The bachelor’s degree in information management combines management with data science. It prepares students to be managers of the new generation, capable of understanding business and the current challenges of modern management, transforming data into information. In today's society, business is increasingly complex and companies deal daily with a huge volume of data, generated by numerous sources. This reality causes a high demand for professionals with skills in the area of information management, who are able to use the most modern techniques and analytical tools to support decision making.
3 years (6 semesters)
The Bachelor´s Degree in Information Management allows a quick integration in the most varied sectors of activity, namely: Information Technology Companies, Banking, Insurance, Health, Telecommunications, Logistics/Distribution, Marketing and Market Research, Consulting and Public Administration. The main professional opportunities are:
Students and Alumni Testimonials
Graduating in Information Management from NOVA IMS was the culmination of a path that gave me the essential tools to successfully start my professional career. With the possibility of using the knowledge acquired in the industry we are most passionate about, having a depth knowledge in various topics in the world of Data and Information Technologies - such as Statistics, Marketing, Machine Learning and Business Intelligence, complemented with Programming in several languages -, is essential to match what the job market is today. It is also at NOVA IMS that students recognize a teaching of excellence, guided by the proximity between teachers and students, and the mutual help between colleagues, essential for 3 years (and a future) of successes.
NOVA IMS brings together all the elements that I consider to be important for us to stand out as professionals. The bachelor degree in Information Management is quite transversal, based on an excellent teaching. It allows us to explore the most diverse areas related to Data and Innovation from Programming, Statistics, Marketing, Machine Learning and Business Intelligence. In addition to developing technical skills necessary for the demands of the job market, it is noteworthy the proximity between teachers and students, the spirit of mutual help that is felt among students and also the growing offer of extracurricular activities, from the Students Union to the Junior Data Consulting. NOVA IMS is undoubtedly the right choice to live a memorable academic experience.
This Degree provided me with the necessary tools and knowledge from the most diverse areas for assertive decision-making, aligned with the needs and trends of the market and the current world.
I was looking for a degree that would allow me to deepen my knowledge in the areas of management and programming, and NOVA IMS provided me exactly what I was looking for, being able to go even further in my goals and objectives. The Information Management course pushed my boundaries through the model of classes in English, which helped me better understand a foreign language I was not used to, leaving me more confident to enter a broader job market.
I also mention the importance of group work, which helped me develop relationships with colleagues, making me more comfortable in this new environment.
In conclusion, NOVA IMS has a program that creates professionals for a relevant area, which is constantly growing.
When choosing a degree, I did not feel that there was a course that could encompass analytical thinking with open space for debate and abstract thinking at the same time.
Even before finishing high school, I decided to start researching courses and fields of study, so I came across data science. I started researching and felt that it was an area that matched what I was looking for in a course: a strong analytical and socio-economic component.
The question that arises when applying, besides the course, is the university. Why NOVA IMS? From the moment of choice until now, I can't find a more adequate word than excellence.
NOVA IMS is a school that excels in quality, concern and attention to the students. It is a vanguardist college at the scientific, technological and socio-cultural level. The combination of these components makes it a stage for our personal and academic growth and enrichment.
In the last months of high school, I informed myself as much as possible in order to make the right choice in what is one of the most important decisions of our adolescence. I also looked for several testimonials that, right from the start, drew me to NOVA IMS.
NOVA IMS is a prestigious university, excelling in excellence and rigor in teaching. By choosing Information Management, I intended to combine the best of two worlds: the business component and the technological one. I am sure that, at the end of my degree, I will be equipped not only with the technical competences but also with the soft skills necessary to face the current job market with immeasurable advantage, eventually joining a renowned company.
Besides being a faculty focused on constant innovation and evolution, the family atmosphere, the companionship and the close relationship with the professors are unique factors at NOVA IMS that assure me that I made the right choice.
I always knew that after high school, I wanted to pursue my studies in a management-related field. Due to the wide range of choices available in this area, I was undecided. When I found NOVA IMS, the degree in Information Management caught my attention immediately, as it combined what I was looking for with the technological aspect, which is increasingly necessary. I don't regret my decision. I am in a dynamic, interesting and challenging course. I feel that I am being prepared for the world of work, thanks to the type of teaching practiced here. The factor that motivates me the most is, without a doubt, knowing that this degree will open many doors for me in the future. As for the academic spirit, despite the situation due to the pandemic, I have felt a lot of help, closeness and friendliness from the older students and all the university staff.
I discovered NOVA IMS at Futurália, and today I know that I could not have made a better choice. It is a school that excels in teaching excellence, but also because of the demands, and which has provided me with an enriching experience both professionally and personally. I am very proud to say that I am a graduate in Information Management, a course that allows us to combine the best of two worlds: the business component and the technological component, which gives us a huge competitive advantage in the job market. The mutual help of the students and the understanding of the teachers outweigh all the difficulties, giving us a sense of belonging to the community that is NOVA IMS.
I consider the Degree in Information Management at NOVA IMS to have been a great choice in terms of opportunities and guarantees for the near future. The subjects covered in the course are extremely diversified. In just one semester I was able to acquire knowledge in the areas of economics, mathematics, information systems, human resources, management, and even programming, something that nowadays is very well recognized by top companies. Therefore, from my own experience, I recommend NOVA IMS. You always have the students from the other years to support you! We are a big family, with open arms to welcome you!
I feel constantly challenged and learning at NOVA IMS because it is a course in English and because of the demanding study plan, where we acquire many technological and entrepreneurial skills, promoting our personal and intellectual growth.
In the practical subjects, such as Computing, we don't need previous knowledge because the teachers provide us with all the necessary tools and bases to enhance our performance.
It's a university that invests in the integration of the student from the very first day, with several activities and initiatives, with the mentoring program or through the participation in the Students Association, of which I am a member.
NOVA IMS invests in the future of students, developing several workshops and projects in partnership with many companies, allowing direct contact with the world of work. It publishes several job proposals throughout the semesters, and students are always up to date with the opportunities.
It is a course of the future, and without a doubt, we feel it. It was the best decision I made.
Initially, I had some doubts in choosing NOVA IMS. Because it is considered a demanding faculty, I confess that I had some fears of not being able to achieve my goals. However, I realized that it was the right choice. The professors are impeccable, always available and willing to help in any way necessary. The colleagues are fantastic and support us in everything we need. The university has great conditions. I don't regret the decision I made, not even for a second.
With the completion of Secondary Education, there are inevitable and important decisions that affect the fulfillment of our dreams and objectives in the professional scope. After some research, I found NOVA IMS at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where all the necessary conditions for the success of my entry into the job market were gathered, a college with enormous business prestige with a course that could combine two areas: Management and technologies. Today, I am sure I could not have made the best choice! The strong practical component, culture of excellence, innovation and requirement have prepared me for the highly competitive professional world, equipping me with all the skills I need to succeed. There is a sentence from Aristotles that for me has always represented NOVA IMS, "We are what we repeatedly do, excellence is therefore not an act, but a habit".
What does an Information Manager?
Who is it for?
This degree is aimed at all 12th grade finalist's students that are seeking proper education into the current Knowledge Society to enable them to manage the analytical processes of organizations and decision support systems.
A degree in Information Management aims at training professionals able to collect, organize and analyze information from organizations and translate it into actions conducive to the achievement of their goals. The course aims at training professionals with fundamental knowledge about a wide range of tools and techniques, analytical and computational, which transform information into a strategic asset of organizations.
For information about the International Student Access, please click here.
In this degree, it is intended that students acquire skills to perform new functions in the information society and knowledge. In this context, the graduated in Information Management should:
- Master a set of techniques and methodologies for data collection;
- Master the tools and processes used for the storage, organization and access to information in a business context;
- Understand the paradigms and technologies currently used in the management and dissemination of information;
- Master the methodologies as well as statistical and computational tools for exploring and analyzing information in order to reduce the levels of uncertainty associated with decision making;
- Develop models for the establishment of information flow to improve the processes of decision support and business management;
- Be able to identify problems related to the management of information in organizations;
- Know how to transform data into useful and relevant information, using language accessible to various decision centers;
- Be able to develop autonomously, solutions to new problems based on the knowledge gained from the answer to previous problems.
The course lasts 3 years (6 semesters) and classes start in September 2022.
The study plan corresponds to 180 ECTS, of which 150 ECTS correspond to mandatory curricular units (the first 5 semesters) and 30 ECTS correspond to optional curricular units (last semester of the course), which will be chosen by each Student, from among a wide range of curricular units available.
Admissions and Fees
Establishment Code: 0906 - Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação
Course Code: 9155
|Entry Exam Subjects (one of the following):||Exams to be Carried Out * (one of the following):|
|04 - Economics||712 - Economics A|
|16 - Mathematics||635 - Mathematics A or 735 - Mathematics B|
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* National exams to be carried out according to the chosen entrance exam.
- Applicants Grade: 100
- Entry Exam Grade: 95
Formula of Applicants Grade
- Secondary School Grade: 65%
- Entry Exam Subjects: 35%
General Quota Last Entry Grade 2022-2023
- 1st Phase - 174,0
- 2nd Phase - 176,6
(*) Prize corresponding to the 1st year tuition fee.
The undergraduate students who achieve a high level of academic performance each year will have access to the following awards(1):
|Approved ECTS||Average (Values)||Award|
|At the end of the 1st year of Enrollment||equal or greater than 60||equal or greater than 16,5||Amount of the tuition fee (2)|
|At the end of the 2nd year of Enrollment||equal or greater than 120||equal or greater than 16,5||Amount of the tuition fee (2)|
|At the end of the 3rd year of Enrollment||equal or greater than 180||equal or greater than 16,5||€3.000 off (3)|
(1) Prize applied to students admitted in 2022/2023.
(2) Prize corresponding to the 1st year tuition fee.
(3) The value of the tuition for a master's degree to be attended at the NOVA IMS. Not cumulative with Alumni discount. Cumulative with financial discount.
Excellence awards given by the Members of AD NOVA IMS and other supportive entities (4)
All students that stand out, during their academic path, for their academic excellence in the different course units and programs are also awarded.
(4) Prizes in force in the school year 2022-23.
AD NOVA IMS Member
Best Finalist Student
Best Student of the Course Units
Best Application Grade
Best student of the Course Unit
Best Student of the Course Unit
Best Student of the Course Unit
Best Student of Undergraduate and Master Degree Programs
Scholarship with Value to be Defined
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The annual fee set for 2022/2023 is €697, which can be paid in full or in 10 instalments. The Student, when registering for a school year, has to take into account that the full payment of the tuition fee fixed for that school year (the monthly fees/benefits are a payment facility), even if they cancel the registration/withdraw of the course.
For more information, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of the page.
Calendars, Timetable and Exams
- See here the 1st Year for academic year 2022-2023;
- See here the 2nd & 3rd Years for academic year 2022-2023.
- Click here to see the timetable for the spring semester of the 2022-23 academic year.
- Spring Semester: see the exams calendar here for the academic year 2022-2023.
What is the language of instruction of the course?
The course is taught in English. Nowadays, being comfortable with the English language is a competitive advantage, which makes a difference in the global job market.
NOVA IMS students have all the support to quickly adapt to the language and can always speak in Portuguese when they are unable to express themselves.
Where is NOVA IMS located?
NOVA IMS is located on the Campolide Campus, in Lisbon. Watch the campus tour made by NOVA IMS Students here.
What is the schedule?
The Bachelor´s Degree will work on daytime , 5 days a week.
Where can I see an overview of undergraduate programs?
What is the cost of the tuition and enrollment fee?
The value of the Annual Fee for 2021/2022 is €697. The student, enrolling in a school year, has to consider that full payment of the fee fixed for that year (tuition / benefits are ease of payment) is due, although they may unsubscribe / fold the course.
The payment of tuition fees can be made as follows:
At once (€697), until October 1st, 2021 or in 10 installments:
- 1st Installment: September 27th to October 1st, 2021: €69,70 (to be received upon registration);
- 2nd Installment: November 1st to 8th, 2021: €69,70;
- 3rd Installment: December 1st to 8th, 2021: €69,70;
- 4th Installment: January 1st to 8th, 2022: €69,70;
- 5th Installment: February 1st to 8th, 2022: €69,70;
- 6th Installment: March 1st to 8th, 2022: €69,70;
- 7th Installment: April 1st to 8th, 2022: €69,70;
- 8th Installment: May 1st to 8th, 2022: €69,70;
- 9th Installment: June 1st to 8th, 2022: €69,70;
- 10th Installment: July 1st to 8th, 2022: €69,70.
For students who have applied for the Merit (SAS / UNL) scholarship, the payment of tuition fees should only be made after the delivery of the final decision about the case, and if the scholarship is granted, the payment must be done afterwards. The student has, in these cases, a period of 15 days to rectify the situation.
To apply for the scholarship the student must register on-time and deliver the declaration of honor (paper provided by the Academic Services) on how he/she is applying for this benefit.
For further enquiries please contact Admissions office at NOVA rectory.
Upon registration, the students should make the following payments:
- €69,70 - for 1st installment of tuition fee;
- €35 - for annual enrollment fee;
- €1,40 - for annual school insurance.
The enrolment fees are updated annually in the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa table of emoluments, published in the Official Portuguese Government Gazette (Diário da República).
Are there special access quotas?
There are several special quotas, beyond to the general quota, to which certain percentages of vacancies are allocated, intended for candidates who meet the conditions of each quota. These are:
- Candidates from the Autonomous Region of the Açores;
- Candidates from the Autonomous Region of Madeira;
- Portuguese Emigrant Candidates and family members who live with them;
- Military Candidates Under Contract;
- Candidates with Disabilities.
I completed secondary education abroad or at a foreign school. Can I apply for the national contest?
Yes, however there are some conditions that are important to know. For more information, you should contact Direcção-Geral do Ensino Superior.
What is the application process for the international student?
Candidates who do not have the nationality of a Member State of the European Union and who have not lived in Portugal for more than two consecutive years can apply for a Bachelor's degree at NOVA IMS under the International Student status. The application process is different from the National Contest for Access to Higher Education. For more information, click here.
What is ObipNOVA?
ObipNOVA is the Observatory of Graduates’ Transitions into Work at NOVA. The ObipNOVA analyses the graduates of all the study cycles: bachelors, masters and doctorates. Every year, a series of phone surveys are conducted to evaluate the professional activity of those who graduated in the previous year. The more recent data is related to 2019 graduated students.
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