The International MBA

A transformational journey that begins in Porto, one of Europe’s fast tech growing hub.


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World’s Best Masters Ranking [MBA full time] / EDUNIVERSAL 2021

“ Upcoming Edition ”

13 OCT 2023

Duration 13 months, full-time

Language English

Format On campus

Place Porto

International week USA and Europe                              (Business Innovation Immersion Week at UC Berkeley)

Optional UK and China                                                                                   (International Residencial Week at London Business School)                                     (International Residencial Week at Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Scholarship Ibn Khaldun MBA scholarship

Flexible payment available

Why this programme?

A one year full-time programme with triple international accreditation: AMBA, EPAS/EFMD and FIBAA / Individual skills development programme provided in partnership with Boyden Executive Search / In one of the best European Business Schools and one of the top 30 in Executive Education, according to the Financial Times / A programme in an award winning School: Best MBA Student of the World (AMBA, 2014); 1st place John Molson MBA International Competition [A global competition open to the best business schools, recognized as the largest competition of its kind], then 2nd place in 2016 and 2022.

With The International MBA I will broaden my future career path  / Attend to an MBA in Porto, one of Europe’s fast tech growing hubs / Get international business exposure through experiential international immersion weeks in a top business school in USA [UC Berkeley] , final consultancy projects and exchange programmes & partnerships / Add an optional International track to the programme, with two immersive weeks, one in China (Chinese University of Hong Kong) and one in UK (London Business School).


International MBA

“One of the singularities of the Porto Business School PBS, the fact that it is a school created by and for companies, endows the school with a set of essential features to put into practice a new paradigm: moving from an answer-based model to a question-based model and developing a learning scenario that allows looking at the world through new “lenses” and stimulating curious minds. Here, we don’t teach recipes. Instead of providing the answers, we teach how to ask questions. Find out why.”


Three times considered Best European Destination, Porto is a vibrant and eclectic city, which is as historical as it is contemporary. The future and entrepreneurship are on the agenda here.

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People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.

EDMUND HILLARYNew Zealand-born mountain climber and explorer



The International MBA  will expose you to the latest knowledge and best practices in the main hard skills’ management topics and will help you discover and enhance your soft skills.

Get ready for an immersive, tailored journey


to chose the International MBA.

to go to Porto Business School.


The MBA is much more than the academic curriculum. A full time MBA goes beyond the class experience, as there may never be another time in your life where you’re surrounded by such a diverse and tight-knit group of people.

Business Immersion Week @ Berkeley UC

Explore one of the most exciting and successful innovation ecosystem in the USA.

Ready to start

your journey?

  • A bachelor degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university.*
  • A minimum of three years of working experience in any field.
  • The ambition to accelerate your career in management by learning to excel in team management, leadership with a broader and strategic view of business.
  • A global perspective of management regarding innovation and creativity as success factors for companies in an international environment.

* Quantitative ALEKS test Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces. If the candidate has not completed a bachelor ’s degree, ALEKS is a mandatory element for the application. The test may also be requested by the Admissions Jury depending on the applicant’s academic and professional background.

  1. Application form duly completed; Application Form_International MBA
  2. Photo
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Copy of your passport;
  5. OFFICIAL transcripts from all the Universities attended, issued by the respective institutions, containing a breakdown of the grades achieved;
  6. Copy of diplomas/education certificates/training;
  7. Proof of proficiency in English IELTS 6.5 or above [A candidate who does not submit documentary evidence of a suitable qualification in English shall be required to pass a test drawn for this purpose];

Note: In the event of admission, the applicant must submit/deliver the originals of the documents referred or certified copies thereof, by the control entity where the document was issued, until the registration period. The documents referred to in points 5) to 6) of the preceding paragraphs must be translated into Portuguese or English, if they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish; and endorsed by the consular service or presented with an apostille (Hague convention) issued by the State Authority from which the document is original.

Applications for the International MBA must be submitted to the following email address Submitting the application form entails a non-refundable cost. The examination of the application begins upon receipt of payment of the application fee of 800 TND.

Once you submit your application, it undergoes an initial review by INODEV and then, in a second stage, is forwarded to the programme director who will evaluate it to ensure that the programme corresponds to your objectives and profile.

INODEV will notify you of the outcome of your application. If you are accepted, INODEV will issue your acceptance letter [upon written notification from PBS]. From this point, your enrolment will be considered firm by both you and PBS.

We will contact you with information on accommodation and pre-program preparation. Please note that INODEV reserves enough accommodation options for each participant on the programme. INODEV will help you prepare your visa application and find accommodation according to your preferences.

If accepted, you understand that you must be completely free of professional duties while attending this programme and that you must attend all scheduled sessions and activities.

Every year, INODEV awards up to five scholarships* for incoming International MBA participants from North Africa. The INODEV Ibn Khaldun MBA Scholarship provides funding and exclusive opportunities to meet with world-renowned entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and investors. The scholarship is uniquely positioned to facilitate the development of North African executives as leaders in their respective fields as well as top managers.

The scholarship covers up to 40% of the programme’s fee and is based on merit in academic and professional background, and performance in the individual interview.

*Scholarships are only available for individual participants and do not apply to companies. Scholarships may not be accumulated with other discounts.

Companies partnering with INODEV and their staff, former participants to our programmes are eligible for special offers. Applicants can also benefit from a 2% discount on payment at once upon registration.

Join PBS’s professional alumni network

Once you complete a PBS programme, you join PBS’s alumni network, an outstanding global community of global business leaders who will support you long-term.

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