Double Degree LSM / NOVA

Louvain-La-Neuve, Mons

Do you want to focus your career towards a specialisation in Finance, Management or Economics?

Double Degree LSM-Nova SBE in a nutshell

Standard period of study : 4 semesters, full time

Start : Fall semester (mid-September at LSM)

Language : English

Degrees awarded : Double degree student who has completed the required credits of each university will obtain two degrees, one from each university: the "Master en sciences de gestion, à finalité spécialisée" OR "Master en ingénieur de gestion, à finalité spécialisée" from the Louvain School of Management (legally titled in French, the programme is entirely in English) and "Master in Economics" OR "International Master in Finance" OR "Master in Finance" OR "International Master in Management" OR "Master in Management" from the Nova SBE.

The NOVA's International Masters are accesible under certain conditions:
1/ Language certification : English language minimum level C1 (mandatory), Second foreign language minimum level B1 (or mother tongue)*, Third foreign language minimum level B1 (mandatory if English is not the mother tongue)*. If a candidate has two mother tongues, they must request the “Honour Statement for Bilingual Candidates”. *Candidates can be admitted with an A2 level for the second/third foreign language but by the end of their program they must provide the B1 certificate.
Should a student not comply with this graduation requirement, (s)he must enrol for an additional paid semester at Nova SBE and complete the language certification.
2/ Internationalization requirement : Already Fulfilled, as the student will be doing a Double Degree Programme
3/ Submission of a Motivational Video to be analysed by Nova SBE: 4-minute video (max.) explaining how and where the candidate sees themself in 5 years in terms of professional career

The international master is not mandatory but we do recommended it if your can meet the conditions. Otherwise you will enroll in the regular "Master in Finance" or "Master in Management".

Fees : Tuition fees are paid at the "home" university, for the entire duration of the studies. Administrative fees might be required at the "host" university.


Pauline Mauclet, LSM/NOVA 2014-2016: "At the Nova School of Business and Economics, I was taught by some of the best professors I have met during my studies and learned to apply the quantitative research methods I am now using as a research consultant in monitoring and evaluation (M&E)."

Double Degree Structure

DD students will spend 1 year at LSM and one year at Nova SBE. Although programmes are subject to change, you can check examples here below:

Master's thesis

Students enrolled in a double degree LSM/NOVA are required to write one individual Master's thesis. Therefore the students will have to find two professors: one at LSM and one at NOVA. One will be the main supervisor and the other one the reader.
Students usually start their work for the Master's thesis already during the first year (or second year depending if the supervisor is from home or host university). The Master's thesis will be written in English. A mandatory oral defense will take place, by videoconference, in front of at least the two professors.
Please note that, in the double degree NOVA-LSM, it is not allowed to do a Master's thesis in group.

Academic Calendar


Fall Semester : from mid-September to mid-end December (Official exam session of fall semester courses in January).
Spring Semester : from end January/beginning of February to mid-end May (incl. 2-week spring break) (Official exam session of spring semester courses in June).
Resit exam session from mid-August to beginnig of September.


Fall Semester : Mid-end August to mid-end December (incl. exam session)
Spring Semester : Mid-end January to mid-end May (incl. exam session)

How to Apply

> Apply through LSM (if you are selected, LSM will be your home university; you will spend your first year at LSM and your second one at NOVA)

> Apply through NOVA (if you are selected, NOVA will be your home university; you will spend your first year at NOVA and your second one at LSM)



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