NOVA Information Management School

PostGraduate in Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence


Curso de Pós-graduação


Not awarded

ECTS Coordinator

Roberto Henriques

Education objectives

The globalized environment in which businesses develop their activity promotes, as a critical success factor, the ability of organizations to access its own data, information, and knowledge.

The postgraduate program in Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence aims to train experts and managers able to use business analytics processes and principles of knowledge management in order to support decision making in organizations, to induce the creation of value and enhance its competitiveness.

Among the potential target of this postgraduate program, we highlight those who have responsibilities in Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence, Data Warehouses Managers as well as managers and leaders looking managers looking for added value provided from data warehouses of the organizations in which they develop their activity. This postgraduate program also aims at technical staff and managers that need to work together to launch BI initiatives.

The goal of this program is to train technical staff and managers to:

- Understand the process of Business Intelligence and its role in creating value for the business;

- Introduce the principles of Knowledge Management to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness, in order to promote the competitiveness of organizations;

- Use analytical applications to monitor organizations’ performance and visualization tools;

- Understand the purpose and meet the main techniques of Data Mining and Predictive Analytics;

- Identify the key indicators of the analytical applications in a business context.

Applications - academic year 2018-2019
To complete the application, the applicant must register in NOVA IMS' Applications Portal, fill the form, upload their Curriculum Vitae, pay the application fee (€ 51), and submit the application in the end, from April 3rd to May 10th, 2018. The selection process is based on the analysis of the applicant's academic and professional curriculum.

Access conditions

The requirements for the applications are: a degree in a compatible field (complete until September 2018); analysis of the applicants' academic and professional curriculum.

Degree pre-requisites

To earn the postgraduate program diploma in Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence, students complete 8 course units, of which 6 are mandatory and the 2 elective courses will be chosen from a wide range of avaliable course units.


Access to other courses

The postgraduate program gives access to the master degree program in Information Management, with a specialization in Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence, upon the development and presentation of a scholarly thesis, work project or an internship, and th approval of the course unit Research Methodologies.

Note: the enrollment in the postgraduate program allows the student to enroll in ten course units.

The Master degree program in Information Management, with specialization in Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence, is ranked as the best Master degree program in Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management in the World by Eduniversal - international agency that publishes an annual ranking of the best MBA and Master degree programs in the world.

Evaluation rules


1º year - Autumn semester
Code Name ECTS
200012 Business Intelligence I 7.5
200071 Knowledge Management 7.5
200165 Descriptive Methods of Data Mining 7.5
200001 Data Analysis 7.5
200004 Geographic Information Systems Applications 7.5
200009 Spatial Databases 7.5
200015 Geographical Information Systems and Science 7.5
200016 Cartographic Sciences 7.5
200032 DataBase Management Systems 7.5
200046 Statistics 7.5
200058 Geographic Information Systems Applications 7.5
200060 Geospatial Data Mining 7.5
200064 Geostatistics 7.5
200068 Information Project Management 7.5
200070 Information Technologies Services Management 7.5
200073 Information Systems Management 7.5
200083 Marketing Digital 7.5
200087 Data Collection Methods 7.5
200092 Quantitative Methods for Marketing - Descriptive Methods 7.5
200101 Banking and Insurance Operations 7.5
200115 Remote Sensing 7.5
200158 Sampling and Estimation 7.5
200159 Life & Non-Life Actuarial Techniques 7.5
200160 Investments and Portfolio Management 7.5
200163 Experimental Design 7.5
200169 Strategic Marketing 7.5
200170 Consumer Behavior Insights 7.5
400020 Information Systems Governance 7.5
400021 Enterprise Cloud Mobility 7.5
400045 Sustainable Cities 7.5
400054 Information Technology in Cities Seminar I 3.5
400082 Digital Analytics 7.5
1º year - Spring semester
Code Name ECTS
200013 Business Intelligence II 7.5
200166 Predictive Methods of Data Mining 7.5
200167 Big Data Analytics 7.5
200007 Architectures for Information Technology 7.5
200014 Business Process Management 7.5
200024 Geospatial Data Mining 7.5
200049 Market Research 7.5
200061 Geospatial Free Open Source Software 4.0
200069 Risk Management 7.5
200088 Forecasting Methods 7.5
200090 Econometrics Methods 7.5
200093 Quantitative Methods for Marketing - explanatory methods 7.5
200094 Geographical Information Systems and Modelling 7.5
200097 Solvency Models 7.5
200124 Geographical Information Systems in Organizations 7.5
200135 Cibersecurity 7.5
200145 Big Data Applications 7.5
200146 Innovation Management and Design Thinking 7.5
200161 Market and Credit Risk Management 7.5
200162 Data Visualization 7.5
200171 Marketing Analytics 7.5
200172 Marketing Engineering 7.5
200182 Data Privacy and Protection 7.5
400010 Data Collection, Administrative Sources and Big Data 6.0
400019 Customer Relationship Management Systems 7.5
400023 Leadership and People Management 6.0
400027 Search Engine Marketing 7.5
400039 Integrated Management Solutions 7.5
400040 Enterprise Mobility Solutions 3.5
400042 Business Solutions as a Service 7.5
400049 Information Technology in Cities Seminar II 4.0
400051 Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing 7.5
400055 Enterprise Resource Management Systems 7.5
400081 Social Media Analytics 7.5
400091 Urban Analytics 7.5