Programme structure

inge2m  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

The 120 Master's degree in Business Engineering includes the following four elements:

  1. Core subjects worth 30 credits
    This core curriculum includes the master's thesis (20 credits) as well as an internship (10 credits) which can be linked (or not) to an issue dealt with in the master's thesis.
  2. A professional focus worth 30 credits
    In-depth study of the distinctive disciplines of the engineer: Performance Management, Data Analytics applied in Business, Technological and Quantitative Project,...
    The professional focus courses are given during the six first weeks (Part 1) of each term.
  3. A major worth 30 credits
    pread over the two terms, it enables the student to specialise in a domain e.g. Supply Chain Management, Financial Engineering, Quantitative Corporate Finance, Decision Marketing...
    The student has access to the majors offered on the two sites of the Louvain School of Management : Louvain-la-Neuve and Mons.
    The courses of the majors are given during the six last weeks (Part 2) of each term.

    > Detailled description (target, career opportunitie,...) of the majors offered in the master in business engineering.
  4. An option and/or elective courses worth 30 credits
    during which students have the opportunity to take courses in one of the 145 partners universities of the Louvain School of Management.
    Students who do not wish to go abroad may instead take an option course worth 15 credits and 3 courses worth 5 credits each.

The LSM also provides students on the 120 hours Masters programmes four different areas of training which can be accessed after they have been selected:

CEMS Master's in International Management - CEMS MIM (

The LSM is the sole partner in Belgium of this network which brought together the best European management schools and various partners from outside Europe. This elite programme is designed to train future leaders of multinational and global companies.  

Inter-faculty programme on Creation of Small and Medium Enterprises - CPME (

This programme brings together students from different faculties at UCL and provides them with the analytical tools to help them understand business processes, start or take on businesses of different kinds and to develop business projects within existing organisations.

International Business programme - IB

This programme is designed for students who wish to pursue an international career. Through a 4-5 month academic exchange in one of the 145 partners universities and a 6-month internship outside Europe in a company (multinational, SME, NGO,...), it promotes an open-minded approach, intercultural awareness, adaptability and pro-activity, all of which are vital for work in an international context.

Double degree - DD & DDD

By gaining 60 credits courses at LSM, approximatively 40 credits from one of the DD partner universities and a master's thesis worth 20 credits common to both institutions, students are awarded two Masters' degrees, one from the LSM and the other from the partner university:

  • Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland)
  • Universität zu Köln (Cologne, Germany)
  • Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (Bergen, Norway)
  • Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania)
  • KU Leuven (Leuven, Belgium)
  • Instituto Superior Técnico - Technical University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal)

A "Dedicated Double Degree", DDD focus on Environmental issues and Supply Chain Management, exclusively offered by LSM and NHH.

If you hold a second cycle university degree or a Bachelor degree equivalent to the Business Engineering degree (i.e. minimum 240 credits), you can access directly the second year of the master 120 in Business Engineering. This program will include, depending on the credits accorded, a minimum of 60 and a maximum of 75 credits. (

For a programme-type, and regardless of the focus, options/or elective courses selected, this master will carry a minimum of 120 credits divided over two annual units, corresponding to 60 credits each.

> Core courses

> Professional focus

Options courses

> Major Supply Chain Management (LLN)
> Major Innovation Management (LLN)
> Major Quantitative Corporate Finance (LLN)
> Major Financial Engineering (LLN)
> Major Marketing Strategy for Connected Brands (LLN)
> Philippe de Woot Major in Corporate Sustainable Management (LLN)
> Formation interdisciplinaire en création d'entreprise CPME (LLN)
> Major International Business (LLN)
> Major Business Analytics (Mons)
> Major Financial Management (Mons)
> Majeure Décisions marketing tactiques et digitales (Mons)
> Major Business Analytics and Digital Marketing (Mons)
> Majeure Transportation Management (Mons) and Supply Chain (Louvain-la-Neuve)
> COURS LSM (alternative à l'échange)
> Corporate Strategy in the Knowledge Society
> Compulsory language course
> Cours au choix LSM
> OPTIONS (alternative à l'échange)
> Option Quantitative Corporate Finance (LLN)
> Option Financial Engineering (LLN)
> Option Marketing Strategy for Connected Brands (LLN)
> Option Corporate Sustainable Management (LLN)
> Option Transport et logistique (Mons)
> Option Entrepreneurship (Mons)
> Option Immersion professionnelle en digital marketing (Mons)
> Option Decision Marketing (Mons)
> Option Financial Management (Mons)
> Option Fiscalité (ICHEC)
> Option Développement et gestion nord-sud (ICHEC)
> Option Services and Marketing Management I : Managing Resources in a Service World (UNamur)
> Option Operations and Information Management I : ICT Business Analysis (UNamur)

Special programs

> CEMS Programme