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Member Spotlight: NOVA Portugal Opens New Program in Mozambique

Posted By Lisa Leander, Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Lisa LeanderGBSN Member Nova School of Business and Economics in Portugal has opened another location to expand management education in Africa.  Their Mozambique campus launches on the success of their programs in Brazil and Angola.

Here are the details from Nova's announcement:




After Angola and Brazil, Nova School of Business and Economics extends its international presence to Mozambique with the launch of Nova SBE – Maputo.

Nova SBE – Maputo follows on the work on sustainable development that the Nova School of Business and Economics has been developing in Mozambique through the NOVAFRICA center .

Previous experience from the field allowed Nova SBE to identify an opportunity to contribute to the training of senior Mozambican managers and executives and thus fulfill the need for highly qualified human resources raised by the increasing development of the country.

The launching of this new project took place on 20 February, during a cocktail, at the Hotel Polana in Mozambique and counted with the presence of several friends of Nova SBE – Maputo, the former Prime Minister of Mozambique, Dra. Luísa Diogo, the former Prime Minister of Mozambique, Dr. Mário Machungo, the former Minister of State of Mozambique, Professor Doutor Óscar Monteiro, the Portuguese ambassador in Mozambique, Dr. Mário Godinho de Matos, and other distinguished supporters of this initiative.

In the words of the Dean of Nova SBE, Professor Doutor José Ferreira Machado (pictured above),”Our close contact with the Mozambican authorities and population, as well as our experience from the field, allowed us to identify difficulties that Nova School of Business and Economics can help to overcome by using its capabilities that have been widely acknowledged in rankings such as the Financial Times’ and the synergies of a wide Portuguese speaking area”.

In Mozambique, Nova SBE will present a premium training offer with company customized programs in leadership, financial management, project management or negotiation skills and also its renowned Executive Education post graduation program in management (CGG – Curso Geral de Gestão).


Lisa Leander is the Membership Officer for GBSN.  If you're interested in joining the network and getting involved with member schools like Nova, email her at lleander a or call +1.202.628.9043.

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