Nova Information Management School

Information Systems


NOVA IMS is the information management school from NOVA University. With a reputation for excellence in various levels of education, NOVA IMS creates managers trained to lead and guide the compilation, analysis, exploration and use of information in order to improve the decision-making process in organizations.

Programs at a glance:

- Bachelors in Information Management

- Bachelors in Information Systems and Technologies

- Master in Advanced Analystics

- Master in Geographic Information Systems and Science

- Master in Information Management

- Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies

- Master in Statistics and Information Management

- Doctorate Program in Information Management

Bachelor Programs

In today's society business is becoming increasingly complex. Companies deal with daily huge amount of data generated by numerous sources. This situation causes a high demand for professionals with skills in information management, which have to be able to use the latest techniques and analytical tools to support the decision making process.

A degree in Information Management aims at information professionals with strong analytic skills, able to collect, organize and analyze information from organizations, translating them into a strategic resource that allows them to innovate to develop competitive advantages and provide new market trends. The multidisciplinary nature of this course is tailored to the requirements of national and international labor market. The shortage of professionals in this area is significant in Portugal, but also internationally. To get a sense of the potential inherent to this profession, the predictions of The McKinsey Global Institute indicate that in the US alone there, in 2018, a shortage of about 200,000 skilled in information management area, as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with expertise in this area.

Dubbed as the sexiest profession by the American magazine Forbes century, this multidisciplinary training in Information Management, the Information and Knowledge Society did emerge, allows rapid integration of our students in the management structure of the various sectors of organizations activity.

Master Programs

The Master degree program in Geographic Information Systems and Science functions both in e-learning or b-learning formats, and in Portuguese. It trains experts and managers to lead and guide the design and development of Geographic Information Systems and Science tailored for the needs of enterprises and public and private institutions.

The Master Program in Information Management aims to train IT architects to not only lead the creation and development of systems, but also implement new information technologies. Students will also be able to mobilize company information to promote innovation and increase process efficiency.

The Master degree Program in Information Management is designed to include three alternative paths (specializations):

  • Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence - ranked as the best Master
  • Information Systems and Technologies Management
  • Marketing Intelligence.

The Master Degree Program in Statistics and Information Management trains experts and managers to lead and conduct the collection, organization, analysis, and exploration of information, offering organizations basic skills to transform data into value.

The Master degree Program in Statistics and Information Management is designed to include three alternative paths (specializations):

  • Information Analysis and Management
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Marketing Research and CRM


The Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies (Erasmus Mundus Program) is a cooperation between NOVA IMS, in Portugal, the Institute for Geoinformatics (IFGI) of the University of Münster (WWU), in Germany, and the Universitat Jaume I (UJI), in Spain.
It is aimed at graduates wishing to obtain qualifications in fields where geographic information is applied and intend to have a multicultural experience. 

This Master Degree Program has been selected by the Erasmus Mundus Program of the European Commission as one of the most excellent Master Programs in Europe.


Have you met...

Tiago Oliveira is Assistant Professor at the NOVA School of Statistics and Information Management, Coordinator of the degree in Information Management, and Coordinator of the Ph.D. in Information Management by NOVA School of Statistics and Information and Communication Sciences by Universidade de São Paulo. He was academic visitor at the Information Systems Department, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. He received his PhD degree in Information Management from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Portugal in 2011. He also received Master degree in Statistics and Information Management from ISEGI-UNL, Portugal, in 2006 and a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (UTL), Portugal, in 2001. Before joining academia he worked in the Private Sector as a Product Management and Account Management in the largest Portuguese Information Technology Company, Portugal Telecom. His current research interests include Technology Adoption, Technology Diffusion, Health Information Technologies and Health Informatics, Privacy, and Digital Divide.


His research has been published in several journals including Information & Management, Decision Support Systems, Computers in Human Behavior, Journal of Business Research, Information Systems Frontiers, Internet Research, Journal of Global Information Management, International Journal of Information Management, Industrial Management & Data Systems, Applied Economics Letters, Online Information Review, The Internet and Higher Education, Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation, American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences, among others and several conferences on information management and statistics.


Tiago has authored more than 100 scientific articles in Journals and conference proceedings.



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