Programs

Master's in Management

General Admission

First things first

General eligibility criteria

  • Candidates from any Bachelor’s program. However, if you have limited quantitative skills you may need to complete bridging courses in August.
  • Professional experience is NOT a requirement to be admitted.
  • This program is pre-experience and we would prefer to receive applications from candidates with less than two years’ professional experience and  less or equal to 26 years of age. However, we will consider older applicants who present a similar pre-experience profile.
  • The working language of Nova SBE is English. No knowledge of Portuguese is necessary for the purposes of life on campus. However, we strongly recommend students possess the following level of English language competency prior to commencing their studies: B2 (Upper Intermediate).
  • Please check the specific language requirements for the International Master's in Management below

 

Eligibility criteria for the International Master's in Management

The International Master’s degree in Management is specifically designed for candidates who have a clear ambition to develop an international career. Looking for a first job in a multinational company or a company outside of their home countries is key to develop their multicultural experience in Management and leapfrog their experience and career development potential in a global context.

Admission Requirements (upon application)

In order to be admitted into the International Master’s program in Management, candidates must cumulatively possess the following in addition to the general admission requirements established for the Regular degree programs:

   1.Language skills:

  • English language at minimum C1 level (or as mother tongue);

  • Second language and a third (if English is not the mother tongue) at minimum B1 level (or mother tongue);

   2.Internationalization experience:

  • Have completed a 10-week international internship outside of Portugal, and outside of  the country of nationality of the student, between completion of the Bachelor’s degree and the initiation of the master’s Program. 

All candidates applying to an International graduate program who do not meet the eligibility requirements by the application deadline will automatically be considered for the Regular graduate program. Admitted candidates may later change their degree to the International program upon fulfilment of the eligibility requirements indicated previously or the requirements stated above

 

Application to International Master’s during the program

During the program, students may request a change of degree at the appropriate time as long as this occurs before the start of the work project semester (final semester). No requests will be permitted beyond this period.
For students who wish to change to the International graduate program, the following eligibility requirements are necessary::

   1.Language skills:

  • Second language and a third (if English is not the mother tongue) at minimum B1 level (or mother tongue);

   2.Internationalization experience:

or

  • Enrollment on a CEMS or Double Degree;
  • Acceptance in a 10-week international internship, during the Master's program, outside of Portugal, and outside of country of nationality of the student. 

A Selection Committee will assess all applications and take the selection decisions (applicants may be called for interviews).

Now, let’s take it step by step

Applications will open on January 2021, in order to start the Master's by early September 2021. 

Candidates will receive an answer by email within a maximum of 8-weeks from application submission.

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 several application rounds.

  • Portrait/ ID photo
  • Copy of ID card
  • Curriculum Vitae (in English)
  • Grade transcript with full course list and grades in English
  • Motivation letter (for Double Degree candidates only)
  • One-page Essay (in English)
  • Household Tax Return Transcript (in English) - only for Means-tested scholarship candidates
  • Second foreign language certificate (mandatory for International Master’s in Management)*
  • English certificate with minimum level of B2* – recommended for the Master's in Management | English certificate with minimum level of C1* - mandatory for the International Master's in Management
  • 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 an international mobility proof, reference letter, language certificates* and/or GMAT/GRE
  • Additional Application Form (for Double Degree candidates only)
     

If the diploma is not in Portuguese/English, applicants should attach the diploma supplement or the official transcript of records in English with the entire academic background: degree, final GPA, graduation date.

If the Diploma/Certificate does not have the above mentioned elements, applicants must send:

  • Or the Diploma Supplement or the Official Transcript of records in English

  • Or certified translation of the Diploma/Certificate

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 several application rounds.

* All the language certificates/diplomas should state the level according to the CEFR. Nova SBE does not accept online language certificates and high school diplomas, as proof of language proficiency.
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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 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

Following the application review, the Admissions Committee will make its final decision based on all information available. Selection decisions will be made in rounds/periods. 

Decisions will be communicated by email. 

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 Student Recruitment & 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.

Admitted students can defer for up to one semester. 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. 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.

Master’s Programs 2021/2022

Master’s Applications Fall Intake 2021/22

The Master’s Fall Intake applications will open on January 2021.
 

For more information and to be notified about future intakes, please contact the Student Recruitment & Admissions Office at leadyourfuture@novasbe.pt or at +351 213 801 699.