The capital and largest city in Portugal, much of Lisbon’s culture and cuisine has been influenced by its coastal location, as well as its historical connections to Africa, Asia, and Latin America, making it a diverse and cosmopolitan city. Named the World’s Leading City Destination in 2018, Lisbon is a hub for technology and startups, tourism, and education. Much of the growth in these sectors can be attributed to Lisbon’s affordable costs, easy-to-use public transportation, warm and sunny climate, and livable atmosphere.
Within a few hours it is possible to get to any region of Portugal, allowing students to explore and immerse outside of Lisbon. With a great deal of geographical diversity, Portugal offers everything from world-class beaches along the Atlantic coast to the warm and fertile regions of the South and the impressive Estrela Mountains in the interior.
Founded in 1977 as part of a Portuguese expansion of its tertiary education system, to this day the university is known as the ‘Nova’, or new university of Lisbon. The university has multiple campuses. BC students take courses at the Nova School of Business & Economics (Nova SBE), which is located just outside of Lisbon in Carcavelos, a stunning area on the Atlantic coast.
Nova SBE has one of the most modern urban campuses in the country, with state-of-the-art facilities. Since its inception, Nova SBE has been a pioneer in business and economics and has attracted
leading scholars in each academic discipline. The Financial Times
has ranked it the 30th business school in Europe.
The mission of Nova SBE is to develop innovative leaders who can make an impact on the world through a rigorous curriculum. Around 40 percent of the student body is comprised of international students. The University offers courses in business and economics. The language of instruction is English. In addition, Nova SBE offers over 35 student clubs.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in events and activities scheduled through Broteria
, an exciting new cultural and learning space run by Jesuits in the center of Lisbon. Staff at Boteria can help students locate service learning and other means for immersing in local culture.
Nova is strictly a business and economics school and does not offer courses outside of these fields.
Course in economics can be found here
Courses in management can be found here
- Fall Term: Starts in early September and ends in mid-December
- Spring Term: Starts in mid-January and ends in Early June
Students live off campus. Most will choose to live in central Lisbon and commute to class. Nova SBE provides options for housing
, which students then secure on their own.
On campus, students have the opportunity to join a large number of clubs, in order meet local students and immerse. A full list of clubs can be found on the Nova website
Additionally, Lisbon and the surrounding areas have a lot to offer for students to explore on their own including the Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology, the Lisbon Oceanarium (2nd largest in world), Casa das Histórias, Palácio da Pena, Belem, Alfama, Sintra, Cascais, Cape Roca, St. George’s Castle, Tram 28. More details are found on the Nova website
Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Lisbon.