Student organizations play a critical role at Nova SBE contributing to a vibrant campus life while creating personalized university experiences. These organizations (clubs, associations) are constituted by students who move beyond their traditional role to boost the student involvement on campus which is often the catalyst for a positive student experience.
The Clubs emerged from the initiative of students, mobilized around a professional goal, a common interest or an innovative idea, building among them a community, a network and a life that goes beyond the walls of the classrooms.
Student organizations have a lot to offer to its members. If you think about joining a student organization, consider both your passions and the benefits you may get from it. If a given organization does something that you are passionate about, if it helps you building your network, developing your social skills, grow professionally, or simply to have fun and a break from your study.
Consult the Student Organizations List below to learn more about them individually (please note some of them may be exclusive for masters students):
AHEAD is an international volunteering project. Every year, a group of students from various schools of NOVA University goes to Mozambique or Sao Tome and Principe during the months of July and August.
The main objectives of the project center on education and social responsibility. These objectives come into practice with classes taught in universities and in primary schools, including in Portugal.
The application and selection processes happen in the beginning of each academic year (in the middle of October), following months or arduous work of preparation.
AIESEC is an international non-governmental not-for-profit organization that provides young people with leadership development and cross-cultural global internship and volunteer exchange experiences across the globe, with a focus to empower young people so they can make a positive impact on society. AIESEC in Nova group is focused on Nova SBE students, in particular.
The Case Team Club was founded to capacitate its members in terms of both hard and soft skills, always having as a benchmark the current business environment needs. To train problem-solving and presentation skills, as much as the ability to work under pressure, develop an innovative and analytical thinking in a team dynamic through hands-on experiences.
The CEMS Club Lisbon is a networking platform between CEMS Students, CEMS Alumni, Corporate Partners and Academic Members. Its main goal is to combine the academic program with social and professional events, while improving student life and enhancing the relationships between all stakeholders.
The CEMS Club Lisbon represents all the CEMS students currently studying at NOVA SBE, home and incoming.
The Creative Hub was created with the purpose of helping students develop their creative abilities by inspiring them to get out of their comfort zone through learning new creative skill sets, exposing and connecting them to successfully creative professionals and teaching them design thinking.
The Economics Without Borders Club arose from the urgent need to alert and expose the lack of pluralism in Economics and its teaching. EwB considers the disconnection between Economics and other social sciences a serious restriction to a broader understanding of social and economic phenomena.
The EwB thus organizes several initiatives that promote a pluralistic approach to Economics, involving various authors, schools of thought, and topics.
The GreenNova project aims to develop social and environmental sustainability in the school community.
One of the current objectives is to collect paper at Nova SBE and, with the support of Banco Alimentar (the Portuguese Food Bank) and the residue-collecting firm Quima, recycle this paper in order to convert it in food for families in need and solidarity institutions.
The Club has others projects, all aiming to provide more sustainability, protect the environment and helping charitable causes.
The MSN - Masters Student Network has been created to improve student life at NOVA Masters and to guide students in their initiative and motivation.
The MSN is the organization at Nova SBE responsible for the Masters Students' issues. We bring together Students and Alumni of the NOVA Masters by being an umbrella to a variety of services and extra-curricular projects that, while embracing the opportunity to constantly innovate, present a continuous improvement in students’ lives and promote the creation of a long lasting link between individuals sharing these programs.
The Nova Economics Club (NEC) was founded to enable students to actively participate in projects outside the university, as a way to apply their academic knowledge to practical and valuable situations.
The NOVAFRICA Student Group is constituted by students from Nova SBE and has as main objective to establish the connection between the Center and the Nova SBE masters students by promoting and supporting the center activities and projects.
NovaCAFÉ was created to boost and promote culture through activities to all students related to urban, literary, musical, cinematographic, performing and plastic arts. We believe there’s a lack of incentive and support to continue to invest in hobbies, talents and skills post-admission to college.
We are a collective of students who want to build an inclusive community within Nova. The name of our club Nova CAFE is an acronym for: “Colectivo de Artistas da Faculdade de Economia”.
Our main goal is to push Nova’s community to not give up on their talents, but to cultivate them and keep on developing them. Through exhibitions of students’ works and young artists, contests, challenges, get-togethers, workshops and TED talks, we can give to the students the tools, means and short-term goals to grow their skills. On the other side, by creating a community directed to the arts theme, we provide the perfect opportunity to meet people with the same interests and different knowledge, which will allow an exchange of ideas and acquirements between the members themselves.
All-in-all we’re targeting everyone that has interest in any art, willingness to learn, to teach or to simply enjoy others work.
The Nova Debate is where students of all the faculties of the NOVA University of Lisbon join to debate ideas. We promote the critical spirit and expression of ideas within the academy, with an average of two weekly debates and participation in national debate tournaments.
We also believe that the academy must exist in permanent dialogue with the society that surrounds it and, for that reason, we invite great contributors who are experts in several areas of knowledge to conferences and workshops organized on a regular basis.
In keeping with UNL's motto, "Omnis Civitas contra se divisa non stabit" ("every city divided against itself shall not stand”), we deepen the interdisciplinarity and critical thinking of our members through debate, sharing and training.
Nova Dance Club was envisioned and created due to the love for dance and expertise of its co-founders combined with the need to fulfil and enrich the diversity offered by Nova SBE club’s portfolio. Nova Dance Club aims to provide recreational, physical and social activities to Nova SBE students in the form of dance classes, workshops, events and parties. Our goals also include the integration of new students, including ERASMUS and international students, the increase of bonding within students, the improvement of physical and mental health and the ability to better perform in school. In fact, we have conducted a survey for Nova SBE students and discovered that there is a lot of interest towards the initiatives we want to create.
As the club will evolve we believe that we could increase the style of dance offered whether by creating partnerships with dance academies or by discovering other students that share this passion for dance and can teach them. Keeping in mind that NovaSBE is, at its core, a business school, we believe that conferences about the management of dance academies, for instance, would fit perfectly what the faculty and Nova Dance Club have to offer.
The Nova Economics Club is the Economics club at Nova School of Business and Economics. We are composed by undergraduate and postgraduate students at Nova SBE, and are advised by Nova’s supportive faculty.
The club exists to:
- empower students to gain practical experience in economic research
- to foster debate on important issues within economics.
We develop research projects with academic or public interest, in close cooperation with national and international institutions and under the guidance of experienced researchers and faculty members.
Nova Economics Club has also committed itself to organizing and participating in debates regarding the area of economics, having organized in February 2016 the first Economia Viva a week-long summit of applied economic debate, that drew hundreds to Nova to discuss the path ahead for Portugal’s economy.
Why you should join us:
Research Opportunities - Being a member of the Nova Economics Club means you get an upper hand on several research prospects. Professors, Portuguese and European institutions will be submitting opportunities as they become available throughout the year.
Networking - The ability to have a venue in which to communicate with others interested in the same field is beneficial to all participants. Becoming familiar with each other’s niche will allow members to further assist one another by passing along any pertinent information that would further develop another’s individual career path.
Social activities - We occasionally meet for dinners and other social events.
The Nova Investment Club's (NIC) objective is to stimulate students’ interest and understanding of Financial Markets and to bridge the relation between the corporate and academic world while fostering a positive social environment for networking and fun.
The club has two core technical divisions, the Financial Markets and the Investment Banking division.
NIC-UD is the finance and investment club of undergraduate students at Nova School of Business and Economics.
We look to support our members in their applications to internships and full time jobs in the professional world, predominantly in the banking and investment industries. Moreover, our club is also tasked with the goal of enriching the knowledge of its members in the topic of financial markets and investment, through interaction between its senior and junior members, attendance to corporate events, production of market wraps and morning call presentations, as well as interactive seminars presented and created by its senior members.
The Nova Marketing club was created with the intent of establishing partnerships with enterprises, start-ups and charity foundations that would allow a mutual benefit through consulting partnerships in the area of Marketing. The Club is composed by Undergraduate and Masters students who share the same interest on this area and want to pursue a career in Marketing or related areas.
Our projects give the students an opportunity to get some perspective on the problems companies face on a daily basis, while applying what they have learned in classes. Thus, the club promotes the personal and professional development with a hands-on approach to the Marketing everyday situations that have to be solved. It is also important for the club to share lectures and events with the community of students of Nova SBE, which will enable a closer contact with the wide world of Marketing.
Advisory Board: Elizabete Cardoso, Catherine da Silveira, Luís Lages, Jorge Velosa, Miguel Munoz Duarte, António Marinho Torres, José Crespo de Carvalho, Milton Sousa, Carlos Marques and Luis Martinez.
Current Corporate Partners: L'Oréal, Multipublicações Group (Marketeer and Executive Digest magazines) and Vodafone.
The Nova Running Club is an initiative created by Nova SBE students with the intention of joining together members that are willing to run regularly, thus enhancing the students’ contact network as well as creating a healthy lifestyle within the university community.
There will be weekly practices with the location varying each month so that we can take the most out of the beautiful city of Lisbon. In each session, there will be people responsible for establishing the speeds and different running paths will be created so as to adapt to each of the participating athletes. It is also our intention to participate together in several upcoming runs.
Let’s run and connect!
NOVA Skills Association consists of a group of students who believe that Soft Skills are main talent drivers and pursue the goal of bringing awareness upon students of their importance.
The mission of NOVA Skills Association is to be a model of excellence in Soft Skills training, based on the creation of a space where students can find counseling as to the best practices of personal development, test their abilities and receive feedback.
NOVA Skills Association’s Soft Skills Training Program was conceived as a complementary tool to the academic experience of all students, and is designed to accompany them through their different stages of development. This Program offers a set of training sessions, each focusing on a particular skill, and is divided into three segments, each associated with a specific year of the bachelor’s.
Nova Social Consulting is a student association based at the NOVA School of Business and Economics. We offer pro-bono consulting services to NGOs and Social Enterprises. Our volunteer student consultants provide their knowledge and commitment to social enterprises in Portugal for usually one or two consecutive semesters.
Our clients are either NGOs or social entrepreneurs who make a difference and work hard to achieve their goals.
In teams of 3 students, the club's members help those organizations on topics like fundraising, marketing and starting-up using the skills acquired at the best Business School in Portugal.
We count on the support of professional partners from the fields of Consulting and Social Consulting in order to keep track on the most recent developments in the area.
The Social Investment Fund is 100% run by Nova SBE students. Its goal, first and foremost, is to give students a chance to get hands-on experience in securities trading, but also to have a positive impact on society by donating our returns to causes we believe in.
The Students' Union (SU) is a service to the students of Nova SBE. Its objective is to provide a better academic life during the time at the university, defending the interests of the students and promoting activities and events that can meet their ambitions.
Nova Surf Club was created in 2013 aiming at promote surfing among students, bringing up several surf activities for different surf levels.
We have sponsors and partnerships with several surf schools, stores, board producers, etc. This way we manage to promote surfing at lower prices for students.
In the activities we promote you can find: surf sessions, surf trips, surf days, conferences, surf camps, "surf with the pros", etc.
Our main goal is to have everyone experiencing this amazing sport at cheaper prices! We have a group for beginners and a more advanced one. The advanced group meets almost daily for surf sessions in order to make a team to represent the school in the National Championship of Universities (so in case you want to represent NOVA please send us a message).
If you are interested in joining us for a session please contact us by email or cellphone, or meet us at the university!
The Nova Tech Club was established upon students’ aspirations for technological literacy, and the need to keep business students in pace with the ever accelerating technological advancements that have shaped the digital world we live in. Inspired by the entrepreneurial uprising of Lisbon’s tech-scene, Nova Tech Club aims at providing an alternative perspective on student’s career paths and traditional branches.
Tech Club helps students dive into the digital world by organising workshops in coding and technology trends, corporate events and study trips, letting them tap into the thriving tech-scene of Lisbon, create valuable relationships and find out about future opportunities in both large technology companies and tech startups.
Our mission is to equip NOVA business students with a digital mindset by creating an interface between the worlds of business and technology.
Women in Business Club aims at providing the women of Nova Sbe with strong networks, skills and experience needed to be outstanding in their careers. We realized the niche within Nova students and opportunities, as we address the specific challenges that women face through various stages of their career and celebrate the successes of women in business.
The Portfolio Management Club is a club for business and economics students interested in a career in investment management, private equity or investment banking to connect with each other, the investment community, and alumni. The Club offers students a unique opportunity to acquire real world investment analysis and portfolio management skills through management of a student-run, globally-oriented equity portfolio.
The Spotlight Nova Acting Club is NOVA’s new acting and drama club! Come to our open rehearsals and join us if you share the passion. Spotlight recruits for an original comedy play as well as for other performances. Are you interested? Then contact us and join the dark side of the curtain.
The ForTuna of Nova School of Business and Economics was founded in 1993 by two students, with the goal of fostering the academic spirit, contributing to the musical training and personal development of its elements and honoring the name of the School.
These musical groups (“tunas” in Portuguese) are part of the Portuguese universities' tradition.
ForTuna has about 40 elements, bringing together a wide range of musical instruments: guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, bass, tambourines, among others. It has a wide repertoire consisting mostly of originals but also including adapted songs. Representing our school in both events in Lisbon and in other localities, we favor conviviality and music.
The UNItaly Club was founded to improve the relationship with Italian companies and help Nova SBE enlarge its actual professional offer by creating the aforementioned network, establishing landmarks, and thus allowing Nova SBE students to have an eased experience when abroad. The aim of Italian classes consists of giving the students the basics of the language, but in a very interactive and fun way.
Students play a key role in the governance of the program. Every year a Student Board is elected. They ensure that the interests of students regarding the various elements of student life are always under the radar of the program management team and the school.
This Ceremony usually takes place in January and counts with around 400 graduates that celebrate and also participate in it with entertainment performances.