BNP Paribas and NOVA SBE develop a joint scholarship

March 22, 2021

Five students from Peru, Portugal and French Guiana will be the first to receive the support from the new scholarship program “BNP Paribas Portugal – NOVA SBE Scholarship to CEMS Students”.

Lisbon, 11 March 2021BNP Paribas Portugal and Nova SBE have initiated a program of scholarships granting, under the name “BNP Paribas Portugal – NOVA SBE Scholarship to CEMS Students”. The first edition distinguishes five students – 2 Peruvian, 2 Portuguese and 1 form French Guiana – attending the international management master’s program CEMS at Nova SBE.  Awarded in January, the scholarship will cover part of the tuitions of the second year program of the CEMS Master’s program.

 The Master in International Management CEMS is the 8th best Master in Management in the world, according to The Economist’s rating. CEMS is the global alliance of top-tier 34 business schools, 70 multinational companies and NGOs, whom together offer the Master in International CEMS MIM. The Programme CEMS MIM prepares students from 5 continents to work in global organizations and to contribute in relevant and responsible way in companies and in society. Nova SBE is the only education institution member of the CEMS alliance.

The scholarship program is targeted to graduated students from all over the world, enrolled at the first year  of the international Master’s program CEMS, which, in Portugal, is exclusively taught at Nova SBE. The selection is based in a range of criteria based on academic achievement and clear financial constraints to pursue their CEMS program conclusion. The decision of students’ selection is a responsibility of the Admissions Committee based on the applications received.

Nova SBE and the Master in International Management CEMS are undeniable referencse both in Portugal and abroad. We know closely the quality of its education and how well-prepared students are, being able to actively contribute to the development of the organisations where they work. Thus, we wanted to expand our partnership, which already counts with different common initiatives, such as training for senior managers or the presence of speakers from BNP Paribas and Nova SBE in events from both parts”, explains Fabrice Segui, CEO of BNP Paribas Portugal. “Therefore, on the genesis of the scholarship program “BNP Paribas Portugal – NOVA SBE Scholarship to CEMS Students” is the support given to the graduate generation of the future, allowing the continuity on an excellency based program targeting students with great ambition to become responsible leaders, in total alignment with the corporate mission and values of BNP Paribas”, concludes.

“It is an honour for us having established this partnership with BNP Paribas, with which we have a solid and fruitful relationship. This program is aligned with our academic principles and, most importantly, with our values of diversity and inclusion present in both our University and BNP Paribas. It is an innovative program for its strong multicultural component and social consciousness, attributes clearly demonstrated by the diverse nationalities of the selected students”, highlights Catherine da Silveira, CEMS Academic Director.

 About BNP Paribas Portugal

Present in Portugal since 1985, BNP Paribas has about 6,000 employees, in the various Group entities established in our country, providing the full range of solutions for customers, in the exercise of their activities. It is also present in Portugal through competence centers that provide added value services to various countries where the BNP Paribas Group is present.