Presentation and objectives

  • It results from the partnership between two schools of excellence: the Catholic Business School of Porto and the Catholic University of Porto .
  • It allows, in 5 years, the conclusion of two degrees: a degree in Law and a degree in Management.
  • It empowers students to practice legal professions and to practice professions related to the management of organizations in the private and public sectors.
  • It is based on two schools that, for decades, have trained professionals with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to respond to the challenges of today's world.

The Dual Degree Program in Law and Management allows to obtain in 5 years two undergraduate degrees in different but complementary areas: a Degree in Law and a Degree in Management. It is a program that results from the partnership between two schools of reference of Catholic Porto: the Faculty of Law and the Catholic Business School Porto.

The Dual Degree allows the law graduate to acquire business vision and sensitivity to the organizational world, enhancing his ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, where knowledge, sensitivity and articulation of the two areas are required.

In turn, the Dual Degree prepares the degree in Management for the field of fundamental legal frameworks and instruments and to consider the interdisciplinary nature of the challenges facing organizations, promoting an integrated vision of reality.


Students who wish to access all the professional exits of the Law and all the exits of the Management, presenting themselves to the labor market with the ideal training for the fiscal and financial consulting, the business law, analysis, planning and structuring operations, contracting and negotiation, financial auditing, regulation, corporate services and institutional relations.


The Dual Degree Program in Law and Management allows the completion of two degrees - one in Law and one in Management - for a total of 10 semesters.

The study plan includes 55 subjects, which allow the completion of a Law Degree ( 240 ECTS ) and a Management Degree ( 180 ECTS ).

Semester 1

  • Information and Technological Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Introduction to the Company Study
  • Introduction to the study of law
  • Constitutional right

Semester 2

  • Microeconomics
  • Multidisciplinary Project I
  • Macroeconomics
  • General Theory of Legal Relationship
  • Law of the European Union

Semester 3

  • Statistic
  • Multidisciplinary Project II
  • Financial Accounting
  • Related searches
  • Administrative law

Semester 4

  • Quantitative Methods Applied to Management
  • Complements of Financial Accounting
  • Right of duties
  • Family Law
  • Real rights

Semester 5

  • Management Accounting
  • Currency and Financial Markets
  • Commercial law
  • Related searches
  • English for Law and Business

Semester 6

  • Company Economics
  • Criminal Procedural Law
  • Business Law
  • Related searches
  • Related searches
  • Negotiation

Semester 7

  • International Management
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational behavior
  • Marketing management
  • International Public Law

Semester 8

  • Business Finance
  • Related searches
  • Regulation and Competition
  • Fiscal right
  • Introduction to Tax Litigation
  • Practicum of Civil Procedure

Semester 9

  • Taxation
  • International Private Relations
  • Compliance and Non-Compliance with Obligations
  • Fundamental rights
  • Practicum of Criminal Procedure
  • Leadership and Motivation

Semester 10

  • Final Project Management / Economics
  • Law of succession
  • Groups and Business Networks
  • Christianity and Culture
  • Executive Process and Resources
  • Financial Contracts
  • Organization and Management Policy


The Dual Degree Program in Law and Management operates on a daytime basis at the Foz da Católica Porto campus facilities.

The predominant language of instruction is Portuguese, with some curricular units taught in English.

The English language has an increasing importance in the business world, and is now an essential requirement for any professional in the areas of Law and Management.

On the other hand, one of the objectives of the Dual Degree Program in Law and Management is to train professionals able to work, not only in Portugal (or in Portuguese-speaking countries), but also in any other part of the world, the investment that Catholic University has made in teaching in English is in line with the expectations of the labor market. Thus, each student is obliged, throughout the Dual Degree Program, to attend (and approve) three curricular units taught in English, namely: English for Law and Business, Public International Law and Organization Theory and Business Policy. In addition to these, other subjects may be taught in English.

Access Conditions

To access the Dual Degree Program in Law and Management it is necessary to have been previously admitted to the Degree in Law and to the Degree in Management.

Access to the Degree in Management

  • Hold a secondary course or a legally equivalent qualification;
  • Have completed the entrance exam (19) Mathematics A, in 2019, 2018 or 2017.

Access to Law Degree

  • Hold a secondary course or a legally equivalent qualification;
  • Have performed at the Catholic University of Portugal the prerequisite of vocational aptitude with apt result;
  • Have completed at least one of the following entrance exams - (11) History, or (16) Mathematics A or B, or (18) English - in 2019, 2018 or 2017.

After being admitted to both degrees, will be able to be a serial for access to the Dual Degree Program in Law and Management.

Program taught in:
  • Portuguese (Portugal)

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