Nova SBE Is the First Portuguese School to Reach the Top 15 of the Financial Times Master’s Ranking
Promoted by Nova | 12 September 2022 Nova SBE Is the First Portuguese School to Reach the Top 15 of the Financial Times Master’s Ranking

In the current results of the Financial Times Master's in Management ranking, which annually lists the best master’s in management in the world, Nova SBE rises to #15, improving eight places.

This excellent result comes after Nova SBE reached the 9th position in Europe and 11th in the world with its International Master’s in Finance, and placing 22nd in the Executive Education ranking, both by the Financial Times, reinforcing Nova SBE's position in the international context and fulfilling the promise it made to Portuguese society.

With this achievement, Nova SBE continues to be recognized as the highest ranked Portuguese school, becoming the first Portuguese school to be included in the select TOP 15 of the best schools worldwide in the Financial Times rankings, with the Master’s in Finance and Management. With this rise in the ranking, Nova SBE joins “the group of schools that score above average,” as stated by the Financial Times.

According to Daniel Traça, Dean of Nova SBE, “Becoming the first Portuguese school in the Top 15 of the Financial Times is a great achievement for Nova SBE and Portugal. Our mission is to develop talent that impacts the world - Leaders for a more sustainable, less polarized, and more equitable world. Over the last four years, Nova SBE has reached a prominent place among European Business Schools, living up to a commitment assumed by many in Portugal. This result expands our power to attract and develop students with the power for real transformative impact. That will remain our path for reputation and relevance.”

Rita Cunha, Deputy Dean of Pre-Experience Studies at Nova SBE, states that “we owe this result to many people. The faculty, who are committed to delivering a technically strong program with cutting-edge content in a very large number of different courses, as well as the staff, who promote an excellent student experience and preparation for a purposeful career. And this result is, of course, due to the quality of the students and graduates, their creativity, intellectual and human qualities. They are prepared to have an impact on the future of organizations and society, and as such, they are valued by employers, both at a national and international level”.

Nova SBE stands out in the top 10 concerning the indicators of "Career progress" (7th) and "International Work Mobility" (8th). In terms of employability within three months, Nova SBE achieves a percentage of 96 % in this indicator, and in General Satisfaction, it achieves a score of 8,77.

The 2022 Financial Times Master's in Management Ranking evaluates and lists the top 100 Master’s in Management from around the world, contemplating 17 indicators to rank the quality of the Master's and the school in three main dimensions: career progress of graduates, school diversity and research, and international experience.

Since the last year at the Campolide Campus in 2018, Nova SBE has had a considerable rise in the Financial Times rankings. The Master’s in Management rose 15 places, going from #30 to #15. The Master’s in Finance rose eight places, going from #19 to #11. And executive education rose 28 places, going from #50 to #22.

The school believes that these results are proof that its commitment to preparing professionals and future leaders with the skills to carry out transformations toward a humanist leadership (in public administration, in companies or in NGOs), capable of ensuring a more sustainable and more harmonious, is achievable and is well received in the world of work and in society.

Check the full ranking here.

Check this page for more information on the International Master’s in Management.


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