Nova School of Business & Economics (Nova SBE) was founded in 1978 in Lisbon, Portugal. The School is a European leader in innovation and holds a Triple Crown Accreditation (accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB), recognizing the high-quality education it offers. 40% of the Nova SBE’s community are international students, which creates a nice international environment on campus.Show more
The first day was tough as the curriculum was different and it started to get harder and harder because my maths theory teacher was too fast and hurrying up the syllabus while she was late, and I felt like she only considered the Brazilian student to pass and motivated them rather than the whole class as they were participating more. But the maths practical professor was the best he helped us with everything.View more
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 toView more
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…
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
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
I would definitely recommend Nova School of Economics to all students wishing to pursue a career in the business field due to the notoriety of the university, the level of internationality and the amazing lifestyle and campus.View more
Nova is an Amazing university, very international, people come from everywhere and Teachers are super competent. The campus is very new, right next to Carcavelos Beach, the building is light, full of Windows and you can see the ocean from the classrooms. It is the best university in Portugal according to the statistics and I totally agree.View more
I’m an exchange student from Chile in the NOVA SBE. I chose to come here because I heard it was a great school and it was very accurate to my expectations. I liked the activities to welcome the exchange students, the international department really puts a lot of effort into it. I had very different subjects from a regular core, like International Management, Modern and Contemporary History and Global Business Environment, so it was great to have a broader perspective. In terms of accommodation, the university didn’t offer much support. They do have a leaflet with some options though, and uniplaces was also very useful. I personally wasn’t very integrated in the student initiatives but I heard there are plenty of them at Nova, from finance clubs till tech clubs. Life in Lisbon is chilled and there are many things to do. The night life is great and you have things to do for every person! From pubs to bars to clubs, with every kind of music. The campus is quite big and new, perfect for the studying environment. I recommend future students to participate in all the activities, and enjoy the beach a lot in the summer.View more
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
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