Master Programs in Belgium

See 117 Top Masters Programs in Belgium 2018/2019

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The small European country of Belgium is truly an international country. In addition to being host to the EU’s headquarters, it also hosts the headquarters of many other international organizations. With three official languages, exciting museums, beautiful old architecture, important political institutions, and a diverse culture, taking a Masters degree in Belgium is an excellent choice for those seeking a dynamic location for advancing education. Full of technological advancements, Belgium is a modern European country with a newer history in comparison to its neighbors. For the student interested in studying in a diverse location, Belgium is perfect. Dutch, French and German are all the official languages of the Kingdom of Belgium, and students will have the opportunity to live and work amongst people from all parts of the world when they pursue graduate training in this country. 

The multilingual, highly-educated, international environment in Belgium is a great place to take your Masters degree. Belgium has several excellent universities for foreign students to consider. The country highly values education, with a high adult literacy rate and a 19th ranking in education from the Program for International Student Assessment. The emphasis on education easily translates into the secondary education level, and students benefit from some of the top professors in Europe while studying in Belgium. 

In Belgium, the academic year begins on the first of October and runs through the 30th of September. Most universities divide this year into two semesters, which are broken into 13 weeks of study, two weeks of vacation, one week of individual study and three weeks of examination.

Belgium divides its degrees into three cycles. A Masters degree is considered a second cycle degree. It is available to students who already have a Bachelors degree. Those with extensive professional experience may apply to the Admissions Panel to have that experience validated to serve as the degree. They also must file a request with the school with which they wish to study. Most Masters programs take two years of study, or four semesters, to complete. 

In addition to the standard Masters degree, Belgium universities offer a Complementary Masters degree. This is offered to those who already have a graduate degree or who have 300 credits. This is different than the third cycle, and is more in line with a second Masters degree than a Doctoral degree. 

In Belgium, students have the opportunity to study in a multilingual environment. Masters classes are commonly taught in French, Dutch and German. Students will be able to choose from most majors as they pursue a Master in Belgium. In addition, they will benefit from living near the headquarters of the EU and several other international organizations. This means that students will constantly be in contact with people from around the globe. 

Upon graduation with a Masters in Belgium, students can either opt to pursue a third cycle degree, which is equivalent to a Doctoral degree, or they can start looking for a professional position in their field. Having a Masters will make them better qualified for job opportunities throughout the country as well. Major employers in Belgium include SAS, Torfs and AE. Technology, business and financials are all important industries in Belgium.

If you are considering pursuing a Masters degree program in Belgium, you will need to learn about the visa requirements. Students will also need to find a place to stay before traveling to the country, and then make plans for that travel. Yet the first step in the process is finding a school with the right degree program, and our online search tools can help. Browse our list of programs or use the search to find the one that best matches your needs and goals.

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Master in General Management

HEC Management School - University of Liège
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Belgium Liège

The Master’s degree in management, with a range of specializations, gives you sound training with a high level of specialization. The program consists of a strong core of conceptual (theoretical) knowledge ready to be transformed rapidly into practical (operational) skills in different management jobs.Each specialization combines a range of specialized courses, an internship (in a company, in a public organization, in a research center etc.) and a final thesis. [+]

The Master’s degree in management, with a range of specializations, gives you

sound training with a high level of specialization. The program consists of a strong core of conceptual (theoretical) knowledge ready to be transformed rapidly into practical (operational) skills in different management jobs.Each specialization combines a range of specialized courses, an internship (in a company, in a public organization, in a research center etc.) and a final thesis. This training combines the transversal university skills that are necessary for the proper development of a career in the world of finance, whether in companies or in professional organizations (adaptability, flexibility, intellectual curiosity, openness to the world, creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit, rooted in the real world, continuous learning) with detailed study of the basic disciplines of management at a level permitting the graduate to begin a general professional career, or one that is linked more specifically to one of these disciplines. a thorough mastery of a skill or a well-defined area of specialization, providing the graduate with a highly specialized profile for the purposes of looking for a job or pursuing further research. proficiency in two foreign languages: English (to a level corresponding to the international standard C1) and another language (to a minimum level of B2). understanding the way companies function and the contemporary economic issues at stake. the capacity to implement the knowledge gained in the context of a complex field situation, to analyze rigorously the situation observed and to provide appropriate solutions. Specializations in the Master’s degree program... [-]

EIT-KIC Master in Energy (Leuven et al)

KU Leuven: Faculty of Engineering Science
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master in Energy for Smart Cities program addresses internationally-oriented and entrepreneurial engineering students who wish to implement modern energy technologies for end-users of the electrical value chain. The program is a collaboration between the KU Leuven and technical universities from Eindhoven, Stockholm, Barcelona, Lisbon, and Grenoble. [+]

The Master in Energy for Smart Cities program addresses internationally-oriented and entrepreneurial engineering students who wish to implement modern energy technologies for end-users of the electrical value chain. The program is a collaboration between the KU Leuven and technical universities from Eindhoven, Stockholm, Barcelona, Lisbon, and Grenoble.

What is the ‘EIT-KIC Master of Energy’ all about? Structure

The Master's program consists of 120 credits, organized in two stages of 60 credits. The first stage consists of compulsory courses that cover a broad base of electrical, thermo-mechanical, and techno-economic subjects. In the second year, students continue working towards writing a Master's thesis and attend elective courses: general, broadening and option-specific.... [-]


International Executive Master in Football Business

International Football Business Institute
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Belgium Brussels

It all starts with a heart for business and a passion for football. The IFBI offers participants a unique executive master to specialize in the football business. During the course, students will have the chance to get in contact with experts working at football clubs, federations, associations and companies. [+]

International Executive Master of Football Business

An international postgraduate degree from the University of Brussels - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, organised and coordinated by the International Football Business Institute (IFBI).

Programme Overview Why a degree in football business?

It all starts with a heart for business and a passion for football. The IFBI offers participants a unique executive master to specialize in the football business. During the course, students will have the chance to get in contact with experts working at football clubs, federations, associations and companies. In one-year time, they will have built a global network within the football industry. A key asset of the course is that it allows students to bridge the gap between an academic approach and a real-life work environment within the football industry. We are convinced that our live on-campus classes, where you can meet your lecturers, are crucial to achieving this goal!... [-]


Master in Business Engineering

ICHEC Brussels Management School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Brussels

This master's degree is the logical extension of the bachelor degree in Business engineering. Two specific specialization majors have been implemented for future business engineers. [+]

This program is taught entirely in French.

Master in Business EngineeringThis master's degree is the logical extension of the bachelor degree in Business engineering. Two specific specialization majors have been implemented for future business engineers. Moreover, students round off this training by choosing one minor.In addition to the common 'core' program, students are presented with two major options:

Technology management Fiscal engineering

The range of minors offered by ICHEC enables students to choose a curriculum that best fits in with their projects and needs. The minors deal with one of the specialized areas of business management through a cross-disciplinary approach. Final-year projects (internship and Master thesis) will be followed through in several seminars and will be dealt with as in-company project management assignments.A student graduating from this program will qualify as «Master in Business Engineering».Beware that the program is only available in French.... [-]


Master in Liberal Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12 months September 2018 Belgium Brussels Antwerp + 2 more

MLS - Master in Liberal Studies (60 credits) [+]

Our graduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Refer to the program schedule for further details.

Courses

Graduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the graduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Refer to the course overview for the list of available courses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible.... [-]


Executive Master in European Union Studies in Brussels

The Institute for European Studies
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 Belgium Brussels + 1 more

IEE-ULB organizes an Executive Master’s degree, a customized training programme in English. Discover our Executive Master in European Union Studies. [+]

IEE-ULB organizes an Executive Master’s degree, a customized training programme in English. Discover our Executive Master in European Union Studies.

The Executive Master’s in European Union Studies is customized and certified training. Taught in English, the programme offers participants the advantage of its flexibility. They can follow the full programme or tailor it by taking specific modules or courses.

The programme addresses the recent challenges of European integration and studies themes at the core of the European decision-making process.

The Executive Master’s programme

The Executive Master in European Union Studies (MEUS) is a postgraduate programme with a staggered timetable during the evenings or on Saturdays.... [-]


Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship (AMIE)

MIP Politecnico di Milano School of Management
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Belgium Brussels

The Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is aimed at young graduates who want to think and act as entrepreneurs and become innovative leaders. In fact, the emergence of new technologies and the broadening of global markets create continuous opportunities for new business development and challenge the established market positions. [+]

The Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is aimed at young graduates who want to think and act as entrepreneurs and become innovative leaders. In fact, the emergence of new technologies and the broadening of global markets create continuous opportunities for new business development and challenge the established market positions.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

These are only some of the competencies which the Master aims at developing in candidates:

Learn how to develop a new business idea from the concept design to the execution. Learn to introduce and manage innovations in a cost-effective and sustainable way. Identify new market and social opportunities for new and existing businesses. Build your own personal network of managers, investors, designers, entrepreneurs, incubators, and consultants from different industries and countries. Build managerial and organizational skills, and your capability to work in a team. RANKINGS ... [-]

Master of Finance Antwerp / New York City

Antwerp Management School
Campus Full time 12 months August 2019 Belgium Antwerp

A broad range of multinationals and financial institutions (insurance companies, banks, etc.) require professionals in finance who have masters analytical and practical decision making. The program provides you with a sturdy background in analytical and practical decision making, management skills and a business attitude fit for functions in the financial sector. [+]

Master of Finance

A broad range of multinationals and financial institutions (insurance companies, banks, etc.) require professionals in finance who have masters analytical and practical decision making.

Why follow this program at Antwerp Management School?

The program provides you with a sturdy background in analytical and practical decision making, management skills and a business attitude fit for functions in the financial sector. It is possible to obtain a Dual Master Degree in Finance in the space of a single year. For 10 months, from September until June, you will be studying at the Antwerp Management School (in Belgium). After successfully completing this, you will be awarded the degree of “Master of Finance” from Antwerp Management School. Subsequently, you can go to New York in July & August to take three financial courses at Fordham Graduate School of Business in the center of Manhattan. Successfully completing this course will yield the “Master of Science in Global Finance” degree from Fordham Graduate School of Business.... [-]


Master - Paris

Access Masters
Campus Full time 1 day January 2019 Belgium Brussels

The Access Masters Tour will introduce you to a wide range of Masters programmes and will connect you to representatives from some of the world’s best business schools. By registering, you will gain access to the full programme of the event. [+]

A Masters – your passport to the business world.

The Access Masters Tour will introduce you to a wide range of Masters programmes and will connect you to representatives from some of the world’s best business schools. By registering, you will gain access to the full programme of the event.

Open Fair

The Open Fair gives prospective students the chance to meet school representatives at their stands without any prior appointment, but after registration for the event. Masters programmes presented during this part of the event cover a wide range of fields including Engineering, Finance and Accounting, Humanities, Information Technology, International Relations, Law and Legal Studies, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medicine and Nursing, Science, Social Sciences.... [-]


Master of Transportation Sciences by distance learning

Hasselt University
Online Full time Part time 42 months September 2018 Belgium Hasselt Diepenbeek + 2 more

In our master programme you have two options: study full-time at Hasselt University or combine your master studies with a job in our flexible distance learning programme. [+]

A master programme for practitioners with a unique international profile

In our master programme you have two options: study full-time at Hasselt University or combine your master studies with a job in our flexible distance learning programme.

The Master of Transportation Sciences by distance learning is specifically tailored to the needs of practitioners who want to earn a specialized qualification and broaden their knowledge and work experience in the rapidly changing transportation field. The programme has a pronounced international orientation. Students from all over Europe join this programme and the exchange of experience and knowledge between the international student group brings added value to the course.... [-]


Master in Urban Planning and Territorial Development

Isuru
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Belgium Saint-Gilles

The training is organized in a modular way and according to a competency-based approach. The student goes through the different teaching units which constitute the training according to the rhythm that suits him, until the integrated test in which he must demonstrate through a synthesis work the transversal mastery of the skills he has acquired. [+]

Training

The training is organized in a modular way and according to a competency-based approach. The student goes through the different teaching units which constitute the training according to the rhythm that suits him, until the integrated test in which he must demonstrate through a synthesis work the transversal mastery of the skills he has acquired.

The question "How will men live here, tomorrow? Is the breadcrumb of the training. This is the purpose of urban planning courses in which the student is led to formulate his response in the form of a creative synthesis in an approach that is similar to that he will implement in his professional practice.

Around the course of project, gravitate the courses relating to the sciences, techniques, means and methods to which the planner refers and those relating to the bases which frame his activity.... [-]


Advanced Master in Political Economy

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 Belgium Brussels

The Brussels-Washington joint degree in Political Economy is an innovative one-year program combining the strengths of two internationally-renowned institutions. Upon successful completion of the program, two degrees are awarded, one by Solvay Brussels School and one by Georgetown University. [+]

A joint degree between Georgetown University and Solvay Brussels School (ULB).

The Brussels-Washington joint degree in Political Economy is an innovative one-year program combining the strengths of two internationally-renowned institutions. Upon successful completion of the program, two degrees are awarded, one by Solvay Brussels School and one by Georgetown University.

This unique degree offers:

• An international experience at the heart of global policy-making decision powers, with full immersion in both Washington DC, host of all US institutions and Brussels, capital of Europe and host of all European institutions.• Courses instructed by academics and practitioners who are leading specialists in their field.• On-site meetings that guide students through the inner-workings of international institutions, such as at the European Commission, the World Bank, the OECD, the IMF and various think tanks.• A combination of frontier training in formal and quantitative political economy, in addition to concrete policy cases.• Access to the wide and active alumni networks of Georgetown and Solvay.... [-]


Executive Master in EU Studies

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years October 2018 Belgium Brussels

The Executive Master in EU Studies is a multi-disciplinary two-year (60 ECTS) curriculum, which offers flexible study paths and methods for professionals, postgraduates and officials who are pursuing their careers at the same time. [+]

The Executive Master in EU Studies is organised by the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE – www.cife.eu). CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Bruxelles and Istanbul. It receives special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union. Most graduates of CIFE’s programme work for European institutions, international organisations and NGOs.

Our Executive Master – multi-disciplinary and flexible

CIFE’s Executive Master in EU Studies is a multi-disciplinary two-year (60 ECTS) curriculum, which offers flexible study paths and methods for professionals, postgraduates and officials who are pursuing their careers at the same time.... [-]


CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Belgium Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve

The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions [+]

CEMS MIM Master’s in International Management

CEMS is a strategic alliance of business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer theCEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). TheCEMS administrative office is located on the HEC campus close to Paris, with the programme and corporate relations being managed by a dedicated team within each member school. You will find all CEMS member universities by using the keywords "CEMS" in theMaster in Management Compass search engine or by clicking on the CEMS partners list below.

The CEMS MIM is a pre-experience postgraduate degree open to multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Students study at their home university for one semester and then spend a second semester at a different CEMS member school. Some students may even opt to take both semesters abroad, in two different schools (the “tri-national track”). Other key components of the course include: core courses in Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, elective courses, skill seminars, business project and an obligatory international internship.... [-]


Master Online Architect Software Application Developer (ETNA)

IONISx
Online Part time 26 months September 2018 Belgium Belgium Online

Transforming innovative ideas into concrete solutions is the key to the digital economy: become an expert in software and application programming. [+]

Transforming innovative ideas into concrete solutions is the key to the digital economy: become an expert in software and application programming.

WHY THIS COMPUTER MASTERE ETNA ONLINE?

You want to find a job in IT after upgrading your skills, a career change, or as part of an initial training? The ETNA program allows you to access the programs of a recognized computer school with total flexibility.

Fully online, this training is for candidates who have a busy professional and personal life or wish to accelerate their learning.

TRADES

A gateway to digital businesses in high demand:

Software ArchitectProject ManagerApplication DeveloperIT Application EngineerIT ConsultantSKILLS... [-]