At Louvain-la-Neuve
120 credits - 2 years
Day schedule - In English
Programme acronym: GEST2M
Francophone Certification Framework : 7
Dissertation/Graduation Project : YES
Internship : YES
Activities in English: YES
Activities in other languages : NO
Activities on other sites : optional


The Master’s 120 credits in Management is a two-year programme that is intended to strengthen the managerial abilities of students who, on top of their training in management, economics, and quantitative methods, also have a background in social sciences (sociology, law, psychology, anthropology, philosophy, political science).

Your profile

  • You have a Bachelor's degree in economics and/or management;
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in another social science with a minor in management and you wish to strengthen your managerial skills;
  • You wish to become an ethical and community-minded leader;
  • You are motivated by entrepreneurial drive and a desire to learn how to work effectively in a team;
  • You are looking for a high-quality education, based on solid scientific knowledge, in all management fields;
  • You seek to develop concrete in-company experience and participate in the management of complex and innovative projects;
  • You wish to develop your skills in the management of organisations.

Your future job

The Master’s 120 credits in Management aims at developing competent leaders who are:

  • Ethical and community-minded – that is, people who care about broader society, are willing to undertake cultural change for more ethical and sustainable developments, and can contribute to the common good by participating in the design of new political governance;
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative – that is, people who are willing and able to launch innovative projects, solve complex problems by adopting a systemic perspective, and change business norms;
  • Responsible and inspiring – that is, people who are free, talented and respectful of the talents of others, profoundly honest and tolerant, and also clear-sighted and dynamic personalities.

Our graduates can access the highest corporate management positions in multiple sectors. Besides consultancy, auditing, banking, sales, and retail, graduates in Management are often found in positions related to marketing, people management, or corporate social responsibility.

Your programme

The programme of the Master's 120 credits in Management is composed of the following four components:

  • Core training. All master’s students must complete focus courses that equip them with the necessary knowledge and competences to achieve excellence and ethics in management in today’s challenging world. Through these courses, students acquire a broad and solid grasp of the two forces that are deeply reshaping our society and economy – Green Transition and Digital Transformation – whilst being provided with the appropriate set of methods and guiding principles – Complexity Management and Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Business exposure. Students get acquainted with the practical business environment in several ways. In the first term of the programme, students achieve a Consulting Project under the joint supervision of professors and practitioners; the aim is to solve a real business problem and, thereby, to acquire a hands-on learning experience. In the fourth term, students must complete an internship of a minimum of 60 consecutive days. Two seminars also expose students to Current Managerial Issues (through testimonies of high-profile executives) and equip them with Relational and Managerial Competences.
  • Specialized training. Students acquire in-depth education in some field of management by choosing a Major, that is, a group of five connected courses that focus on a given subject (finance, marketing, people management, …) or topic (European business, consumer insights, corporate social responsibility, …). Students also hone their knowledge of a specific management issue through the autonomous, critical, and rigorous research they perform for the completion of their Master's thesis.
  • International exposure. To prepare students for the global environment in which they will evolve, our programmes propose several ways for strengthening their flexibility, intercultural skills, and open-mindedness. Our Exchange Programme allows students to spend the third term of the programme in one of our 130+ partner universities throughout the world. Students who cannot seize this opportunity take a dedicated set of courses – including Cross-cultural Management and Language courses. Students in the Master's 120 credits in Management can also apply to prime international tracks, namely the CEMS Master in International Management (exclusive entry point in Belgium) and an array of double degree programmes. Students are also regularly presented with global managerial issues and brought into contact with international organizations through a large array of activities.