Life on campus

Welcome - Nova SBE is waiting for you

Nova way of being a school, based in Portugal, and open to the world.

You are about to embark on a wonderful new adventure at Nova SBE, where you will have the opportunity to strengthen your academic path in high-quality programs, participate in a wide range of activities on campus and ,last but not least, have fun! We truly hope that your journey at Nova SBE becomes an unforgettable experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Campus Features

Campus Features

Our ground-breaking campus is built to provide you with not only the best academic experience but also a place where you can spend some downtime. Here, you can find everything, from restaurants and a grocery store to a gym, bank, and even a health clinic.

Study Spaces

Study Spaces

Students can benefit from the wide variety of places when it comes to studying. There are more than 1000 spots available all over campus: Library, the CTT Student Hall (open 24h), the Main Deck, Hovione etc. Seats in the Library can be booked directly on the Teresa e Alexandre Soares dos Santos Library website.

Nova SBE Services

Nova SBE Services

Nova SBE has a wide range of services for students, depending on the support they might need. Regardless of whether the students have questions about their academic progression or life in general in Portugal, career-related concerns or issues with the facilities, the school is ready to help.

  • Around 1400 places throughout the campus for individual or groupwork study
  • CTT Student Hall:

– 24-Hour Study Space
– 220 individual seats
– 2 Bloomberg terminals
– 4 meetings Rooms with 8 seats each

  • 55 Classrooms
  • 26 Amphitheaters
  • 6 Computer Labs
  • Teresa e Alexandre Soares dos Santos Library
    – max. Capacity: 320 people
    – 8 meetings rooms with 8 seats each
    – 32 computer terminals to access electronic resources
    – off-campus access to electronic resources
  • Jerónimo Martins Grand Auditorium
  • Sagres Beach Way
  • Printing and copy services space
  • Lockers
    – more than 800 spaces available throughout the Academic Halls
    – surfboards lockers with access to bathrooms outside
  • Parking
    – private service operated by an external company, Saba, offers special conditions for Nova SBE community
  • Main Deck
    – there are 6 different places where you can get food on campus: Padaria do Bairro, The Cut, Poke House, ICA Canteen, Azure, and Pingo Doce & Go
  • Vending Machines
    – available over the campus to provide fast service
    – healthy options available
  • Clinic CUF Nova SBE
    – private clinic that provides a range of specialties
  • CTT Lockers
    – private service to receive packages directly on campus
  • Fitness Hut Gym
    – private service operated by an external company, Fitness Hut
  • MILESTONE Student Living
    – student residence on campus will be operated by MILESTONE, an experienced premium student housing provider
  • Pingo Doce & Go Marketplace
  • Santander Money Club
    – on campus branch designed for university students with global perspective
  • Asense, Eduroam, Nova SBE Lifelong Email Address, Office 365, Refinitiv Eikon, A to Z Journal Listing, B-on, Cambridge Journals, DART Europe, De Gruyter, DOAB, DOAJ
  • Wi-Fi
    – Eduroam Wi-Fi network

Clubs & Students' Union

Our campus has a vibrant student life. The Students' Union, the more than 30 Student Clubs and the Sport Clubs organize activities throughout the year and target various goals and groups from sports to culture and from recreational events to volunteering initiatives, amongst many others.

Nova SBE Student Clubs

Student Clubs play a critical role at Nova SBE, contributing to a vibrant campus life while creating unique experiences.

Nova SBE has more than 30 different student clubs that go beyond their traditional role to boost student engagement on campus, which is often the catalyst for a positive student experience. If you are considering joining a student club or starting your own, ponder both your passions and the impact you might create by doing so.

Do you want to create a new club?

You will need to fill out and send the Statement of Purpose to Nova SU via this link.

Clubs & Students' Union

CEMS Club Lisbon (CCL) is part of a global alliance: there are 30 worldwide CEMS Clubs. Their purpose is to build a cohesive CEMS community in Lisbon to make the CEMS semester as epic and unforgettable as possible. CCL tries its best to be involved in the CEMSies daily lives by providing a more complete experience in their home or exchange school.

CCL offers all kinds of events in three broad categories: Social Events, Sustainability, and Corporate Relations.

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The NOMA Marketing Consulting Student Club, previously known as 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 NOMA Marketing Consulting Student Club has many amazing projects.

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

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The NOVAFRICA Student Group (NSG) is the students' counterpart of the Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center. It was founded in 2011 by a group of Nova SBE students who were passionate about Development Economics. Their mission is to produce and promote research with an impact in less developed parts of the world, with an emphasis on Africa.

The club is a tight-knit group of members who are involved in research studies that the center produces. Some of them are abroad pursuing projects implemented in countries such as Angola, Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, São Tome and Príncipe, and even Portugal.

In addition to being part of research projects and supporting the Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center at its conferences and events, the group also organizes activities to "put Economics at the service of people."

The discussions include topics like Financial Inclusion, Entrepreneurship, Climate Change, Migrations, and Conflict, among others, and are student-led and facilitated by faculty at Nova SBE.

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Nova Case Team (NCT) was founded in the second semester of the school year of 2017/18. It has three departments: Operations, Marketing, and Events. The club focuses on case studies and business games and is aimed at both Bachelor's and Master's students. Besides that, they also partner with consulting companies to offer business workshops based on problem solving and on information synthesis.

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

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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 sentence to be heard.

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 horizons.

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The Nova Debate Club promotes weekly debates where students compete with each other or debate freely, sharing points of view 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 status quo and to develop an informed and curious view of the world around them.

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 and opening 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 KPIs in several markets, such as Housing and Labour, and in systems, such as Health and Justice. In addition, 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 faculty 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.

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The Nova Investment Club was created in 2010, intending to join the students' enthusiasm for topics outside of the world of finance with the students' curiosity about recent developments in financial markets.

Considering 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 more comprehensive analyses, development of critical thinking, and debates on on-going macroeconomic events. Above all, promoting the students' financial knowledge through various events is a key driver that keeps NIC members passionate.

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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 its 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.

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.

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Nova Junior Consulting (NJC), Nova SBE's junior enterprise consulting firm. One of the best junior consulting groups in Portugal, according to JADE Portugal.

The club provides strategic management consulting services through its many projects each semester. With their diverse 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.

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The Portfolio Management Club is an initiative that seeks to promote financial literacy among 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 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 likeminded students.

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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Meet oikos Lisbon! From conferences to composting and donation events, you cross paths with oikos Lisbon everywhere. The main message: help us set an example for sustainability!

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 its 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 Nova SBE Awareness Club is meant to empower students with great economic reasoning, The Nova SBE Awareness Club also hosts events throughout the academic year, where some of its members and renowned invitees debate current economic challenges. Leadership, Communication, Marketing, and Management are also crucial skills developed in the club.

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The Nova SBE Blockchain Student Club is a student-led organization whose mission is to foster an open and diverse community of like-minded people interested in learning more about blockchain, the future of cryptographic technology, and DeFi. In addition, the club promotes education, innovation, and accessible opportunities in the blockchain sphere to undergraduates and postgraduates of all majors and levels of exposure.

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The Nova SBE Hospitality Student Club was founded in 2020 and aims to promote the industry's sustainable growth by placing Hospitality as a key strategic tool for any business plan.

The club also promotes its members' development of individual skills so that they can be prepared to add value to any organization in service-oriented industries while bridging the gap between Nova SBE's academic community and the industry players.

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The Nova SBE Leadership for Impact Student Club was born out of the will to create opportunities for sustainable impact through leadership while always promoting cooperation among members of the Nova SBE community, such as students, NGOs, enterprises, and more.

While working in close partnership with the Nova SBE Leadership for Impact Knowledge Center, the club's focus is to promote the sustainable development of knowledge and reduce social inequity by stimulating initiatives that inspire the creation of more articulated and efficient responses to societal issues.

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Nova SBE Luxury Society Student Club is a student club that aims to bring together students with a passion for the luxury industry, its values, and broader business areas. The club will build on these passions while learning from professionals within the industry and benefit from their insights via talks and networking events.

One crucial mission at the Nova SBE Luxury Society Student Club is to help its members get the best insights and opportunities to help them land a career in luxury. As a small group of students, the club has private networking sessions with professionals and a partnership with LAUREL – the Portuguese association of luxury brands – which allows its members to put themselves out there and start working on their future in this area.

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The Nova SBE Mindspace Student Club aims to create a safe and inclusive community of students that fosters self-acceptance, resilience, mental well-being, and meaningful relationships. 

The club wants to enable its members to try out new experiences and expand their knowledge on topics that are too often forgotten in day-to-day life. The Nova SBE Mindspace Student Club members can join weekly online meditation sessions and regular outside workouts, yoga sessions, workshops, and much more.

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The Nova SBE Music Student Club was founded in 2021 to connect, develop, and promote musicians by creating an environment where they are free to express their artistic selves. The music club creates and manages bands and hosts events such as concerts, jam and songwriting sessions, and music workshops.

This Nova SBE Music Student Club consists of four departments with different focus areas: Events, Marketing, Creativity, and Performance.

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The Nova SBE NOVASIA Student Club targets students and school members with a general interest in Asia, whether social, economic, cultural, or academic.

The club's mission is to raise Nova SBE students' awareness and attention to Asian cultural, economic, and social conditions and characteristics to foster future collaboration between leading business graduates and the Asian market, companies, and cultural space.

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The Nova SBE Nudge Student Club is the first Behavioral Economics-centered student club and Portugal's first student-run nudge consulting. Nova SBE Nudge Student Club's mission is to democratize behavioral science. The club focuses on facilitating the application of behavioral insights for impact-driven organizations and provides consulting services, quality content, and events and networking platforms.

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Nova SBE Politics Student Club is Nova School of Business & Economics' student-run politics and international affairs club. Despite being a non-partisan organization, the Nova SBE Politics Student Club specializes in enhancing its members' knowledge, expertise, and critical thinking skills concerning the spheres of politics, diplomacy, the world economy, and international relations. The club achieves this by offering students both theoretical and on-field experiences and know-how thanks to the invaluable network developed by the Nova SBE Community.

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Studies show that LGBTQI+ inclusion/diversity remains a controversial topic in education, the workplace, and everyday life. Therefore, the Nova SBE Pride Association Student Club wants to end stigmata and tabus and educate its peers on the importance of being aware of such. The student club mainly focuses on community building, career development, and student affairs. They aim to raise awareness of LGBTQI+ subjects in higher education, career development, opportunities, and beyond. They aspire to achieve these goals through a diverse team. Therefore, it is essential to emphasize that everyone is welcome to join in, regardless of gender and/or sexual identity/orientation.

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The Nova SBE Rowing Club (NRC) is a sports club at Nova SBE that, as you can tell from its name, is dedicated to rowing. The NRC focuses on coastal rowing, a new type of rowing appropriate for sea waters like those close to campus. The Nova SBE Rowing Club partners with the Portuguese Rowing Federation, which makes a few boats available, and the Oeiras Marina, from where its club members go out to sea (500m from campus).

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The club was founded in 2011 by two students who were enthusiastic about entrepreneurship and wanted to create awareness in a corporate-oriented school. 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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The Nova SBE Thirst Project Student Club is the first NGO student club at Nova SBE. The club aims to raise society's awareness to end the global water crisis. In addition, the club organizes events to raise funds to build freshwater wells in developing regions of the world.

It all started in 2008 when eight college students from Los Angeles learned about the global water crisis and how waterborne diseases kill more children than anything. Thus began the Thirst Project, with several teams spread across the United States of America. Fast forward to 2019, Thirst Project Portugal was created, and with it, a network of teams of enthusiastic students in schools and universities all over the country.

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The Nova Skills Association (NSA) is one of the first Nova SBE clubs, 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 people who attend several workshops that aim to develop the students' soft skills. Some of the workshops include oral communication, interview preparation, personal branding, emotional intelligence, and creativity.

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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 Ventura Capital and Private Equity world!

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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. NSCC, 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, knowledge, and social responsibility.

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

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The Nova SBE Surf Club was created in 2013 to promote surfing and other water sports among students. It has sponsors and partnerships with several surf schools, stores, and board suppliers, allowing it to promote surfing with privileged conditions for students.

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

For the club, what makes it 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 bring not only good memories but also good lessons.

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The Nova Tech Club was founded in 2015. The club members put all their energy into organizing various events highlighting tech knowledge's relevance.

They organize workshops in software, such as JavaScript and Python, and they also arrange company visits to partners such as Google and cool startups such as Uniplaces. The Nova 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.

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Founded on Women's International Day (March 8, 2016), it is the first school club in Portugal to address 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 its mission is to create awareness of 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 students who wanted to make people aware of the fact that there are various angles to approach finance.

Currently, the club interacts with students and companies through finance-related workshops, events like the "Stock-picking Competition", and partnerships with companies and financial agents.

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

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Tuna ForTuna was created on February 15, 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 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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Nova SU

Nova SBE Students’ Union

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

Nova SU recently moved to its 3rd home: first Campo Grande, then Campolide, and now Carcavelos is their new home. Throughout the history of the Nova SBE SU, some crucial moments can be highlighted, such as the first edition of Economia Viva in 2016, which launched Nova SBE as a national and international reference, the ENEEG organization in 2017, and organizing ENDA Cascais in September 2018.

Besides that, the Nova SU organizes some of the best parties and cultural events. And we cannot forget sports, one of the pillars of Nova SBE. In this field, they managed to have four sports teams with Nova SBE students only, with lots of trophies, both national and international.

This is Nova SBE SU: always there for you!

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