Nova School of Business & Economics (Nova SBE) is the best business school in Portugal, according to the new edition of the Financial Times ranking, and is ranked 21st among the best schools in Europe, the best position ever achieved by a Portuguese school, after climbing three places. Nova SBE is also the only Portuguese school to be part of the TOP 25 in the three-year consolidated ranking.
The results of the Financial Times European Business Schools ranking, released today, consolidate Nova SBE's global positioning, which has already risen six places since 2021 and which this year (2023) consolidated 11th place worldwide - and reaffirmed its national leadership - in the Financial Times International Masters in Finance ranking. Also noteworthy was the best-ever position for a Portuguese school, with 18th place worldwide and 15th in Europe - up four places in 2022 - in the International Executive Training ranking, also by the Financial Times, to which is added 15th place - and the only national presence in the world's TOP 15 - in the list of the best International Masters in Management in the world.
The distinction reinforces the leadership in Portugal and Nova SBE's growing trajectory on a global scale. Still, it also recognizes the excellence of Portuguese higher education by highlighting five other Portuguese schools in the TOP 50, with increases in the overall ranking.
Pedro Oliveira, Nova SBE's Dean, points out that "by reaching the best position ever achieved by a national school in these rankings, the results prove Nova SBE's upward trajectory on a national and, above all, international level. It is the consolidation of our path and will continue to follow. The confirmation of the excellence we practice every day in our community." Pedro Oliveira also underlines that "the rise of other Portuguese business schools is proof that Portugal can assert itself internationally and growing destination country to study in, as well as contributing strongly to its reputation in terms of higher education on a global scale."
The Financial Times ranking of European business schools evaluates the best 90 business schools in Europe. It is based on each school's overall scores for each classification in the Financial Times International Masters in Management, Executive Education, MBA, and EMBA rankings.