The CEMS program at LSM is only open to students who will enroll in the 2-year Master in CEMS-Business Engineering (INGE2MS/G) or CEMS-Management (GEST2MS/GE) after being selected for CEMS MIM. The CEMS MiM is fully integrated in both of our Masters. Please note: the CEMS MIM starts in September of the first year of the Master.
At LSM we facilitate CEMS local-international student network and integration through the following common CEMS curriculum elements which include: 1 academic terms abroad in a different CEMS Schools (a few students will have the opportunity to do 2 terms abroad), an international internship, core courses, block seminar, skill seminars and a business project.
CEMS Master Business Engineering (INGE2MS/G)
CEMS Master Management (GEST2MS/GE)
Please note: the internship is a compulsory part of your LSM Master's degree (min 12 consecutive weeks in a full-time position and counts for 10 ECTS). CEMS Students have to achieve their internship during the 2nd part of Term 2 of their Annual Block 1 (after Q2 Part 1 evaluation week).
To apply for the CEMS MIM programme at LSM, you are only required to provide proof of proficiency in English (entry requirement). However, all CEMS MIM students need to graduate with competences in at least three languages (exit requirements).
1st language: English (C1 oral and written, entry requirement)
Can be validated through any of the following:
- Mother tongue honour statement
- TOEFL iBT: min. 100
- IELTS Academic test: min. 7.0
- Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): min. B grade
- Cambridge Business English Certificate (BEC): min. higher B grade
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): min C1 level
- A Bachelor's diploma entirely taught in English from an English speaking country or in a CEMS or EQUIS/AACSB accredited institution
2nd language (min B1 oral and written, exit requirement)
3rd language (elementary level or up, exit requirement)
2nd and 3rd languages can be any other language and can be validated through the following:
- Approved Commercial language courses at CEMS accredited cultural institutes such as the ''Goethe Institute'' or ''Alliance Francaise''.
- Elementary level language courses (A1, A2, B1) must have a minimum of 5 ECTS or 60 contact hours.
- Certain combinations of similar languages will not be allowed to fulfil the requirements. These are Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian/Montenegrin/Slovenian, Czech/Slovak, Danish/Swedish/Norwegian, Danish/Faroese, Dutch/Flemish/Frisian/Afrikaans, German/Luxembourgischer, Russian/Ukrainian/Belarusian, Russian/Kazak, Spanish/Catalan, Spanish/Galician .
- CEMS accredited language courses, certificates and tests have a finite validity depending on the level achieved. The reference date to take into account is the first day of your CEMS MIM year (2nd year of Master at LSM):
- C2/C1: eternal validity
- B2: 5 years
- B1/A2/A1: 2 years
LSM created an online diagnostic tool that helps you know if you already meet the CEMS language requirements and gives you the adequate options in case you do not.
CEMS Skill Seminars
CEMS (Soft) Skill Seminars are training seminars in practical skills. They are essential to kick-start an efficient professional career and fundamental to easily adjust to an international management environment.
In order to graduate, CEMS Students have to attend at least 4 Skill Seminar days in total (2 ECTS) (1 day = 8 hours = 0.5 ECTS)
Click here for a full list of CEMS Soft Skill Seminars offered at LSM.
The academic year at LSM is composed of 2 terms, each split into two parts (Part 1 & Part 2) :
- Fall term going from September to December with exam session in January
- Part 1 : the 8 first weeks of the term (incl. integration and evaluation week)
- Part 2 : the 6 last weeks of the term
- Spring term going from February to May with exam session in June
- Part 1 : the 7 first weeks of the term (incl. evaluation week)
- Part 2 : the 8 last weeks of the term (incl. 2 weeks of Easter holidays)
All courses are given on a period of 6 weeks:
- Courses from part 1 may end with an exam after the 6 weeks of lecture (on week 7) or during the January exam session
- Courses from part 2 have their exams scheduled during the June exam session automatically
More information and contact
CEMS Academic Director
CEMS Program Manager (room A015)
CEMS Corporate Affairs Manager (room A016)
CEMS Incoming Officer (room A001)
Cems Club Belgium
CEMS OFFICES : rooms A015 & A016 (groundfloor, corridor A)
Louvain School of Management - UCLouvain
Building "Collège des Doyens" (number 34 on the map)
Place des Doyens 1
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve - Belgium
Where is LSM situated?
LSM is located near the centre of Louvain-la-Neuve:
You can also check this map with places students will have to go to when they arrive in Belgium.
By plane :
Fly to Brussels National Airport (Zaventem):
The National Tourist Information Office, situated in the luggage hall of the airport, can help you and provide useful information about getting to Louvain-la-Neuve. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Brussels National Airport (Zaventem) is linked to Brussels by a train service: 4 trains/hour between 5.30 a.m. and 12 p.m. during weekdays and between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. during weekends. Ask for a ticket to "Louvain-la-Neuve" and get off at the station Brussels Nord (a 12-15 min. ride). Take the Brussels-Namur-Luxemburg line (trains every half hour, weekend included), get off at Ottignies (about 35 min.) and switch to a train to Louvain-la-Neuve (about 8 min.). Some trains go straight from Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve but take more time.
Timetables are available on the web site of the SNCB or by phone (+32/2/555.25.25).
Fly to Brussels South Charleroi Airport:
At the airport, go to the Ryanair help desk and ask for a combined ticket bus/train to Louvain-la-Neuve.
Bus connections are organised according to flight arrivals and departures (every half hour to Charleroi station and return). Take the bus to Charleroi station, from where you can continue by train to Louvain-la-Neuve.
By train :
At the "Louvain-la-Neuve Université" station follow the signs marked "Auditoires Montesquieu" (via the "Grand Rue" and then on the left at the small street named "Ruelle de la Lanterne Magique"). The LSM building is on your left-hand side.
By bus :
Get off at the stop "Terminal Bus TEC". The Place des Doyens is across the square (building number 34 on the map above.)
By car :
Take the E411 motorway Bruxelles-Namur-Luxembourg. Exit at 8A marked "Louvain-la-Neuve". At the roundabout, take the second exit "Centre Urbain" and follow the parking signs "Grand-Place". (There is a charge for the parking) Parking Plan.
By taxi :