Learning outcomes

gest2m  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

1. A profile of the graduate

The Master in Management prepares the graduate to meet the challenge of becoming a socially responsible professional with a transversal approach to the management professions.

The Master in Management is a programme that develops the transversal skills and expertise necessary for management functions in public or private, national or international, commercial or non-commercial organisations.

At the end of this programme (including an optional company work placement and foreign exchange), the graduate will have developed the skills and knowhow that will allow him to master the complex and varied issues that organisations encounter in management of occupations, skills and processes, whether at a strategic, tactical or operational level. He will also be specialised in one or more management functions: human management, marketing, finance, accounting, operations and logistics, e-business, etc.

At the end of this programme, the graduate will be:


He is capable of implementing socially responsible management practices in private or public organisations while taking account of the issues of international competition.

A professional:

  • He will have assimilated management theories and concepts for efficient, expert use in a professional setting; 
  • He is capable of locating organisations in their socio-economic and institutional context, understanding the interdependences between the organisation and the environment, and translating them into management decisions; 
  • He will have developed in-depth skill in key management functions and their international aspects; 
  • He is capable of handling a wide variety of management problems, taking into account diverse economic, social and political environments.

Aware of the responsibility inherent to his profession, the graduate will have acquired the mindset of a critical participant, capable of making decisions in organisational environments by putting ethical and socially responsible management values at the centre of his concerns. He will have adopted an approach of continuous development that will allow him to be a professional demonstrating flexibility, capable of adapting and evolving positively in his environment.

2. The competency framework

At the end of this programme, the graduate is capable of:

The exit profile of the Master in Management graduate is specified by the LSM competency framework (www.lsmcompetencyframework.be), with in particular:

  • an academic education centred on training in economics and management, with a transversal approach to management functions. 
  • priority given to the following skills: 
    o Acting as a socially responsible participant,
    o Mastering knowledge,
    o Acting in an international and multicultural context. 
  • a possibility of developing some of these skills in greater depth through his choice of options, tracks, thesis, work placement and exchange.

3. Research training

Students wishing to prepare for the completion of a Doctorate in Management or, more broadly, to learn the methods and domains in research, fundamental and applied, in management have the opportunity to follow the Specialized Focus. The Specialized Focus will develop the student's ability to:

  • Identify and locate the different epistemological paradigms characterizing the research in management
  • Master the specific methodological modelling approaches and/or empirical, qualitative/quantitative, and design a research platform