scholarship co-funds up to 70% of the AESE Executive MBA base price.

AESE Alumni discount*
PDE, PGL and DEEP Alumni are awarded a 10% discount on the AESE Executive MBA base price.

Babysitting Grant
The Babysitting Grant is aimed at mothers participating in the AESE Executive MBA with at least one child of a maximum age of 10 years. The value of the Babysitting Grant is € 1,250.

Fomento Colleges Alumni*
Members of the Alumni Associations of the Fomento Colleges and employees of the colleges receive 20% discount on the AESE Executive MBA base price. Former students and parents of current students at Fomento College receive a 10% discount on the AESE Executive MBA base price.

Ordem dos Engenheiros*
As per the protocol signed between AESE Business School and the Ordem dos Engenheiros, active Members of the Ordem dos Engenheiros have access to preferential conditions with a 15% of the AESE Executive MBA base price.

Financial Loans
AESE has negotiated a memorandum of understanding with several financial institutions to facilitate expeditious access to academic loans.

* Does not include the international week in Tokyo

Career Management Centre

To help you better understand the job market and successfully take control of your own career development, AESE’s Career Management Centre provides Executive MBA participants with professional development resources and support services.

Career sessions and workshops guided by specialists will allow you to create a high-impact CV, prepare for interviews, negotiate your salary and build your professional network. You will work closely with a career advisor, who will help you define your own career plan and stand out in a global job market.

Humberto Martins
Infosaúde, ANF

the MBA at AESE program emphasized the importance of humanistic values in the business world and taught me that adding value through ethical decisions is crucial for better businesses and better leaders.

Humberto Martins | Infosaúde, ANF

Dimas Gimeno Alvarez
El Corte Inglés

“Quando assumi responsabilidades de gestão no El Corte Inglés em Portugal, tive oportunidade de fazer o Executive MBA da AESE, em Lisboa... Ao longo da minha vida profissional, tenho tido o privilégio de aplicar muitos desses ensinamentos e, hoje em dia, aconselho este programa aos colaboradores do Grupo, porque conheço, na primeira pessoa, a excelência do ensino na AESE, tanto em termos académicos, como humanos e sei o quanto pode valorizar os nossos colaboradores.”

Dimas Gimeno Alvarez | El Corte Inglés

Sandra Perdigão

“ [At Altice] We did things differently. Took risks and won." in Executiva, 26/10/2018

Sandra Perdigão | Altice

Gil Braz de Oliveira

Since completing the AESE MBA, I have had the opportunity to put to use much of what I learned, particularly how I deal with moments of decision. Today I feel that I am a more capable and more human leader.

Gil Braz de Oliveira | CGI



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