Master's in International Development & Public Policy

Master’s in International Development & Public Policy at Nova SBE

Build the future

Get ready for the perfect mix between personal development, transversal knowledge and analytical skills. This Master’s is the perfect opportunity for those who want to be a part of the decision-making process that impacts the performance of governmental and non-governmental organizations, including companies, in demanding and diverse socio-economic contexts.

Applications Fall Intake 2024/25

Applications are closed.

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

Scholarships & Funding

Scholarships & Funding

There are several merit and social mobility scholarships available so that nothing gets in your way of getting a Nova SBE Master’s degree.

Take on the world!
Study Abroad

Take on the world!

It's a global world we live in, so it's our responsibility to make sure that you get the chance to go abroad and get in touch with different ways of living, studying, and working.

Finding a meaningful career

Finding a meaningful career

This Master’s program has its own space that combines applied knowledge relevant to the diagnosis and pursuit of public policies. The training will be aimed at national and international placement of graduates. 

Maximus is a leading provider of citizen services delivered on behalf of governments across four continents for more than forty years. We bring our international experience and expertise and embed it into our local, people-focused services to communities. We empower people by supporting them through important life changes, enabling them to transform their lives. Being a trusted partner to our government clients, we are always open to share our knowledge of putting policy into practice, the lessons we've learned, and insights from delivering those policies. We are delighted to partner with the Master's in International Development & Public Policy at Nova SBE to share our insights and promote partnerships in policy development.

Ania Mendrek
Business Development Director, Maximus Global Group

Banco de Cabo Verde Bank of Cape Verde perceives the partnership with NovaSBE in this innovative Master's program as an opportunity to strengthen its technical and institutional capacities and to successfully accomplish its social responsibility as a knowledge-based policy-making promoter while supporting the education of the next generation of policymakers.

Ana Cristina Lopes Semedo
Head of Research and Statistics Department

For IQVIA, collaborating with Nova SBE in this program is pivotal to ensure we contribute to the education of future generations, encouraging graduates to discover their path to build a career with greater purpose and have an impact in healthcare.

Inês Guerra
EMEA Real World Methods & Evidence Generation

The Master's in International Development & Public Policy at Nova SBE is a pioneering program in Portugal due to the theoretical and hands-on approach to international development through the lens of public policies. With this being the focus of our activity as practitioners for over 40 years, we are glad to join the program as a Public Analysis Project partner.

Helena Valente
Member of the Board of CESO Development Consultants

The cooperation protocol between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nova SBE represents a unique opportunity to combine the academic environment with practical knowledge in the diplomacy and Portuguese foreign policy area.

Ambassador José Freitas Ferraz
Director of Instituto Diplomático Diplomatic Institute, on signing the cooperation protocol with Nova SBE.

The new International Development & Public Policy Master's Program at Nova SBE is an exciting opportunity for those who care about public policy and policy-making. We are happy to cooperate with the school to try and find internship opportunities at the OECD Economics Department in many areas pertaining to economic and public policy.

Álvaro Santos Pereira
Director of the Country Studies Branch at the Economics Department of the OECD

The protocol with Shared Services Ministry of Health – SPMS, E.P.E. and Nova SBE is an opportunity to closely examine the process of defining and implementing public policies and its impact in the specific context of a public company strongly associated with innovation and digital transformation in Health.

Luís Goes Pinheiro
Chairman of the Board of Directors of SPMS, E.P.E.

Contact us

The Admissions Team will be happy to answer all your questions about the experience of studying at Nova School of Business & Economics.

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