In recent years, the higher education policy in Portugal has focused, among other things, on improving the quality and relevance of the training the school offers, promoting mobility and internationalization, increasing partnerships with institutions, and structuring an internationally recognized quality assurance system.

These are also the goals that Nova SBE pursues, which reflect on its mission, vision, and strategy.

As one of NOVA University Lisbon’s organic units, Nova SBE has included specific objectives and indicators in its Strategic Plan to support the Quality Policy, namely through the development and implementation of NOVA SIMAQ - NOVA's Internal Quality Monitoring and Evaluation System.

Quality tools

Nova SBE has defined, among others, the following quality tools: 

  • Procedures Manual
  • Syllabi
  • Different surveys regarding the students' perception during their academic pathway
  • Survey regarding the course instructor’s perception of curricular units
  • Curricular Unit Reports
  • Study cycle reports
  • Overall Assessment Reports
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Quality Monitoring

National Accreditations & Records

International Accreditations & Records

Financial Times

  • 15th International Master's in Management worldwide
  • 7th International Master's in Finance worldwide
  • 1st International Master's in Finance in Portugal
  • 21st Business School in Europe
  • 1st Executive Education in Portugal
  • 13th in Custom Programs in the World
  • 34th in Europe - The Lisbon MBA


  • 5th  Palmes of Excellence / Universal Business School
  • 2nd Master´s in Economics in Europe
  • 2nd Master´s in Finance in Europe
  • 2nd Master´s in Management in Europe
  • 5th CEMS Master’s in International Management in Europe
  • 9th The Lisbon MBA – Executive in Europe
  • 13th The Lisbon MBA International  in Europe

Our commitment allowed us to gain several important accreditations: EFMD/EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.

Only approximately 130 business schools in the world have all three accreditations

We were chosen to join organizations of leading international business schools.


Specific Regulations


  • Patrícia Xufre
    Academic Director of Quality
    Representative of the UNL Teaching and Learning Quality Committee
    Representative of the UNL Quality Council
    Representative of the UNL Quality Monitoring Committee
  • Susy Rodrigues
    Quality Department Director
  • Alexandre Sequeira, Bruno Martins Soares, Catarina Silva, Manuela Correia, Ricardo Carvalho e Susana Baptista
    Quality Department team

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Compliments, suggestions or complaints

If you would like to compliment us, send a suggestion or make a complaint, we are here to listen.