Double Degree LSM / AARHUS

Louvain-La-Neuve, Mons

Two leading universities offer a double degree for students searching to master the field of Business Innovation

Double Degree UCLouvain-LSM & Aarhus BSS in a nutshell

Standard period of study : 4 semesters, full time. Students enrolled in the programme will spend their first and fourth semesters at their home institution and the second and third semesters at the host institution.

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 ingénieur de gestion, à finalité spécialisée" from UCLouvain-LSM (legally titled in French, the programme is entirely in English) and "Master of Science in Social Sciences in Business Administration" from Aarhus BSS.

Fees : Tuition fees are paid at the "home" university, for the entire duration of the studies.

Double Degree Structure

DD students will spend 2 semesters at LSM (1st semester and 4th semester) and 2 semesters at Aarhus BSS (2nd and 3rd semesters). Although programmes are subject to change, you can check examples here below:

Master's Thesis

Students enrolled in a double degree LSM/AARHUS are required to write one single Master's thesis. Therefore the students will have to find two professors: one at LSM and one at AARHUS. One will be the main supervisor and the other one the reader.

Students enrolled into the double degree programme with Aarhus BSS as home university, follow the Aarhus BSS Master’s thesis procedures, guidelines and calendar. Students enrolled into the double degree with UCLouvain-LSM as home university, follow the UCLouvain-LSM Master’s thesis procedures, guidelines and calendar.

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.

The Master’s thesis counts towards 20 ECTS for the degree awarded by UCLouvain-LSM and towards 30 ECTS for the degree awarded by Aarhus BSS. For Aarhus BSS to issue the degree, students from UCLouvain-LSM must write a 10 ECTS research paper during their 3rd semester in Aarhus. The topic of the research paper should be related to that of the Master’s thesis. This will allow Aarhus BSS to recognise the full 30 ECTS package as equivalent to the 30 ECTS thesis at Aarhus BSS and issue the degree.

Academic Calendar

@ UCLouvain-LSM

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 September to December (Midterm exams in October / Ordinary exams in December and January / Retake exams in February)
Spring Semester : from February to May (Midterm exams in March / Ordinary exams in May and June / Retake exams in August)

How to Apply

> Apply through LSM (if you are selected, LSM will be your home university; you will spend your first and fourth semesters at LSM and your second and third semesters at Aarhus)

> Apply through AARHUS (Aarhus will be your home university. In the frame of this double degree, you will spend first and fourth semesters at Aarhus and your second and third semesters at LSM)

> Aarhus University
> BSS Faculty-double degrees
> BSS Key facts and figures 


> UCLouvain
> LSM faculty - double degrees
> LSM Key figures