Programme structure

The 120 Master's degree in Business Engineering includes the following four elements:
  1. Core subjects worth 30 credits
    It includes the master's thesis (20 credits) as well as an internship (10 credits) which can be linked (or not) to the master's thesis.
  2. A professional focus worth 30 credits,
    In-depth study of the distinctive disciplines of the engineer: Performance Management, Data Analytics applied in Business, Technological and Quantitative Project,...
    The professional focus courses are given during the six first weeks (Part 1) of each term.
  3. A major worth 30 credits,
    Spread over the two terms, it enables the student to specialise in a domain e.g. Supply Chain Management, Financial Engineering, International Finance, Business Analytics, Decision Marketing...
    The student has access to the majors offered on the two sites of the Louvain School of Management : Louvain-la-Neuve and Mons.
    The courses of the majors are given during the six last weeks (Part 2) of each term.

    > Detailed description (objectives, carreer opportunities,...) of the majors offered in the Master in Business Engineering
  4. An exchange of 30 credits or an option and LSM courses (30 credits)
    For the Annual Block 2, the student has either the opportunity to follow courses on exchange in one of the 145 partner universities of the Louvain School of Management or to continue its specialisation by taking an option of 3 courses as well as LSM courses.


Four different areas of training which can be accessed after they have been selected:

CEMS Master's in International Management - CEMS MIM

The LSM is the sole partner in Belgium of this network which brought together the best European management schools and various partners from outside Europe. This elite programme is designed to train future leaders of multinational and global companies.  

Interdisciplinary programme in Entrepreneurship - CPME

This programme brings together students from different faculties at UCL and provides them with the analytical tools to help them understand business processes, start or take on businesses of different kinds and to develop business projects within existing organisations.

International Business programme - IB

This programme is designed for students who wish to pursue an international career. By combining a dedicated major, courses taken on exchange and a 6-month internship outside Europe in a company (multinational, SME, NGO,...), it promotes an open-minded approach, intercultural awareness, adaptability and pro-activity, all of which are vital for work in an international context.Students selected into the IB Programme spend their entire Annual Block 2 abroad.

Double degree - DD & DDD

By gaining 60 credits courses at LSM, approximatively 40 credits from one of the DD partner universities and a master's thesis worth 20 credits common to both institutions, students are awarded two Masters' degrees, one from the LSM and the other from the partner university:

  • Universität zu Köln (Cologne, Germany)
  • Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (Bergen, Norway)
  • Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • University of Economics Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania)
  • Aix-Marseille Université (Aix-Marseille, France)
  • KU Leuven (Leuven, Belgium)
  • Instituto Superior Técnico - Technical University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal)

A "Dedicated Double Degree", DDD focus on Environmental issues and Supply Chain Management, exclusively offered by LSM and NHH.


If you hold a second cycle university degree or a Bachelor degree equivalent to the Business Engineering degree (i.e. minimum 240 credits), you can access directly the second year of the master 120 in Business Engineering. This programme will include, depending on the credits accorded, a minimum of 60 and a maximum of 75 credits.

For a programme-type, and regardless of the focus, options/or elective courses selected, this master will carry a minimum of 120 credits divided over two annual units, corresponding to 60 credits each.