Master's in Law and Management

Education objectives

The Master’s in Law and Management is a creation of a partnership bringing together Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE) and NOVA School of Law (NOVA Law).

Understanding the economic world in which advocacy and consultancy is located implies the ability to provide information built on rigorous, complete and increasingly interdisciplinary expertise. The course covers four of the five areas of Business Management. Regarding Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Governance are the core of the training and three complementary tracks are presented to the student, in order to enable micro specializations and reinforce the global understanding of companies and businesses. Due to the restricted numerus clausus, learning is personalized, based on the most relevant subjects and international best practices and does not abdicate from providing a solid conceptual and methodological formation. Autonomy and hands-on training is encouraged.

 

GOALS
The Master in Law and Management targets development of an integrated dialogue of the legal universe with the business context. It ensures the appropriation of the essential concepts and methodologies of management and integrates them into the know-how and the legal-business discourse. It aims to stimulate a critical, innovative, complex and interdisciplinary approach to knowledge, providing the necessary tools to predict corporate problems and to design planning solutions that are able to solve the complex and interdisciplinary issues that arise in the business and corporate environment of today.

 

TARGET APPLICANT
Law graduates who, in their professional career, want to combine legal and management areas. Candidates with a background in law will be given preference in admission. However, holders of any bachelor’s degree or equivalent are eligible to apply.

 

TIMETABLE
This course is taught during working hours.

General characterization

DGES code

M364

Cicle

Master (2nd Cycle)

Degree

Access to other programs

Access to the PhD Program

Coordinator

Pedro Caetano Nunes (FDUNL), Vasco Santos (NOVA SBE)

Opening date

APPLICATIONS

1st Phase: 

Submission of applications: from 1 to 26 February

Announcement of application results: 30 March

Submission of appeal against results:  from 30 March to 05 April

Enrolment: from 06 to 12 April

 

2nd Phase*:

Submission of applications: from 19 April to 14 May

Announcement of application results: 31 May

Submission of appeal against results:  from 30 May to 04 June

Enrolment: from 07 to 11 June

*1st phase remaining places, if any

Vacancies

40

Fees

- Annual fee for the taught component: 4,600.00€

- Non-curricular phase (dissertation), one semester: 1,600.00€

- Extension of the non-curricular phase (90 days): 800.00€

MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

- Students whose final average admission to this Master is equal to or higher than 17 points (on a scale 0/20) benefit from a 50% discount on the total amount of the tuition fee, which cannot be combined with other discounts;

- Students whose final average admission to this Master is equal to or higher than 16 points (on a scale 0/20) benefit from a 30% discount on the total amount of the tuition fee, which cannot be combined with other discounts;

- Three merit scholarships will be granted in the non-curricular semester (in either the master's or specialization area): one corresponding to the total of the tuition fee, which will be awarded to the best grade in the taught component, and the other two merit scholarships will be granted to the second and third best classifications, which will receive a reduction of 50% of the tuition fee. To assess the best classifications in the taught component, only the classifications obtained in the NOVA School of Law will be taken into account. This scholarship assumes the conclusion of the curricular phase is within the stipulated time limit.

ALUMNI DISCOUNT: 10%

FINANCIAL DISCOUNT: Students who choose to pay tuition fees in a single initial payment receive a 5% discount on the amount to be paid;

CURRENT PROTOCOL DISCOUNTS: Discount of 25%, which cannot be combined with other discounts, for members of:

- Association of Portuguese Judges and the Trade Union;

- Association of Public Prosecution Service Magistrates.

 

 

 

 

Schedule

This course is taugh during working hours. 

Teaching language

Fully taught in English.

Degree pre-requisites

Available soon

Conditions of admittance

TARGET APPLICANT
Law graduates who, in their professional career, want to combine legal and management areas. Candidates with a background in law will be given preference in admission. However, holders of any bachelor’s degree or equivalent are eligible to apply.

REQUIREMENTS

Holders of a bachelor’s degree (licenciatura) or legal equivalent.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

Applicants will be selected according to the following parameters:

– Final grade of the degree which the applicant is applying with (50%);

– Relevance and suitability of previous background to the master’s degree course with regard to the pluridisciplinary nature of the course (50%); the jury assigns each applicant a grade of 0 to 20, based on analysis of the letter of motivation and curriculum vitae. If necessary, the members of the jury may decide to conduct an interview with all or some of the applicants. Due consideration is given to: (i) a degree in Law, (ii) for post-Bologna graduates, a degree corresponding to at least 240 ECTS;

– Applicants with a rating lower than 9.5 will automatically be excluded.

 

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS (ONLINE):

– Completion of the application form (online);

– Payment of the application fee using the ATM or Paypal reference provided through the submission procedure (51.00€); 

– Online submission of the following documents: motivation letter, curriculum vitae (European model), copy of the course(s) certificate(s); copy of the tax number identification card; copy of the Identification Card;

– Applicants conditioned upon the conclusion of the bachelor’s degree must submit an interim academic transcript showing the subjects already completed with their final grades, and the degree, the institution, expected average and the conclusion date. In addition, a statement from the institution of higher education where they are attending the degree should be submitted, proving their academic situation;

– Applicants with foreign qualifications must send an academic transcript or a declaration with the final average of the degree;

– Applicants who do not report the final grade average, expected or completed will be graded with a minimum score of 10 on the 0-20 scale.

During the application, candidates must submit a request for accreditation of academic qualifications and professional experience obtained before entering the study cycle. For this purpose, the applicant must complete the appropriate form and attach all relevant documentation. When the request for accreditation occurs at the time of the application, the accreditation is not a sufficient condition to be accepted into the study cycle and only can be granted after the admission into the study cycle, in the same study cycle only.

All documents must be presented in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish, and endorsed by the competent authority of the State where the document originates.

Applications omitting the documents requested or where the application fee has not been paid will be rejected. 

 

Applications on the NOVA School of Law applications portal.

Evaluation rules

The course lasts for three semesters and the student must complete 100 ECTS to obtain a master's degree. In the first two semesters, the student must complete the academic part and is intended to last semester the preparation of Dissertation, Project Work or Internship Report.

Structure

1º ano - 1º Semestre
Code Name ECTS
33210 3
Options
37068 0
33224 0
33196 4
37072 0
37069 0
37073 0
37035 6
33204 4
33159 Financial Instruments Law 4
33120 International Tax Law 6
37066 0
37071 0
37030 4
31103 0
37067 0
1º ano - 2º Semestre
Code Name ECTS
37033 6
37034 6
Options
37032 6
37056 4
33209 6
33162 Risk Management in Financial Contracts 4
37041 6