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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 Sustainable Materials (SUMA)

KU Leuven - University of Leuven
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven

The SUMA master programmes aim to train tomorrow’s industrial engineers in collaborative work in a global world and gather some of the best educational programmes in the field of sustainable materials engineering in Europe. [+]

Masters in Belgium 2017. The SUMA master programmes are labelled by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) and funded by EIT RawMaterials. The SUMA master programmes aim to train tomorrow’s industrial engineers in collaborative work in a global world and gather some of the best educational programmes in the field of sustainable materials engineering in Europe. They stimulate innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership and focus on circular (eco)design, materials substitution, life cycle engineering and circular economy design, materials processing and recycling, manufacturing, and innovation. They involve studies in two different institutions, an internship in a company and and a master thesis in collaboration with a company. Master programme The Sustainable Materials (SUMA) master programmes are two year master programmes embedded in the engineering programmes of the participating universities (120 ECTS). They combine a high level of expertise in materials with competences in sustainable materials engineering and sustainability to educate responsible materials oriented entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders for the future. Structure The backbone of the master programs is a solid technical basis broadly covering aspects of materials and processing, sustainability and recycling, circular (eco)design and life cycle engineering, materials substitution and manufacturing (60 ECTS). This is completed with courses on entrepreneurship and innovation (30 ECTS), an internship (6 ECTS), and the master thesis (24 ECTS). The internship and thesis are positioned in companies strongly related to the field of sustainable and raw materials. Selected students can chose one of ten different options and study one full year at one of... [-]

International Executive Master in Football Business

International Football Business Institute
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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 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 in 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 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! Jaideep Chakrabarty Graduate IFBI 16-17 "Have you ever been to Camp Nou? Have you ever walked the halls of FIFA and UEFA? Have you ever watched an European Cup final, LIVE? I have. I dreamt of doing all these things and thanks to IFBI, I have fulfilled all of them. Over the last year, I have had such terrific experiences that I will cherish all my life. Thank you IFBI. You're special." Why the joint executive master by IFBI and VUB? During the one year live on-campus course we consider ourselves as one team, all together. At the IFBI we are all part... [-]

Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG

Executive M.B.L.HSG, University of St. Gallen
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months Open Enrollment Belgium Brussels

– Strong generalist knowledge and skills in European and international business law – Nine modules in Europe, the United States and Asia – Continue working throughout the entire program – In English – For lawyers and non-lawyers – More than 20 years of experience – Academic title of “Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG” [+]

Masters in Belgium 2017. The Executive M.B.L.-HSG - recently listed among the most innovative law programs by the Financial Times - is built upon the concept of a flying classroom and a global faculty. In nine attendance modules, leading experts from three continents will provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge directly applicable in your professional working life. Module 1 - St.Gallen The Notion of Business Law and Economic Law Module 2 - Zurich Finance Module 3 – Frankfurt a. M. M&A Module 4 - Luxembourg Lobbying & Litigation Module 5 - Brussels Competition Law & Economics Module 6 - New York International Taxation Module 7 - Shanghai Law & Business in China Module 8 - Tokyo Law & Business in Japan Module 9 - Austin IT & Energy Law Supplementary Module - Harvard Negotiation For their master theses, candidates analyze a current problem in European or international business law. Topics are proposed by the faculty, or students may choose their own. More information and online application at www.mbl.unisg.ch Program start date & Application deadline The Executive M.B.L.-HSG offers rolling admission and course start. This means that candidates are able to choose the start date to match their personal schedule. The application deadline is one month prior to module start. Early application is recommended since places are limited. Tuition The fee for tuition is CHF 38.500.–. [-]

Executive Master of IT Governance and Assurance

Antwerp Management School
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Antwerp

This master is about embedding processes, structures and relational mechanisms throughout the enterprise, maximizing the value created from IT-enabled investments and minimizing IT-related risks. [+]

Executive Master of IT Governance and Assurance Information Technology (IT) has made its way into current dynamic and fierce business environments. More and more educated and assertive stakeholders are concerned about the governance, risk and compliance (GRC) challenges regarding IT. They now focus on how business benefits can be realized by IT-enabled innovation and how IT-related business risks will be diminished. Regardless of the many available models and frameworks, organizations still struggle with the challenge of turning these ideas into practice. As there are no simple solutions, organization are looking for advanced expertise grounded in research. In order to meet this demand, Antwerp Management School and Maastricht University School of Business & Economics have established a unique co-operation to offer this state-of-the-art “Executive Master in IT Governance and Assurance”. Why follow this program at Antwerp Management School? Both small and large organizations are on the lookout for talented IT governance and assurance professionals. These specialists understand, establish and evaluate the necessary leadership and organizational structures and processes that ensure that IT sustains and expands the enterprises objectives and strategies. These professionals require an in-depth understanding of IT governance and assurance and have to capabilities of integrating IT governance within the overall organization. This program’s objective is educating the next generation leaders in IT governance and assurance. This international program continues where the applied research of Antwerp Management School (IT Alignment & Governance (ITAG) Research Institute) and Maastricht University School of Business & Economics left off. This program offers sustainable, innovative... [-]

Master in General Management

HEC Management School - University of Liège
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Belgium Liege

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. [+]

Masters in Belgium 2017. 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... [-]

CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Belgium 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 the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). The CEMS administrative officeis 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 the Master in Management Compasssearch 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.... [-]


LLM Master in International and European Law

Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The LLM in International and European law is a one-year 60 ECTS Advanced Master's degree. It is a demanding day course which is composed of compulsory courses and two specialisation options: Public Law or Business Law. Students also have to carry out legal research as part of their thesis (worth 18 ECTS credits). [+]

The LLM in International and European law at the Institute for European Studies (IES) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
(VUB) has been an internationally renowned programme
for over 40 years. Created in 1971 as the Programme on international and Legal Cooperation (PILC), it is one of the most established LLMs of its kind.

The programme offers each year a selection of 40 international post graduate students a demanding and versatile curriculum that opens fascinating career paths in European and international legal affairs. The programme has for 40 years been successful in combining academic rigour with the latest practical insights and cultural diversity. International audits and the leading positions of its graduates in various international organisations attest to the programme's excellence.... [-]


LLM in Human Rights Law

University of Kent, Brussels Schools of International Studies
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Belgium Brussels + 1 more

This LLM programme provides the knowledge, conceptual tools and analytical skills appropriate for the development of a variety of careers in diplomacy and policy-making in international affairs. [+]

LLM in Human Rights Law Taught in the critical tradition of Kent Law School, the LLM examines the theory and practice of Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law, Transitional Justice, Migration Law and other fields in the context of different policy areas and various academic disciplines. It is particularly suited to those who currently work in, or hope to work in international organisations, non-governmental organisations, international law firms and foreign affairs departments. In line with the new design of programmes of study at BSIS, the LLM in Human Rights Law allows students to choose secondary areas of specialisation from the range of programs offered at the School. Thus, a focused programme of study can be constructed of studying human rights law in the context of Conflict and Security, International Migration and others, leading to the award of a LLM degree in, for example, Human Rights Law with International Development. The cluster of modules in the Human Rights specialism can also be chosen from as a secondary area of specialization for those focusing on other fields, leading to the award of, for example, an MA degree in International Conflict and Security and Human Rights. Finally, the Kent Law School is a top-15 UK law school renown for its critical style of teaching, where you learn more than just the black-letter law: we want you to understand how different legal regimes came about and how they may be interpreted, challenged or possibly changed. This is complemented by the real world... [-]

European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE)

University of Hamburg, Institute of Law & Economics
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Belgium Ghent

This European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) programme offers the unique opportunity for interdisciplinary studies of law and economics at two or even three European and Non-European universities. There will be a joint LL.M. degree awarded from the Universities in Hamburg, Ghent and Rotterdam and all other partner universities will award an additional Master degree (LL.M. / M.A. / M.Sc.). [+]

Masters in Belgium 2017. European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) This European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) programme offers the unique opportunity for interdisciplinary studies of law and economics at two or even three European and Non-European universities. Each partner university awards a Master degree (LL.M. / M.A. / M.Sc.). The programme provides students with an advanced understanding of the economic effects of divergent laws and prepares students for a professional career, for example, in public organisations, in multinational law firms or consultancy firms. Graduates are also well prepared for doctorate research in a PhD programme such as the European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE). The EMLE has been recognized by the European Commission as an Erasmus + Programme of "outstanding academic quality". The Erasmus + label allows the EMLE programme to annually grant a substantial number of scholarships (including several full scholarships to students from “Partner Countries”). For law students, the knowledge of the specific regulations of their home country is too narrow a base for counseling firms that are active in international trade. Additionally, a familiarity with the economic effects of legal rules has become indispensable for understanding their clients' commercial needs. Similarly, economics students will profit from an accurate understanding of the institutional legal framework of market economies. For both lawyers and economists, knowledge of the other discipline and international contacts are crucial for a successful future career. The EMLE programme is the institutional response to these challenges. EMLE Programme Features The EMLE programme... [-]

Master in Business Studies - Sports Management

United International Business Schools
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Belgium Antwerp Brussels + 2 more

The The Master in Business Studies - Specialization in Sports Management program is offered by visiting faculty and are scheduled in an intensive seminar format. Fostering inter-campus exchanges and networking ... [+]

SPECIALIZATION COURSES IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT Level 500 GSCSM501 Sports Management (2) GSCSM502 Sports Ethics (2) GSCSM503 Sports Psychology (2) GSCSM504 The Business of Sports (2) Comprehensive Cases in Sports Management (2) Research Project in Sports Management (2) Level 600 Thesis in Sports Management (8) Capstone Project in Sports Management (4) (for Dual Master students only) Admission requirements proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details) Bachelor degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits are considered equivalent. Students who do not hold a business-related Bachelor degree or equivalent may be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in leveling courses from the Pre-Master program in order to be fully prepared for our graduate programs. Students who do not hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent should apply for a Bachelor degree program, or for the Undergraduate Diploma top-up program. Refer to the undergraduate admissions catalog for further details. Students who have 15 or more years of relevant work experience may apply directly for the Pre-Master program and will be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in specific undergraduate courses. e.g. Students who wish to earn a Master degree and who are required to complete the full... [-]

Master in Liberal Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12 months September 2017 Belgium Brussels + 1 more

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

Masters in Belgium 2017. 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. Program requirements Total 60 credits Electives 52 credits / 26 courses Thesis 8 credits Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Admission requirements proficiency in the English language Bachelor degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits... [-]

Master in Economic Analysis and European Policy

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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 Industrial Engineering

Robert Schuman College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Libramont

The Engineer is involved in the resolution of major technological and environmental challenges of tomorrow. He seeks technological solutions to modern societal problems such as global warming, health, mobility and energy. It manages both the design and industrial production. [+]

Masters in Belgium 2017. Industrial Engineer (3 years + 2 years Master) The Engineer is involved in the resolution of major technological and environmental challenges of tomorrow. He seeks technological solutions to modern societal problems such as global warming, health, mobility and energy. It manages both the design and industrial production. Choose your engineer is choose your player in the evolution of our society. The three years of Industrial Science Bachelor is the first cycle of a higher education university type long. This cycle leads to the Master in industrial engineering with a two-year term. Competences During the master cycle, the future engineer: acquires knowledge about the "state of the art" and addresses technical, scientific and organizational; search for solutions by focusing as compared to learning the recipes; developing a general culture oriented towards human, social and economic role played by the engineer in society; is aware of the various aspects of quality. company visits and the organization of seminars led by experts from the world of work complete this training focused on the future. market outlets After graduation, the industrial engineer will ... holding positions in production: production engineer, quality manager, project manager ...; become office engineer; become conductive sites; hold a position in technical sales; exercise the teaching profession; hold positions in the company's management; conduct research; his education through possible bridges, different for different purposes (physical sciences, space sciences, civil engineering, science and environmental management ...). [-]

Executive Master in EU Studies

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years October 2017 Belgium Brussels

CIFE offers in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Chairholder of CETEUS of the University of Cologne and other partners a postgraduate programme -- Executive Master in EU Studies ... [+]

The  Executive Master in EU Studies is organised by the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE – www.cife.eu) in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Chairholder of CEUTUS (Centre for Turkish and European Studies) of the University of Cologne. 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 nowadays for European institutions, international organisations and NGOs. The Executive Master in EU Studies is an interdisciplinary study programme designed for professionals, postgraduates, junior officials and all those who plan to make a career in the EU, have gained experience in this field and want to specialise in a certain policy area. Through a  combination of e-learning and concentrated face-to-face-learning phases  (at weekends in Berlin, Budapest, Brussels, Nice, Vienna and Rome) the Master offers an accurate blend of theoretical and practical knowledge as the courses are taught by renowned academics from various European countries, experts from research institutions and governmental practitioners. It awards 90 ECTS. In the first study year, the programme offers: Well-founded knowledge on the EU through a number of courses (Institutional architecture of the EU, EU Law, History of EU integration, The EU in World Politics, Economic Dimension of EU integration, Transition and Regional Development, Sustainable Development, Security and Migration) An understanding of recent developments in the European integration process... [-]

Master in Business Engineering

Louvain School of Management
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Belgium 2017. 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; Majors: 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... [-]