Executive Master's in Leadership

The program

Executive Master's in Leadership

Official degree title: Master’s in Leadership - Executive

Organizations change as they grow and develop. Sometimes, this change is planned and caused by internal forces, but events and outside influences can also provoke it.

The need for organizations to understand and deal with these changes, constantly following them and adapting requires an innovation culture, (re)definition of strategy capabilities, negotiation, alignment, and mobilization of the whole. These capacities are fundamentally stimulated by leadership.


The Executive Master's in Leadership intends to contribute to the development of organizations through their talents, to create lines of lasting leadership that strengthen management and people development. In all organizations, human capital is strategic per se, being one of the key sustainability factors of the business. This Master's will focus on developing leadership relationships suited for different challenges in the organizations, including the challenges of attracting, developing, and retaining talent through motivating practices.


Participant's Profile

  • Team and/or business area managers.
  • Professionals from different functional areas with or without leadership rolesx.
  • Entrepreneurs who want to improve their leadership skills.

Applications Last Call – September 6

To learn more about the application process, check our admissions' page.

1st semester
Comprises a set of mandatory curricular units that are specific to the management area and a set of elective curricular units that allow students to deepen their knowledge in chosen areas of management.

2nd semester
Dedicated to preparing the final work project, which consists of an undertaking of practical application. This is an executive master's degree in reflection-action that plants seeds for new ways of thinking, but which also follows a path of support for execution. It seeks to meet an executive target more focused on achievement and move forward by zooming into your organization and its internal capabilities.


  • From the Fundamentals to the Leadership Strategy – 5 ECTS
    Full Semester
  • Organizational Learning and People Management – 4 ECTS
    Full Semester
  • Conflict, Change and Stress Management – 4 ECTS
    Full Semester
  • Growth Strategies and Innovation of Business Models– 3 ECTS
    Half Semester
  • Team Management, Organizational and Culture Alignment – 3 ECTS
    Half Semester
  • Research Methods Applied to Management– 3 ECTS
    Half Semester
  • Negotiation – 2 ECTS
    Half Semester


  • Macroeconomic Environment – 2 ECTS
    Half Semester
  • Finance – 2 ECTS
    Half Semester
  • Operations Management – 2 ECTS
    Half Semester
  • Marketing Fundamentals – 2 ECTS
    Half Semester
  • Strategic Execution – 2 ECTS
    Half Semester
  • Business Analytics – 2 ECTS
    Half Semester
  • Effective communication – 2 ECTS
    Half Semester


The Executive Master's exposes students to trends in the area of Leadership, preparing them to deal with the important challenges that companies are currently facing. The work project prepares students for research activities applied to today's business reality, whether qualitative or quantitative, in close collaboration with the supervisor.

In preparing the work projects, students will benefit from a number of protocols with partners, with the following objectives:

  • Contribute to the employability and networking of students.
  • Facilitate the application of learning experiences within the up-skill and re-skill training plans of the company's workforce.
  • Support students who want to develop the work project on a genuine challenge in their company.


Do you want to learn more before applying?

To better support the decision-making process of choosing an Executive Master’s Program at Nova SBE, we have dedicated events such as Open Days, where you can discover the main key take-aways of each Executive Master's.

We also have a completely free career advisory sessions to help your decision-making process.

So make the most out of these dedicated events and dare to expand your horizons with the solutions we have to offer.