Nova School of Business and Economics

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1. The School

Nova School of Business and Economics

Nova SBE is a leading school in the areas of Economics, Finance, and Management through its undergraduate (Economics, and Management), Master's (Business Analytics, Economics, Finance, Impact Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Management), Ph.D. (Economics | Finance, Management, and Tropical Knowledge and Management), MBA, and Executive Education programs. It is on the list of the 30 best schools in Europe with circa 3000 students from more than 70 different countries.

The school is a member of the CEMS Alliance since December 2007, and a member of the restricted group of international Triple Crown schools, being the only Portuguese school classified by Eduniversal as "Universal Business School" with five Eduniversal Palms. 

It was the first Portuguese business school to acquire international accreditations and worldwide recognition in higher education. 

Nova SBE is at the forefront of research with its multiple Knowledge Centers, Hubs and Labs in varied areas ranging from Data Science to Economics, Entrepreneurship, Education, Health, and many more.

Key points

MIM programme at this school

The CEMS MIM at Nova SBE is a two-year Master’s program. On year 1, students follow the Master’s in Economics, Finance, Management or Business Analytics curriculum. On year 2, the CEMS MIM offers courses and projects developed in a synchronized way by the 33 business schools of the Alliance. 

The program is designed for bachelor graduates from around the world with an ambition to become a global responsible leader in any country and culture. Nova SBE is looking for students who are not only academically successful but also display a high standard of ethical conduct, who can draw upon cultural diversity with respect and empathy, and who show professional responsibility and accountability concerning society as a whole. 

This program is geared toward preparing students for leadership positions in the competitive international labour market. Students will gain thorough knowledge in the management of international companies, practical experience through real consulting projects and international internships, and training in management skills.

Living in the city

Built on the values of diversity, tolerance and open-mindness, with a dynamic entrepreneurial environment, Lisbon is the place to live, learn and grow. Experience everything Lisbon has to offer: good food, vibrant nightlife, stunning architecture and a breath-taking environment. The city takes you to a cultural journey to one of Europe’s most soulful, captivating and picturesque capitals built on a series of hills with amazing sightseeing spots from every angle. 

Nova SBE is the home to the most innovative way of learning, sharing, and growing in Europe. As such, the 90.000 m² new campus of Nova School of Business and Economics stands out as an idyllic scenario, next to the ocean, for a learning experience like no other. Our campus is located in Cascais, the premier holiday destination of the Lisbon coastline. This is a traditional and charming Portuguese fishing town, which has responsibly developed into a fashionable summer resort.
Nova School of Business and Economics’ campus is very close to Lisbon (only 20 minutes from the city center). 

Students can enjoy an outstanding learning experience under everlasting sunlight. Portugal has about 290 sunny days per year and the temperatures rarely go below 10ºC (50ºF) in the winter. You may consider starting some surfing lessons!

CEMS Club Lisbon

The CEMS Club Lisbon is a networking platform between CEMS Students, CEMS Alumni, Corporate Partners and Academic Members. Its main goal is to combine the academic program with social and professional events, while improving student life and enhancing the relationships between all stakeholders.

The CEMS Club Lisbon represents all the CEMS students currently studying at NOVA SBE, home and incoming.

It is also responsible for organizing several social and cultural activities to strengthen the links between the CEMS Students, the Corporate Partners and Alumni.


CEMS Programme manager
Carolina Sales
Campus de Carcavelos, Rua da Holanda, 1, Carcavelos, Portugal
2. Master of science and cems mim
6 January-30 April 2021

2 years

End of August



  • Master in Economics
  • Master in Management
  • Master in Finance
  • International Master in Management
  • International Master in Finance
  • Master in Business Analytics
  • Master in International Development and Public Policy
  • Master in Impact Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Term dates for the Master Programme(s)

Term 1 From 27 August to 20 December 2022
Term 2 From 30 January to 31 May 2023
3. Programme offer

Academic year

  • Course code Title Type of course Start date End date View
    2421 Applied Entrepreneurship Elective 2020-09 2020-12 View
    2483 Applied Social Entrepreneurship Elective 2020-09 2020-12 View
    2206 Banking Elective 2020-09 2020-12 View
    2327 Brand Management Elective 2020-09 2020-12 View
    2454 Doing Business in China Elective 2020-09 2020-10 View
    2332 Entrepreneurship Elective 2020-09 2020-10 View
    2585 Evidence-based practices for wellbeing Elective 2020-09 2020-12 View
    2416 Family Business Elective 2020-09 2020-10 View
    2490 Geoeconomics and International Relations Elective 2020-09 2020-10 View
    2277 Impact Investment Elective 2020-09 2020-10 View
    2337 Integrated Marketing Communications Elective 2020-09 2020-10 View
    2477 Introduction to Programming Elective 2020-09 2020-12 View
    2481 Product Design and Development Elective 2020-09 2020-10 View
    2356 Sustainable International Business Exclusive 2020-09-03 2020-11-05 View
    2951 Applied Sustainable and Responsible Finance Exclusive 2020-09-15 2020-12-04 View
    2952 Global Strategy and Organization Strategy 2020-09-18 2020-11-30 View
    2953 Global Talent Management Exclusive 2020-09-22 2020-11-10 View
    2222 Financial Statement Analysis Elective 2020-10 2020-12 View
    2337 Integrated Marketing Communications Elective 2020-10 2020-12 View
    2204 Mergers, Acquisitions, Restructuring Elective 2020-10 2020-12 View
    2500 Performance and Progress Elective 2020-10 2020-12 View
    2827 Negotiation Strategy Exclusive 2020-10-26 2020-11-28 View
    2441 Digital Marketing Elective 2020-11 2020-12 View
    2465 Open Innovation Elective 2020-11 2020-12 View
    2954 Leadership Insights and Paradoxes Exclusive 2020-11-09 2020-11-30 View
  • Title Start date End date View
    Reimagine the World 2020-08-23 2020-08-27 View
  • Title Start date End date Number of days View
    Envision Your Career as a Leader with Social Impact (Coaching Track) 2020-09-10 09:00 2020-09-10 18:00 1 View
    Visualize Your Future Career Growth (Coaching Track) 2020-09-10 09:00 2020-09-10 18:00 1 View
    Designing Your Life: The Power of Communication 2020-09-23 09:00 2020-09-24 18:00 2 View
    Agile Transformation of an Iconic Brand - How Can Nivea Men Become More Sustainable? 2020-10-07 09:00 2020-10-07 13:00 0.5 View
    Fine Tune Your Corporate Journey (Coaching Track) 2020-10-14 09:00 2020-10-14 18:00 1 View
    Entrepreneurship Track (Coaching Track) 2020-10-15 09:00 2020-10-15 18:00 1 View
    Getting a Job in Consulting (Coaching Track) 2020-10-17 09:00 2020-10-17 18:00 1 View
    The New Normal - How to Succeed in a Virtual Environment 2020-10-28 14:00 2020-10-28 17:00 0.5 View
    Anti-Corruption as Strategic Drive 2020-11-11 09:30 2020-11-11 17:30 1 View
    MasterCard Advisory Workshop 2020-11-24 14:00 2020-11-24 17:00 0.5 View
    Careers in Marketing (Coaching Track) 2020-12-09 09:00 2020-12-09 18:00 1 View