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During Module 4, Candidates have the chance of living for 2 months in Lisbon, Portugal with their classmates. Whilst sharing learnings from their internship experiences and discovering all that the country has to offer, Candidates attend on-site classes on Nova's Campus with industry experts that cover additional specifics for them to expand their knowledge.


The Football Business Academy and Nova School of Business & Economics have an agreement designed to bring a part of The FBA’s Professional Master in Football Business to Nova SBE’s campus, while also foster the exchange of know-how and intercultural experiences.

In its 40-year history, Nova SBE has become Portugal’s top brand in higher education and has developed a reputation for having a mindset of innovation and excellence. They are part of a select group of business schools which have the Triple Crown Accreditations – EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Indeed, less than 1% of the world’s business schools have this highly recognized education standard.

This partnership represents a unique opportunity for FBA Candidates as they will have the privilege of studying in one of the most beautiful and innovative campuses of Europe for 2 months just outside Lisbon, while still being part of a top educational institution that follows Swiss high-quality standards.

Having access to a modern 90,000 square meter campus such as the one Nova SBE has will enhance the experience significantly. Staying true to our Swiss heritage, however, FBA Candidates will still be able to live the Swiss experience thanks to a dedicated program of Field Trips and special activities in Switzerland.

For Nova SBE, joining forces with The FBA creates numerous opportunities to continue their efforts to become more international. The FBA has developed a strong reach covering all continents. Thanks to a digital recruitment strategy and long-lasting partnerships and relationships with football industry stakeholders, The FBA’s global recognition is growing each day and helping graduates to land jobs at places such as Adidas, Paris Saint-Germain, UEFA, Galatasaray and Atlanta United.

“This partnership with The Football Business Academy is aligned with our strategic goal to establish innovative partnerships with organizations that are at the top of their field. In a world of dramatic change, these interdisciplinary partnerships are key to sustain competitive advantage through innovation.”

Daniel Traça, Dean, Nova SBE

“This partnership with Nova School of Business & Economics is a very important milestone for The Football Business Academy. Joining forces with one of the most innovative business schools in Europe will enhance the experience for our Candidates in many ways. We listened to our Alumni and, together with the entire FBA Family, realized this was the best way forward. I’m very much looking forward to see the reactions of our first Candidates who will step foot on Nova SBE’s beautiful campus this summer.”

Dorian Esterer, CEO, The FBA