Master's Programs

General Criteria

Recognition: Nova SBE reserves the right to admit only applicants from accredited and/or recognized schools in their home countries.

Language: Nova SBE’s official language is English. Thus, we strongly recommend students to have the B2 (Upper Intermediate) English language proficiency prior to starting their studies.  No Portuguese knowledge is necessary for life on campus.

Age: These programs are Pre-Experience and are aimed at candidates with an average of two years’ professional experience (average age of our current cohort of Master’s students is 23-24 years old).

Older candidates that fit the programs' profile, will be considered. For an individual assessment of this eligibility criterion, candidates should directly contact the Admissions Office to


Applications to all Master's programs are now closed.

Specific criteria for the International Master’s in Management (IMM) and the International Master’s in Finance (IMF)

1. Language skills:

Language 1: English language at minimum C1 level.

Language 2: Any foreign language at minimum B1 level or mother tongue.
Language 3: If English is not the mother tongue, any other foreign language at A1 level (recommended but not a requirement nor a criterion for admission).

If the candidate has two mother tongues, one must request the “Honour Statement for Bilingual Candidates” document via

2. Professional experience:

Previous work experience, volunteering work, or internships. Candidates must present proof of at least one of these experiences (4-weeks minimum duration).

3. Ambition for an international career:

Candidates should demonstrate through their CV and their motivation video (please read “Admission > Documentation > Specific Documents” section) their willingness for an international career on an international company.

You may also apply to the Regular Master’s in Management/Finance as your 2nd option in the application form.

Compulsory Internationalization Requirement

To be completed either through an international internship (outside of Portugal & outside country of origin. To be completed after end of Bachelor until end of Master) or through a study abroad experience during the Master's program.*

* Study abroad experience can be completed through the following options: 

  • CEMS MIM Exchange Semester (for students simultaneously enrolled in the CEMS MIM Program) 
  • Partner School Master’s (for students simultaneously enrolled in one of the Double Degree Programs) 
  • Exchange Semester, during the IMF program, outside Portugal and outside the country where the Bachelor’s degree was obtained


Language Requirements

  • Language 1: English C1 
  • Language 2: B1 or Mother Tongue 
  • Language 3: A2 if English is not mother tongue