STEP ONE - ONLINE APPLICATION:
The admissions process starts with an online application submission, with all relevant documents, including essays and motivation videos. It is recommended that applications are submitted on the early stages of the applications period.
One-page essay is required to all applicants - 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, reasons to pursue a Master’s at Nova SBE and what you will bring to our community. This essay is a vital part of your application, and we recommend you spend some time in its preparation. It must be specific to the current application and personal statements will not be accepted in lieu of the essays.
Mandatory for the Master's in Impact Entrepreneurship & Innovation candidates: "Are you a social innovator?" video:
Mandatory for the IMF/IMM candidates: “where do you see yourself professionally in 4 years’ time and how your personal, academic and professional journey until now might contribute to reach this goal?” video
Mandatory for the CEMS MIM candidates: See specific applications requirements
International Applicant/Student: If you are applying from outside of the European Union, please consider that visa processing times can take longer than three months after your first interview with the Consulate. We recommend that you start the visa application process as soon as you receive confirmation of your acceptance at Nova SBE.
Remember that the responsibility for initiating and following the visa application process is entirely yours. Nova SBE does not influence the issuing time to process the visa.
STEP TWO - INTERVIEW:
General Admission: Candidates may have to attend an interview with either Alumni or Nova SBE’s Faculty assigned to examine the information provided in the application and evaluate the applicant’s eligibility and suitability for the program.
IMF and IMM: Candidates may have to attend an interview with the International Master’s Team to assess the provided information about academic potential and professional international orientation. Early applications for these programs are recommended.
Double Degrees: Candidates already accepted into a Nova SBE Master’s program and successfully pre-screened for the Double Degree are invited to an interview in February, March, April, or May. Slots per Double Degree are very limited which means that by April only a limited number of options might be available.
CEMS MIM: Candidates accepted into a Nova SBE Master’s program and successfully pre-screened for the CEMS MIM are invited to an assessment to be scheduled between February and June. Slots in the CEMS MIM program are limited so early applications are recommended.
STEP THREE - DECISION:
After evaluating the application, the Admissions Committee will make the final decisions based on all the information at its disposal.
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 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 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 one 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 candidates do not receive any communication from the School, they should send an email or call the Admissions Office. Admitted candidates who do not confirm their acceptance by the stipulated deadline will lose their place.
If you applied for CEMS or Double Degree you will soon receive feedback directly from that team.
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 and Double Degree programs becomes effective after payment of an additional 1500€ non-refundable fee (on top of the 1000€ Master’s enrolment fee), to be deducted from the total tuition fee.
Admitted students to the Master’s in Management can defer for up to one semester. For any other Master’s programs, admitted students can defer for the following academic year.
Accepted students must pay the enrolment fee to secure their place and send an email, until the enrolment fee payment deadline, to email@example.com (the Admissions Team will analyse the request). Not complying with the deadline, or making an unsuccessful request to defer, will require a new application submission.
The defer may be subject to a re-entry fee.
For any enquiries, contact the Admissions Team to firstname.lastname@example.org.