Programs

Master's in Finance

General Admission

First things first

Scroll through the list and check if you meet all the requirements. 

Academic Background
Candidates from any Bachelor’s program. Candidates with limited quantitative skills may need to complete bridging courses in August.

Languages
Candidates are encouraged to provide evidence of English language proficiency with a level of at least B2. However, this is not mandatory. No knowledge of Portuguese is required. The Master’s is delivered entirely in English, including exams, class work, support materials, and work projects.
Candidates for the International Masters in Finance must provide proof of English proficiency at minimum C1 level.
To successfully complete the International Masters in Finance candidates must have proficiency in three languages: mother-tongue, English and a second foreign language. The additional foreign language must achieve the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Professional Experience
Professional experience is NOT a requirement to be admitted. Candidates with more than two years of professional experience should consider applying for an MBA.

Age
Under 26 years old.

Now, let’s take it step by step

 Applications open February 1st, 2019 and close on May 1st, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. (GMT. Greenwich Mean Time).

Round 1      February 1 - February 22
Round 2 February 23 - March 22
Round 3 March 23 - May 1
Double Degrees  February 1 - March 22
  • Passport photo
  • Copy of ID card
  • Curriculum Vitae (in English)
  • Grade transcript with full list course list and grades
  • Motivation letter/cover letter in English (for Double Degree candidates)
  • English Certificate
  • Second foreign language certificate (for International Master’s in Finance)
  • Proof of mobility experience (for International Master’s in Finance)
  • Application fee payment receipt (non-refundable fee of 51€ for all applicants)
  • Any other documents in English that you think may enrich your application, such as a motivation letter or reference letter
  • Additional application form (for Double Degree candidates only)

Confirmation of enrolment will be subject to presentation of an official graduation certificate within the first month of classes.

You can only apply once within the three application rounds.

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 presentation of an official graduation certificate within the first month of classes.

If you are applying for a Double Degree, please fill in this 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 April or 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
Following the application review, the Admissions Committee will make its final decision based on all information available. Selection decisions will be made in three rounds/periods: Early March, early April and early May (for students applying until the end of February, end of March, and end of April, respectively). 

Decisions will be communicated by email in early March, early April, and early May (for students applying until the end of February, end of March, and end of April, respectively). 

Candidates are responsible for checking their email account for school messages (including the spam or junk folders). In the event of no contact from the school, candidates should email or call the Admissions Office. When accepted, if candidates don’t confirm their commitment to be in the program, these slots will be considered vacant for the next selection round.

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 Double Degree and 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 year. However, they must pay the enrolment fee to guarantee their place and a re-entry fee in February the following year. Also, they must inform the school no later than one month prior to the beginning of term. Not respecting this deadline or making an unsuccessful request to defer will require submission of a new application.

Masters' applications for 2019/20 are now open!

You can apply from February 1st until May 1st. Choosing the Nova SBE Master’s in Finance is an investment that will prepare you for the ever-changing business world, giving you the skills to embrace new opportunities, and nurturing your entrepreneurial spirit.