Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, located in the cosmopolitan heart of Belgium and Europe, is an international school, from its conception. Our international reach and recognition is tightly linked with our international stakeholders´ network, whose members we consider to be real partners in co-creation.

Top reasons to study here

  • Free inquiry: we challenge our students and stakeholders to open their minds to a wide range of perspectives and to adopt a critical attitude.
  • Excellence: we all strive to the highest standards of performance in education and research.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: we expect all our stakeholders to demonstrate initiatives, innovation and leadership.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (2)
Social Sciences (2)



In 1985, Solvay students created the first Restos du Coeur, a charity feeding and helping people in need. The idea then spread in France thanks to a famous stand-up comedian named Coluche.


Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM) teaches a wide range of professionalising programmes for young students aspiring to a career in management as well as for junior and mid-level managers looking to expand their professional reach.

  • Our bachelors provide necessary academic foundation in business and economics theories to allow our student a smooth progression into Masters level education.
  • Our Masters form the next generation of international managers. SBS-EM is committed to fully prepare these future professionals to the challenges who will await them in their career. This is achieved by further enhancing the academic knowledge and by constant exchanges with the professional world


The SBS-EM is a research-based institution, in two respects. First, the duty of all core faculty members includes the production of scientific output (publications, conferences, case studies) and the supervision of PhD candidates. 

Second, the SBS-EM provides an infrastructure for research, through its four main research centres, the Centre Emile Bernheim, DULBEA, ECARES and iCiTE, and their doctoral schools. Over the past 5 years, many publications have been produced, including many articles in international scientific journals and books.


What you learn at University is important, but selling yourself and your newly acquired knowledge to your dream employer is as important. So make the best of your time before graduating to develop those valuable skills. In order to ensure you are working towards the correct objective and in the appropriate way, the SBS-EM offers a number of career development services to its students.

The Career Services team will allow you to prepare for the market, understand what you want to do and how to get it. Throughout the year, a series of workshops on how to write a CV and application letters, interview simulations and other activities will provide students with practical guidance in their approach to their future.

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Student services

Solvay Schools Alumni is the association regrouping all the graduates from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management ULB and the Solvay Business School VUB. Representing a network of 23,000+ Alumni, in more than 85 countries worldwide, our Alumni are present in all sectors of activities.

Solvay Schools Alumni organizes around 50 activities and conferences every year, aiming at providing to its members professional lifelong learning, career services, support and networking opportunities.

Thanks to an extensive online database and the annual edition of its yearbook, Solvay Schools Alumni gives the opportunity to all its alumni to keep in touch, for professional and social meetings.

Housing services

The Campus Recruitment service was created  within the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. Its purpose is to build bridges between students and companies through a wide range of recruiting events.

Workshops, conferences, mock interviews or customised meetings are organised nearly every week. Once a year, the Solvay Career Days take place. This event gathers dozens of companies from all sectors; the Campus Recruitment thus allows every year numerous students to significantly improve their professional skills, find the perfect internship or get the job of their dreams. 

Student Life

Student clubs

The Solvay Brussels School – Student Consulting Club (SCC) is a student organisation, part of the Bureau Etudiant (BE), which promotes entrepreneurship and offers students the opportunity to develop their professional skills and relevant practical experience.


    International recognition consists in securing quality standard accreditations (EQUIS and AMBA have been granted for many years, and the School is the process of AACSB accreditation). As an active Dean in these international networks, I see on a daily basis that internationalization is a necessary condition for quality maintenance and improvement.

Student Reviews

kindness is key
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I liked most of my classes , professors are most of the time very kind , people on the Campus are friendly and open .

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Solvay has had quite a reputation for years. However, this reputation is out of date. Today, Solvay offers overly theoretical courses given by mediocre professors in crowded auditoriums. The infrastructure and support are poor during bachelor years, and become decent only when reaching masters.

Good administration, could get better
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The quality of teachers is very satisfactory