Nova School of Business & Economics | Latest Reviews | Student Reviews & University Rankings EDUopinions

Nova School of Business & Economics

speciality: Management

4.0

What is a Management degree?

A Management degree builds a strong foundation in a wide variety of fields including business, finance, economics and marketing. It develops students’ understanding of business practices, structures, business theory, business strategy and research as well as global economies and financial markets. Doing a Management Degree also allows students to gain skills that enable them to work with financial and numerical data effectively.

Management degrees cover different managerial roles, such as Human Resource (HR) management, hospitality management, innovation management, operations management, etc. They can be specialized into one of the areas mentioned above or follow a more general approach that covers most of these areas.

The range of management degrees is huge and includes Business Management, Management, Marketing Management, etc. They are predominantly offered in the business departments/business schools/management schools of different universities.

Benefits of a Management degree

One of the main benefits of this degree is that Management is a broad discipline, which keeps students’ career options open.

Management degrees could have a very practical focus, which is an opportunity for students to gain experience in the process of completing their degree before having started their professional careers. Management courses usually offer work placements and practical modules, which include business simulations and business creation in a simulated environment. Acquiring practical experience through these opportunities could make students stand out from the crowd in the job market once they graduate. Research-oriented Management degrees also exist for those who prefer the theoretical aspects of such a degree. Most courses, however, have established a good balance between theory and practice in order to meet the needs of all students.

Management degrees also prepare students to serve the managerial role across a wide range of areas, including HR management, hospitality management, innovation management, operations management, etc. Students can specialize in one particular area or focus on gaining knowledge across all of these areas thanks to the high availability of different management courses.

Additionally, there is a high demand for management professionals in the contemporary business world. Therefore, taking a management course is an opportunity for students to kick-start their careers and occupy a higher position in the organizational hierarchy.

management degree Structure

Management courses usually begin by introducing students to different areas covered by the managerial role, such as organizational management, business environment, statistics, accounting and finance, business growth, etc. After the first year, institutions allow students to explore the management discipline into more depth by delivering specialized modules and offering optional modules, which enable students to choose subjects that interest them the most and are most relevant to their career aspirations.

Management degrees take 3 years to complete in the UK. However, their duration could extend to 4 years if students choose to spend a year in industry between their second and third year, which is a popular option among the student community. Setting placement opportunities apart, the duration of a Management degree depends on three main factors – country, mode of study (part-time or full-time) and degree level. Below are listed the approximate durations of Management degrees in the most popular countries for Higher Education in Europe:

  • Management degrees’ duration in the UK:
    • Bachelor’s in Management: 3 years full-time and 6 years part-time
    • Master’s in Management: 12 months full-time and 36 months part-time
    • PhD in Management: 3-6 years
  • Management degrees’ duration in the Netherlands:
    • Bachelor’s in Management: 3-4 years
    • Master’s in Management: 1-2 years
    • PhD in Management: about 4 years
  • Management degrees’ duration in Spain:
    • Bachelor’s in Management: 3-4 years
    • Master’s in Management: 1 year
    • PhD in Management: 3 years full-time and 5 years part-time
  • Management degrees’ duration in Germany:
    • Bachelor’s in Management: 3-4 years
    • Master’s in Management: 1-2 years
    • PhD in Management: 3-4 years
  • Management degrees’ duration in France:
    • Bachelor’s in Management: 3 years full-time
    • Master’s in Management: 1-2 years
    • PhD in Management: 3-6 years.
  • Management degrees’ duration in the US:
    • Bachelor’s in Management: 4 years
    • Master’s in Management: 2 years
    • PhD in Management: 4-6 years.

58 Student Reviews

Filter reviews
Sorry, no matches found. Try with another keyword
  • Business Management
    Afonso
    Portugal is amazing

    The people are very welcoming and helpful! The university has amazing teachers and a beautiful site seeing to the beach. There are a lot of international students so you never feel alone, there is always someone to talk to

    View more
    Programme: Business Management
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2021
    Delivery Type: On Campus
    Campus: Lisbon
    Overall
    Facilities
    Professors
    Location
    Student Life
    Accommodation
    Internationality
    Value
    Career Prospects
  • Management
    avatar
    NOT recommended

    I started my Master’s in September and I really regret choosing Nova. The university lacks organization and is just looking for foreign student’s money. They canceled streams and courses during the semester. In addition, Nova changed the master thesis program, forcing students to write in a group. Good marketing but FAKE.
    Nova accepted an excessive number of students. During peak times, you can not even find a place to study on campus. Overall I am really sad that I was tricked by Nova’s Marketing and the overall lack of competencies of the staff is just disappointing, I am still waiting to get the reply to an email I have sent in October…

    View more
    Programme: Management
    Degree: Master's
    Delivery Type: On Campus
    Campus: Lisbon
    Overall
    Facilities
    Professors
    Location
    Student Life
    Accommodation
    Internationality
    Value
    Career Prospects
    8 months ago
    Nova School of Business and Economics - Official Response
    Nova School of Business and Economics - Official Response
    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience at Nova SBE Masters’ Program is not matching your expectations. The School tries to communicate regularly and transparently with students and is determined to solve the issues that are brought to our attention. If you have not spoken to your Program Manager, Academic Director and/or Student Representative we would encourage you to do so, in order to better understand your insights and discuss possible solutions. This was a challenging year and we have worked hard to ensure the students’ experience could still be a positive one despite the COVID restrictions. We reached an overall average satisfaction with the Masters Programs for 2020/21 of 4,42 out of 6, with 84% of students stating that they are satisfied and 87% recommending the program to others. Nevertheless, we know there is always room for improvement and we would appreciate to hear your feedback.
  • Management
    avatar
    Terrible organization

    I started my Master’s in September and I really regret choosing Nova. Firstly, the university accepted an excessive number of students to the Master’s Program in 2020, despite the current pandemic. This makes it hard, even with many people staying home, to find places to study on campus. Additionally, the business analytics courses are unorganized and understaffed, with only two assistants for 150 students, which resulted in exam results taking almost a month to be released. Many times, my e-mails with doubts went unanswered. Furthermore, Professors of these courses are extremely inexperienced in teaching, not knowing how to communicate their knowledge to students.

    View more
    Programme: Management
    Degree: Master's
    Graduation: 2021
    Delivery Type: Blended
    Campus: Lisbon
    Overall
    Facilities
    Professors
    Location
    Student Life
    Accommodation
    Internationality
    Value
    Career Prospects
    18 Dec, 2020
    Nova School of Business and Economics - Official Response
    Nova School of Business and Economics - Official Response
    Thank you for your feedback which is so important for us. We regret to hear that your experience is far from your expectations and we would appreciate the chance to further discuss your feedback. The Academic directors and the Program Manager are available to speak when it is convenient for you.
  • Management
    avatar
    Teaching

    If you are a person who loves challenges as well as learning this is your university!

    Nova SBE has loads of challenges, with real clients and companies, over the academic year.

    The teaching is really good! You’ll have professora from different nationalities and with different experiences!

    View more
    Programme: Management
    Degree: Master's
    Graduation: 2021
    Campus: Lisbon
    Overall
    Facilities
    Professors
    Location
    Student Life
    Accommodation
    Internationality
    Value
    Career Prospects
  • Business Administration ...
    and Economics
    avatar
    Education

    As soon as I entered this university I already felt I was part of a community but I would still change some things like the cleanliness and the fact that all study rooms are usually overcrowded by people from outside the faculty.

    View more
    Programme: Business Administration and Economics
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2022
    Campus: Lisbon
    Overall
    Facilities
    Professors
    Location
    Student Life
    Accommodation
    Internationality
    Value
    Career Prospects
  • Advanced Management
    avatar
    Nova

    Nova is a very big, modern campus next to the beach. It’s located in carcavelos and you can find accommodation there since there is a residence. It is as expected. I heard it was a difficult business school, and there is a lot of work to do weekly, like group works and individual assignments, but you can pass the courses if you make some effort. I feel that professors in NOVA are much onto students, very available for helping (flexible office hours) and very efficient in teaching terms. I had subjects like management accounting entrepreneurship and international management among others, all of them very interesting and engaging. I highly recommend it to anyone, especially because Lisbon is a very erasmus friendly city. There is a place in the city center called Erasmus Corner where all the students meet both on weekdays and on weekends, so it is the perfect location to meet new people and get cheap drinks. After that, we usually go to the clubs near Cais do sodré, which also usually have free entrance for erasmus students. The nightlife is amazing but the city also has very nice events and activities during the day.

    View more
    Programme: Advanced Management
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 1999
    Campus: Lisbon
    Overall
    Facilities
    Professors
    Location
    Student Life
    Accommodation
    Internationality
    Value
    Career Prospects
    19 Jan, 2020
    avatar
    Zeinab
    Dear Anonymous student, I\'m so glad to hear that you had a great time at Nova. I myself am going to attend the fall semester there. Just wanted to ask where you were staying at. How far away from campus was your accommodation? And how did you find a place so with which company? Also if you can send me a contact number of someone who studies at Nova that would be great. Thank you.
  • Management
    Elif
    Sunny days in carcavelos

    I am an international erasmus student at NOVA for the fall semester and I really like the experience. The courses are beyond my expectations, but they are also way more demanding and difficult (which I think in the end is a good thing). From all the things in Nova, my favorite part was the campus. It is just a very nice place to chill with friends when you’re not in class. I had both theoretical and practical classes, like a business seminar, international management and strategy. The international team at Nova offers support when it comes to accommodation and getting around the city, and it is very easy in general. There are a lot of offers around the city and also near campus, although the first isn’t as affordable. The university has a lot of student activities, for example, the international food fair where all the students from different countries cook food from their home countries and offer it to the other students. The life in Lisbon is good both during and day and night, with lots of special spots that you get to know during the time here. The campus is big and new, but it’s quite empty. I recommend other students to come to Lisbon to experience it and to participate in as many student activities as they can, making the best use of the campus.

    View more
    Programme: Management
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2020
    Campus: Lisbon
    Overall
    Facilities
    Professors
    Location
    Student Life
    Accommodation
    Internationality
    Value
    Career Prospects
    19 Jan, 2020
    avatar
    Zeinab
    Dear Elif, I\'m so glad to hear that you had a great time at Nova. I myself am going to attend the fall semester there. Just wanted to ask where you were staying at. How far away from campus was your accommodation? And how did you find a place so with which company? Also if you can have any tips and tricks for me that would be great. Feel free to send me your contact number or email to make this easier if you want.
  • Business
    avatar
    Great experience!

    I came from Finland to do my Erasmus semester at NOVA Sbe, and it is like what I’ve expected. Although I knew the campus was not in the city of Lisbon, I didn’t expect traveling to uni every day would be that time-consuming and tough. Other than that everything was well organized by the university and the international department.

    I liked a lot of things about my experience here like, for example, the weather in Lisbon is amazing (at least until November), and since the campus is at the beach, you can go every day after class for a beer with friends if you want. I also loved the Portuguese food, meeting new fellow students, and the best part was definitely the Erasmus Corner.

    Talking about more educational aspects, I had courses like International Business, Methods for Applied Business Problems and Management Seminar. They all have intensive group work sessions and interesting classes, so I would recommend that other students from around the world come to Portugal for that experience.

    To find accommodation I just used the Uniplaces websites and Facebook groups, they all have many apartments and rooms all over Lisbon, but the university didn’t help me with this matter.

    NOVA has a lot of student club and activities for students, like sports teams and parties. Their Halloween party was awesome. The life in the city is nice. Public transport works well, uber/kapten/bolt is affordable. The only negative things that come to mind are that customer service is rude in many places and things and events often start not on time. Nightlife is active although very techno-focused.

    NOVA SBE campus is quite small since it is only for business students of NOVA. The main building is brand new and nice, right by the beach. My recommendation for future students is to find an apartment close to a train station or the green metro line.

    View more
    Programme: Business
    Degree: Master's
    Graduation: 2020
    Campus: Lisbon
    Overall
    Facilities
    Professors
    Location
    Student Life
    Accommodation
    Internationality
    Value
    Career Prospects
  • Business
    avatar
    Why Nova SBE

    I chose NOVA Sbe for my exchange semester because I knew it was a very well known school in Portugal and Europe. Since my studies back home are more focused on economics and finance, I wanted to try the management world so I enrolled in subjects like operations management, international management and also marketing. In this marketing course, for example, we had to do a Harvard Simulation creating a company from scratch, with all the marketing mix envolved, developing every product, finding out the best markets in the world to sell, the pricing, and all the advertising as well. In all courses, I feel like the theory is very consistent and they always show us how to apply it in the real world. Although I liked the experience, I realized I really do love finance and economics so I wouldn’t do the whole major in business administration. The professors at NOVA are very concerned about the learning process so the classes are always very good. Be aware that if you choose NOVA, there are way too many group works, so if it’s not your thing, you better choose somewhere else to go because it is very demanding. NOVA gives you some support to find accommodation, both on campus or in Lisbon, but you can always choose to live in the Milestone student housing building right next to campus, living directly by the beach. The carcavelos campus is amazing, super new and with a supermarket inside, which is very convenient. There are also MANY student clubs like NOVA Sports, NOVA student union, marketing club, finance club, etc…

    View more
    Programme: Business
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Campus: Lisbon
    Overall
    Facilities
    Professors
    Location
    Student Life
    Accommodation
    Internationality
    Value
    Career Prospects
  • Business Management
    avatar
    Great multidimentional university

    Really like everything: classes and teachers; campus is great; has lots of activities and events we can participate on; people are very friendly and helpful at all times
    Some errors with internet
    Location is not very practical

    View more
    Programme: Business Management
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2022
    Campus: Lisbon
    Overall
    Facilities
    Professors
    Location
    Student Life
    Accommodation
    Internationality
    Value
    Career Prospects

Receive more information
immediately for free

Sorry, for now, we can only help for business studies.
Our mission is to provide free valuable information for students to guide their decisions. Contact will be by WhatsApp and email.
Autocomplete with
Your information is secure
Thanks!
We'll contact you soon via Whatsapp or Email
Are you managing this university?

If you're the owner or representative of Nova School of Business & Economics, you can claim this University and build a better profile.

Claim this University
  • +programme_dots+
    +programme_dots_hide+
    +comment_date1+
    +comment_user_logo+
    +comment_user+
    +title+
    +comment+View more
    Programme: +program_name+
    Degree: +degree+
    Graduation: +graduation_year+
    Delivery Type: +delivery+
    Campus: +campus+
    +all_ratings+
  • Overall
    Facilities
    Professors
    Location
    Student Life
    Accomodation
    Internationality
    Value
    Career Prospects
    +reply1_date+
    +reply1_user_logo+
    +reply1_user+
    Official Reply
    +reply+
    Interested in studying at Nova School of Business & Economics?
    This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Review our Privacy Policy for more details.
    Close