Master's in International Development & Public Policy

Nova SBE Career Services

The Master's in International Development & Public Policy provides high-level skills that are demanded in organisations that deal with domestic and international public policy (involving both developed and developing countries). The list of potential job opportunities include international organisations (European Commission, OECD, United Nations sectoral agencies, etc), the civil service of EU and other countries, consultancies that work with the public sector, public relations agencies, and non-governmental organisations.

Nova SBE is currently working towards establishing partnerships with a number of organisations in sectors such as health, education, environment, and different government agencies in Portugal (e.g. Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Employment and Social Security) and abroad (e.g. EU development agency, International Labour Organisation). These partnerships may lead to traineeships and or job opportunities for the Master's in International Development & Public Policy students and graduates.

Starting a Master’s Program at Nova SBE may be one of the first steps towards a global career. 

Whether you already know how you plan to impact the world or whether you are still trying to decide what do after your degree, know that Nova SBE has a program that will guide you all the way through your Masters’ program. The Nova SBE Career Services team runs a comprehensive program that provides you with the necessary tools to help taking the next step more effectively from day one and transform your uncertainties into bold aspirations that can really make a difference.

To help students throughout the process, the Nova SBE Career Services teams's offer includes: 

Mastering Your Career Program 

The Mastering Your Career Program, which consists of a series of workshops and career events, will help you acquire market knowledge and set your personal and professional goals, alongside attaining the fundamental skills that will empower you to become the most knowledgeable candidates and conscious professionals. 

Individual Career Advising sessions 

In this journey, you will be accompanied by a dedicated Career Consultant who will guide and support you in defining your career goals and preparing you for the recruitment processes. 

Career Fairs

Two exclusive events to meet and network with recruiters from leading  international companies. 

Career Events

We offer activities both on-campus (company presentations, business challenges, networking opportunities) and off-campus (company visits, online presentations).

Meet the Market

The Meet the Market Skills Accelerator is designed to provide Nova SBE students with a substantial foundation in industries/sectors commonly preferred by our students. While students will choose one industry for in-depth exploration and evaluation, they will also retain the flexibility to access materials from other industries students may be interested in exploring. This is an online, asynchronous module. 


Our Careers@ are field visits to companies of a specific geography, so that you connect with these companies and understand how it is to work in this specific location.

Career Center by JobTeaser

The Nova SBE Career Services portal by JobTeaser connects students to the marketplace, by providing access to Job Offers, Events, Counselling, and Career-related resources.

Mentoring Program

Our Mentoring program connects experienced Nova SBE Alumni with students with the goal of guiding them on the transition from academic life to the job market, in a way that inspires professional success, personal satisfaction, and responsibility to the community.

Online Tools

Students have exclusive and free access to other platforms that will support career planning and market knowledge, such as, PrepLounge, Graduate First and Big Interview. 

Are you ready to embrace the future?

Good choices can change the course of the future.

Deciding what you want for your future is never easy, but Nova SBE can help you. To offer students a chance to discover where they can excel and have a meaningful career, we also share OBIPNOVA.

This is a NOVA University Lisbon’s Rectory initiative that involves all NOVA schools. It aims to produce information about the career trajectory of all NOVA students regardless of their study cycle. Every year, it evaluates the professional activity of those who graduated to provide the NOVA community rigorous and reliable indicators about the career and placement of its graduates’ achievements.

Where are we

To find out about all the ways the Nova SBE Career Services  team can support you and other helpful information, meet us at our office B126.

Office Hours
Monday to Friday, from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

(+351) 213 822 792