Management with a Research Focus

Louvain-La-Neuve, Mons


The Master's in Management with a research focus is aimed at future PhD candidates. The research focus (30 ECTS) is centered on the epistemological and methodological training for research in management sciences. During the Master's, students also have the opportunity to participate to a research internship at a research center linked to the LSM. They may also write a research Master's thesis that consists of either a state of literature and the design of a research project, or a first preliminary empirical research in a PhD.


- Master fundamental, in-depth and critical knowledge of management theories

- Be able to apply relevant theory when confronted with a concrete management problem

- Master different research methodologies and methods in order to collect, analyze, and report data in a rigorous scientific way


- Supervision by international faculty members involved in high-level academic research in management

- Open to a limited number of students

The core programme is similar to LSM Master's in Management. However, the focus is different and the 30 ECTS of research focus include the following courses (taken during the 1st year of Master):

Courses Professors Sem. 1 Sem. 2 ECTS Credits
Epistemology of Management Matthieu de Nanteuil x   5
Research Methods Philippe Chevalier, Laurent Taskin x x 10
Reading Seminar     x 5
Theories of Organizations in Management Régis Coeurderoy   x 5
Communication and writing Skills Manuel Kolp, Valérie Swaen   x 5