Portugal, Lisbon

Nova School of Business and Economics

Bachelor, MBA

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Nova School of Business and Economics was created in 1978 and is located in central Lisbon with easy access to public transport, services and cultural areas. Since 2009 Nova SBE has been in the ranking of the most prestigious schools in Portugal and has a worldwide reputation, with an excellent level of higher education and research in economics. Nova SBE is best known for its outstanding academic achievements, which reflect the intellectual quality of its students and teachers. It is the place for research with exciting faculty, activities and projects. Within its internationalization strategy Nova SBE is constantly signing new bilateral agreements with schools all over the world. Currently there are agreements in place with more than 150 schools from 50 countries all over the world.

More info about courses offered at NOVA:

Bachelor in Econimics

Bachelor in Management

Master in Business Analytics

Master in Finance

Master in Economics

The Country

Portugal is a unitary semi-presidential republic. It is located in South-Western Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, and it is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. Portugal is considered adeveloped countrywith anadvanced economyand high living standards, listed with the nineteen the quality of life index rating in the world as of 2005. It’s one of the world’s most globalized and peaceful nations and is among the 20 most visited countries in the world.According to the 2011 Census, 81.0% of the Portuguese population is Roman Catholic.

The City

Lisbon is the westernmost large city located in Europe and the only one along the Atlantic coast, with a population of 547,631 within its administrative limits. It lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. The typical summer season lasts about six months, from May to October. Alcântara and Barrio Alto are areas in Lisbon very attractive to youth because of the number of pubs and discothèques. Torre de Belem is the most famous tower in Lisbon, built as afortified lighthouse to guard the entrance to the port.Other major historical building are the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Padrão dos Descobrimentos. Parque das Nações is pedestrian-friendly area with new buildings, restaurants, gardens, the Casino Lisbon, the FIL building (International Exhibition and Fair), the Camões Theatre, as well as the Oceanário de Lisboa (Lisbon Oceanarium), the second largest in the world.

Student Life

Studying at Nova SBE is an enriching experience that goes far beyond the classroom. Students have a wide variety of professional and social clubs: NOVA Investment Club, NOVA Consulting Club, NOVA Women in Business Club, Communication Club, CEO Club, Consumer Goods, NOVA Economics Club, etc. Library is one of the most recognized in the areas of Economics and Management, and enables students to access available data resources from all around the world.

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense Comparison

Semester at ZSEM

Semester at NOVA School of Business and Economics

Health Insurance

50 EUR


333 EUR


287 EUR

250-350 EUR


28 EUR

22 EUR


177 EUR

156 EUR




16 EUR

35 EUR


*per month


NOVA have three residences available for the Portuguese and foreign scholarship- holders:  Fraústo da Silva Residence (208 beds), Alfredo de Sousa Residence (176 beds) and Lumiar Residence (68 beds). For more detail information how to apply visit their official website.

Travel Opportunities

Lisbon, forever known as the ancient city of the explorers, molded by generations of invaders and rulers from diverse cultures and backgrounds, has one of the most colorful cultures and architectures in Europe. You can start your journey through time with two World Heritage architectural marvels: the Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém. Then, find the way from the East to the West within the 6000 most precious treasures from Caloust Gulbenkian Collection, and the fantastic Berardo Collection, that offers a panorama of the creation of plastic arts in the twentieth century and the beginning of the XXI century – ending your expedition at the acclaimed Design Museum. Also, you can visit other places in Portugal, for example, if you are fan of great wine than you mast go to Porto, the second largest city in country, famous for its wine.