Louvain School of Management

Introduction
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The Louvain School of Management (LSM) is the management school of the Université catholique de Louvain, one of the oldest universities in Europe which was founded in 1425.

The Louvain School of Management holds a leading position in the French speaking part of Belgium and has gained international recognition for excellence. The LSM is ranked 1st Business school in Belgium for its Master in Business Engineering (Financial Times 2013). The school’s constant improvements to achieve higher quality are internationally acknowledged by EQUIS as well as by the CEMS and PIM networks for which the LSM is the only Belgian member.

The core value of the school is “Excellence and Ethics in Business”. In particular, the school has explicitly defined “excellence” as scientific rigor, openness to the world and entrepreneurship while “ethics” refers to humanism, critical thinking and responsible citizenship. By tradition and by choice its mission is to put human values at the heart of decisions. Consequently, our key mission is to educate and train future responsible and open-minded leaders.

Each year, 1600 students including about 450 international students, take our Master’s or PhD programme in French or English. Research undertaken by the school – led by its staff and mainly organized around our five centers of excellence – is published in more than 100 academic articles in journals each year.

Louvain-la-Neuve: an international, lively and friendly city campus

Louvain-la-Neuve (LLN) is located close to Brussels, the capital of Europe. LLN offers UCL’s 27 000 students and the town’s growing population, a wide variety of facilities and services, as well as cultural, sport and leisure activities : theatres, cinema, music halls, extensive sport facilities and one of the largest shopping malls in the region. A university community and a population of more than 120 nationalities live in LLN.

A unique architectural concept gives the priority to pedestrians in the center; streets, squares and green spaces intertwine, making it an extraordinarily pleasant and secure city to live in.

A TASTE OF LSM

  • N°1 in Belgium for the Master in Business Engineering (Financial Times Rankings 2011, 2013)
  • Top 10 for the CEMS-MIM programme (FT Ranking since 2005)
  • 1200 Master students
  • 20 000 Alumni
  • 230 Core faculty and guest professors
  • 2 campuses: Louvain-la-Neuve and Mons
  • ILSM - Research Institute which includes over 90 active PhD students
  • EQUIS accredited
  • CEMS : unique Belgian Member
  • PIM : unique Belgian Member
  • 145 exchange agreements with key universities spread over 5 continents

MASTER’S PROGRAMMES

The Louvain School of Management offers global, flexible and responsible programmes:

  • in a fully-fledged university environment, offering opportunities for meaningful interdisciplinary and multicultural exchanges;
  • close to the political capital of the European Union and the EU’s decision-makers;
  • with their roots in centres of excellence and in-house research;
  • as well as personalized programmes, including highly specialized options;
  • taught by a large affiliated faculty staff from the business community and the political world;
  • on the basis of active and participatory teaching methods;
  • in the spirit of a long humanist tradition that is now being applied to topical issues;
  • with good preparation for the many challenges involved in an international career;
  • focused on putting human values at the heart of decision-making.

INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS AND ACCREDITATIONS

    CEMS member since 1989.

    Unique CEMS member within Belgium, the LSM is therefore the unique entry point for the prestigious CEMS Master’s in International Management (MIM). Founded in 1988, CEMS is a global alliance of leading business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master’s in International Management (MIM). The CEMS MIM is a pre-experience postgraduate degree open to high-calibre, internationally minded, multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Today the CEMS community comprises 30 schools across 5 continents, 75 corporate partners (multinational companies), 4 social partners (NGOs), over 1.200 CEMS students and over 10.000 alumni of over 85 nationalities, speaking 60+ languages and working in 75 countries. The CEMS MIM is ranked in the top 10 of the Financial Times ranking since 2005.

      Unique PIM member in Belgium since 1990.

      The Partnership in International Management, or PIM is a consortium of top business schools from around the world that exchanges select graduate students for one academic term. Additional top schools joined the community recently, growing the PIM network to 60 business schools worldwide. Member institutions share reputations for upholding the highest degree of academic excellence both regionally and globally, and value the organization's spirit of international cooperation among its students, faculty and administrations.

        EQUIS accredited since 2006.

        EQUIS is a quality label awarded to the best business schools which demonstrate high general quality in all dimensions of their activities as well as high degree of internationalization and which deliver high quality education in international management.

          145 exchange agreements with key universities spread over 5 continents.
          This school offers programs in:
          • English
          • French

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          Programs

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          Master

          Master in Business Engineering

          Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Belgium Louvain-la-Neuve

          This master is designed to strengthen the management skills of students having a background in sciences and technologies (energy, electronics and telecommunications, mechanical engineering and processes, physics…) in addition to their training in economics and management and quantitative methods. This programme focuses particular attention on developing students’ ability to model and set out management problems so as to propose solutions and improvements, and to make use of technological processes and learn how to manage them. [+]

          FOR WHO? This master is designed to strengthen the management skills of students having a background in sciences and technologies (energy, electronics and telecommunications, mechanical engineering and processes, physics…) in addition to their training in economics and management and quantitative methods. This programme focuses particular attention on developing students’ ability to model and set out management problems so as to propose solutions and improvements, and to make use of technological processes and learn how to manage them. WE OFFER: Professional focus courses in the field of business engineering with in-depth study of the distinctive disciplines of the engineer: quantitative methods, technology, information systems, innovation and project management; A course on corporate social responsibility as well as a seminar on topical issues in economics and management; Two option courses: to specialize in one or two fields of management, either in a particular discipline or in a multidisciplinary field: Supply Chain Management (EN), Innovation Management (EN), Sourcing and procurement (EN), Information Systems (EN), Management Research (EN), Quantitative Finance (EN-FR), Entrepreneurship (EN-FR), Finance and Accounting (EN-FR), Marketing (EN-FR), Environmental Management (FR). An optional international exchange (or elective courses at LSM) An internship and a final master’s thesis. OUR INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: -> Possibility to do an academic exchange in one of our 145 partner universities. -> Access to 3 challenging international premium tracks, for high-profile students aiming at an international career: 1. CEMS-MIM: CEMS Master’s in International Management A top-ranked joint degree delivered by CEMS School Members. A postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a selected group of students enrolled in a Master’s programme in one of the 29 leading universities in the CEMS Alliance. Offers double degree: Master from the LSM and the CEMS Master in International Management Experience studying abroad in one of the 29 CEMS School in Europe or outside Europe Access to a network of CEMS Corporate Partners (multinational and local companies): Annual Career Forum, Soft Skills Seminars, etc… Practice of 3 languages - one of which must be English. 2. International Business - IB 25 selected students the opportunity to act as intrapreneurs, undertaking concrete initiatives in an international context and transforming ideas into business success. One year abroad: 3 to 6 months of academic exchange in a partner university and a 6-month internship within an international SME, multinational or NGO outside Europe. 3. Double Degree – DD A fantastic opportunity to become an expert in specific management fields; to discover another teaching method; to immerse in another country and to bring language skills to a professional level. These programmes aim to prepare future business leaders to handle global development and acquire international management competencies, in a cross-cultural environment and to develop a global mindset. Graduate from two different renowned universities Double Degree partner institutions: Aalto University School of Business (Helsinki, Finland) Norwegian School of Economics (Bergen, Norway) Nova School of Business and Economics (Lisbon, Portugal) Universität zu Köln (Cologne, Germany) Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania) KULeuven (Leuven, Belgium) Instituto Superior Técnico - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal [-]

          Master in Management

          Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Belgium Louvain-la-Neuve

          This master is designed to prepare for management positions in private and public organisations. It develops students’ abilities to integrate the theories and concepts of management for their effective and controlled application in a professional universe; situate organisations in their socio-economic and institutional context, in order to understand the interdependencies between organisation and environment and translate them into management decisions; integrate the realities of international competition into "socially responsible" management practices. [+]

          WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? This master is designed to prepare for management positions in private and public organisations. It develops students’ abilities to: integrate the theories and concepts of management for their effective and controlled application in a professional universe; situate organisations in their socio-economic and institutional context, in order to understand the interdependencies between organisation and environment and translate them into management decisions; integrate the realities of international competition into "socially responsible" management practices. WE OFFER Professional focus courses in the field of management with in-depth study of the distinctive disciplines of the manager: Management Control, Finance, Marketing, Strategy and Human Resources; A course on corporate social responsibility as well as a seminar on topical issues in economics and management; Two option courses: each made up of three courses. These option courses enable students to specialize in one or two fields of management, either in a particular discipline or in a multidisciplinary field: Marketing (EN-FR), Finance and Accounting (EN-FR), Innovation Management (EN), European Business (EN), E-Business (EN), Management Research (EN), Entrepreneurship (EN-FR), Human Resource Management (EN-FR) An optional international exchange (or elective courses at LSM An optional internship and a final master’s thesis. OUR INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: This master offers: -> Possibility to do an academic exchange in one of our 145 partner universities. -> Access to 3 challenging international premium tracks, for high-profile students aiming at an international career: 1. CEMS-MIM: CEMS Master’s in International Management A top-ranked joint degree delivered by CEMS School Members. A postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a selected group of students enrolled in a Master’s programme in one of the 29 leading universities in the CEMS Alliance. Offers double degree: Master from the LSM and the CEMS Master in International Management Experience studying abroad in one of the 29 CEMS School in Europe or outside Europe Access to a network of CEMS Corporate Partners (multinational and local companies): Annual Career Forum, Soft Skills Seminars, etc… Practice of 3 languages - one of which must be English. 2. International Business - IB 25 selected students the opportunity to act as intrapreneurs, undertaking concrete initiatives in an international context and transforming ideas into business success. One year abroad: 3 to 6 months of academic exchange in a partner university and a 6-month internship within an international SME, multinational or NGO outside Europe. 3. Double Degree – DD A fantastic opportunity to become an expert in specific management fields; to discover another teaching method; to immerse in another country and to bring language skills to a professional level. These programmes aim to prepare future business leaders to handle global development and acquire international management competencies, in a cross-cultural environment and to develop a global mindset. Graduate from two different renowned universities Double Degree partner institutions: Aalto University School of Business (Helsinki, Finland) Norwegian School of Economics (Bergen, Norway) Nova School of Business and Economics (Lisbon, Portugal) Universität zu Köln (Cologne, Germany) Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania) KULeuven (Leuven, Belgium) Instituto Superior Técnico - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal [-]

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          1348, Belgium
          Website http://www.uclouvain.be/lsm.html
          Phone +32 10 47 21 11