Founded in 1994, the he College of Business Administration (ESCE) of Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (IPS) is a prominent school in its field of study and it has earned the respect of the business community and other organizations.
The ESCE/IPS is embodied in a set of coherent and coordinated activities in order to pursuit those objectives. The ESCE/IPS seeks to develop the postgraduate education oriented to professionals on labor market.
The Setúbal region is the College’s main geographical area for students attracting. This region has a wide diversity of structures and economic activities (agriculture, fisheries, manufacturing, construction, trade, services, health, education, culture, recreation, leisure, public administration).
This economic diversity joined with Portugal’s adhesion to European Union increases the challenges of competitiveness and the need to foster economic growth and promote the modernization of business, in a constantly changing environment.
This is essential requirement for increasing the competitiveness of organizations. The ESCE/IPS courses allow development of skills in the managerial area, framed within the Higher Education strategy and its allowed the ESCE/IPS to connect with the surrounding community, especially in the region of Setúbal.
The ESCE practices a positive philosophy which focuses on the future needs of its students and needs of the business world. The degree of the ESCE intends to prepare professionals capable to contributing to the sustainable development of organizations.
The ESCE/IPS search growing closeness to society, particularly through the encouragement of partnerships with organizations and bets on employability.