Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Introduction
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• Solvay Brussels School

Solvay Brussels School is the faculty of economics and management of the Université libre de Bruxelles, one of the largest universities in Belgium, with a century-old tradition of excellence in higher education. Each year the school, which is EQUIS- and AMBA-accredited, welcomes more than 4000 students, participating in over 30 programmes, including the Bachelor's, Master's, Advanced Master’s, MBA’s, executive education and in-company programmes. SBS-EM’s mission is to have a decisive and positive impact on how economic and business challenges are addressed. The school strives to meet the most pressing economic and business challenges of our time with a unique blend of scientific rigor, contextual engagement and problem-solving skills.


Solvay Brussels School’s values:

Free inquiry, Excellence, Entrepreneurial spirit, Integration, Equal opportunity, Democratic governance, Societal relevance

• Brussels, international city and European capital

In the heart of Europe, just 1h20 by train from Paris, 1h30 from Amsterdam, and 1h50 from London and Cologne, Brussels offers all the advantages of a capital city and the quality of life of a large and lively town. Brussels is home to all the major European institutions. It is the official seat of the EU and many other political and economic decision-making entities, and boasts a growing number of businesses, organisations and international experts. The long tradition of hospitality and exchange in Europe's greenest capital means visitors and residents alike can enjoy a broad mix of world food and music, while culture vultures can choose from a host of museums and shows.

• The Career Service

SBS-EM offers personal development activities - which provide practical guidance and individual coaching concerning the approach to the job market, workshops, writing a CV and application letters, interview simulations, etc. - and corporate events (lectures and seminars) with prominent business figures, presenting companies and their employment opportunities. Over the years, the SBS-EM has developed a network of recruiters and has established contacts with companies throughout Belgium and around the world.

• International Programme

With globalization now a reality, the School considers the opportunity to live and study abroad as being fundamental in the learning experience of the masters’ students. The school provides many opportunities for mobility: the international exchange programme (one semester abroad - more than hundred partners), several double degrees (one year abroad), the growing QTEM networked master (two semesters abroad). Living and studying abroad is the best way for students to prepare themselves for a professional life and an international environment.

• Renowned Alumni

Marianne Bertrand, Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

Punit Bhatia, General Manager, ING (India)

Laurent Bouton, Professor of Economics, Boston University

Lior Cohen, Product Manager Banking & Treasury Markets, SWIFT

Eric Boyer de la Giroday, President, ING Belgium

Gaëtan de Rassenfosse, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

Mathias Dewatripont, Director, National Bank of Belgium

Dominique Leroy, CEO, Belgacom

Izabel Medeiros, Expert Process Manager, ING Belgium

Olivier Pauls, Principal Wholesale Negotiations Manager, Vodafone Roaming Services

Peter Praet, Member of the Board, European Central Bank

Nicolas Steisel, Co-Founder & CEO, Exki

Jean Van Wetter, Country Director (Tanzania), VSO Talk

José Zurstrassen, Entrepreneur, Founder of Skynet and Keytrade Bank

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Advanced Master in Creativity & Marketing

Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2016 Belgium Brussels

The Advanced Master in Creativity & Marketing presents, discusses and teaches new marketing alternatives to the classic demand-based approaches. It is a truly unique approach to marketing that focuses on the marketing of the future rather than taking the historical approach of other programmes. [+]

Advanced Master in Creativity & Marketing promotes, presents, discusses and teaches new marketing alternatives to the classical demand-based marketing approaches. We offer to our participants a deep understanding and direct practice of the creativity process in the context of strategies, operating tools and marketing communication, new ways to imagine, promote and sell products, services, ideas, and experiences, a direct immersion in highly creative circles and industries (advertising, show business, cinema, event management, etc.)

 

This master is truly unique in the way to approach marketing: we will teach you "marketing of the future" while most marketing master programmes actually focus on marketing of the past...... [-]


Advanced Master in Financial Markets

Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2016 Belgium Brussels

Advanced Master in Financial Markets offers an advanced education in finance and in financial markets that is complementary to the curriculum provided in classical graduate programs in finance or economics. [+]

This Advanced Master in Financial Markets offers an advanced education in finance and in financial markets that is complementary to the curriculum provided in classical graduate programs in finance or economics. The master therefore focuses on creating bridges between theory and practice and also the policy and strategic aspects of the current financial landscape. To do so, all courses are given by an exceptional cadre of faculty members - both practitioners and academics.

 

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Finance had become much more complex and competitive. There is a massive regulation shift underway. You need a different set of skills to succeed. The best professionals will do even better, whereas the average will stagnate. Finance is increasingly multi-disciplinary. Regulators expect more from financial institutions. Society expects a more ethical financial system. Financial firms are revisiting their business models and the financial world is restructuring. A new relationship is being built between public and private financial flows. The centre of financial power is shifting gradually towards new economies. ... [-]

Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2016 Italy Milan Belgium Brussels + 2 more

The Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is aimed at candidates who want to think and act like entrepreneurs and become innovative leaders. [+]

The Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is a 12 month International Master programme taking place at Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management and MIP Politecnico di Milano, and is taught entirely in English. The Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is aimed at candidates who want to think and act like entrepreneurs and become innovative leaders. In fact, the emergence of new technologies and the broadening of global markets are creating continuous opportunities for new business development and challenging the established market positions. Our partner: MIP Politecnico di Milano: MIP is a global business school accredited by EQUIS and AMBA. It is ranked by the Financial Times among the best business schools in Europe and has been recognised as a prestigious business school for over 30 years. The school works with a wide network of public and private companies and is supported by the strong links developed with the Politecnico di Milano’s Departments of Engineering and Design. Programme objectives These are just a few of the skills which the Master programme aims to develop in candidates: learning how to develop a new business idea, from concept design to execution. learning to introduce and manage innovations, both cost-effectively and sustainably. identifying new market and social opportunities for new and existing businesses. building your own personal network with managers, investors, designers, entrepreneurs, incubators and consultants from different industries and countries. building managerial and organisational skills, and your capability to work in a team. Your profile We target participants who want to: become entrepreneurs or envisage entrepreneurial careers as family business managers; join the founding team of a start-up; work as associates in charge of corporate R&D projects or as consultants to assist companies in implementing innovative and creative projects. Eligible applicants must hold one of the following: Master or Master of Science Degree, or equivalent (four or five years of study overall) Bachelor Degree with 180 ECTS credits or equivalent, preferably followed by 1-2 years of work experience. Admissions will be based on the candidates’ proficiency in English, on their background, professional potential and motivation. Programme framework he course is taught entirely in English and lasts for 12 months starting in September. The programme consists of an autumn term in Milan, a spring term in Brussels and a summer term at one of the two campuses, according to preference. By being mobile across different European locations, the participants will be stimulated to adopt a broader market perspective and to use their capability to network and interact with different business environments. The programme comprises three experiential modules during which the participants will learn to develop a new business initiative, serve as members of a consulting team assisting a company in implementing a corporate strategy, and developing a project in collaboration with a company. Job opportunity After graduation, an unlimited range of job opportunities will become accessible. Here are some of the careers that participants could follow: become an entrepreneur or envisage an entrepreneurial career as a family business manager, join the founding team of a start-up, work in a young entrepreneurial venture, manage, or work as an associate in charge of corporate R&D projects, work as a product and business developer or as a chief designer officer, work as a consultant to assist companies in implementing innovative and creative projects, work as an associate in venture capital or business angels funds, or in the entrepreneurial finance division of banks, work as a project manager in incubators, technology transfer offices or entrepreneurship centres. [-]

Advanced Master in Innovation & Strategic Management

Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2016 Belgium Brussels

The Advanced Master in Innovation & Strategic Management will provide students with the tools, skills and mindset needed to deal with the challenge of fast-evolving organisations. [+]

This Advanced Master in innovation and strategic management has been developed to provide participants with the tools, skills and mindset that are necessary to deal with the challenge of fast evolving and changing organisations. Its design pushes participant to develop their ability to be entrepreneurial, analyze complex challenges and influence their environment early in their career.The master covers the main disciplines of management (i.e. strategy, marketing, finance, project management...) with a focus on the future. It encompasses all types of innovation, from technology to social, from new product/services to new business models and organisational forms.

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Complexity requires diversity. Innovation is also about technology & business. Status quo is not an option. It's Not the Big That Eat the Small...It's the Fast That Eat the Slow We need to be comfortable with uncertainty. Looking for new solutions requires new methods. Businesses need people who avoid silo thinking. Recruiters are looking for talents, not backgrounds. The art is in the doing and the learning. Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave. ... [-]

Advanced Master in Quantitative Finance

Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2016 Belgium Brussels

A highly challenging one-year programme designed to prepare you for a successful career as a financial professional. [+]

This Advanced Master in Quantitative Finance offers its prospective students an advanced education. Its curriculum consists of a combination of finance, statistics, econometrics, programming and mathematics. This master offers full coverage of financial disciplines such as asset and derivative pricing numerical methods and programming skills. It is oriented to an audience with a quantitative background either by recent education orby professional experience.

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September 2008 was a turning point in the financial sector, driving it towards new horizons. A shift of paradigm and the emergence of new markets is leading to a radical change in the rules of the game. Complexity is reaching unprecedented levels. And competitiveness is increasing. In this context, financial decision making needs quantitative innovation. Classical modelling techniques are not top performers any longer. New quantitative techniques are needed. Models based on statistics and financial reality. Cutting edge models and methodologies. And last, the financial sector needs ... [-]

Master in Business Economics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Belgium Brussels

This track aims to deepen students’ knowledge of applied economics and allow them to undertake practical fieldwork. [+]

- Practice-and policy-oriented programme building on strong theoretical background - Development of oral and written communication skills - Hands-on dimensions: on site or virtual (“consulting”) internship to work on concrete projects This track aims to deepen students’ knowledge of applied economics and allow them to undertake practical fieldwork. Required theory courses provide students with a solid foundation in the mechanisms and tools of economics. Through an internship, field projects, workshops, and homework to support the theoretical courses, students learn how to analyse real-life business and policy issues. Students also learn how to communicate the results of their work using best practice standards in various professional fields. After a common core programme on theory and tools, students will be expected to specialise in one of three broad fields: EU Regulation and economy ; EU and International Business ; Financial Markets and Services. The economic knowledge students acquire will enable them to stand out professionally in a wide range of employment sectors, including banking and finance, environment, energy, transport and telecommunications policy, regulation and management. Throughout the programme, the supervision provided by professors with business and policy experience will further enhance students’ future career preparation. Fact Sheet: - Up to 100% English programme - Optional exchange programme - Optional QTEM networked master - Optional credited internship (25 ECTS)* - Optional double degree : Master in Stratégie et Finance d’Entreprise en Europe, University of Strasbourg (It requires French knowledge) - Compulsory field project *Not possible to combine the internship and the exchange programme Requirements : - TOEFL > 95 - GMAT > 650 - ECTS grade of B - Strong economic background [-]

Master in Business Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Belgium Brussels

The <strong>Master in Business Engineering</strong> develops the skills and knowledge required in all key management disciplines. [+]

- Wide Range of courses covering all fields of Management - Professional dimension : corporate mission The Master in Business Engineering offers the opportunity to understand and get involved in all areas of management. A business engineer can integrate the main functions and departments of organizations. The programme develops advanced knowledge and know-how in the areas of finance, marketing, control, strategy, and human resources, but will also develop the skills that top executives and entrepreneurs require: information processing, problem solving, project leadership, people management, communication, ethical behavior, entrepreneurship, critical mindset and personal judgment, teamwork and self-management. This programme aims at educating future executives for commercial and non-commercial organisations, as well as talented entrepreneurs. We are proud to include among our alumni CEO’s of listed companies (Dominique Leroy – CEO Belgacom ; Marc Grynberg – CEO Umicore), high-level bankers ; Eric Boyer de la Giroday – President ING Belgium), talented marketing directors (Joachim Rubin – VP Marketing Delhaize), brilliant consultants (Olivier Hamoir – Director McKinsey & Company; François Faelli – Partner Bain & Company; Stefan Fab – Senior Partner BCG), but also the Director General of RTBF, Jean-Paul Philippot and successful entrepreneurs, such as José Zurstrassen (Skynet, Keytrade Bank) or Nicolas Steisel (Exki). Fact Sheet : - English (30 to 90%) and French (10 to 70%) depending on the choice of electives courses - Compulsory in-company consulting assignment (field project) - Compulsory exchange programme - Optional QTEM networked master - Optional credited internship (25 ECTS) Requirements : - TOEFL > 95 - GMAT > 650 - ECTS gGrade of B - Management and engineering background (notably physics and chemistry) [-]

Master in Economic Analysis and European Policy

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Belgium Brussels

The goals of this programme are to strengthen the knowledge of the students in economics. At the same time, they will get the chance to specialise in a particular field . [+]

Wide range of courses covering all economic fields Advanced training Development of analytical, quantitative and qualitative skills The Master in Economics – Analysis, Policy and Research proposes a rigorous and advanced training in all key economics disciplines, such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. The training is completed by two seminars (one quantitative, one thematic) and the writing of a master thesis which develops the students’ autonomy and capacity to lead important projects and communicate with others. The possibility to choose a field of specialization (Financial Economics, Innovation and Markets, International Economics, and Socio-economic policy) provides students with solid expertise to analyse complex economic problems and become skilled decision-makers who can generate innovative solutions in a changing economic world. This master also offers the possibility to opt for a research-oriented specialization in the second year, which leads to a Ph.D. in economics. Fact Sheet: English (80% to 90%) - French (10% to 20%) depending on the choice of the optional courses International exchange programme opportunities Double degree optional (LUISS Guido Carli) Requirements: TOEFL > 95 GMAT > 650 ECTS grade of B Strong economic and management background [-]

Master in Economics Research

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Belgium Brussels

The programme consists of obligatory courses in econometrics, macroeconomics and microeconomics. [+]

- Scientific world - Frontier courses, with leading researchers in their field - Excellent placement of our Ph.D. graduates across the world (Boston University, Chicago GSB, Inter-American Development Bank, European Commission, …) This master offers an internationally competitive, high quality PhD programme in "Quantitative Economics", which leads to the ECARES Doctoral School. Its outstanding quality has been confirmed by recent studies on the quality of doctoral schools in economics. One of them is based on the success of the graduates on the academic job market. It finds that the ECARES Doctoral School is among the top ten in Europe and the third best in Continental Europe. The other one is based on the scientific achievements of the graduates. It shows that one of our graduates, Domenico Giannone, is among the top 65 of young researchers worldwide who graduated less than 15 years ago. This Research master constitutes the first two years towards a PhD degree. During the first year the students follow graduate courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, and statistics. In the second year students follow field courses to deepen their knowledge in their field of specialization, follow advanced research seminars and write a first scientific paper. During the thesis writing phase the PhD students present their research in internal and external seminars, participate in workshops and conferences, attend summer and winter schools, follow advanced field courses, etc. They are also most welcome to take their own initiatives and create, e.g. reading groups or short topical courses. This research master also offers the opportunity of obtaining a double diploma by taking 60 ECTS in one of our ENTER partner universities: Madrid (Carlos III), Barcelona (Autonoma), Tilburg, London (UCL), Stockholm, Mannheim or Toulouse. One of the many benefits of the European master is that it allows students from all partner universities to follow courses that are not available at their home university. Fact Sheet: - 100% English programme - Optional double degree (ENTER network - Europe module) Requirements : - TOEFL > 95 - GMAT > 650 - ECTS grade of B - Strong economic background [-]

Master in Management Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Belgium Brussels

The Master in Management Science aims to equip students with the theoretical foundations of management needed to tackle and analyze management situations in a critical manner, and the learning opportunities required to be able to apply and adapt the different business methods and practical skills acquired during the programme. [+]

- Emphasis on International and Sustainable Business - Theory and practise-oriented courses The Master in Management Science aims to equip students with the theoretical foundations of management needed to tackle and analyze management situations in a critical manner, and the learning opportunities required to be able to apply and adapt the different business methods and practical skills acquired during the programme. The international and sustainability dimensions of business are core pillars of the programme, which is reflected in the core courses and the four minor specializations in International strategic management ; Corporate social responsibility ; Marketing ; Entrepreneurship. Students are encouraged to complete an internship during the summer break. Through the "business field projects", this Master provides the students with relevant/valuable work experience. This training is completed a seminar in project management and the writing of a master thesis. Fact Sheet : - 100% English programme - Compulsory exchange programme - Optional credited internship (25 ECTS) - Optional double degree : master in Management Science, Beihang University - Compulsory in-company consulting assignment (field project) Requirements : - TOEFL > 95 - GMAT > 650 - ECTS grade of B - Strong economic and management background [-]

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