Strong points of the pedagogical approach
- Extremely wide range of specialization option courses
With access to more than 20 ‘classic’ functional option courses (e.g. Marketing, Finance or Supply Chain) or multidisciplinary option courses (e.g. Innovation Management or Environmental Management), students can specialize in the most advanced areas of management science. They tend to strengthen this specialization by completing their dissertation and internship in the same area.
- Training which links academic knowledge and professional practice
Balanced training is provided by lecturers who are also active researchers in their fields and professionals specially selected for their experience and widely renowned expertise. All students have the opportunity to complete a 60-day internship in a company and to write their dissertation on an issue or task identified during this internship, in the form of a project dissertation. Links with business are very much a part of the course, both in formal lectures as well as the extra-curricular activities organised by the School’s Corporate Unit.
- Teaching methods based on active learning and development of multidisciplinary skills
Teaching methods are almost always geared towards problem solving, collaborative learning (case studies, projects, problems, simulations) and independence. This is also reflected in the compulsory reading lists, theoretical work and lectures where there is a balance between continuous assessment and final assessment of a course and between individual and group assessments (see section on assessment, below)
- Strong international outlook
The international outlook (cfr. section on mobility and international outlook) is mainly due to a particularly wide network of more than 120 exchange partners, exclusive access in Belgium to the Master’s degree in International Management organised by CEMS and the possibility of gaining a double degree.
Various assessment methods are used on this programme:
- Continuous assessment of work/learning of each group of students: public presentations, debates, written reports;
- The Individual assessment : exams, mission or internship report,... in which critical review and integration in a work group are assessed.