Summer School



To undergraduate students as well as recent graduates.

From July 1st to12th, 2019, for 2 weeks.
Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Today’s global managers need to have knowledge and competencies beyond those offered by university curricula.
They must be able to analyze situations with clarity, make hard decisions and take responsibility for their actions. They have to find solutions to complex problems, while keeping in mind all the  people who are involved in and affected by the process.

The AESE SUMMER SCHOOL program is designed to be a first in-depth contact with the business world. For two weeks in a relaxed but professional environment the participants will develop practical managerial skills, grounded in theoretical knowledge, in the areas of:

  • Company policy
  • Comercial and marketing policy
  • Operations, technology and innovation
  • Accounting and finance
  • Human factor in the organization

Business cases are descriptions of real-life business situations, covering a range of geographic origins and sectors. Guided by renowned professors, the case method approach combines both analysis and action. In addition to morning class sessions, the program includes lectures, discussions, company visits and debates with professors and entrepreneurs.

Each case is prepared based on a real problem, similar to what a manager is faced with in the day to day work, filled with high risks, complexity and challenges. The analysis and discussion of the cases serves as a basis to develop the leadership skills of the participants, in a practical, real and demanding way, enabling techniques and tools decisions.

AESE Summer School program is an educational experience based on the Case Method. Created by Harvard Business School, the Case Method is a stimulating process of training and learning in a lively and interactive format, enhancing the discovery and sharing of knowledge, while developing analytical skills.

Immersion week
The program culminates in an immersion week spent in several leading companies.
Participants will be tutored by AESE Alumni, former participants of AESE’s programs, who accompany the groups during the weeks of training. Tutors will also coach participants in career management strategies and on business concepts related to the cases discussed in class.

Tuition (VAT included)
General applications | 900 € 
Children and grandchildren of AESE Alumni Members and of AESE Sponsor Companies | 750 €
EUCA Network Members | 750 €  
Applications after May 1st 2019 | 1000 €

Ongoing application process with a final deadline to apply till 15 June 2019. 
Selection is done on a first come, first served basis.

Includes documentation and catering during the hours of the program. Lodging and trips not included in the cost.
Early registration is encouraged.


The fee doesn’t cover housing and living expenses. For accommodation you may want to consider the following university residences:

For female students
Campo Grande, 189
1700-090 Lisboa - Portugal
Phone [+351] 217 581 205

For male students
Montes Claros
Rua Vera Lagoa, 5
1600-028 Lisboa - Portugal
Phone [+351] 217221 000

For further information please contact the staff of the residences directly.

Program Director

Lúcia Vasco
Mobile: [+351] 939 880 073


"Nothing better than this is how it is and then being able to actually try for ourselves and arrive at the same conclusion."

João Moreira | Information Technology Engineer

"The case method teaches us to really work in teams."


Constança Froes | Management

"On top of gaining all this knowledge we also ended up making friends and this is a very important part."


Teresa Nobre Lança | Pharmacy


"Next year, when I start working, the skills that I learned here will be an extremely useful step in the labor

José Diogo Araújo | Renewable Energies


When I signed up for the Summer School, I made it to complement my training in management, an area quite different from what I’m studying at the university. It was really worth it.


Manuel Vassalo | Economist 


I think anyone who is interested, who is motivated and has initiative and creativity, will enjoy being here. It’s good for the future.

Francisca Queiroz | Architecture