Come Closer

A School of Business and Economics... and so, so much more

What we stand for

Ever since the very beginning, we have been aware of our role, and for the past 40 years, we have chosen to participate in the transformation of our world positively.

As the world continues to change, we will continue to adapt to its multiple challenges; and as the world continues to challenge, still, we will stay true to who we are.

We believe we have a commitment to every single person who keeps wondering, discovering, creating; who keeps trying to improve themselves and the worlds in which they can have a meaningful impact.

We believe we should support all those who strive and thrive to be better; to do better as people, professionals, leaders — as citizens.

Tomorrow as yesterday, we are a school with a role to play, one we can't avoid or delay: We will be the space for all those who keep believing in our ability to do better, as curious minds and resilient souls. The grounds where ideas and ideals can flourish safely, freely.

We are a community of world citizens who want to improve peoples' lives and in doing so, prove our collective potential to keep growing — this is our test and our ultimate driver.

For Nova’s friends

Dare to grow boldly

At Nova SBE we believe change is unstoppable.

We take responsibility for nourishing the bright minds who will lead us through the future. We believe that it is our duty to stay at the forefront of innovation, sustaining excellence and rigor while preparing the leaders of tomorrow to contribute to an open, sustainable, and more inclusive world.

Our programs help students discover where they can excel and have a meaningful impact; obtain the know-how and the attitude that breeds achievement and, ultimately, foster their individual and collective potential. 

Nova SBE is the place where ideas and ideals can flourish naturally, safely. A common ground for all those curious minds, resilient souls who believe there is always space to learn more, do good, be better.

And, as always, we welcome you to join is in this bright new chapter of our story,

Daniel Traça
Dean

Our Programs are...

Student oriented. Collaborative. Advanced.

Whether you’re arriving from high-school or are already an executive student, our job is to help you reach your goals. We value cooperative work and community experiences. We offer the most advanced technologies for you to assess your progress and go further. Our mission is to let you become all you wish to be and create positive change in the world.

Side by side with your future employer

Nova SBE is a living lab where our business partners can test-drive and improve their technological solutions. Our research community is fast-paced and flexible — that’s why we are able to contribute with new apps and systems on the flash. Over the past years, we’ve developed several entrepreneurship projects with companies, as well as social initiatives that have positively impacted the community.

Know our partners
Highlights

What have we been up to

Data Science for Social Good

Data Science for Social Good

A summer program created in partnership with the University of Chicago to help bring together brilliant data scientists and develop solutions for important social issues, through data analysis, besides inspiring them to work on impactful social projects.

Nova SBE Venture Lab

Nova SBE Venture Lab

Knowledge and entrepreneurship center established to create strong connections among academia, the startup ecosystem and the corporate world. The Venture Lab also works on three different areas: Education, Research, and Acceleration & Incubation.

SingularityU Portugal Global Impact Challenge

SingularityU Portugal Global Impact Challenge

A partnership between Singularity University, Nova SBE, the municipality of Cascais and Beta-i, to launch this project for the first time in Portugal: to boost innovation and solve some of the world’s most pressing global challenges through technology.

Center for Digital Business and Technology

Center for Digital Business and Technology

The Nova SBE Center for Digital Business and Technology was created to design programs that will enable people, companies, and organizations to have a broader understanding of technology and how they can put innovative solutions to the test to tackle any challenges.

Inclusive Community Forum

Inclusive Community Forum

The Inclusive Community Forum aims to create new ideas and develop the best practices when solving and managing important social projects, to improve the inclusion of handicapped people.

Leadership for Impact

Leadership for Impact

Nova SBE has recently established the leadership for Impact Center in order to promote the social impact of innovation with the help of emerging leaders who are strongly engaged to societal change.

Fellowship for Excellence

Fellowship for Excellence

A program that helps individuals achieve their full potential. The program includes exclusive networking opportunities, internship experiences and mentoring from business leaders. It provides the opportunity to go out into the world and leave a mark.

New Campus

Read the story

Nova SBE eventually outgrew Campolide, both in terms of academic projects and business interactions. We needed a new space to match our inner persona. A place where we could find the perfect balance between academic goals, business aspirations and the Lisbon lifestyle.

Carcavelos turned out to be that place: somewhere safe, welcoming and exciting. The archetype of Portuguese reality: near the metropolis, yet close to the sea; looking onto a broad horizon, where the future is to be discovered, while also being close to places where history and culture live.

The Nova SBE Campus was designed by António Barreiros Ferreira and Vítor Carvalho Araújo (architects) as the answer to a very special desire: to maximize interaction, taking students, teachers, researchers and partners one step further: towards the horizon.

New Campus

What it's all about

Collaborative teaching

The renewed space encourages new teaching approaches that focus on student interaction and collaborative learning, rather than being solely focused on the teacher.

Learning and networking

The Campus was built for interaction. Here you will be able to meet and learn from other students, teachers, companies and even from Carcavelos neighbors!

A great place to be

Cozy inside, sunny outside. The new Campus benefits from the fantastic Lisbon weather and invites students to go outside as much as they want.

Do you want to know more about the Nova way of life?

Life at Nova SBE

School features

  • Set between Lisbon and Cascais, among the safest cities in Europe
  • 70% sunny days a year, coastal lifestyle
  • Rich history and culture
  • Open to diversity and creativity
  • Comfortable for english speakers
  • All courses taught in English
  • 40% international students
  • Alumni are in 60+ countries and 100+ cities
  • Strong link to the corporate world
Welcome

Citizens of the world

Nova SBE is a welcoming and supportive community that embraces diversity. In Portugal, and Lisbon, you will find a culture open to the world and a new generation of changemakers.
current students are international
2/5
current students are international
exchange deals with 55 countries
339
exchange deals with 55 countries
of master students find jobs abroad
50%
of master students find jobs abroad
former students work in more than 65 countries
19000
former students work in more than 65 countries
Alumni Hubs across the globe
25
Alumni Hubs across the globe
teachers from over 20 different countries
160
teachers from over 20 different countries
A Campus set in the future… now
Lifestyle

A Campus set in the future… now

Nova SBE Campus was made to offer the school’s community a great lifestyle. Besides the modern student residences, classrooms and auditorium, it includes several co-working spaces, Health facilities, stores, restaurants, gym… and then, of course, there’s the beach.

Get involved!

Be part of something amazing

If you’re as passionate about this project as we are, become one of Nova SBE sponsors and leave your mark in the academic future of thousands of people.

Learn How

Where our hard work has taken us

2017 FT Rankings

2017 FT Rankings

Our school performance has led us to the top world rankings:

- 17th International Masters in Management Worldwide
- 19th International Masters in Finance Worldwide
- 10th International Masters in Value for Money Worldwide
- 23rd International Business School in Europe
- Top 50 Executive Education Worldwide
- 20th Lisbon MBA in Europe

Triple Crown Accreditations

Triple Crown Accreditations

Our commitment allowed us to gain several important accreditations. EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB.

Only 70 Business Schools in the World have all three accreditations.

Networks

Networks

We were chosen to join organizations of leading international business schools.

CEMS, GBSN, PIM, PRME

Discover our family
Find out more

Discover our family

Nova SBE is part of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, one of the most reputable universities in Portugal.