Institut d'etudes Européennes
De l'Université libre de Bruxelles


Master in Economics - Business Economics

Organised by the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management with the label of the Institut d'Etudes Européennes.

Academic staff in charge of the MastersEric DEKEULENEER et Estelle CANTILLON

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This track aims to deepen students’ knowledge of applied economics and allow them to undertake practical fieldwork. Required theory courses provide students with a solid foundation in the mechanisms and tools of economics. Through an internship, field projects, workshops, and homework to support the theoretical courses, students learn how to analyse real-life business and policy issues. Students also learn how to communicate the results of their work using best practice standards in various professional fields. After a common core programme on theory and tools, students will be expected to specialise in one of three broad fields: EU Regulation and economy ; EU and International Business ; Financial Markets and Services.

Throughout the programme, the supervision provided by professors with business and policy experience will further enhance students’ future career preparation.

The classes are mainly given in English (10% in French according to the options chosen).


Curriculum in details


Main assets

A mix that works well: rigour and international mobility

The teaching methods advocated by Ernest Solvay have made the reputation of the Solvay Brussels School. The quality of its training courses is based on a demanding regime that combines theory and practice. The student will therefore benefit from high quality scientific background training, rigorous training in economics and management, numerous opportunities to travel as part of a stay abroad (international exchange programme, dual certificates, Masters in a network of universities) and language learning.

Leading programmes of classes

The programmes are constantly adapted and reflect the evolutions of the different disciplines of economics and management. Regularly adapted to changes in the economic world, the training courses in particular include teaching methods such as case studies, seminars and group work. This whole package optimizes the interactivity between the students and the teaching staff. The curricula aim to stimulate an entrepreneurial mindset, analytical capacities, decision-making, listening to everyone, the capacity to work in a team and openness to the world.

In Business Economics, the field projects immerse the students in the world of companies (commercial and non-commercial). There they study concrete problems for which they will have to find practical solutions that they will present to the decision-makers of the organization that they are studying.


Career prospects

The economic knowledge students acquire will enable them to stand out professionally in a wide range of employment sectors, including banking and finance, environment, energy, transport and telecommunications policy, regulation and management.

15% of graduates start their career in a foreign country.

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Admissions start in April.

For the entry requirements for the complementary Masters, please refer to the dedicated web page of the Institut d’Etude Européennes.


Current students

 For more documents specific to your Masters programme, go to our Students' corner web page.