Nova School of Business and Economics

Nova School of Business and Economics

Nova School of Business and Economics provides an excellent level of higher education and research. We are the place where ideas and ideals can flourish: a common ground for all those curious minds and resilient souls who believe there is always space to learn more, do good, be better. Our programs help students discover where they can excel and have a meaningful impact.

Top reasons to study here

  • A campus that encourages new teaching approaches that focus on student interaction and collaborative teaching and learning. We value community experiences.
  • A living lab where our business partners can test-drive and improve their technological solutions - side by side with the corporate world.
  • 30th Business School in Europe (FT rankings) and 5 Palms/Universal Business School by EdUniversal. Triple Crown accredited (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB).

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (3)
Humanities (1)
Social Sciences (1)



We understood our role from the very beginnings of our journey. And, for the past 40 years, we have committed to participating in the positive transformation of our world.


To those who say “one day I will pursue my dreams”, we answer: the time is now. Take your first step towards success with us.

Whether you’re aspiring to become a successful entrepreneur or a professional who can have a clear holistic vision of how Economy works, Nova SBE’s offer is the right one for you.

We aspire to nurture the dreams and grow the talent of our students.

That is what makes us one of the most prestigious schools in the areas of Economics, Finance, and Management.


For 40 years we’ve been putting an effort on creating positive international impact. Our investment in research has created solutions that people can use real on their day to day lives, contributing to a closer relationship with society and our stakeholders.

We want to transform the world and dare to aim higher and higher. We will strengthen our community with professionals who don’t settle for the status quo and want to make a difference.

We focus on our students. We want to inspire them daily to adopt a curious, proactive and engaged attitude. For that, we count on a faculty who believes in their students and raises the bar at each given challenge.


The Career and Development Program helps students acquire market knowledge and set their personal and aligned professional goals, alongside attaining the fundamental skills that will empower them to become the most knowledgeable candidates and conscious professionals. To reach these objectives, the program starts with an induction week and includes a range of workshops, corporate events, networking sessions, and individual career counseling.  

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Student services

Whether you’re arriving from high-school or are already an executive student, our job is to help you reach your goals. We value cooperative work and community experiences. We offer the most advanced technologies for you to assess your progress and go further. Our mission is to let you become all you wish to be and create positive change in the world.

Housing services

Enjoy the stimulating environment that Nova SBE has to offer. There are 122 brand new rooms on campus for Nova SBE’s students. The accommodation is operated by MILESTONE, an experienced premium student housing provider.

Lisbon is an amazing city to live in: while wandering the streets, you can clearly see history and modern art merging. There’s a direct connection between the campus and the city center, where life is happening all the time.

Nova SBE has established partnerships with Inlife and Uniplaces so that you can have the best room, at the best price, and in the shortest time, guaranteed.

There are also partnerships with two student residences: Collegiate, in  Lisbon's city center, and Chalet Julia, in Parede, near the Carcavelos campus.

Library services

Teresa e Alexandre Soares dos Santos Library

  • The library collection, which focuses primarily on Economics, Finance, Marketing, and Business Management, is open-shelved and browsable
  • The first floor houses about 15,000 volumes, mostly in English
  • "Short Loan Collection" and monographs are arranged according to the JEL classification scheme

Student Life

Campus life

Nova SBE will be the home to the most innovative way of learning, sharing, and growing in Europe. As such, the 90.000 m² campus of Nova SBE stands out as an idyllic scenario for a learning experience like no other.

Student clubs

The Students' Union strives to provide students with a better academic life, defending their interests, promoting activities and events that can meet their ambitions.


Our commitment allowed us to gain several important accreditations. EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB.

Only 70 Business Schools in the World have all three accreditations.

Student Reviews

Maria Helena
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

It could have been better if cálculo I didn’t exist.

International and Practical
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The study experience at Nova is amazing. The professors are very knowledgeable and the students come from all over the world to share their experiences. The courses are very practical and help you develop the skills you need to enter the workforce after graduation.

The NOVA SBE experience 1st year of bachelors
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is a great university, focused on both teoretichal content and pratical materials, preparing students for the professional career. There is a amazing relation between professors and students, the pratical sessions are lessoned by master students who have just finish their bachelors course, and theoretical professors are very avalable and easy to talk to. There are a...

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