- What is the difference between the Masters in Management and the International Masters in Management?
- Who can apply to Nova Masters?
- Do I need to have prior professional experience?
- Is there an age limit?
- What is the difference between a Nova Masters program and an MBA?
- When can I apply?
- How do I apply?
- Do I have to pay to apply?
- Do I have to pay to enrol?
- How do I pay the Tuition Fees?
- Do I need an official transcript of records to apply?
- What is the minimum GPA for admission?
- I did not complete one undergraduate course. Can I apply anyway?
- Do I need GMAT or GRE to apply?
- Do I need an English certificate to apply?
- How do I withdraw?
- If I am accepted, may I defer my admission?
- How do I request an invoice for a third party that is responsible for my tuition fee payments?
- Can I transfer from my Masters to a Masters at Nova?
- Is the program taught in English?
- Do I need to speak Portuguese?
- Can I study Portuguese during the program?
- What should I do if I have a doubt about completing the online application form?
- I cannot upload a document. What should I do?
- Can I change my application or add documents after submission?
- Can I apply for the CEMS MIM by itself?
- Do I need to already be admitted in one of the Nova Masters to apply for the CEMS MIM?
- What are the language requirements for the CEMS MIM?
- If I start the Masters in February, when can I start the CEMS MIM?
- To whom can I ask specific questions on the CEMS MIM?
International Masters in Management
- What is the difference between the Masters in Management and the International Masters in Management ?
- I’m interested intaking the International Masters in Management. How can I apply?
- Are there any specific requirement for the A2 language certificate?
- My high school diploma states my grade in a second foreign language. Is this enough to prove my knowledge in this language?
- I am a bilingual student with two mother tongues. Do I need to submit proof of proficiency in an additional foreign language?
- What is the definition of internship abroad?
- What is the definition of international undergraduate degree?
- I did an Erasmus program during my undergraduate degree. Is this enough to prove the mobility experience?
- I am not yet eligible to apply for the International Masters in Management. Can I still apply?
- I'm interested in one of Nova's international tracks. When do I apply?
- Why does the Double Degree with Maastricht have a different price?
- When can I go on exchange?
SPRING ADMISSION FAQs
- Why is there a Spring intake for Management programs only?
- Can I apply to both Master’s in Management and International Master’s in Management?
- I am not yet eligible to apply for the International Master in Management. Can I transfer during the program once I become eligible?
- Will my classes be separate from other students who started earlier?
- Does Nova SBE offer bridging courses in January?
- I’m interested in applying for an international track but the application form does not allow me to.
- Do I need to pay to confirm my place in the program?
- Can I defer my enrollment?
- When do I need to pay the Tuition Fees?
- Will there be a Discovery Week event for the Spring intake?
- When will I graduate?
- Are there any scholarships available for application?
The programs are the same curriculum-wise. The difference between them lies on the additional requirements the International Master’s requires, i.e. international mobility experience (only for those who completed a Bachelors program in Portugal) and proof of knowledge in a second foreign language at A2 level (Other than English).
The Nova SBE Masters are open to candidates from any Bachelor program. They must have an undergraduate degree equivalent to a Bachelor's degree.
Professional experience is NOT a requirement to be admitted to a Nova Masters. Applicants with over 2 years’ professional experience should consider applying for an MBA.
Yes. Students must be under 26 years old.
Our Masters programs are pre-experience, for students with less than 2 years of professional experience and under 26 years old. This means that the program is a continuation of undergraduate studies, preparing students for the work market with the help of the Career Management Office and with a class of students averaging 21/22 years old.
Applications for the Masters Program usually run from February to May, except for the Double Degree (February to March).
- Click here: masters.novasbe.unl.pt/applications
- Complete the online application form
- If necessary, a Skype interview will be requested
- You will receive an answer by email within a maximum of 6 weeks of your application submission
Yes, you will be requested to pay a non-refundable application fee of €51.
Yes, you will be requested to pay a non-refundable enrolment fee of €1000 for the Masters in Management/Economics/Finance. Enrolment in the International Programs (Double Degree and CEMS MIM programs) becomes effective after the payment of an additional €1500 non-refundable fee, to be deducted from the total tuition fee.
The tuition fees are charged in identical instalments per semester, except for the first one because the enrolment fee will be deducted from the first instalment. The first instalment will be due on 15 July 2017. The remaining two instalments will be due on 15 February and 15 September 2018, respectively.
If you have not yet finished your undergraduate studies you do not need the official transcript. However, if accepted, you will need to deliver it to the Masters Office no later than the beginning of the program.
We have no established minimum GPA and do not admit by GPA alone. We conduct a full review of all applications, in which GPA is one of many several factors in your CV.
Yes you can, but you will have to finish this course during the first semester of your Masters.
No, the GMAT or GRE are not necessary. However if you have taken the test you can add the results as an additional document to your application.
No, proof of English proficiency is not mandatory but candidates are encouraged to provide evidence of English language proficiency at level B2. For CEMS MIM candidates, advanced level English language proficiency is required. Check www.cems.org for details.
Admitted students can defer entry into the program for up to one semester without having to re-apply, provided they pay the enrolment fee to guarantee their place. Please note that students who defer their admission will be subject to the tuitions in place at that time.
No, transfers at Masters level are not accepted.
Yes, all Nova Masters are entirely taught in English, including class work, exams, and support materials and the work projects.
No, Portuguese language knowledge is not required to be admitted.
Nova SBE offers basic level Portuguese language courses.
No. After you submit your application, you may no longer change your record, but you will still be able to log in to view your submitted application.
No, you cannot. The CEMS MIM is a joint program in conjunction with one of the Nova Masters.
No, you apply for the CEMS MIM program at the same time as you apply for the Nova Masters. You will need to submit two applications forms: the Nova Application Form and the CEMS MIM Application Form available at cems.org/selection, under “Portugal”. However, you will only be called for CEMS MIM assessment once admitted to a Nova Masters.
- TOEFL iBT minimum score –100
- IELTS minimum score – 7.0
- CPE minimum grade of C
- CAE minimum grade of B
- BEC Higher minimum grade of B
- Have passed one of the CEMS-accredited local English exams
- A-level GCSE issued in Singapore
- University degree taught entirely in English and validated by the CEMS Office
Those entering in February of a given year can only start the MIM year in September of the following year, leaving a gap semester in which you can do, for example, the international internship.
International Masters in Management
The programs are the same curriculum-wise. The difference between them lies on the additional requirements the International Master’s requires, i.e. international mobility experience (only for those who completed a Bachelors program in Portugal) and proof of knowledge in a second foreign language at A2 level (other than English).
You may submit proof of a language course you have previously taken at A2 level or above.
No, except if your final grade is according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Otherwise it will not be considered and you will be placed at the regular program.
No. However you will be required to sign a bilingual honor statement.
Internship of at least 10 consecutive weeks completed in a country other than the country of origin of the student, during the bachelor studies or after.
A degree program taken outside of Portugal, for instance an Italian student holding a degree from an Italian university.
Yes, at least one semester abroad in a mobility program in a university different than the one where your undergraduate studies were carried out.
You can request to change from the regular master program to the International master after you begin your studies at Nova. You need to submit a request for change of degree before the Work Project semester and pay an administrative transfer fee. You can only transfer once.
Applications for international tracks are made at the same time as the regular Masters application. Please keep in mind that at this stage we will only ask if you are interested in one of our international programs. After admission to Nova, the selection processes for an Exchange, Double Degree, and CEMS MIM will continue.
The Double Degree with Maastricht comprises only three semesters instead of the usual four.
The exchange is always in the second semester, when you take the electives abroad. For the Masters in Economics, doing an exchange will require an additional semester at Nova SBE. Selection and allocation takes place each semester. The entire process is managed by the Masters Office after starting classes.
We offer a Spring intake for both the International Master’s in Management and Master’s in Management because it’s the only master’s program which curriculum comprises mandatory courses in both semesters, thus allowing students to start the program without any academic disadvantage.
No. The program is the same curriculum-wise. The difference between the programs lies on the additional requirements the International Master’s requires, i.e. international mobility experience (only for those who completed a Bachelors program in Portugal) and proof of knowledge in a second foreign language at A2 level. If you are eligible to apply for the IMM, you can still do the exchange program.
You can request to change from the regular master program to the International master after you begin your studies at Nova SBE and as soon as you become eligible. You need to submit a request for change of degree before the Work Project semester and pay an administrative transfer fee. You can only transfer once.
No. You will follow the same curricular sequence and will have the same opportunities as other students.
No. Bridging courses are only available in August. If you come from a non-business related background and feel you would benefit from these introductory classes, we recommend that you consider applying in the Fall rather than in the Spring intake.
International tracks, such as Double Degree and CEMS MIM, aren’t available for the Spring intake due to calendar constraints. However, you can always apply for an exchange program once you begin your studies. Please note, you will be able to apply for the CEMS MIM in February, but you will only be able start the MIM year in September of the following year, leaving a gap semester, during which you can do the international internship.
No. Stream applications occur in May only as the program is structured so that it begins in the Fall.
Yes, you will need to pay the non-refundable instalment tuition fee of €1,000.
Admitted students can defer for up to one semester without having to re-apply, provided they pay the non-refundable instalment tuition fee of €1,000 up to three weeks after he acceptance email has been sent to guarantee their place and inform the school by 15 November. If you fail this deadline you will need to submit a new application. Students that defer the start of the program for September 2019 will be subject to pay the tuitions fees in force for the academic year of 2019/2020.
The second instalment of €2,700 will be due on 15 December 2018. The third and fourth instalments (€3,700 each) will be due on 15 September 2019 and 15 February 2020, respectively.
No but there will be a welcome session before classes start.
Students beginning in Spring will defend their final thesis in June 2020. The official graduation ceremony takes place in January each year.
No. Scholarships are only available for the Fall intake, for those who apply in February-May. For more information about our scholarships please go to http://masters.novasbe.unl.pt/masters-programs/masters-in-management/application-fees/fees.