European Business and Economic Policy, Master | UCLouvain | Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Master On Campus

European Business and Economic Policy

12 months
2505 EUR/year
835 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Advanced Master in European Business and Economic Policy from Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), open only to students already holding a Master's, prepares you for European affairs and for European policy officer positions in enterprises, within the government and NGOs.


It develops your abilities to:

  • understand the designs and functioning of European economic policies
  • assess the impact of EU economic policies on businesses and society
  • understand how business strategies and lobbying practices from different stakeholders can shape EU economic policies  
  • design strategies for firms and NGOs that take into account the EU policies and their institutional framework
  • integrate the challenges of European and international competition into "socially responsible" management practices.
  • This Advanced Master in European Business and Economic Policy from Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) also offers different unique opportunities that will add value to your curriculum:

    • by including experimented practitioners in European affairs from EU institutions, businesses and NGOs   
    • by analyzing specific case studies in European affairs
    • by organizing special events on major current European issues

    Your future job

  • Working in or with EU institutions
    • Position of responsibility in the EU affairs management of companies and NGOs
    • Economic and trade diplomacy
    • Consultancy and European Public affairs (lobbying) for businesses, NGOs, public institutions
    • Think tanks focusing on EU affairs
    • Journalism specialized in the business and economics aspects of EU affairs

    Your programme

    During this Masters, you will develop the skills necessary skills to grasp the complexity of the EU economic policies, European business strategies and the varied challenges companies and NGOs face in the moving environment of the EU.

    The Masters 60 will be composed of:

    • professional focus courses
    • a special training week to address a major current European issue
    • a Master's thesis with a seminar to provide methodological inputs and feedback as well as presentation skills

    Programme Structure

    Core courses

    • The EU in the Global Economy  Jean-Christophe Defraigne60h 
    • Institutional law of the European Union  
    • EU internal market law  
    • Economic and Monetary Union  
    • Master Thesis & seminar on European current affairs  
    • European Competition Law  

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    60 ECTS


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Hold a 1st (Bachelor) and a 2nd (Master) cycle university degrees issued by a recognized university institution**

    > Have acquired a total of 300 credits ects of which :

    • 50 ECTS in Economics and/or Business and/or Management
    • 10 ECTS in Law
    • If you did not acquire the required credits in Law and Economics, Management or Business, you will have to successfully take an entrance examination organized at Louvain-la-Neuve in August (exact date to be announced later). The passing grade is 10/20. 

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      2505 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 2505 EUR per year during 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      835 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 835 EUR per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for Louvain-la-Neuve

    750 - 1115 EUR /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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