Master's Programs

International Master's in Finance

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The International Master’s in Finance is one of the eight Master’s Program offered at Nova SBE, which builds on the Master's in Finance and adds more international orientation and additional placement efforts.

The CEMS MIM is a joint program offered by the alliance of 34 prestigious CEMS Business Schools, to be completed in conjunction with one of the Nova SBE Master's.  Therefore, you can apply for - and enroll in - both programs.

At Nova SBE, around 50% of IMF students are also enrolled in the CEMS MIM (i.e. they complete the IMF curriculum in year 1 and the CEMS curriculum in year 2). Upon graduation, CEMS students receive two diplomas: a Masters degree issued by Nova SBE and the CEMS MIM certificate issued by the CEMS Alliance. Students enrolled only in the IMF receive one diploma, the IMF diploma degree issued by Nova SBE.

Additionally, the CEMS curriculum adds to the IMF curriculum Courses and Seminars in Management, which bring a more complete preparation for those who aim to achieve a leadership position in any sector and organizations internationally.

At Nova SBE, all Double Degree students need also to be enrolled in the International Master’s in Management (IMM) or in the International Master’s in Finance (IMF)*. Upon graduation, Double Degree students receive two Master diplomas: a Master degree issued by Nova SBE and a second Master degree issued by one of the Double Degree partner schools.

*Except the Double Degree students in the Master’s in Economics with the partner Universities Insper (Brazil), Louvain School of Management (Belgium) and Luiss (Italy).

The exclusive International Master’s in Finance (IMF) adds to the features of the Master’s in Finance:

1)         a strong emphasis on internationalization through the mandatory completion of the international experience and the international Field Lab Thesis.

2)         An exclusive and personalized support to enter the job Market and to potentiate career progression after graduation.

Requirements to apply to the International Master’s in Finance (IMF) and to the  Master’s in Finance are different (Please refer to the ‘Apply’ section of each Master’s Program).

This program is pre-experience and we would prefer to receive applications from candidates with less than two years’ professional experience and equal or below 25 years of age. However, we are certainly willing to consider older applicants who present a similar pre-experience profile - to know if you are eligible, please contact the Admissions Team (


Applications for the International Master’s are open until April 29, 2022.

To apply, you must select the International Master’s in Finance Program in your application form.

Yes. In order to apply for this program, it is mandatory to upload a proof of English proficiency at minimum C1 level (or as mother tongue), a proof for a second language at minimum B1 level (or as mother tongue), a proof of any other foreign language at minimum A1 level and a proof of a completed 4-week internship, volunteering work or work experience. These documents are required before submitting your application.

Yes. All the language certificates/diplomas should state the level according to the CEFR. Nova SBE does not accept online language certificates and high school diplomas, as proof of language proficiency.

No, we cannot accept a foreign language from high school studies.

The bilingual honor statement is available on request, which you can sign and upload in your application form directly. Please request this document to the Admissions Team using the email address.

Yes, you will be requested to pay a non-refundable enrolment fee of 1000€ for the Master’s in Management/International Master’s in Management/Economics/Finance/International Master’s in Finance/Impact Entrepreneurship & Innovation/International Development & Public Policy. Enrolment in the Study Abroad Programs (Double Degree and CEMS MIM program) becomes effective after the payment of an additional 1500€ non-refundable fee. Both fees will be deducted from the total tuition fee and are non-refundable.

Students wishing to withdraw from the degree program are required to send a confirmation by email to and until their second instalment deadline 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 Admissions Team. 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 The request evaluation will imply the enrolment fee payment, a justification of their desire and respective proof.

Students who postpone their masters and have scholarships will lose them, and the defer may be subject to a re-entry fee.

Online application

Check the online application instructions available on the application form page. If you have any further questions, please contact the Admissions Team.

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No. After you submit your application, you may no longer change your record. Applications are only considered valid after the application fee