Learning outcomes

The Master in Management prepares the graduate to meet the challenge of becoming a socially responsible professional with a transversal approach to the management professions.

The Master in Management is a programme that develops the transversal skills and expertise necessary for management functions in public or private, national or international, commercial or non-commercial organisations.

At the end of this programme (including an optional company work placement and foreign exchange), the graduate will have developed the skills and knowhow that will allow him to master the complex and varied issues that organisations encounter in management of occupations, skills and processes, whether at a strategic, tactical or operational level. He will also be specialised in one or more management functions: human management, marketing, finance, accounting, operations and logistics, e-business, etc.

At the end of this programme, the graduate will be:

> Responsible: capable of implementing socially responsible management practices in private or public organisations while taking account of the issues of international competition.

> A professional:

  • who has assimilated management theories and concepts for efficient, expert use in a professional setting; 
  • capable of locating organisations in their socio-economic and institutional context, understanding the interdependences between the organisation and the environment, and translating them into management decisions; 
  • who has developed in-depth skill in key management functions and their international aspects; 
  • capable of handling a wide variety of management problems, taking into account diverse economic, social and political environments.

Aware of the responsibility inherent to his profession, the graduate will have acquired the mindset of a critical participant, capable of making decisions in organisational environments by putting ethical and socially responsible management values at the centre of his concerns. He will have adopted an approach of continuous development that will allow him to be a professional demonstrating flexibility, capable of adapting and evolving positively in his environment.



The exit profile of the Master in Management graduate is specified by the LSM competency framework (https://uclouvain.be/en/faculties/lsm/competency-framework.html), with in particular:

  • an academic education centred on training in economics and management, with a transversal approach to management functions. 
  • priority given to the following skills: 
    o Acting as a socially responsible participant,
    o Mastering knowledge,
    o Acting in an international and multicultural context. 
  • a possibility of developing some of these skills in greater depth through his choice of options, tracks, Master's thesis, internship and exchange.

3. Research training

Students wishing to prepare for the completion of a Doctorate in Management or, more broadly, to learn the methods and domains in research, fundamental and applied, in management have the opportunity to follow the Specialized Focus. The Specialized Focus will develop the student's ability to:

  • Identify and locate the different epistemological paradigms characterizing the research in management
  • Master the specific methodological modelling approaches and/or empirical, qualitative/quantitative, and design a research platform

On successful completion of this programme, each student is able to :

1. Corporate citizenship: Act consciously, aware of their responsibilities, placing human and ethical considerations at the very heart of their thinking and actions.

1.1. Demonstrate independent reasoning, look critically and consciously at acquired knowledge (both academic and common sense) and managerial practices, in light of emerging circumstances and their outcomes.
1.2. Decide and act by incorporating ethical and humanistic values, integnty, respect for the laws and conventions, solidarity and civic action, and sustainable development.
1.3. Decide and act responsibly, while taking into account the social, economic and environmental, sometimes antinomic, outcomes in the short, medium and long term, for the various stakeholders.

2. Knowledge and Reasoning: Master an active and integrated command of a multidisciplinary body of knowledge (content, methods. models, conceptual frameworks) essential to act expertly in the various areas of management.

2.1. Master the core knowledge of each area of management.
2.2. Master highly specific knowledge in one or two areas of management: advanced and current research-based knowledge and methods.
2.3. Articulate the acquired knowledge from different areas of management.
2.4. Activate and apply the acquired knowledge accordingly to solve a problem.
2.5. Contribute to the development and advancement of the management field.

3. A scientific and systematic approach: Analyze and resolve problems in multidisciplinary and complex management situations using a scientific and systematic approach.

3.1. Conduct a clear, structured, analytical reasoning by applying, and eventually adapting, scientifically based conceptual frameworks and models, to define and analyze a problem.
3.2. Collect, select and analyze relevant information using rigorous, advanced and appropriate methods.
3.3. Consider problems using a systemic and holistic approach: recognize the different aspects of the situation and their interactions in a dynamic process.
3.4. Perceptively synthesize the essential elements of a situation, demonstrating a certain conceptual distance, to diagnose and identify pertinent conclusions.
3.5. Produce, through analysis and diagnosis, implementable solutions in context and identify priorities for action.

4. Innovation ad Entrepreneurship: Innovate, initiate and lead change.

4.1. Identify new opportunities, propose creative and useful ideas in situations that require new strategic approaches, break with existing models and paradigms, promote progress and change.
4.2. Initiate, develop and implement ideas around a new product, service, process or organizational structure, having evaluated the risks and remain pragmatic.
4.3. Integrate, collaborate and actively drive forward collective actions for change, and diffuse for social awareness.
4.4. Reflect on and improve the content, processes and goals of professional practices.

5. Work effectively in an international and multicultural environment: Work as an interface between stakeholders with different rationales, belief systems, training, nationalities, cultures ...

5.1. Understand the inner workings of an organization: develop a global approach and integrate the internal logic used, within the organization.
5.2. Position and understand the functioning of an organization, in its local and international socio-economic dimensions and identify the associated strategic issues and operational decisions.
5.3. Understand and establish their own role and scope for action, in the overall operation of the organization, while liaising with the various internal and external stakeholders.

6. Teamwork and leadership: Integrate and work in a team, exercise enlightened leadership within the group.

6.1. Work in a team: join in and collaborate with team members. Be open and take into consideration the different points of view and ways of thinking, manage differences and conflicts constructively, accept diversity.
6.2. Work in a team: join in and collaborate with team members. Be open and take into consideration the different points of view and ways of thinking, manage differences and conflicts constructively, accept diversity.

7. Project Management: Define and manage a project to completion, taking into account the objectives, resources and constraints that characterize the project environment.

7.1. Analyse a project within its environment and define the expected outcomes: identify what is at stake, the required outcomes and the environmental constraints; clearly define the project objectives and associate the performance indicators.
7.2. Organize, manage and control the process: structure and schedule the tasks, identify and allocate human and material resources, coordinate, delegate and supervise the tasks; take into account the anticipated constraints and risks.
7.3. Make decisions and take responsibility for them in an uncertain world: take initiatives and act, anticipate and be proactive, show discernment and good judgment and be prepared to make quick decisions, taking into account multiple factors and uncertainties; accept the risks and consequences of decisions.

8. Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Communicate, converse effectively and convincingly with the stakeholders.

8.1. Express a clear and structured message, both orally and in writing in their mother tongue, in English and ideally, in a third language, adapted to the audience and using context specific communication standards.
8.2. Interact and discuss effectively and respectfully with diverse stakeholders (supervisors, peers, colleagues, clients... ) in face-to­face and group contexts, using both verbal and nonverbal communication skills: demonstrate the ability to listen, empathize, be assertive, provide and accept constructive criticism.
8.3. Persuade and negotiate: understand the needs and viewpoints of others, put forward their reasoning in an appropriate, relevant and persuasive manner, able to bring out points of agreement, even in antagonistic situations.

9. Personal and professional development: Display self-knowledge and independence, able to adapt quickly to new situations and involve positively.

9.1. Independent self-starter: set priorities, anticipate and plan work activities within time constraints, rigorous, structured and thorough, even in changing, uncertain environments or crisis.
9.2. Self-awareness and self-control: be aware of and manage their own emotions, able to be objective about their work and behaviour, and recognize their own strengths and weaknesses, accept them and use them in a professional manner.
9.3. Self-motivation: be capable of creating a project in line with their own values and aspirations, confident and motivated in managing the implementation of the project, and persevere in difficult situations.

Quick study, lifelong learner: quickly and independently assimilate new information and skills needed to evolve in their professional environment, learn from successes and errors in the spirit of lifelong learning.