Candidates are ranked according to the following formula:
Final score (CF) = XA+Y (B1+B2+B3)
A = Bachelor degree average grade*;
X, Y, B1, B2 e B3 are defined in the table below.
|Academic, Scientific and Technical-Professional Curriculum
| B1. Academic and scientific curriculum
| B2. English Language Score Certificates (a)
| B3. Technical-professional curriculum (b)
Candidates whose final score is less than 10 will not be admitted. The final ranking is rounded to two decimal places.
*The document proving the completion of the degree shall indicate the GPA, the evaluation scale and, if possible, the evaluation percentile.
Certificates issued by foreign institutions and not officially recognised are required to be recognised by the diplomatic authorities, or Portuguese consular authorities, or carry the apostille of the Hague Convention (its non-presentation is an eliminatory factor).
(a) If the candidate is not from an English-speaking country, he/she should provide for an English Langauge Proficiency Certificate, such as TOEFL/IELTS (British Council)/ Cambridge (FCE, CAE. Babelium or equivalent, or demonstrate that the degree was fully completed in English. In the case of the Master in Finance, the candidate's command of the English Language should not be less than the B2 level (CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). The Board of Directors may request an interview to assess the English Language Proficiency.
(b) The various levels of certification of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programme are valued in the assessment of the technical-professional curriculum of the Master in Finance.
In the event of a tie, the resolving criteria is the following: 1st the score obtained in component A, 2nd the score obtained in B2, 3rd the score obtained in component B1, and 4th the average of the scores obtained in undergraduate courses of Quantitative Methods.