BNP PARIBAS PORTUGAL and Nova SBE award the master students from CEMS International Management with scholarships

March 7, 2022

The “BNP Paribas Portugal – Nova SBE Scholarship to CEMS Students” programme, launched last year, has already impacted 7 students from 4 different nationalities.

Lisbon, 7 March 2022 – BNP Paribas Portugal and Nova SBE have just announced the winners of the scholarships of the second edition of the “BNP Paribas Portugal – Nova SBE Scholarship to CEMS Students” programme aiming to cover part of the second year fees of the CEMS Master’s degree. This edition recognises three students (from Morocco, France and Portugal) who are attending the Master’s degree in International Management CEMS (CEMS MIM) from Nova SBE.

Deeply aligned with the commitment of having a positive impact on Portuguese society, the BNP Paribas Group maintains its commitment to this partnership with Nova SBE, through a programme that represents sharing shared values, ambition and commitment to future leaders training, focusing on important foundations such as sustainability, diversity and inclusion.

CEMS is the global alliance of top-tier 34 business schools, 70 multinational companies and NGOs, whom together offer the Master’s degree in International Management CEMS MIM, which is the 8th best Master in World Management, according to the The Economist’s ranking. The CEMS MIM programme prepares students from the 5 continents to work in global organisations and to contribute in a relevant and responsible way in companies and in society. Nova SBE is the only Portuguese educational institution that is a member of the CEMS alliance.

The scholarship programme is aimed at graduate students from all over the world, enrolled in the first year of the CEMS Master’s degree in International Management at Nova SBE. The selection criteria is based on academic merit, background and the need for having financial support to complete the programme. The students’ selection is the responsibility of the Admissions Committee based on the applications received.

For the scholarship students, this is a unique opportunity to invest in their potential and future and focus on learning, without worrying about the financial burden for themselves and their families.

Pedro Santos Ferreira, Portuguese student, claims “few people have the opportunity to be part of this Master’s programme capable of changing the world. This scholarship gives me the opportunity for which I am very grateful”.

Mathis Chikhi, French student, refers that “financing tuition fees is not always easy but thanks to the
BNB Paribas Portugal scholarship I can focus peacefully on my studies. CEMS MIM is an amazing programme and this scholarship allows me to take full advantage of its opportunities

Farouq El-Abbass, Moroccan student, feels “thrilled, cheerful and happy to have received this scholarship! As a person from a middle-class Moroccan family, living in a European capital like Lisbon is quite financially challenging. In this way, the granting of this scholarship took a heavy burden off the shoulders off my family as well as mine. Thank you to the CEMS MIM programme from the Nova SBE Office Lisboa and BNP Paribas Portugal. I couldn’t be more grateful!

“The Master in International Management CEMS is a reference internationally and in Portugal. It is a very broad and diversified course, which prepares students to be responsible leaders for the sustainable development of organisations We are greatly proud to enable these young people to continue their journey in a course of excellence, aimed at today’s and future’s organisations, and in contributing to the leaders of tomorrow having a strategic and responsible vision, in line with the values of the Bank. This is an excellent example of the importance of the diversified strategic partnership we have with Nova SBE and that leaves us with a enormous sense of mission towards the professionals of the future”, says Fabrice Segui, CEO of BNP Paribas in Portugal.

“Nova SBE and BNP Paribas Portugal have a solid and successful relationship. This scholarship award programme is aligned with our academic principles, but mainly aligns with the values of diversity and inclusion so present in Nova SBE, the CEMS alliance, and BNP Paribas. The CEMS Master’s degree in International Management is an innovative programme for its strong multicultural component and social awareness, attributes well present in the selected students nationalities diversity.”, comments Catherine da Silveira, Academic Director of the CEMS Programme at Nova SBE.