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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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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 2017/2018. 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.–. [-]

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... [-]

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 2017/2018. 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.... [-]


Master in Management

Louvain School of Management
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Louvain-la-Neuve

This master is designed to prepare for management positions in private and public organisations. It develops students’ abilities to integrate the theories and concepts of management for their effective and controlled application in a professional universe; situate organisations in their socio-economic and institutional context, in order to understand the interdependencies between organisation and environment and translate them into management decisions; integrate the realities of international competition into "socially responsible" management practices. [+]

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? This master is designed to prepare for management positions in private and public organisations. It develops students’ abilities to: integrate the theories and concepts of management for their effective and controlled application in a professional universe; situate organisations in their socio-economic and institutional context, in order to understand the interdependencies between organisation and environment and translate them into management decisions; integrate the realities of international competition into "socially responsible" management practices. WE OFFER Professional focus courses in the field of management with in-depth study of the distinctive disciplines of the manager: Management Control, Finance, Marketing, Strategy and Human Resources; A course on corporate social responsibility as well as a seminar on topical issues in economics and management; Majors: each made up of three courses. These option courses enable students to specialize in one or two fields of management, either in a particular discipline or in a multidisciplinary field: Marketing (EN-FR), Finance and Accounting (EN-FR), Innovation Management (EN), European Business (EN), E-Business (EN), Management Research (EN), Entrepreneurship (EN-FR), Human Resource Management (EN-FR) An optional international exchange (or elective courses at LSM An internship and a final master’s thesis. OUR INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: This master offers: -> 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 to a... [-]

Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship (AMIE)

MIP Politecnico di Milano School of Management
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Belgium 2017/2018. 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 with managers, investors, designers, entrepreneurs, incubators, and consultants from different industries and countries. Build managerial and organizational skills, and your capability to work in team. RANKINGS Eduniversal Best Masters and MBA Rankings 2016-17 Advanced Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Ranked N°60 out of Top 100 (Global Ranking) in Entrepreneurship, Worldwide PROGRAMME STRUCTURE The course is entirely taught in English and has a duration of 12 months starting in September, 6 months held at MIP, Milan and 6 months held at Solvay, Brussels. Over the program, participants will take part in two major projects: The ‘New Venture Lab’, where they will have to act as an entrepreneur to create a business model of start-up from scratch; The ‘The Consulting Skills and Field Project’, where they will have to act as a team member of a new... [-]

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. [+]

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 the partner universities and... [-]

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 ... [+]

Masters in Belgium 2017/2018. 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... [-]

Advanced Master in Quantitative Finance

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2017 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. Join the online information sessions on Solvay Advanced Masters next March 21-22-23, 2017! Register at http://coms.solvay.edu/am-online-infosession

10 PARADIGMS

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 ... [-]

LLM in International Business Law

Ghent University Law School
Campus Full time 10 months September 2017 Belgium Ghent

The LLM in International Business Law is a flagship programme for students seeking to specialise in the [+]

Masters in Belgium 2017/2018. The LLM in International Business Law is a flagship programme for students seeking to specialise in the international legal aspects of business practice in our globalising world. While allowing a degree of personal choice, it steers students towards the key legal building blocks of international business law, guaranteeing an advanced degree with real added value in a business-oriented career. The Ghent LLM in International Business Law allows students to gain in-depth knowledge about all practice areas and is aimed at future or already experienced lawyers and in-house counsel dealing with commercial, corporate, securities and banking legal issues, as well as international economic law. Built around the renowned Financial Law Institute, the programme combines the expertise of its professors with that of experienced practitioners in areas like M&A, Intellectual Property and Arbitration, to bring you hands-on experience. All courses in the LLM focus either on EU-wide regulation or use a comparative law approach. The programme is ideally suited for students from outside the EU who need a thorough background in EU regulation and for those from within the EU who want to escape the provincial study of national law. NOTE: The application process for the academic year 2017-2018 will be open from 1 October 2016. [-]

LL.M. in International Business Law

Université libre de Bruxelles - ULB
Campus Full time 9 months October 2017 Belgium Brussels

The LL.M. is designed for students who wish to take full advantage of the extraordinary range of opportunities offered in Brussels, the capital of Europe. [+]

The LL.M. is a full-time program which runs from October to June. The courses are divided into two semesters, with exams held in January and June. The students are also entitled to a second session of exams held in late August – beginning of September. The LL.M. candidates who successfully complete the program are awarded a Certificate of LL.M. in International Business Law from the Université libre de Bruxelles (University of Brussels, ULB), which is recognized by the competent Belgian Academic Authorities (Communauté française) within the framework of the program of continuous education. The LL.M. is designed for students who wish to take full advantage of the extraordinary range of opportunities offered in Brussels, the capital of Europe. The program includes visits to the institutions of the European Union (European Commission, Council and Parliament) which are headquartered in Brussels. The LL.M. is part of the program offering of the University of Brussels (Université libre de Bruxelles, or “ULB”), one of the leading universities in Europe, with 25.000 students, 32% of which come from outside of Belgium. The LL.M. courses are taught on the Solbosch Campus, which is the main and largest campus of the university, situated in the Brussels-Capital Region. The campus is located in the vicinity of the European Institutions. ULB offers extraordinary extra-curriculum and co-curricular activities, including lectures, workshops, internships, career events and social activities. Some of these activities are integrated with our academic program. The LL.M. is open to students from across the globe who hold a... [-]

Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Antwerp Management School
Campus Full time 10 months August 2018 Belgium Antwerp

This Master program breeds corporate innovators to take on this task. The program is a balanced mix between learning state-of the art knowledge on innovation strategy and management and a hands-on lab where you will apply corporate entrepreneurial tools in a real-life setting with business games and entrepreneurial boot camps. You will experience how to start up a corporate venture. You will develop the creative mind-set and the innovation capabilities of an entrepreneurial leader. [+]

Master of Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The systematic introduction of innovation in companies is considered to be one of the most important challenges of the future. Innovation has become a crucial tool for creating competitive advantage on a global scale. Entrepreneurship and innovation are crucial to create a competitive advantage on a global scale. Innovation is the process of turning opportunities into new ideas and turning these ideas into marketable products and processes. This Master program breeds corporate innovators to take on this task. The program is a balanced mix between learning state-of the art knowledge on innovation strategy and management and a hands-on lab where you will apply corporate entrepreneurial tools in a real-life setting with business games and entrepreneurial boot camps. You will experience how to start up a corporate venture. You will develop the creative mind-set and the innovation capabilities of an entrepreneurial leader.... [-]


Master – Ingénieur Commercial

ICHEC Brussels Management School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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' programme, 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 programme will qualify as «Master in Business Engineering».Beware that the programme is only available in French.... [-]


Master in Computer Engineering and Management - taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Mons + 1 more

The Computer Science, Management and Engineering course programme responds to two essential requirements of our time: on the one hand, the ever-growing need to computerise businesses, and on the other hand the need to manage activities more and more efficiently. [+]

Masters in Belgium 2017/2018. This program is taught in FRENCH. This master is organised in daytime and in part-time. The Computer Science, Management and Engineering course programme responds to two essential requirements of our time: on the one hand, the ever-growing need to computerise businesses, and on the other hand the need to manage activities more and more efficiently. Engineers have natural skills placing them at the forefront of computer science. They also have the ability to make a rational and methodical contribution to business management. Profile of the programme The courses focus on business management: human resources and communication, marketing, financial analysis and economic and financial calculations, managing innovation, team building, etc. management mathematics and operational research: mathematical programming, stochastic models of operational research, decision-making and management support, computer-aided manufacturing, etc. computer science: programming methodology and languages, databases, software engineering, artificial intelligence, system security and administration, etc. Personal assignments play a central part in the students’ training. They allow them to implement the scientific concepts taught in lectures and to acquire those skills gained mainly by experience, such as groupwork, leadership, time and deliverables management, conflict management, autonomy, … Therefore half of the programme is dedicated to guided personal projects linked to research fields in the Computer Engineering and Management specialism (decision-making, optimization, artificial vision, grid computing, innovation management, creativity). Students may complete part of their Master’s course (6 months) in other universities, such as Barcelona, Poznan, Dublin, … within the framework of the Erasmus exchange programme or a... [-]