Masters in Management

Mandatory Courses

  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Statistics
  • Strategy

Regular Program Structure

Week 1 (Nova)

30 Ects

30 Ects

30 Ects

Discovery Week Mandatory Courses Mandatory Courses Work Project
  Electives Electives  
  Skill Modules Skill Modules  
  Study Trips Study Trips  
  Career Development Program
  Mastering Your Career Mentoring Program  
  Regular Seminars,
Networking Events, Business Forum, Conferences

In addition to the regular program, international programs such as the CEMS MIM, Double Degrees, and Exchange require an additional semester.

Grading is based upon the European Credit Transfer system (ECTS) a grading scale developed to facilitate the understanding and comparison of grades given according to different national systems. Awarding of ECTS grades per curriculum component breaks down as follows:


in Mandatory Courses including the Mastering Your Own Career Activities
(Bridging courses not included)


in Elective Courses (minimum)


in Professional Development Modules


in the Work Project



While 90ECTS is the minimum to graduate, students can complete up to 120 ECTS maximum in case they pursue an additional semester.

Language of instruction

The Masters in Management is delivered entirely in English, including exams, class work, support materials and Work Projects.

Students pursuing the International Masters in Management should be fluent in two languages (including mother tongue) and functional in a third (min. A2).

Work Project

Students must complete a Masters Work Project, which is equivalent to a Masters Thesis. This can be developed in the following ways:

  • Directed Research: an original piece of work on a topic proposed and supervised by a professor. This may also take the form of a case study.
  • Field Labs students undertake specific projects that replicate real-life working environments in a controlled setting and with the support of an experienced instructor.
  • Internship an internship where students develop a project in a problem-solving format for a company, in response to a pre-defined question/problem raised by the host organization and under the supervision of a Nova faculty member. Students may apply for internships offered by Nova or obtain one directly from a company via their own contacts.