The Financial Times has just released its best business schools in the world ranking. In 2020, Nova SBE rises to the 16th position with its International Master's in Management and is the only Portuguese school to appear in the Top 40 of this renowned international ranking.
Nova School of Business & Economics (Nova SBE) rises 6 positions in relation to 2019 in the ranking of the prestigious publication of the Financial Times. After evaluating schools with a master's degree in Management worldwide, ranked the best 90 schools worldwide for their Master’s in Management.
The table focuses on the evaluation of Master’s in Management worldwide, published by the Financial Times, according to 17 indicators that qualify schools in three main categories: Alumni Career Progress, School Diversity and International Experience, which an extra category on Additional Notes, which assesses various elements that complement the quality of the school and the Master's.
Among the indicators, the International Master’s in Management at Nova SBE stands out in the employability in three months indicator, obtaining a percentage of 97 %, and in the objectives to be achieved by Alumni (88 %). In the diversity category, the percentage of female students (60 %) and board members (62 %) was mostly higher than the other schools in the Top 20, as well as the percentage of international students (86 %) and members of the board (92 %). Nova SBE also stands out as a school with 100% of its faculty with doctorates.
This result further consolidates the consistent and demanding performance levels that the school applies in its Master's programs. In June this year, the Financial Times ranked the International Master's in Finance in the 14th position compared to other identical Master’s worldwide.
Daniel Traça, Dean of Nova SBE, says that “our priority as a school is, and always will be, the complete education and training of our students to continually adapt to a global market with often disruptive and unique challenges. Thus, we believe that the result in the rankings reflects that we are on the right path, as a result of our ambition and mission of the school of the future.”
Rita Cunha, Associate Dean and Pre-Experience Studies at Nova SBE highlights her satisfaction with this result, which “recognizes the work of continuous improvement of the program, its innovative academic structure and the quality of our faculty. Our motto is the development of the leaders of the future. Our values are clear and emphasize the rigor, internationalization, and vanguard of teaching, as well as the impact on society and the world. Our students see in this ranking the external confirmation of the experience they live in the Master's in Management”.
For her part, the Master’s in Management alumna, Madalena Amaral Santos, says that “I am very proud to see Nova SBE and the Master’s in Management being recognized as one of the leading business programs globally. Doing my Master’s at Nova SBE had a hugely positive impact on my professional life. I am sure it will continue to impact many others in similar ways”.
In addition to the International Master's in Management, the Master’s in International Management of the CEMS Alliance, which is only taught in Portugal at Nova SBE, is still in the Top 20 of the Financial Times ranking, in 13th position.
CEMS is a global alliance of 33 top business schools, 70 multinational companies, and non-governmental organizations, which together offer the CEMS Master’s in International Management. The CEMS program prepares students to work in global organizations and to make a relevant contribution to society. Nova SBE is the only Portuguese school member of CEMS, and one of the Alliance's largest business schools, in terms of the number of students enrolled.
The complete ranking of the Financial Times Management Master’s can be seen here.