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Master in Management Science

Master in Management Science

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  • Programme title
    Master in Management Science
  • Programme mnemonic
  • Programme organised by
    • Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
  • Degree type
    Master 120 credits
  • Tier
    2nd cycle
  • Field and branch of study
    Human and social sciences/Economics and business management
  • Schedule type
  • Languages of instruction
  • Theoretical programme duration
    2 years
  • Campus
  • Category / Topic
    Economics and business management - Business management
  • Jury President
    Evelyne VANPOUCKE
  • Jury Secretary
    Judith BEHRENS



General information

Degree type

Master 120 credits

Theoretical programme duration

2 years

Learning language(s)


Schedule type




Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Economics and business management - Business management

Organising faculty(s) and university(ies)

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The Master in Management Science is a demanding programme that aims to train students in all core disciplines and areas relevant to business management. Its key distinguishing features are the size of its first year common core (advanced mandatory courses)—which provides students with a solid base of knowledge and skills—, its strong emphasis on analytical skills, and its multi-disciplinary nature (law, economics, management, communication, and languages)—which provides students with a breadth of tools and approaches to evolve in an increasingly complex and dynamic world. A bootcamp and a thematic pathway offer students an integrated learning experience in sustainability. A wide selection of electives in the second year allows students to pursue their intellectual interests in all disciplines of management or apply their skills in a supervised consulting project with partner companies.

SBS-EM programmes emphasise the acquisition of both analytical and problem-solving skills. They combine conceptual courses—where students learn techniques and their theoretical underpinnings—with practical workshops and individual and team-based projects—where students can test their understanding of the theory and develop their ability to apply it creatively to real problems. Critical, creative, and independent thinking is required.

SBS-EM leverages its wide-ranging international exchange programmes to offer students training opportunities abroad during their studies. This Master also gives students the possibility to include a credited work placement in their curriculum.

What the Solvay Brussels School has to offer:

  • A location at the heart of Europe, within a comprehensive research university: the Université libre de Bruxelles.

  • An international faculty with a staff of high-level researchers and accomplished practitioners, who work together to ensure that the training they provide is both relevant for business and policy practice and corresponds to the state of art.

  • A tradition of rigorous and demanding curricula based on solid multidisciplinary and analytical training, promoting critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • A diversity of teaching methods that are constantly revised to ensure teaching effectiveness.
  • An innovative pedagogical approach aiming to provide students with an integrated learning experience centered around sustainability.

  • A diverse and international student body (up to 80% in some Master programmes).

  • A comprehensive educational offering covering economics and business from the bachelor to in-company training.

  • Accreditation from EQUIS (European Foundation for Management Development) and AMBA (Association of Masters of Business Administration). AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation is underway.

Career services

SBS-EM offers its students a number of resources for career development:

  • Credited work placements (full-time, 3-month minimum – 6-month maximum) allow participating students to gain work experience, apply their academic training, and develop their professional network before graduation.

  • Career services provide practical guidance and preparation for the job market (workshops, writing a CV and a cover letter, simulated interviews, LinkedIn profile management, etc.) and organise events (lectures and seminars) with prominent business figures, presenting companies and their employment opportunities. Over the years, the SBS-EM has developed a wide network of recruiters and alumni and has established contacts with companies throughout Belgium and around the world.

  • From their graduation onwards, students benefit from a strong and active alumni network with 23,000 members in 100 countries.

Study-abroad programmes

The Master in Management Science offers several opportunities to study abroad:

SBS-EM prepares its graduates for careers in multicultural and international environments. The curriculum includes language courses, which enable students to work in multilingual environments. Most courses cover the international dimensions of policy and management decision-making. Lastly, students can avail themselves of a rich offering of study-abroad programmes. These international experiences offer them an opportunity to enrich their curriculum and broaden their horizons, and are an essential element of professional life in a globalised world.

International Exchange Programme

Students may spend one semester abroad in one of our 130 partner universities. For more information, visit www.solvay.edu/outgoing-students.

The QTEM networked master

Qualified students in the Master in Management Science can enrol in the Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management (QTEM) Master programme. The QTEM master gives participants enhanced training in quantitative and analytical skills and two international experiences (two exchange periods or one exchange period and one long-term work placement). The QTEM network currently includes 23 partners. For more information, visit www.qtem.org.

Access conditions


Please find follow this link for more information on opportunities here below other possible options within this programme (international exchange programme, QTEM, credited internship).


What's next ?


The comprehensive and multivalent nature of this programme gives our graduates access to a wide range of careers, from consulting and audit to executive positions, including:

  • Executive positions in any type of organisation (public, private,or NGOs) and sectors

  • Management, strategy, and IT consulting

  • Auditing or management control

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Commercial management

Notable alumni include:

  • Bernard de Launoit, Executive President, Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth

  • Olivier Legrain, Chief Executive Officer, IBA (Biotechnology)

  • Natalia Vazilenko, Strategy and Operations Lead, Google Search and Assistant

  • Daniel Weekers, Chief Executive Officer, Be TV

  • Olivier Willocx, Chief Executive Officer, Chambre de Commerce et Union des Entreprises de Bruxelles (BECI)