Master's in International Development & Public Policy

Careers @ Nova SBE

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 Careers @ Nova SBE 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 Careers @ Nova SBE 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 Counselling sessions

In this journey, you will be accompanied by a dedicated Career Counsellor who will orientate 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 national and 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

Our Meet the Market module will connect you with companies who operate in specific industries of your interest and will provide you with useful information and network to pursue your goals.


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 Careers @ Nova SBE 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 GoinGlobal, FirstHand, PrepLounge, Graduate First, Fitch Learning, Big Interview and VMock.

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 Careers @ Nova SBE  team can support you and other helpful information, meet us at our office A206.

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

+351 213 822 972