Do you want to challenge your ability to develop research-based solutions for practical problems in a stimulating and competitive environment?
Double Degree LSM-UoC 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 of Science in Business Administration" from the University of Cologne.
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.
Double Degree Structure
If you apply through LSM, your home university will be the LSM, you will therefore spend your first year at LSM and your second year at UoC as your host university.
Although programmes are subject to change, you can check examples here below:
Students enrolled in a double degree LSM/UoC are required to write one single Master's thesis. Therefore the students will have to find two professors: one at LSM and one at UoC. 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. The Master's thesis will be written in English. A mandatory oral defense, by videoconference, will take place in front of at least the two professors.
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 : from October to beginnig of February (Exam period till end of February)
Spring Semester : end of March to mid-July (Exam period till end of July)
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 Cologne)
> Apply through UoC (if you are selected, UoC will be your home university; you will spend your first year at Cologne and your second one at LSM)