Master in Economics – Business Economics
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Master in Economics – Business Economics

The Master in Economics – Business Economics is a 120-credit course in English and French on the European economy, managed by the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management under the IEE-ULB label.

The Master in Economics – Business Economics develops technical and analytical skills on issues of the European economy. It forms students on commercial, economic, political and financial topics.

The Master in Economics – Business Economics programme

The programme consists of compulsory core courses and optional courses, and require the writing of a master thesis. All courses are given in English, subject to exception.

The Master in Economics – Business Economics offers 3 tracks or concentrations:

  • EU Regulation and Economy
  • EU and International Business
  • Financial Markets and Services

Its pedagogical approach promotes analytical skills and problem-solving. The courses combine theoretical training and field projects.


The Master in Economics trains students to become applied economists, policymakers, consultants and business professionals in sectors and jobs requiring technical and analytical skills.

The programme provides them with up-to-date quantitative and conceptual tools for economic, statistical and financial analysis, and it prepares them for policy and business practice.

The Master has a strong European flavour which manifests itself in specialized courses (such as European competition policy) or in the careful consideration, in other courses, of the specifics of the European dimension.

It develops the students’ grasp of business, economics and policy issues, and highlights their interactions (e.g. finance and financial regulation, strategy and competition policy, regulation and lobbying etc.).

Assets of the Master’s programme in Economics

A sound method: rigour and international mobility.

The teaching methods already advocated by Ernest Solvay have earned Solvay Brussels School its reputation. The quality of its training is based on a demanding programme that combines theory and practice.

The student benefits from a quality scientific background, rigorous training in economics and management, many mobility opportunities as part of a stay abroad (international exchange programme, double degree, networked Master’s) and language learning.

Career prospects

The Master in Economics – Business Economics is both relevant, comprehensive and versatile. It opens a wide range of job opportunities:

  • Executive, analyst or project manager in national and international public or private organizations, including NGOs
  • Strategy or economic consultant 
  • Auditor and management control
  • Business analyst and IT consultant
  • Regulator or analyst in policy think tanks
  • Executive in the financial, industrial and services sectors

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