Step One — Online application
The admissions process starts upon submission of the online application along with the relevant documents.
Confirmation of enrolment will be subject to the presentation of an official graduation certificate within the first month of classes.
One-page Application Essay is required to all applicants - Application essays are candidates’ opportunity to tell us more about their motivation and detail interests, values, and ambitions. We will be looking for evidence of extra-curricular activities, examples of leadership and teamwork, why you are looking to pursue a Master’s at Nova SBE and what you will bring to our community. Essays are a vital part of your application, and we recommend that you spend a significant amount of time in their preparation. They must be specific to the current application and personal statements will not be accepted in lieu of the essays.
"Are you a social innovator?" video - guidelines (compulsory to Master's in Impact Entrepreneurship & Innovation applicants):
This master offers the unique opportunity to develop your own social venture throughout your time at Nova SBE. For this reason, it is ideal that you apply with a social problem and a potential solution in mind. However, if you do not have a specific idea, that should not stop you from applying!
If you do have a social problem that you deeply care about, you might find the time during the master’s to come up with a solution or to simply understand it further.
It is very important for us to understand who you are, what you care about and what potential solutions to social issues you have in mind.
What is this video about?
- A pitch to present yourself, your personal and professional experiences (both of successes and failures) and anything you find relevant for us to know. Remember, we can read your CV so tell us something that is not on it.
- Brief explanation of the grand challenge / societal issue that you care about and wish to tackle.
- Present your innovative solution to address that issue and which SDG(s), targets and indicators the idea is contributing to, if you have come that far in the development of the idea. Even if you do not have a specific idea or project, you should apply anyway! We want to know if you are an agent of change, just give us a hint. Focus more on who you are, what social issues keep you up at night and why solving them is important for a better world.
- Duration: 5 minutes (max.). Applications with longer videos will be penalized.
- No guidelines for video recording and editing, it is up to the candidate. (editing skills won't be evaluated)
- To submit the video and secure your privacy you should upload it on Youtube, unlisted, and then send the link in the application form.
Step Two — Interview
General Admission: Candidates may have to attend a Skype interview with either Alumni or faculty designed to examine the information provided in the application and evaluate the applicant’s eligibility and suitability for the program.
Double Degree: Candidates already accepted into a Nova SBE Master’s program and successfully pre-screened are invited to an interview in March, April, and May.
CEMS MIM: Candidates accepted into a Nova SBE Master’s program and successfully pre-screened are invited to an assessment designed to evaluate academic potential, international orientation, and communication skills.
Step Three — Decision
After evaluating the application, the Admissions Committee will make the final decisions based on all the information at its disposal. Selection decisions will be made in phases: end of February, end of March, end of April, end of May and mid-June.
The Admissions Committee is chaired by the Deputy Dean, responsible for Pre-Experience Programs, and includes, among other operational members, the Academic Director of each master's program, the Executive Director of Pre-Experience Programs, the Director of the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office, the Director of Institutional Relations and International Development and the Director of the Quality Department.
When assessing applications, the following elements are considered: final classification of the degree (or previous degree held, or classification at the date of submission of the application for the degree you are attending), school of origin, curriculum vitae, internship or other experiences (national or international), extracurricular and volunteer experiences, GMAT / GRE, language proficiency, letter of motivation / objectives and profile of the candidate for the specific program to which she/he is applying.
For the ranking of candidates, a generic algorithm is applied, which can be translated by:
FG = [25% final grade of the degree + 20% quality school of origin based on EdUniversal and THE rankings + 5% international experience + 5% national experience+ 5% quantitative bachelors courses + 2.5% GMAT / GRE + 2.5% extracurricular activities + 5% proficiency in foreign languages + 30% motivation and profile] / 100
Occasionally, for each program and/or for each application phase, the ranking algorithm may be reviewed.
After a final decision on all candidates, the Admissions Committee will produce a final report with the list of accepted and rejected candidates.
Decisions are communicated individually to each candidate by email. Candidates are responsible for checking their emails regularly during this process (including spam and the trash folder). If you do not receive any communication from the School, you should please send an email or call the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office. Admitted candidate who do not confirm their acceptance by the stipulated deadline will lose their place.
Candidates may request to see the results of their position in Admissions process in strict compliance with EU GDPR No. 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 (General Data Protection Regulation).
Step Four — Enrolment
Accepted candidates will have to pay a 1000€ non-refundable enrolment fee, to be deducted from the total tuition fee.
No exceptions or late payments will be accepted.
Enrolment in the CEMS MIM programs becomes effective after payment of an additional 1500€ non-refundable fee, to be deducted from the total tuition fee.
Admitted students can defer for up to one semester (Master's in Management and International Master's in Management) or year (Master's in Economics, Master's in Finance, International Master's in Finance, Master's in Business Analytics, Master’s in Impact Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Master’s in International Development & Public Policy).
They must inform the school until the enrolment fee payment deadline, pay the enrolment fee and each case, in order to be accepted, will be subject to analysis by the Student Recruitment & Admissions Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Not respecting this deadline or making an unsuccessful request to defer will require submission of a new application.
The defer may be subject to a re-entry fee.
In case of doubts, regarding the application process and other information read the FAQ or contact the Student Recruitment&Admissions Office.