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

What we stand for

We understood our role from the very beginnings of our journey. And, for the past 40 years, we have committed to participating in the positive transformation of our world.

As the world continues to change, we will continue to adapt to its multiple challenges. As the challenges continue - we will stay true to who we are.

We believe we have a commitment to every single person who continues to wonder, discover, create. To all those who keep trying to improve themselves and create meaningful impact.

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

Tomorrow as with yesterday, we are a school with a role to play. A role we cannot avoid or delay. We will offer a space to all those who believe in our ability to do better - curious minds and resilient souls. Space 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 driving force.

For Nova SBE’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. We create a space where students can obtain the know-how and the attitude that breeds achievement and, ultimately, fosters their individual and collective potential. 

Nova SBE is the place where ideas and ideals can flourish: a common ground for all those curious minds and 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 - able to contribute with new apps and systems in an instant. Over the years, we have developed many entrepreneurship projects with national and international companies, as well as social initiatives that have proven positive social impact.

Know our partners
Highlights

What have we been up to

Data Science for Social Good Europe

Data Science for Social Good Europe

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, inspiring them to work on impactful social projects.

Social Sciences DataLab

Social Sciences DataLab

The Social Sciences DataLab provides free access to a complete set of bibliographic and statistical databases, crucial to develop advanced research in Social Sciences, with a focus on Economics, Finance and Management.

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.

Nova SBE Digital Experience Lab

Nova SBE Digital Experience Lab

Designed to operate at an applied level in the intersection of Management and Technology, this lab promotes the understanding of advanced digital technologies in organizations and society, enabling the development of new business models, products and services.

Inclusive Community Forum

Inclusive Community Forum

The Inclusive Community Forum is an initiative dedicated to the lives of people with disabilities, aiming to promote a more inclusive community and raise awareness about this topic.

Nova SBE Entrepreneurship Hub

Nova SBE Entrepreneurship Hub

The Nova SBE Entrepreneurship Hub wants to open our doors to a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem and contribute with knowledge and experiences that add value and strengthen our community.

Nova SBE Fellowship for Excellence

Nova SBE 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.

VCW: Value Creation Wheel

VCW: Value Creation Wheel

The VCW Initiative at Nova SBE is dedicated to bringing together scientific insights, world experience, and real stakeholders to solve individual and organizational challenges. 

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.

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Be part of something amazing

If you’re as passionate about this project as we are, become one of Nova SBE's donors or sponsors and leave your mark on the academic future of thousands.

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Where our hard work has taken us

Top worldwide rankings

Top worldwide rankings

Financial Times
- 22nd International Master's in Management Worldwide
- 21st International Master's in Finance Worldwide
- 30th Business School in Europe
- Top 50 Executive Education Worldwide
- 22nd in Europe - The  Lisbon MBA

Eduniversal
- 5 Palms/Universal Business School
- 3rd Master's in Economics 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, UNICON

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.