StudyQA — Master: Management — University of Louvain


Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: French English
Foreign:$ 1.64 k / Year(s) Deadline: Apr 30, 2023
164 place StudyQA ranking:3958 Duration:2 years

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The Master in Management Sciences aims to develop transferable skills and expertise needed for management positions in private or public, national or international, commercial or not commercial.

During the course of this master, you will develop the skills necessary for mastering the complex and varied realities that companies encounter in the knowledge economy.

  • You will learn to model and formalise management problems and situations;
  • you will integrate the technological processes and master their application in the industrial world;
  • you will strengthen your language skills by taking a part of the courses in English;
  • you will be able to take a quarter of courses in one of the 130 partner universities;
  • you will have the possibility, exclusive in Belgium, to be selected to complete your programme with the degree of Master´s in International Management (CEMS);
  • you will be able to have the opportunity to take the Annual Block 2 abroad either within the framework of the IB (International Business) programme which provides for an exchange stay in a university partner and the performance of a 6-month traineeship in a company outside the European Union, or by applying for a double degree organised with our partner universities;
  • you will be able to integrate the specialisation in "entrepreneurship" (CPME training) or that in environmental management;
  • you will be able to expand your choice of options thanks to the offer in the areas of expertise on the two campuses of the LSM.

The 120 Master's degree in Management includes the following four elements:


  1. Core subjects worth 30 credits, including the dissertation (20 credits) and an elective course on corporate social responsibility (5 credits). 
  2. A professional focus worth 30 credits, with in-depth study of the distinctive disciplines of the engineer: quantitative methods, technology, information systems, innovation and project management. The professional focus also includes a work placement (10 credits) which may be linked to an issue dealt with in the dissertation. 
  3. Two option courses worth 15 credits, each made up of three courses. These option courses enable students to specialise in one or two fields of management, either in a particular discipline or in a multidisciplinary field. Certain option courses are entirely or partly in English whilst others are only in French. The language of the course title indicates the language of instruction. Students may take any of the option courses which are available at the campuses of the Louvain School of Management : Louvain-la-Neuve and Mons. In all, over 20 different option courses are available to students in business engineering at the Louvain School of Management. 
  4. An international exchange worth 30 credits, during which students have the opportunity to take courses in one of the 130 universities who are partners of the Louvain School of Management. Students who do not wish to go abroad may instead take an option course worth 15 credits and 3 courses worth 5 credits each.

The Annual Block 1 of the Master's degree is devoted exclusively to courses in the professional focus and the core subjects, in addition to the two option courses. In the Annual Bloc 2, students may do their international exchange in the first semester as the second semester is devoted to the work placement and the dissertation.

The Louvain School of Management also provides students on the 120 hours Masters programmes five different areas of training which can be accessed after they have been selected:

  • Community of European Management Schools (CEMS ) Master in International Management (MIM) 

    The Louvain School of Management is the sole partner in Belgium of this network which, for the last few years, has brought together the best European management schools and various partners from outside Europe. 
    This elite programme is designed to train future leaders of multinational and global companies.  
  • Inter-faculty programme :  Creation of Small and Medium Enterprises (CPME - Création des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises)

    This programme brings together students from different faculties at UCL and provides them with the analytical tools to help them understand business processes, start or take on businesses of different kinds and to develop business projects within existing organisations. 
  • International Business programme (IB)

    This programme is designed for students who wish to pursue an international career. Through an exchange of courses and a 6-month work placement abroad in a multinational company, it promotes an open-minded approach, intercultural awareness, adaptability and pro-activity, all of which are vital for work in an international context.  
  • Double degree (DD)

    By gaining 60 credits from courses at UCL, 60 credits from one of the following partner universities and a dissertation worth 20 credits common to both institutions, students are awarded two degrees, one from the Catholic University of Louvain and the other from the partner university: 
    • Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland)
    • Universität zu Köln (Cologne, Germany)
    • Egade (Mexico)
    • Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (Bergen, Norway)
    • Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)
    • Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania)
    • KU Leuven (Leuven, Belgium)
    • Instituto Superior Técnico - Technical University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal)



The following students must absolutely follow the online application procedure

  • All students holding a non-Belgian diploma (Belgians students included)
  • All students from outside the European Union (even if they hold a Belgian diploma) when registering for the first time and for a reorientation of studies at UCL.

Special admission conditions to the bachelor programmes:

Students from outside the EU and who are not assimilated to Belgian students must fulfill the special admission conditions to be admitted to a bachelor programme. These 3 conditions are:

  • to be less than 25 years old 
  • to  not possess a first cycle diploma (for example, a bachelor)
  • to have obtained an average mark of at least 13/20 on their secondary school diploma or, if not, to have completed one year of studies in Belgium (for example a preparatory year to the bachelor in engineering).
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