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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 2018 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 2017/2018. 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 2018 Belgium Brussels

It all starts with a heart for business and a passion for football. The IFBI offers participants a unique executive master to specialize in 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 2017/2018. 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.–. [-]

Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship (AMIE)

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

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

The Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is aimed at young graduates who want to think and act as entrepreneurs and become innovative leaders. In fact, the emergence of new technologies and the broadening of global markets create continuous opportunities for new business development and challenge the established market positions. COURSE OBJECTIVES These are only some of the competencies which the Master aims at developing in candidates: Learn how to develop a new business idea from the concept design to the execution. Learn to introduce and manage innovations in a cost-effective and sustainable way. Identify new market and social opportunities for new and existing businesses. Build your own personal network 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 corporate project. During these... [-]

Master in General Management

HEC Management School - University of Liège
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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. [+]

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

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

LLM Master in International and European Law

Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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 Business Engineering

Louvain School of Management
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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 2017/2018. 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... [-]

CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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.... [-]


Master in Global Supply Chain Management

Antwerp Management School
Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 Belgium Antwerp

This program aims at providing insight in global supply chains to young professionals, who have little to no experience in logistics and supply chain management. You are prepared to manage global and complex supply chains. [+]

Master of Global Supply Chain Management

The logistics sector is increasingly expanding worldwide and supply chain functions are swiftly gaining in importance in international companies. Graduates can substantially broaden their view of employment opportunities both in terms of functionality and sector, and up their chances of worldwide career progress and employability.

Why follow this program at Antwerp Management School?

This program aims at providing insight in global supply chains to young professionals, who have little to no experience in logistics and supply chain management. You are prepared to manage global and complex supply chains. 

Eduniversal Master Ranking 2016-2017:... [-]


Master – Ingénieur Commercial

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

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

This program is taught entirely in French.

Master in Business EngineeringThis master's degree is the logical extension of the bachelor degree in Business engineering. Two specific specialization majors have been implemented for future business engineers. Moreover, students round off this training by choosing one minor.In addition to the common 'core' 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.... [-]


Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Vlerick Business School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Belgium Leuven Ghent Brussels + 2 more

You have the ideas - we’ll teach you how to think and act like an innovative entrepreneur! Today’s business world is constantly changing and management strategies need to be redefined non-stop. [+]

Masters in Belgium 2017/2018. You have the ideas - we’ll teach you how to think and act like an innovative entrepreneur! Today’s business world is constantly changing and management strategies need to be redefined non-stop. So, companies are looking for people who can generate new ideas, apply frameworks and respond to this changing environment. This programme teaches you how to identify and manage new business opportunities. It’s the gateway to a career as an innovative leader in any kind of company- a large consultancy firm, a multinational, or your own business. During the discruption tour to Silicon Valley you'll get the chance to visit innovative companies, investors and incubators. Financial Times: We’re ranked No. 9 worldwide in the Financial Times’ MBA ranking for Entrepreneurship. This programme takes place in Leuven, one of Belgium’s most vibrant university towns and a high-tech hotspot in Europe. Our partner University (KU Leuven) is considered the second most innovative European university, behind Imperial College London, in a 2015 ranking by press agency Reuters. KU Leuven is ranked 16th worldwide. Programme Content In the first part of the programme you'll get a broad view on all management domains. Starting with a crash course on management essentials, you then move on to the core subjects. Throughout the different modules you'll be faced with numerous action learning challenges and personal development exercises. Throughout the year you'll work with your team on developing your own new business idea during the start-up accelerator. Experienced coaches will help and challenge you... [-]

LLM in International and European Law

Ghent University Law School
Campus Full time 10 months September 2018 Belgium Ghent

The LLM programme in European Law is dedicated to the legal environment of the European Union. That environment consists of EU law as such, but also of international law and of member state [+]

The LLM in International and European Law offers the broadest spectrum of options available for students with an international career or research orientation. It allows students to handpick courses from a wealth of topics of European (EU) or international relevance, enabling an educational programme tailored to their personal interests and career needs. Ghent University Law School has a wide array of English language courses on a great variety of European and international law issues. The LLM programme provides students with the opportunity to design their own course of studying accordance with their career priorities. It enables them to gain expertise on many relevant and topical issues of international law. For students seeking to broadly develop their skills and knowledge for a career with an international dimension, this programme offers the best possible personal preparation. While enabling students to focus on particular subjects of interest, it also fully accommodates the needs of those students who seek a general European and international law education. With its combination of academic and practical skills modules, the programme prepares students for the international professional life that is increasingly the reality of law professionals all over the world. NOTE: The application process for the academic year 2017-2018 will be open from 1 October 2016. [-]

Master in Liberal Studies

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

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

Masters in Belgium 2017/2018. 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 Industrial Engineering

Robert Schuman College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. [+]

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 Fashion & Design Management

MODESIGN ACADEMY
Campus Full time 6 - 12 months September 2018 Belgium Brussels

Executive Master in Fashion & Design Management is for you if you’ve always dreamt of working in fashion, luxury or in the design sector. [+]

Masters in Belgium 2017/2018. Executive Master in Fashion & Design Management Executive Master in Fashion & Design Management is for you if… You’ve always dreamt of working in fashion, luxury or in the design sector You currently work in fashion & design sector but want to boost your career You are a designer and need hel[ to develop your business It is an exclusive opportunity to acquire the right expertise in Fashion & Design Management in Brussels Registration is opened to designers or managers with or without experience Intimate classes of 25 students focus on the goals of each Knowledge and expertise acquired during the year is validated after each module by team or individual work NB: the Academy management is entitled to cancel the Executive Master classes if the number of students is not reached. Have a look at the program, at the conditions and contacts if you are interested. Outcomes At the end of the 12 months, the student: is able to integrate the industry at any position depending of its background, internship, attitude and work commitment has a national and international network ensuring the development of its career knows how to management an idea into real product has global overview of all the aspects regarding brand management knows how to elaborate a strategy and put it into action knows how to work with people having different skills in a team spirit attitude [-]