Master’s in Business Analytics

Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s everything you need to know concerning your Master’s at Nova SBE.

Admissions criteria

Candidates from Bachelor’s programs with knowledge in mathematics and programming (at an entry-level of a 1st cycle program), i.e. science, technology/computer science, engineering, economics, finance, or management.

Professional experience is NOT a requirement to be admitted to a Nova SBE Master’s.

This program is pre-experience and we would prefer to receive applications from candidates with less than two years’ professional experience and equal or below 26 years of age. However, we are certainly willing to consider older applicants who present a similar pre-experience profile - contact the Student Recruitment & Admissions Office to confirm your elegibility

Our Masters' programs are pre-experience, for students with less than two years of professional experience and under 26 years old. This means that the program is a continuation of undergraduate studies, preparing students for the job market with the help of the Career Services Team, and with a class of students averaging 21/22 years old.

The Lisbon MBA is aimed at professionals with at least three years of professional experience (full-time). MBAs are for graduates from any discipline who want to receive in-depth managerial training.

More info about The Lisbon MBA.


Admissions process

Applications for the Master’s programs 2020/21 will run from January 8th until May. 

If you are interested in doing a Master’s at Nova SBE, follow these simple steps:

Complete the online application form.

If necessary, a Skype interview will be requested.

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

Yes, you will be requested to pay an enrolment fee of €51.

Yes, you will be requested to pay a non-refundable enrolment fee of 1000€ for the Master’s in Management/Economics/Finance/Business Analytics. Enrolment in the International Programs (CEMS MIM program) becomes effective after the payment of an additional 1500€ non-refundable fee. Both fees will be deducted from the total tuition fee.

The tuition fees are charged in identical installments per semester, except for the first one because the enrolment fee will be deducted from the first installment. 

If you have not yet finished your undergraduate studies you do not need the official transcript. However, if accepted, you will need to deliver it to the Master’s Office no later than the beginning of the program.

We have no established minimum GPA and do not admit by GPA alone. We conduct a full review of all applications, in which GPA is one of many several factors in your CV.

Yes, you can, but you will have to finish this course during the first semester of your Master’s.

No, the GMAT or GRE are not necessary. However, if you have taken the test, you can add the results in your application.

You do not, however students should be at approximately B2 English level to comfortably follow the courses. Candidates wishing to directly enter into the International Master’s in Management must present an English certificate at minimum C1. For CEMS MIM candidates, advanced level English language proficiency is required. Click here for details.

Nova SBE doesn't accept online language certificates.

Students wishing to postpone or withdraw from the degree program are required to send a confirmation by email to by June17th 2019. After this date, students may be held accountable for paying any tuition and fees associated with the program. Students who postpone their masters and have scholarships will lose them.

Please note that students who defer their admission will be subject to the tuition in place at that time.

All invoices are addressed to the student unless the student specifically states that a different entity is responsible for the tuition fee payments, either in part or in full. For instance, a student may have obtained a sponsorship or scholarship from a particular company or organization. In this case, the school needs to prepare the respective invoices accordingly. Receipts made out to a third party must be communicated to

No, transfers at Masters’ level are not accepted.


Yes, all Nova SBE Masters’ are entirely taught in English, including class work, exams, support materials, and work projects.

No, Portuguese language knowledge is not required to be admitted.

Yes, Nova SBE offers basic level Portuguese language courses.

Online application

Check the online application instructions available on the application form page. If you have any further questions, please contact the Student Recruitment & Admissions Office

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No. After you submit your application, you may no longer change your record.