Masters Degree in Economics in Belgium

Find Masters Programs in Economics in Belgium 2017


A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

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.

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters as well as those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.

Top Master Programs in Economics in Belgium 2017

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Master in Economics

HEC Liège Management School - University of Liège
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Liege

HEC-Management School (HEC Liège) trains creative managers who will be responsible for building the future of businesses and organizations in a cross-cultural world. In its peaks of excellence, HEC Liège carries out internationally recognized research, which is close to the economic world. HEC Liège is also active in economic development at the European trans-regional level. [+]

Best Masters in Economics in Belgium 2017. The Master’s degree in economics, available in two specializations, Economics and Finance and Economics and Society, offers you tools that are essential in order to analyze and understand the issues of local and global economics scientific knowledge and quantitative techniques in order to analyze economic, financial and social problems on the basis of observed facts and data. Large-scale digitalization and the appearance of massive data require increasingly quantitative management from companies, public administrations and non-governmental organizations. This training program for economists is one of the best adapted to this technological development. - a training program that is directed toward analysis and interpretation of data in order to make better decisions and forecasts; - a program based on the expertise of HEC in the following areas: regional economic development, competition and innovation, public economics and finance. - varied and attractive career opportunities. - Numerous studies have shown that training in economics is particularly sought after in the labor market in Belgium and abroad. - The digitalization of our economies enhances the attractiveness of this training program. Our graduates are recruited by banks and consulting companies in Brussels and Luxembourg, at the National Bank of Belgium, in private and public research centers and in public administrations. The specializations of the Master’s degree program in economics are taught entirely in English. HEC Liege also offers a 60 ECTS Master’s degree program in economics, organized in one year. [-]

Master of Business Economics (Leuven)

KU Leuven - University of Leuven
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master of Science in Business Economics programme emphasises the acquisition of fundamental knowledge and skills in an area of specialisation related to the corporate world. [+]

Education The Master of Science in Business Economics programme emphasises the acquisition of fundamental knowledge and skills in an area of specialisation related to the corporate world. By combining this programme with initial specialisations from the bachelor's programme, you will develop deeper insight into a broad range of fields and fine-tune your personal graduation profile. On completing this programme, you will be able to apply scientific frameworks independently and critically, allowing you to evolve continuously in a dynamic society. KU Leuven occupies a leading position in management and economic research and is highly ranked by the European Economic Association. Top-level research and education complement and strengthen each other. The Faculty of Economics and Business Alumni Association includes many leaders of industry, ensuring excellent career opportunities for our graduates. This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Profile You have an entrepreneurial personality with broad socio-economic interests. You are fascinated by the business world and would like to pursue a management career in strategy, international business or finance. To start this programme, students need a solid background in economics or business economics. They should have acquired the basic conceptual frameworks of diverse areas in business economics and have a sufficiently broad view on the general economic and social contexts in which business operates as well as on the human networks within these organisations. Specifically, students need: sufficient analytical skills which will allow them to complete advanced courses in management; background knowledge of other social scientific disciplines related to managerial sciences; sufficient knowledge of economics. Admission Requirements PRIOR EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Applicants should hold a university Bachelor's degree in Economics or Business Economics comparable to a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Business Economics or Business Engineering from the Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven, Campus Leuven (click here to have a look at the Bachelor of Business Economics from KU Leuven) They should have a solid background in macroeconomics, microeconomics, mathematics and statistics. During their prior education, applicants should have acquired the basic conceptual frameworks of diverse areas in business economics and have a sufficient broad view on the general economic and social contexts in which business operates and on the human networks within these organisations. Comparability is evaluated by the faculty on the basis of the required documents provided by the applicant through the official online application procedure. PROOF OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH All applicants have to submit a satisfactory score on one of the following internationally recognized test of English language proficiency: - TOEFL (minimum score 575 paper-based, 233 computer-based, 90 internet-based) - IELTS (minimum score 7) No other proficiency tests will be accepted. An exemption from TOEFL or IELTS is possible for applicants with a university degree or high school degree earned in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the USA: the certified degree and transcripts suffice, provided they confirm that the entire study was completed in English. OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS All applicants should provide the following documents: - Certified copies of transcripts, degrees and, if available, a ranking indication - A course description of all relevant courses - A letter of motivation written and signed by the applicant, explaining the choice for Leuven and for this particular programme - Two recommendation forms, filled out and signed, and mailed in a closed envelope signed over the lid by the referee to the Faculty of Economics and Business, Campus Leuven. Forms not provided in a closed envelope signed across the lid by the referee will be regarded as void. The recommendation forms can also be mailed directly by the referee to These documents suffice for applicants with a non-Belgian degree from - universities that have an exchange agreement with the Faculty of Economics and Business of KU Leuven, Campus Leuven click here) - universities that are in the global top 200 in the most recent THE or QS world university rankings Additional information is required for applicants from other universities as it is impossible for us to reliably assess the comparability. In those cases a GMAT- or GRE-result above the 75th percentile on the quantitative part is required. The faculty evaluates all applications and has the final say on the admissibility of the applicant, taking into account the relevant information. Application files will not be processed as long as they are incomplete. Objectives Building on previously acquired general economic knowledge and insights in business, the student is taught to judge complex business structures and propose creative solutions independently or in a team. He develops the skills to take on a management function in a company, he learns to fit decisions in with the whole structure of a company and assess strategic consequences for other departments of the company. He has a lot of specialised knowledge, but is also very versatile. The programme consists of a compulsory part, a major and a minor and a Master's Thesis. - The compulsory programme aims to lend the students insight into the strategic consequences of certain decisions. - The major lends depth in a sufficiently broadly defined functional area, which trains the student for a management position with a wide variety of tasks within this area. - The minor allows the student to choose between a further deepening of the area discussed in the major, or a broadening in other areas/disciplines. After graduation Graduates generally take up managerial and/or research positions in business, national and international institutions, and in managerial functions at universities. Given the variety of skills acquired, you will be highly sought-after by a wide range of companies (from small firms to multinational corporations) in a variety of positions and sectors in Belgium or abroad. You can pursue a career as: auditor entrepreneur consultant financial analyst financial manager project manager sales manager stockbroker This is only a small selection of the many options available to you. (Inter)national The Faculty of Economics and Business has close links with top business schools around the world, such as Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, University of Cardiff in the UK, Hanken in Finland, SKEMA Business School in France, the University of Illinois in the United States, the University of Sydney and the University of Adelaide in Australia, Queen's University in Canada, Tsinghua and Fudan University in China, PUC in Brazil, City University of Hong Kong and many more institutions both in Europe and overseas. For students MSc in Business Economics, the faculty offers an additional semester at one of these destinations after completing 2 semesters in Leuven. Make your experience truly international by studying in different parts of the world. Spotlight Our mission is to develop participants' critical, conceptual, problem-solving and decision-making skills. A master's degree from KU Leuven's Faculty of Economics and Business equips students with fundamental and conceptual knowledge and with analytical tools to cope effectively with the problems of the current and constantly changing business and economic environment. Adopting a research-based approach, the school focuses on the disciplines that underlie business operations and economic decisions. This enables its graduates to acquire the necessary skills and tools for coping with current and future challenges. [-]

Master in Economic and Social Policy - taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Mons

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. [+]

Best Masters in Economics in Belgium 2017. 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. The curricula offered by the Warocqué School of Business and Economics have been ISO-certified since 2003. This certification, which is identical to that used in the professional world, involves the various stakeholders in a process leading to continuous improvement in the quality of the education that is provided. This quality approach, with the student at its heart, incorporates support tools such as tutoring, mentoring and remediation, which allow for easier integration into the academic world and improve students’ success rates. Fully involved in the system, the students are regularly consulted in the quest for still higher levels of quality (satisfaction surveys, consultation on exam schedules, academic support, etc.). This approach, unique in higher education in the French Community, has been rewarded more than once with the “Walloon Quality Prize” (2007 and 2009). Key learning outcomes After completing this curriculum, students will be able to: develop research within the research departments of public institutions lead a department in a public company (La Poste, Electrabel, Belgacom, etc.) work in a federal, regional or local authority (province, town, municipality, public social assistance centre, police district, etc.) teach (higher secondary school certification, non-university higher education certification) apply interdisciplinary skills: independence, rigour, group work, oral presentations, research, etc. Various possibilities for employment also exist in the private sector. Occupational profiles of graduates The master’s degree in economic and social policy is a professional qualification, and enables direct entry into the world of work. Access to further studies The master’s degree in economic and social policy gives full access to the doctorate (including one year of doctoral training in a graduate school). Various advanced master’s degrees are also accessible, such as the advanced master’s in microfinance (run jointly with Paris-Sorbonne, ULB Brussels and Wageningen-UR). Mode of study Full time [-]

Master in Economics Research

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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 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 . [+]

Best Masters in Economics in Belgium 2017. 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 Business Economics

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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 [-]

2nd edition Master in Technologies for the Development of EU projects

European Academy for Education and Social Research
Online & Campus Combined Part time 4 months November 2017 Belgium Brussels

It provides the tools needed to become an expert in technologies for the development of the European Projects. [+]

The Master course is structured in six individual courses. Each course includes in-class lectures, workshops and interactive projects work on My Europa platform. The successful conclusion of all courses leads to the Professional Improvement Program that gives to the attendants a chance to put in practice the acquired knowledge, methodologies and techniques in order to develop opportunities for the hosting organisations and the entire community of partners. It is possible to apply for the full master programme or for the single courses. After the successful conclusion of all courses and the final online examination on the eAcademy, the students will obtain the diploma in Technologies for the Development of European projects and the European Projects Association Expert membership. The attendance of a single course leads to a certificate of participation.... [-]