Master's in Impact Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Admissions criteria

The program requires background knowledge in Mathematics at the level of a first-cycle in Economics or Management. Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the scientific areas of Science, Technology/Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, Finance or Management, or other scientific areas. For those with limited quantitative skills, it will be mandatory to attend the bridging course in August.

For this program we will receive applications from pre-experience profiles, with an average of two years of professional activity, and also young practitioners that aim to tackle social issues (age equal or below 35 years old recommended. If older please contact the Admissions Team (

For the Impact Entrepreneurship & Innovation program, we recommend students to be under 35 years old. If older and willing to apply, please contact the Admissions Team (

Admissions process

Applications for the Master’s programs 2022/23 are open until May 31, 2022.

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

1. Complete the online application form.

2. If necessary, an interview may be requested.

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

Vacancies are set and authorized by the Higher Education Assessment and Accreditation Agency (A3ES) for the admission of students to each master's program.

The vacancies for each program can be consulted through the official A3ES website ( or alternatively through the Nova SBE site at - National Accreditations & Records.

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. This fee 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 is not necessary. However, if you have taken the test, you can add the results as an additional document to your application.

Proof of English proficiency is not required but is encouraged for the regular Master’s.

For CEMS MIM candidates, advanced level English language proficiency is required. Click here for details.

Nova SBE does not accept any high school diplomas nor online language certificates other than Linguaskill and TOEFL iBT® Home Edition as proof of language proficiency.

Students wishing to withdraw from the degree program are required to send a confirmation by email to and by May 31th 2021. After this date, students may be held accountable for paying any tuition and fees associated with the program.

Admitted students can defer for up to one year. They must inform the school until the enrolment fee payment deadline and each case, to be accepted, will be subject to analysis by the Student Recruitment & Admissions Office. Not respecting this deadline or making an unsuccessful request to defer will require the submission of a new application.

Students wishing to defer from the degree program are required to send an email to, after the enrolment fee payment with a justification of their desire and respective proof in attach.

The defer may be subject to a re-entry fee.

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 classwork, exams, support materials, and work projects.

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

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.

Yes, you will need to pay the non-refundable tuition fee of 1000€.

Settling in Portugal

Nova SBE has partnered with Kleya, a company that provides specific services to expats, giving them the possibility of asking for assistance when settling in Portugal. Kleya can help with many different day-to-day life needs, such as setting up a tax number (in Portugal, it’s called “NIF”), finding a rental property, checking rental contracts, setting up utilities, cleaning services, etc. Check this page for more information on pricing and conditions.