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Postgraduate Program in Digital Enterprise Management


Postgraduate Program in Digital Enterprise Management

Digital transformation is one of the vectors that the European Union intends to accelerate and for which many increased infrastructure platforms and software available as a service are contributing. To do so, organizations must incorporate more sophisticated skills, solutions, and management tools, as well as new professional profiles and skills.

The Postgraduate Program in Digital Enterprise Management is designed to prepare managers and professionals for digital transformation and business, providing them with knowledge of the latest technologies available in an increasingly complex information management scenario and the preparation of organizational culture, human resources, and processes.

Ranked as one of the best programs in Western Europe in Innovation and Project Management, according to Eduniversal, an international agency that publishes the annual ranking of the best MBA and Master programs in the world.

The applications for this program are open from May 10th to June 6th, 2024. To apply, click here.

Partner Entities

  • Google
  • Idc (1)
  • Sap
  • Vagas


    After Working Hours

  • Media

    Length and ECTS

    2 semesters
    (60 ECTS)

  • Semestres


    2 to 3 times
    a week

  • Lingua

    Start Date

    February 2025


Ranked as one of the best programs in Western Europe in Innovation and Project Management, according to Eduniversal

Learn more here
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Who is it for?

The Postgraduate Program in Digital Enterprise Management is aimed at managers and professionals who wish to deepen their project management skills in business transformation, based in new digitalization models and information systems. Among the potential candidates we highlight the 1st and 2nd level managers of medium-sized and big enterprises, systems integrators and consulting companies, and IT and IS professionals.


  • Prepare managers to be in charge of the "digital transformation" in their organizations, and become the change drivers in processes, organization and human resources;

  • Help in the selection and prioritization of the adequate technological solutions and distribution models to accelerate the profitability and productivity in the organizations;

  • Offer the students clear access to state of the art of reference suppliers of technologies and distribution models that leverage the "digital transformation";

  • Provide access to digital transformation methodologies, including IDC Digital Transformation MaturityScape, for an assessment of their organizations.

Students and Alumni Testimonials

Tânia Pedro
Business Analyst | Asseco PST
Joaquim Costa Silva
Senior Manager on the IT Digital Transformation & Applications team | PwC
Ana Valente
Business Analyst | Springer Nature
Catarina Guedes Simões
Business Transformation Manager | BOLD by Devoteam
Ivo Bernardo
Partner / Senior Data Scientist | DareData Engineering
João Miguel Salvador
Coordinating Journalist | Expresso
Jorge Barroso
General Director Automotive Solutions | DEKRA Portugal
Manuel Leandro
Service Delivery Manager | Milestone @ REN
Nuno Amaral
Digital Project Management Officer | Galp Energia
Rita Gomes da Silva
Ux Designer, Critical Techworks
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The choice of a postgraduate degree in Digital Enterprise Management was a natural one, given that I had been managing projects for several years, but I wanted to improve my skills in the great challenge of Digital Transformation. I couldn't have made a better choice. Despite being very demanding, the support of professors and colleagues has made this postgraduate course in Digital Enterprise Management a real training tool. The DEM postgraduate course at NOVA IMS was undoubtedly very important for improving and implementing new models in program and project management, as well as for the development of my career.
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I looked for the Postgraduate Program in Digital Enterprise Management to complement my technical training with management know-how. The group assignnments, in which different case studies from well-known companies are analyzed, allow the creation of a state of alert for the challenges that an organization faces during its digital transformation, which is an asset for those who want to make a difference in a world with an increasingly digital focus.
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Choosing the postgraduate program in Digital Enterprise Management at NOVA IMS was a very conscious decision, certain that the acquisition of new skills and knowledge, so necessary for those who work daily with the topics of Digital Transformation within organizations, would come true. The dynamics and networking present between the faculty, partners and colleagues were crucial for this same achievement.
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Throughout my academic career, NOVA IMS has provided me with the necessary learning to be a better Data Scientist, with its teaching method focused on the most relevant tools in the market and incorporating the most current and basic themes in its curriculum in the creation of good data analysis and statistics professionals. With a practical approach, focused on problem-solving and an academic environment of excellence, with great proximity between teachers and students, NOVA IMS was a school of enormous importance in my development, the right choice for what would be my professional future.
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Choosing the postgraduate program in Digital Enterprise Management of NOVA IMS was the right decision in a context of change within organizations. The digital transformation is a big challenge and this is a great opportunity to reposition the business world and prepare it for tomorrow. Now more than ever: no one expected the future to come so soon and in such a challenging way. The possibility of learning in a practical way and in group, using real business simulations, is an asset in a program like this, created in a prestigious college together with excellent international partners.
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Having been a student at NOVA IMS in a postgraduate and Master degree programs was an excellent decision. There is a highly prepared and demanding faculty that, in addition to their professional experience, together with the work carried out with colleagues, allowed me to obtain a level of deep theoretical and practical knowledge in this new world, increasingly computerized, digital and accelerating transformation with business impact. Another great advantage was the increase in the diversified networking, which is very important today. Without a doubt, it was a great experience with a very positive feedback that will help me to be better prepared for the challenges of the present and the future.
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The postgraduate program in Digital Enterprise Management of NOVA IMS was my choice to meet the cycle of change where I was. The need to update knowledge, acquire new skills found a solution in NOVA IMS’ rigorous and excellent teaching, where the proximity between teachers and students, the strong connection to the business market, and strategic partnerships, are the pillars that supported my decision and were responsible for influencing my evolution. I also gained good friends and contacts for strong personal and professional networking.
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The Postgraduate Program in Digital Enterprise Management at NOVA IMS helps business leaders to answer the challenges of the digital age by providing the tools to “orchestrate” the Why, What and How to deal with a business transformation. Also, the close connection of the professors between academia and the real world of business, the partnerships and the different backgrounds and industries of the colleagues, give us a great opportunity to learn and share knowledge activating our collective brain.
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The need to expand my knowledge base in areas adjacent to mine led me to the postgraduate program in Digital Enterprise Management at NOVA IMS, which caught my attention due to the academic background it presented. The faculty with vast know-how, together with the use of practical case studies, ensured that the program was extremely challenging. Another point that enriched the experience was the heterogeneity of the colleagues' areas which leveraged the sharing of knowledge, also increasing the sphere of networking.

Study plan

The study plan corresponds to 60 ECTS, of which 45 are in mandatory course units:

Mandatory Course Units

  • Adoption Models
  • Big Data Analytics for Business
  • Change Management
  • Cloud and Mobility Solutions
  • Digital Systems for Enterprise 4.0
  • Digital Transformation Capstone Project
  • Digital Transformation Methodologies
  • Online Collaboration Tools

Recommended Course Units

  • Architectures for Information Systems
  • Big Data Applications
  • Business Process Management
  • Descriptive Methods of Data Mining
  • Digital Marketing
  • Information Projects Management
  • Information Systems Governance
  • Information Technology Services Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Leadership and People Management
  • Predictive Methods of Data Mining
  • Research Methodologies

The remaining 15 ECTS correspond to the elective course units, chosen by the students from a wide range of course units.


The teaching staff consists of highly qualified teachers, of recognized competence in their areas of expertise to ensure the quality of teaching and the adequate students monitoring.

Academic calendar

Academic Year 2023-2024

9th  Edition - Spring Semester

Classes from February 19th to June 8th, 2024.


  • 1st period: from June 11th to July 6th, 2024;
  • 2nd period: from July 8th to 20th, 2024.

Holiday period

  • Easter: from March 25th to 30th, 2024.

Academic Year 2024-2025

The 2024-25 school calendar will be published in June 2024.

Length, timetable and exams


The program lasts 2 semesters. The classes will start in February 2025, ending in December of the same year, and run after working hours (after 6:30 p.m.), 2 to 3 times a week.


Spring Semester: see the timetable for the Mandatory Course Units here and the Elective Course Units here for the 2023-24 academic year.

The timetable for the 2024-25 school year will be published in June 2024.


Spring Semester: see the exams calendar here for the academic year 2023-2024.

Admissions and fees

The Admissions' Jury Panel of NOVA IMS is looking for excellent students who have the potential to become good technical staff and excellent managers. Qualities such as maturity, determination and motivation, both in the academic path as well in a professional career, are some of the attributes that the Jury Panel is looking for.

3rd  Applications phase

From May 10th to June 6th, 2024.

Entry Requirements

To enter this program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in a compatible field (completed by January 2025);
  • Be proficient in English (spoken and written).

How to Apply and Selection Process

To complete the application, the applicant must register in NOVA IMS' Applications Portal, fill the form, upload their Curriculum Vitae, choose the program and pay the application fee in the Portal.

The selection process is based on the analysis of academic and professional curriculum. The members of the Admissions's Jury Panel may decide to hold an interview with all or some candidates - face-to-face or videoconference.

Application Fee

The fee of the application is €51. The application can only be considered after the payment of the application fee, within the stipulated period, non-refundable in case of withdrawal or non-admission in the program.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee of this postgraduate program is €4.100. For applications submitted between May 10th to June 6th, a 100€ discount will be applied to the tuition fee. There are special discount conditions and several payment methods available.

Tuition fee payment dates

The tuition fee of this postgraduate program can be paid in full or in four installments:

  • Full payment: February 22nd to 28th, 2025;
  • Payment in four installments:
    1st. February 22nd to 28th, 2025 (25% of tuition fee);
    2nd. April 25th to 30th, 2025 (25% of tuition fee);
    3rd. September 25th to 30th, 2025 (25% of tuition fee);
    4th. November 25th to 30th, 2025 (25% of tuition fee).

Registration Fee

After being admitted to the program and upon confirmation of enrollment, the applicant must make a payment of a pre-registration fee (around one week after the admission result announcement), deductible in this postgraduate program's tuition fee, non-refundable in case of withdrawal, with the following value:

  • €1.250 for applicants from EU and Portuguese-speaking countries;
  • €2.500 for applicants from other countries, unless their registration fee is provided by an official entity.

Upon registration, students should make the following payments:

  • €35 - for enrollment fee (the value is updated annually);
  • €1.40 - for annual school insurance (the value is updated annually).


  • Financial discount: students who choose to pay the tuition fee in a single payment have a 2,5% discount on the payable amount;
  • NOVA IMS' Alumni (Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Master Degree and Doctoral Programs) from a different program of the one they will attend have a 20% discount on the tuition fee, cumulative with the financial discount;
  • Companies that finance the program to at least 2 employees, in the same academic year, have a 10% discount on the tuition fee. This discount is not cumulative with other discounts;
  • Companies that finance the program to 3 or more employees, in the same academic year, have a 20% discount on the tuition fee. This discount is not cumulative with other discounts;
  • Participants from clients or partners institutions, indicated by Google, SAP and IDC, have a 10% discount, not cumulative with other discounts.


The NOVA IMS programs, offer a unique learning experience, combining theory with the application of the best and most innovative teaching practices.

If you are interested in studying at NOVA IMS and want to explore scholarship and award opportunities, this page is your starting point to discover the options available in the different programs.

Know more about it here.


Do you have a question? Explore the most frequently asked questions and find the answer here! If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us!

  • Applications

    When can I apply?

    It is only possible to submit the application during its applications phase. The date of the call for applications is available in the Admissions and Fees page of each program. However, you can fill the application form at any time, submitting it when the applications phase starts.

    How can I apply?

    The applications are submitted online, in NOVA IMS’ Applications Portal.

    To submit their application, the applicants must register in the Portal, fill the form, upload your Curriculum Vitae, choose the program and pay the application fee in the Portal. The application process is the same for all the applicants, national or international.

    Which documents are required?

    The only mandatory document during the application process is the Curriculum Vitae (in .doc or .pdf format). The applicant can upload other documents such as diploma or other certificate of their qualifications.

    How do I convert a file to .PDF?

    Here is a list of websites where you can convert files to the pdf format, as a reference:

    Is there an application fee?

    The application fee is €51 in the academic year 2024-2025. The payment of the application fee will be made during the application process in the Applications’ Portal, through bank transfer/ATM reference, MBWay, PayPal or Visa. The application will only be considered successfully submitted after the payment of the application fee, within the stipulated time. It’s non-refundable in case of withdrawal or non-admission in the program.

    Can I apply to more than one program?

    You can apply to a maximum of 2 programs per application phase, by paying the application fee for each program, that is, the application to 1 program equals the payment of 1 application fee, the application to 2 programs equals the payment of 2 application fees.

    I'm a bachelor's degree senior student. Can I apply?

    Yes. If you are a final year student and you graduate until January 2025, you can apply and you must deliver an authenticated copy of your degree certificate or diploma until the beginning of the academic year, until January 2025.

    In the application form, a Tax Identification Number is requested. What is Tax Identification Number? I don’t have one, what should I put in that blank field?

    In Portugal, the Tax Identification Number is required to identify a taxable entity or person, in tax declarations or financial transactions. If you don’t have a Tax ID Number or similar, please put “999999999” in that field of the application form.

    What should I write in the field: “Goals/motivation to apply to this program”?

    In this field, please mention:

    • In which way your background (academic and professional) fits the program;
    • What are your short-term professional goals;
    • What are your expectations with the attendance of this program.
  • Admission

    How does the selection process work?

    The selection process is based on the analysis of the academic and professional curriculum. The members of the Admissions’ Jury Panel may decide to hold an interview with all or some candidates – face-to-face or videoconference).

    In case I am contacted for an interview, can it be held at distance?

    Yes, the interview can be held at distance, preferably by Zoom.

    When will I know the result of the application?

    The result of the application will be known, through email, in the date to be announced in the confirmation of submitted application email and/or by the Admissions’ Jury/Programs Manager.

    I was admitted in the program. What’s the next step?

    In case of admission, the applicant must make the payment of the pre-registration fee (around 1 week after the result announcement), until its deadline, in NOVA IMS’ Applications Portal and upload the diploma or other certificate of his latest qualification (example: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or PhD).

    Can I attend more than one program by academic year?

    Yes, you may attend two programs per school year, although it’s not recommended. Please pay attention to the fact that there may be overlap of the Mandatory Course Units of each program, as well as the overlap of the exams.

    I was admitted in two programs, but I only intend to attend one. What should I do?

    In case of admission to two programs, the candidate will have to choose, in the Application Portal, the program in which they intend to attend. After choosing the desired program and paying the pre-registration fee, you must select the option "Withdrawal" in the 2nd program in which you do not intend to attend. Thus, your vacancy is available to a candidate on the Waiting List.

    I'm on the Waiting List. Can I still be admitted?

    Since it is possible for candidates to apply for two programs per application phase, there will be cases where the same candidate has been admitted to both programs, but intends to join only one. In these cases and if the limit number of vacancies is not completed, the remaining vacancy will be assigned to a candidate on the Waiting List.

    I intend the invoice for the payment of the application / pre-registration fees.

    The Invoice-Receipt will be available in this Applications’ Portal up to 2 business days after the payment, in the tab "Billing/Treasury".

    I was admitted in the program, but I need visa. What should I do?

    NOVA IMS can issue a document that proves admission in the program, that will be sent to the student and the Embassy. The document will only be issued or provided after the payment of the pre-registration fee. Regardless of issuance the document, the student must contact the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate in their country to get more information.

  • Other Informations

    Is this program taught in Portuguese or English?

    In the e-learning format, most course units are taught in Portuguese. In the b-learning format, the classes will be taught in English and Portuguese (if the students attend course units of the e-learning format).

    Are there scholarships?

    NOVA IMS does not award scholarships. However, you can apply to Universidade Nova de Lisboa’ scholarships and financial support, provided by the university’s Social Welfare Services. You can learn more at or contact them directly to We don’t hold information about other scholarships.

    Is it possible to park on campus?

    The students can park their vehicles on campus, if they have the access card. There are several parking areas on campus and near to NOVA IMS. The request for access of vehicles to Campus de Campolide is made through registration or renewal of registration and subsequent payment. To do this, the interested parties should register in the system and select the type of access. Afterwards, they will receive all the data for the payment. It should be noted that the management of parking spaces is the exclusive responsibility of the NOVA’s Rectory. For more information, please visit the webpage

    Is there accommodation on campus?

    The Social Welfare Services of Universidade Nova has ties with three student residences (one of them in Campus de Campolide) for Portuguese scholarship student and international students. The capacity of accommodation at school residences is limited. We can’t, in any way, guarantee you a room and we can only put your name on a waiting list, only after confirmation of admission. You will find more information about the residences at
    In case you are admitted to the program and want accommodation in one of the University’s residences, please contact

    Does the University offer a Portuguese course for international students?

    Yes, there is a Course of Portuguese as Foreign Language. This course is available in 4 types of classes:

    1. Individual lessons (the student arranges the schedule with the teacher according to their availability);
    2. Semester Group lessons (56 study classes + 8 hours for other activities);
    3. 30 hours intensive course(2 weeks);
    4. Online summer course (month of July).

    If you have any questions about this course, please contact:

Achievement Awards

All students that stand out, during their academic path, for their academic excellence in the different course units and programs are celebrated. These awards are given by Members of AD NOVA IMS and/or other supportive entities.


  • SAS
    Best Student of the Course Units


Supportive Entities

  • Nokia
    Best student of the Course Unit