Students at Nova SBE

A vibrant life on campus

Students at Nova SBE often go beyond their traditional role to boost student involvement and interaction on campus.

Student Development Office

The SDO is involved in several different and impactful initiatives to help students with academic or non-academic needs. It is also strongly dedicated to the students' well-being and personal development.

Carcavelos Campus, Room B125

Students' Union

Students' Union

The Students' Union strives to provide students with a better academic life, defending their interests, promoting activities and events that can meet their ambitions.

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Call for Submissions: Illustration
13 Dec '19
Students | Friday Call for Submissions: Illustration

Are you an illustrator and you would like your artwork to be the official image of the next big Marketing event at Nova SBE?

The deadlines for the submissions are from 1 Dec to 16 Dec...

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Nova SBE Alumni Party' 19
20 Dec '19
Arts and Culture | Friday Nova SBE Alumni Party' 19

The Nova SBE Alumni Party is becoming a cherished tradition that we look forward to all year. To see what our community is up to, (re)establish bonds, and create the fondest memories, each year, we...

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StartUp Research 2019/2020
15 Jul '19
Training | Monday StartUp Research 2019/2020

The second edition of StartUp Research, the Post-Graduation developed in partnership between Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier (ITQB NOVA) and Nova School of Business &...

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Students Clubs

Clubs emerge when a group of students mobilizes around a professional goal, a common interest or an innovative idea. These groups can foster networking, and create experiences that go way beyond the walls of the classrooms.

Discover all about the Students Clubs you can join at Nova SBE and make friends for life.

The CEMS Club Lisbon is a networking platform for 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 CEMS students currently studying at Nova SBE, home, and incoming.

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The Economics Without Borders emerged from the urgent need to remind the danger to the academic community of seeing society, its economy, through a single perspective, that to continue to enclose ourselves to a perception of reality that is short for its true dimension is a clear obstacle to human progress.

That is why Economics without Borders appeals to pluralism as a way of teaching economics and accepting the surrounding diversity.

According to this line of thought, the group sought to stimulate activities that would enable students to acquire a more cohesive economic vision.
These activities include documentary cycles followed by debates among the student masses of various faculties; the cycle "Thinking Economics Thinkers," a series of lectures given by acknowledged economists on a given economist/economic thought of history; economics' book fairs, and student discussion sessions on the most pressing issues of our days.

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Meet GreenNova! From conferences to composting and donation events, you cross paths with GreenNova everywhere. The main message: help us set an example for sustainability!
The club was originally founded as "CleanerNova" and, step by step, turned into the students' club for environment and sustainability that we have today. Their goal is tough: Nova SBE shall become Portugal's greenest school.

This describes the club at its best: the open-minded and visionary members are highly engaged in sustainability and environmental issues at Nova SBE and truly want to have an impact.

The next steps are clear: sustainability must be a focus at the new campus from the beginning. From a composting station to the implementation of water fountains and reusable water bottles, the club is working on several projects to reach their goal. Who would not want to help them and turn Nova SBE into a role model for Portugal or, who knows, even Europe and the world?

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The NOVAFRICA Student Group (NSG) is the students' counterpart of the Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center, founded by Professors Cátia Batista and Pedro Vicente in 2011, at Nova SBE. Their mission is to produce expertise with an impact on business and economic development on developing countries, with an emphasis on Africa.

The club is a tight knit group of 18 members, some of which are abroad pursuing research projects centered around developing economics.
They are particularly focused on Portuguese speaking nations in Africa, including Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and São Tomé and Príncipe.
In addition to participating and giving support to the Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center at its conferences and events, the group also plans its own events: a signature one called Pizza & Topic Sessions. The discussions that include topics like gender issues in developing countries and social investments are student-led and facilitated by faculty at Nova SBE. These discussions are led to take steps towards tackling the issues in developing countries.
The high quality of research produced in the Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center in management and economics topics attracts topfield economists that come to Lisbon to participate in seminars and conferences. This allows for another NSG activity: interviews with the speakers on these events that are published on the online platforms of the NOVAFRICA group.

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Nova Case Team (NCT) was founded in the second semester of the school year of 2017/18.

It is distributed in three departments: Operations, Marketing, and CR&Events.

The club is focused on case studies and business games and is aimed at both Bachelors' and Masters' students. Besides that, they also partner up with consulting companies to offer business workshops based on problem-solving and on information synthesis.

The Nova Case Team seeks to develop soft skills and hard skills through the case studies it solves.

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The Nova SBE China Club was founded at the beginning of the spring semester in 2019. The club believes this was the perfect moment to advance Nova China Club.

First, Portugal and China share more than 500 years of history since their first encounter in 1514. Second, the year 2019 represents the 40th anniversary of China-Portugal diplomatic relations. Third, before their founding, there was no student association in Portugal that explicitly focuses on China.

The club recognizes the need to fill this gap and to create a platform for China-related topics. This platform serves students and professionals to engage with each other, truly live cross-cultural exchange, and grow personally.

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In a school that is central to diversity and personal development, six Master's students felt that one thing was missing: creative development.

Creativity is the skill that fosters resilience and innovative problem solving: the foundation that keeps today's world moving forward. Hence, creativity has become part of the essential skill set for future business leaders. However, its power is not always understood- "I'm not a creative person" is not an uncommon phrase to be heard. That mindset had to change, and after hours of brainstorming, Nova Creative Hub was born.

With the motto: "Everyone has the potential to be creative", Nova Creative Hub pushes students out of their comfort zone to get new perspectives and broaden their horizon. Their first event, in which students translated their stories onto Nova SBE's lunch tables in a graffiti workshop, was a huge success and it showed how much potential this idea had.

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The Nova Debate Club promotes weekly debates where students compete with each other or debate freely, sharing points of views with interesting and challenging speakers. The Nova Debate Club aims to promote debate and argumentation among Nova SBE students. The club wants participants to challenge the statu quo and to develop an informed and curious view of the world around them.

Founded in 2011 by Bachelor's students who wanted to bring a culture of discussion and challenge to Nova SBE, the club's board members organize weekly debates where everybody is welcomed – from those who really want to debate and participate proactively to those who are just interested in a certain topic and want to watch and learn.

The events and debates of the club make it possible for students to develop themselves and complete their school journey by improving their argumentation, rhetoric, and public speaking skills as well as open their minds to new and creative ways of thinking.

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The Nova Economics Club (NEC) was founded in 2012 by a group of students from the Master's in Economics who assessed the reforms implemented one year after the Memorandum of Understanding had been signed between the Portuguese Government and Troika.

NEC has produced studies evaluating KPI's in several markets, such as Housing and Labour, and in systems, such as Health and Justice. It elaborated reports under the Country Specific Recommendations (CSR) for the European Commission in Portugal, paper replications for the GEE (Gabinete de Estratégia e Estudos) – Ministry of Economy and several others, with the support from our experienced professors at Nova SBE.
Today, several research groups are providing Evaluations of Structural Reforms in partnership with the GPEARI - Ministry of Finance and GEE – Ministry of Economy.

Besides economic research, NEC members also write articles for the national newspaper Público and in their own magazine, which has included interviews with economists such as Mário Centeno, Olivier Blanchard, Luís Mira Amaral, and many others.

In addition, NEC organizes events, such as one of the biggest events at Nova SBE: Economia Viva, alongside the Students' Union, where the aim is to keep economic discussion alive, providing reflection upon some of the most important subjects of nowadays. For Economia Viva 2018, some of the featured speakers were the former and current Finance Minister of Portugal.

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The Nova FinTech Club aims to promote FinTech by embracing innovation, providing education, and facilitating thought leadership within the Nova SBE Community and beyond. The purpose of the association is to unite the European FinTech industry and ecosystem in order to elevate Lisbon's status as a FinTech hub. It works on creating awareness, employment, education, promotion, and advocacy around FinTech.

The Nova FinTech Club is enveloping the next generation of FinTech business leaders by providing them with the network and knowledge to pursue careers in FinTech. We identify and promote the latest ideas in financial innovations through speakers series, panel discussions, and workshops.

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Nova Food Club is a student initiative that aims to give Nova's community a sense of enjoyment and differentiation with a wide range of food-related experiences. The club is mainly event focused, with a strong emphasis on empowering students' abilities to organize events, provide creative insights, create corporate relationships, whilst also working towards a positive social impact.

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The Nova Investment Club was created in 2010 by a group of students from Nova SBE's Master's in Finance, with the intent of joining the students' enthusiasm for topics outside of the world of Finance with the students' curiosity about recent developments in financial markets. Moreover, the conception of NIC started to allow students to engage in on and off-campus activities, with the aim of connecting academics to the professional environment.

Taking into account each one's preferences, the club allocates its members across two core divisions: Financial Markets and Investment Banking. Both groups interact in regular meetings to enable broader and comprehensive analyses, development of critical thinking, and debates of on-going macroeconomic events. Above all, promoting the students' financial knowledge through various events is one of the key drivers that keep NIC members passionate.

NIC's members are the club's greatest asset, meaning that they are the ones who turn the club into something unique, being well-known for helping each other in any situation, even when all are competing for the same professional positions. Lastly, by fostering a relationship with the extensive Nova SBE Alumni network and corporate partners, all members aspire to enhance Nova SBE's overall impact during the recruitment processes.

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The Undergraduate Division of the Nova Investment Club (NICUD) was founded in 2013. One of its main purposes is to help their members learn more about the fields of corporate finance, investing and capital markets, particularly by acting as a connection to company representatives and job opportunities in these areas. With this purpose in mind, they frequently hold networking events and exchange sessions with NIC Alumni. They also directly support their members and the student community at large on applications to graduate programs.

The majority of the club's events are exclusive to Alumni and member communities. However, NIC-UD holds occasional activities open to the public, aimed at sparking interest in finance and providing guidance on career development. The "Review Hours" initiative is an example, through which students can contact the club and schedule one-on-one sessions for career advice - including CV/cover letter reviews, and mock interviews for investment banking/consulting roles.

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Meet Nova Junior Consulting (NJC), Nova SBE's junior enterprise consulting firm. One of the best junior consulting groups in Portugal, according to JADE Portugal. They pride themselves on being the only junior enterprise in Portugal that works in English and the only one with international members.

The club provides strategic management consulting services through their many projects each semester. With their diverse teams from Bachelor's to Master's and from Economics, Finance, to Management students, they are able to provide companies like L'Oréal and Millennial Bank with top-notch student services. In addition, they also work on at least one pro bono project each semester.

In addition to providing services to clients, NJC also plans two signature events every year: Consulting Week and NJC Crack the Case, which aims to help students prepare for consulting interviews. Because of their partnerships with Deloitte and A.T. Kearney, they were able to create both of these events that tremendously help Nova SBE students. They also have the goal of helping their members grow as consultants and overall professionally. In the end, the club's ultimate goal is to see their members make the most out of their experience at NJC and leave Nova SBE successfully into the consulting world.

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How can a company communicate a new brand to customers? How can a beauty salon reach a specific customer segment? And what exactly does one have to consider in a Facebook campaign? Put your knowledge into practice and learn through real-life projects what Marketing really means!

The Nova Marketing Club was founded in 2015. What started as an internal club for students with a passion for Marketing, is today a professional consulting club focused on strategic marketing for companies in Portugal. From national companies like Wheel – Frozen Yogurt to multinationals like Vodafone, Uber, and Google, the Nova Marketing Club has a lot of amazing projects going on.

However, that is by far not everything that the Marketing club has to offer. Workshops about current Marketing topics and breakfasts with interesting companies to connect people with companies and each other make this club an amazing opportunity for all students who seek a professional career in this area.

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Nova SBE Mindfulness Club mission is to incorporate mindfulness at the university with two central objectives. Firstly, promote a dialog about mindfulness, this means to learn about the various concepts, to exchange different perspectives and experiences and ultimately to develop a conceptual understanding. Secondly, to implement the gained insides and ideas in daily life. Therefore, there will be launched regular meditation and yoga sessions that are open for everybody aiming to increase the wellbeing of our community.

Meditation sessions:
Tuesday and Thursday from 01:15 p.m. to 01:45 p.m.

Yoga classes:
Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 01:30 p.m.

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The Nova Running Club is an atypical club in the sense that they do the same event every week - training. They exist for a very simple reason: so no one needs to run alone and can share this hobby with like-minded students.

The club members run twice a week, and everyone who wants to show up is welcomed – no applications, no interviews, just fun. Therefore, the club also doesn't have a fixed number of members. On average, there are about a dozen people that regularly participate in the training sessions.
It all depends on how busy people get and, at Nova SBE, the workload can be fairly demanding.

Joining the weekly running sessions is a really good solution to cope with the heavy workload and stress since sports are essential for a healthy mind and body!

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The Nova Skills Association is one of the first clubs from Nova SBE, founded on the belief that soft skills are the most powerful catalyzers of talent and drivers of success. NSA is committed to offering students an annual Soft Skills Training Program, providing their members with real management experience. Their training program has over 3000 participants in attendance at several workshops, whose aim is the development of the students' soft skills.

Some of the workshops include oral communication, interview preparation, personal branding, emotional intelligence, and creativity. NSA hosts "Meet the Alumni" and "Creating Awareness." At the Meet the Alumni event, Nova SBE Alumni share their insights on the importance of soft skills in their own careers and lives. At "Creating Awareness", there is an individual speaker who discusses their career and how soft skills drove their success.

Some of the speakers have been Dr. Horta Osório (CEO of Lloyds Bank), Dr. Alexandre Soares dos Santos (former CEO of Jerónimo Martins), and Dr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (current President of the Portuguese Republic).

One important aspect about NSA is that they help develop their own members' soft skills.

As a small group of students, they are able to have personalized soft skills development for each of their members.

The program has proven success for the members, as the NSA network is growing all over Europe and in different industries – from finance, tech and consulting, to international institutions.

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Meet the Nova Social Consulting Club. Maybe not the first combination of words one comes up with. But this is exactly what the club is about.

From helping them create a business plan to raising awareness through marketing campaigns, or ensuring stable financials through fundraising, the scope of amazing and interesting projects is large. The pro bono approach and the focus on the social sector make the club truly unique. NSC, which has 37 members today, was founded by Pedro Almeida in 2009 – so nearly a decade of success – and perfectly combines high quality consulting, where members can develop consulting skills and knowledge, and social responsibility.

Their corporate partner, Deloitte, supports the club with informative workshops and highly engaged mentorship along with networking events, volunteering, and other interesting workshops.

And in the future? Well, it would not be a consulting club if they did not have ambitious goals. Professional and motivated as they are, they aim to become Lisbon's number one in the social consulting area and maybe even start operating beyond Portugal's borders.

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An entrepreneurial mindset, a passion for startups and creativity characterize the people from the Nova Startup Club! The club was founded in 2011 by two students who were enthusiastic about entrepreneurship and wanted to create awareness in a corporate-oriented school. Currently, four future entrepreneurs try to bring a new way of thinking to the school and support students in developing their own business ideas. Besides real life problem-solving contests and workshops with EY, the club brings together proactive and creative students with startup founders and startups from several industries to foster entrepreneurial thinking and challenge students to take a risk!

The main goal of the club is to create a sustainable student-run organization and bring openness, out-of-the-box thinking, and entrepreneurial spirit to Nova SBE. And, who knows, maybe the next generation of founders will start their journey from here!

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Founded in March 1986, Nova Students' Union was born with a mission: to represent all Nova SBE students.

Nova SU recently moved to its 3rd home: Carcavelos. Throughout its, we can highlight some crucial moments, such as the first edition of Economia Viva in 2016, the ENEEG organization in 2017, and the organization of ENDA Cascais in September 2018.

Besides that, Nova SU organizes some of the best parties and cultural events. And we can't forget about sports, one of the pillars of Nova SBE: in this area, Nova SU managed to have four sports teams with Nova SBE students only, with lots of trophies, both nationally and internationally.

This is Nova SU: Always There for You!

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The Nova Surf Club was created in 2013 with the aim of promoting surfing and other water sports among students. They have sponsors and partnerships with several surf schools, stores, and board suppliers, which gives them the ability to promote surfing with privileged conditions for students.

They host the Nova Surf Contest, a day for all Nova SBE students to get together and celebrate surfing that takes place once a year. They also have several Surf Trips in Alentejo and Peniche, host barbecues, and organize beach clean-ups, as well as other volunteering activities.

For them, what makes the club special is definitely its people and the spirit it brings to the school since university is as much about developing oneself professionally as it is about building experiences that will not only, bring good memories but also good lessons.

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The Nova Tech Club was founded in 2015 and has been growing ever since. With partners such as Google and Cisco, you can imagine how much potential it has. The club members put all their energy into organizing various events that highlight the relevance of tech knowledge.

Not only do they organize workshops in software, such as Javascript and Python, but they also arrange company visits to partners such as Google and cool startups such as Uniplaces. The Tech Club recognizes the importance of technology in the future especially for business students, given the importance of understanding how technology influences contemporary business models.

Every semester the club recruits new members. The selection process is not hard if you are all about tech, but you certainly need to prove that. Think about writing an essay regarding the future of AI or how blockchain will influence the financial sector. Are you interested in joining in? Keep an eye out on their Facebook!

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Founded on Women's International Day (March 8th, 2016), it is the first school club in Portugal that addresses the issue of gender equality. Nova Women in Business aims to empower the role of women in society and in the business world. The club brings positive changes to the school's community by offering external and internal events. Nova Women in Business believes in an equal academic and professional environment, and their mission is to create awareness to gender bias by cooperating with the Nova SBE community and other schools.

Nova Women in Business organizes different activities, such as panels, field trips, workshops, and networking sessions. Deloitte, Novabase, Microsoft, and L'Oréal are some of the partners that the club had in previous events.

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The club is a student-run investment fund, founded in 2017 by curious students who wanted to make people aware of the fact that there are various angles to approach finance.
Currently, the club interacts with both students and companies through finance-related workshops, events like the Stock-picking Competition, and partnerships with companies and financial agents.

For all students passionate about finance, here are some figures: the club was able to develop a portfolio that has a 5 % return on average for the last six months. The investment fund has a uniquely practical approach that helps students to develop particular skills that are crucial to succeed in the financial industry.

This group of young and ambitious students who seek to develop their club and create professional investment fund and, thereby, create true value, always keep their vision in mind: uniting finance with social impact. They truly live that vision, since all returns made from competitions and other events are given to social organizations.


Portfolio Management Club is an initiative that seeks to promote financial literacy amongst all students. The club manages a real portfolio of assets and applies asset allocation strategies alongside equity valuations and macroeconomic analysis, providing an opportunity for students interested in financial markets to obtain a real hands-on experience.

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The Nova SBE Venture Capital and Private Equity Club is a new students' initiative for networking and education. The club combines different types of events: social, corporate, and training. Planned activities include panel discussions, guest speakers, and lecturers.  Additionally, the club organizes workshops on fundamental skills needed for landing the dream internship or full-time position in the VC and PE world!

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Tuna ForTuna was created on February 15th of 1993 by a group of Nova SBE friends that wanted to be connected with music while studying.

They can be found at their weekly rehearsals and at their festival, which usually takes place at the beginning of the second semester. They can also be seen in other events: ForTuna has been invited to several festivals all throughout the country, from Braga to Faro, and not forgetting the beautiful islands of the Azores, and some of them even abroad.

At ForTuna, a wide scope of instruments are played and can be learned, including traditional Portuguese ones, such as mandolin and cavaquinho.

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