In 2017, LSM completely reviewed the structure of its 120 ECTS Master's programmes. As a result, classes are now given in 6-week blocks. This new structure is coupled with an active pedagogy in order to help students in developing the management skills required to meet the current and future challenges of the job market, as described in our referential learning framework, the LSM compass (see here).
Our school offers two Master’s degrees:
- Master’s in Management (MM)
- Master’s in Business Engineering (MBE)
The Master's in Management (MM) prepares for management positions in private and public organization. It is intended to develop the students abilities to integrate management theories and concepts, to place organization in their socio-economic and institutional context, and to integrate the challenges of international competition into "socially responsible" management practices.
The Master's in Business Engineering (MBE) is intended to strengthen the managerial abilities of students having a background in sciences (physics, chemistry, computer sciences, etc.) and technologies (energy, electronics and telecommunications, mechanical engineering and processes, etc.) in addition to their training in economics, management and quantitative methods. Courses offered solely for this Master's degree are reserved for students with a Bachelor's degree in management engineering or for students with equivalent skills in quantitative method.
New organization of terms, focus on employability and languages, smaller classes, emphasis on active pedagogy, continuous evaluation, simplification and coherence of the course structure at the two sites (LLN and Mons), more distinction between the Master in Management and the Master in Business Engineering ... in a few words a new structure for a better learning environment!
At LSM, each semester is divided into 2 block of 6 weeks; during each block, students take 3 to 4 classes. Block 1 is dedicated to Focus Courses and Block 2 to Major Courses. An examination period is scheduled after each block.
Our faculty thrives to include as much interactive and dynamic elements as possible to provide a concrete and stimulating learning environment. In addition to lecture-type classes, most courses allow time for in-class small group projects, corporate partners’ testimonies, presentations, flipped classrooms, business games, online activities, and many more. All of our world-class courses and highly specialized majors are based on advanced research with a focus on excellence and on an ethical approach to business studies and business practices.
The second year of the programme offers students the possibility to go on exchange and includes a mandatory internship of min. 60 working days.
When LSM changed its programmes' structure, it also renewed its evaluation methods. The evaluation system of each course depends on the Professor who will inform students of their evaluation methods during the first class. Students typically have some type of continuous assessment and/or a final exam at the end of the corresponding block. Group works are another essential part of the LSM teaching system. They generally count for part of the final grade and groups are usually formed during the first week of the semester.
The methods of evaluation comprise:
- A continuous assessment (group and/or individual assignments, quizzes, etc.);
- An exam during the evaluation period (either during the week between the two blocks of a semester or at the end of the semester).
In summary, at LSM, we offer you:
- A Discovery Week at the beginning of the year to get you acclimated to the school
- Semesters divided into 2 block of 6 weeks
- More specialization with a choice of 18 Majors of 30 ECTS
- An emphasis on active pedagogy and smaller classes
- Access to many practitioners
- Continuous evaluation
- A compulsory internship of at least 60 days to finish your cursus
- An optional exchange term abroad
- An emphasis on languages: a full time English programme is available and courses in Dutch can be chosen as well (at LSM or KU Leuven)