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Today, Porto Business School announces the launch of PBS Board Fellows, an initiative that offers its MBA students the opportunity to join the management bodies of non-profit organizations for six months.

The initiative, which starts in September, aims to bridge the gap between academia and the social sector, promote civic engagement among students, and contribute to community well-being, reinforcing Porto Business School’s commitment to social responsibility and corporate citizenship.

Students will gain a greater understanding the role of business leaders on the boards of non-profit organizations to promote effective cross-sector collaboration. Simultaneously, non-profit organizations will benefit from new ideas and innovative perspectives.

José Esteves, Dean of Porto Business School, states: "The PBS Board Fellows initiative offers a unique opportunity for our MBA students and business leaders to gain board-level decision-making experience, mentorship, and project experience, thereby strengthening their leadership skills and contributing to a more resilient and inclusive community ecosystem."

PBS Board Fellows is a collaboration between the Portugal-based business school and non-profit organizations, such as Palhaços d’Opital and Encontrar+se.

Non-profit organizations wishing to join the "PBS Board Fellows" must meet the following criteria:
• Have an established and permanent board of directors.
• Have at least one full-time paid staff member.
• Hold monthly or bi-monthly meetings.
• Have been in operation for at least one year.
• Be able to host up to two selected student board fellows.

Participation will serve as an elective course for students applying to this initiative.

For more information, please contact Chloë Lane at BlueSky Education at

About Porto Business School:

Porto Business School is one of the leading business schools in Portugal, offering a wide range of postgraduate management programs. Supported by 40 national and multinational organizations and the University of Porto, Porto Business School prepares its students to face the challenges of the global business world with cutting-edge skills and knowledge to be lifelong change agents. Featured in the Financial Times rankings since 2011, Porto Business School holds three international accreditations (AACSB, AMBA, EFMD), its postgraduate programs are among the best in the world (Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking), and its executive education programs rank in the top 40 worldwide (Financial Times Executive Education Ranking). More information at:

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