Master's Programs

General Criteria

Recognition: Nova SBE reserves the right to admit only applicants from accredited and/or recognized schools in their home countries.

Language: Nova SBE’s official language is English. Thus, we strongly recommend students to have the B2 (Upper Intermediate) English language proficiency prior to starting their studies.  No Portuguese knowledge is necessary for life on campus.

Age: These programs are pre-experience and are aimed at candidates with an average of two years’ professional experience, who are younger than 26 years old.

Specifically for the Master's in Economics, International Development & Public Policy and Impact Entrepreneurship & Innovation, candidates may have until 35 years old. However, older candidates, that fit the programs' profile, will be considered. For an individual assessment of this eligibility criterion, candidates should directly contact the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office to

Applications Fall Intake 2022/23

Applications for all Master’s Programs are open until 23 May 2022.

For CEMS MIM, IMF, IMM and Double Degrees applications until 29 April 2022.

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For more information, please contact us by emailing or calling +351 213 801 699.

Specific Criteria for International Master’s in Management (IMM) And International Master’s in Finance (IMF)

1. Language skills:

Language 1: English language at minimum C1 level.

Language 2: Any foreign language at minimum B1 level or mother tongue.
Language 3: If English is not the mother tongue, any other foreign language at minimum A1 level (A2 level is recommended but not a requirement nor a criterion for admission).

If the candidate has two mother tongues, one must request the “Honour Statement for Bilingual Candidates” document via

2. Professional experience:

Previous work experience, volunteering work, or internships. Candidates must present proof of at least one of these experiences (4-weeks minimum duration).

3. Ambition for an international career:

 Candidates should demonstrate through their CV and their motivation video (please read “Apply” section) their willingness for an international career on an international company.

Compulsory Internationalization Requirement

To be completed either through an international internship (outside of Portugal & outside country of origin. To be completed after end of Bachelor until end of Master) or through a study abroad experience during the Master's program.*

* Study abroad experience can be completed through the following options: 

  • CEMS MIM Exchange Semester (for students simultaneously enrolled in the CEMS MIM Program) 
  • Partner School Master’s (for students simultaneously enrolled in one of the Double Degree Programs) 
  • Exchange Semester, during the IMF program, outside Portugal and outside the country where the Bachelor’s degree was obtained  

Compulsory Language Requirements

Language 1: English C1 
Language 2: B1 or Mother Tongue 
Language 3: B1 if English is not mother tongue