A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.
Aside from the distinguishing between microeconomics and macroeconomics, students who are studying economics must also learn the difference between positive economics and normative economics. The former deals with that which is, while the later deals with that which ought to be. Other distinguishing characteristics include economic theory and applied economics.
With university education being upper most level in the education system of the Belgium, the government has put more emphasis to make sure that the students’ lives is made as simple as possible through the loan and grants programs. They offer sponsors for international students with poor and vulnerable backgrounds who would like to study in this country.
Top Master Programs in Economics in Belgium 2018/2019
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. [+]
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.... [-]
The goals of this program are to strengthen the knowledge of the students in economics. At the same time, they will get the chance to specialize in a particular field. [+]
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.... [-]
The program consists of obligatory courses in econometrics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics. [+]
This master offers an internationally competitive, high-quality Ph.D. program 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. ... [-]
he master’s degree in economic and social policy, representing 120 credits, provides a solid specialist training, enabling effective integration into the public and private spheres. [+]
This program is taught in FRENCH.
The master’s degree in economic and social policy, representing 120 credits, provides a solid specialist training, enabling effective integration into the public and private spheres.Profile of the programme
The master’s degree in economic and social policy provides advanced training based on solid management fundamentals (economic policy, tax law, public and administrative law, etc.) at both national and European levels, providing a thorough understanding of decision-making, especially in public institutions.
The curriculum includes:A first year of 60 credits divided into 20 general education credits (Belgian society and institutions, IPP tax law, internal policy of the European Union, public and administrative law, discrimination analysis), 30 credits in economic and social policy (economic policy, SEC national accounting, sustainable development and production, social economics, social policy and labour economics) and a specialized module of 10 credits (seminars in economic policy and social policy), plus optional language courses. A second year of 60 credits built around a common core of 54 credits (dissertation, internship, local authority finance and accounting, environmental policy and legislation, tax law/VAT/ISoc, employment policies, labour and social security law, education in social action and public procurement legislation), a choice of specialist modules worth 6 credits, plus optional language classes. ... [-]
Full-time students can earn a Master degree in 1 academic year of 9 months, for a total of 3 quarters of 20 credits each, or within 12 months when spreading the workload. [+]
Our academic calendar is based on a quarter system (1 quarter = 10 weeks). Because of the program's flexible structure and modular design, multiple starting dates are available at the start of every Quarter and of every Term, in October, November, January, February, April, May, July, and August. All campuses follow the same academic calendar.Program duration
Full-time students can earn a Master degree in 1 academic year of 9 months, for a total of 3 quarters of 20 credits each, or within 12 months when spreading the workload.
Part-time students can earn a Master degree in 2 to 3 academic years, depending on the number of courses attempted per quarter, the course selection and the course planning; earning half the typical number of courses equals twice the duration of the full-time program. The more flexible the working hours, the more courses will be available to finish faster. Students are considered part-time while attempting 6 or fewer courses per quarter. Part-time studies are available only for students with a national passport or residence permit.... [-]