Louvain School of Management (Belgium)

Located close to the capital of Europe, LSM, the exclusive Belgian member school of CEMS, offers high-level teaching based on advanced research. LSM is part of one of the oldest full universities in Europe, allowing real interdisciplinary and multicultural exchanges. LSM offers personalized programmes and highly specialised options, based on participative teaching methods. By tradition and by choice LSM’s mission is to put human values at the heart of decisions.

Location
Louvain-La-Neuve
Place des Doyens, 1
Louvain-La-Neuve B-1348
Belgium
Phone: +32-10-47.90.29
50° 40' 6.1284" N, 4° 36' 37.2672" E
LSM University Campus
CEMS abbreviation : 
LSM

 CEMS Programme Manager (PM)

Ambra Cardinali


CEMS Programme Manager
cems@uclouvain.be
Phone: +32 0 10 47 90 29

 CEMS Corporate Relations Manager (CRM)

Sandra Gilet


CEMS Corporate Relations Manager
sandra.gilet@uclouvain.be
Phone: +3210478346
Fax: +3210478324

 CEMS Academic Director

Isabelle Schuiling


isabelle.schuiling@uclouvain.be

Target of this fact sheet: Prospective CEMS students applying to MSc+MIM

 Contact

Contact people for application questions


 Programme Info

MSc degrees offered in combination with CEMS MIM: 

Master 120 in Business Engineering is a two-year management programme which is designed to strengthen the management skills of students who have already gained a first qualification in science (physics and chemistry) and technology (energy, telecommunications, mechanics, computer science) in addition to their studies in economics, management and quantitative methods. It is designed to provide them with the skills and knowledge which will enable them to fully understand the complex and varied issues that companies in the knowledge economy have to face. They also have the possibility of specialising in functional or cross-disciplinary areas of management. For information please visit https://uclouvain.be/en-prog-2018-inge2m 

Master 120 in Management is a two-year programme mainly designed for Bachelors in Economics or Management. It aims to provide the skills and know-how which will enable them to gain management posts in private and public organisations. For information please visit https://uclouvain.be/en-prog-2018-gest2m

Application Deadlines: 

Deadline for application to CEMS:  March 

 Deadline for application to Msc’s:
-> students from outside the European Union: 30 April
-> students from the European Union: 31 August

 

Required Documents: 
  • A first cycle university degree (Bachelor's Degree), after three years of study (180 ECTS)
  • English: mothertongue or TOEFL 89 (iBT) or IELTS 6.5 or Bachelor’s diploma taught entirely in English and obtained in an English-speaking country or in a CEMS or EQUIS/AACSB accredited institution
  • French: students who wish to take courses also in French are required to have a first degree in French or TCF or DEFL
  • GMAT:600 minimum score for non Belgian degree holder (unless holding a degree from a CEMS or Double Degree partner university. In this case we require a B ECTS grade).

Please note that the validity of the score is two years from the test date.

Student Selection Dates: 
Rolling admission
Language of Instruction: 

 

French / English

Duration and Full-time Workload: 

2 years programme from September to June

Workload: 120 ECTS credits

Language courses: 

The UCL language center, ILV, offers a large range of language courses at different level. These courses are free of charge if taken within the curriculum.

For more informatio please visit: ILV - The Language Institute of the UCL

 

Term Dates for the Master Programme(s): 

Academic calendar

The academic year at LSM is composed of two terms and each term is splitted in two parts (Part 1 & Part 2) :

  • Fall term going from September to December with exam session in January
    • Part 1 : the 8 first weeks of the term (incl. integration and evaluation week)
    • Part 2 : the 6 last weeks of the term
  • Spring term going from February to May with exam session in June
    • Part 1 : the 7 first weeks of the term (incl. evaluation week)
    • Part 2 : the 8 last weeks of the term (incl. 2 weeks of Easter holidays)

 

Exams during evaluation weeks and regular sessions in January (all exams failed in January can be retaken only during the 3rd exam session); from the end of May to the end of June and from mid-August to mid-September.

 MSc Academic Expenses

Tuition fees, Scholarships: 

For the UCL Tuition fees, click here

Tuition fees for CEMS MIM at LSM:

LSM does not charge any additional tuition fee for the CEMS MIM, except a non-refundable application fee payment of 85€.

 Living Expenses

Estimated monthly budget for single students:

Housing (shared)The average price of UCL accommodation (room type) is 270 euros per month. The price of a flat: between 500 and 700 euros per month for a one-bedroom flat in the private sector, and from 700 to as much as 900 euros per month for a two-bedroom flat.
TransportationLouvain-la-Neuve, with its unique architectural concept, offers a green and pedestrian environment where facilities, services, cultural/sport/leisure activities (theatres, cinema, music halls, extensive sport facilities and a big shopping malls) are close to each other. You don’t need public transport on the campus as everything is within a walking distance. Louvain-la-Neuve is only 20 minutes away from Brussels. Train ticket from Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve: 4.80 euros
Meals & groceriesUniversity restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, market twice a week, small restaurants, fast foods restaurant (hamburgers, French fries, pasta, durum, sandwichs…)
MiscellaneousFor general living costs, please visit https://uclouvain.be/en/study/alimentation-et-vie-courante.html

Target of this fact sheet: Enrolled CEMS MIM Students before their term abroad

Curriculum Specificities : message from the CEMS Academic Director: 

The master programme in management aims to provide the skills and know-how that will enable them to hold management positions in private and public organizations.
 There is special emphasis on developing skills that will enable students to:
1. putting theories and concepts of management into effective and competent use;  
2. placing organizations into their social, economic and institutional context in order to understand the inter-dependencies between organizations and environment and to translate these into managerial decisions;  
3. taking into account the challenges of global competition in the practical application of socially responsible management techniques.

 Academic Information

Required Documents before arrival: 

The LSM International Affairs Office will e-mail the application’s instructions to the exchange students (with copy to the home university coordinator).

All students must complete and return the following documents:

- UCL registration form signed by student;

- Copy of passport (or identity card) where the nationality clearly appears;

- ECTS learning agreement signed by student and home academic coordinator;

- Transcripts of records of all preceding years in higher education;

- Three passport-sized color pictures with white background;

- University Regulation and Data Protection document signed by student.

Enrolment as visiting Student: 

Exchange students must be nominated for an exchange at the LSM (Mrs Muriel Evrard, incomingexchange-lsm@uclouvain.be) by the exchange coordinator of their home institution by:

April 20 for Term 1 Exchanges
October 20 for Term 2 Exchanges
 

Registration deadlines:
May 15 application deadline for Term 1 Exchanges
November 15 application deadline for Term 2 Exchanges

For more information, please contact cems@uclouvain.be.

 

Course offer availability and registration: 
CEMS LSM courses available here

The list of courses for 2019-20 will be finalized during summer 2019.

A normal workload is 30 ECTS, the minimum required is 25 ECTS. Please check with your Programme Manager.

A course of 5 ECTS equals 30 contact hours. The list of courses will be updated during the summer.

On a scale of 1-20: 10 is the minimum passing grade.  The annual passing GPA is 10/20

 

Language(s) of Instruction other than English: 
French
Language requirement: 

- One of the following certificates: IELTS 7.0, TOEFL iBT100, CAE B, BEC Higher B or CPE C; have a Bachelor's diploma entirely taught in English from an English speaking country, or in a CEMS or an EQUIS/AACSB accredited institution; A-level GCSE issued in Singapore.
- Knowledge of another language is an asset.

Language offer: 

French language courses at ILV, the UCL Language school – during each semester are FREE (if part of the course programme): www.uclouvain.be/en/study/ilv/ucl-student  

French language courses at CLL (private school on the LLN Site) – two weeks before each semester & during the semester: www.cll.be 

Minimum and Maximum Workload requirements: 
Approximately 30 ECTS credits per term.
Exams, Grading and pedagogical principles: 

Courses and seminars typically include theoretical lectures, invited lectures from professionals, case studies, individual assignments and a group works with oral presentations. The focus is on theory and application and average class sizes: 60-70 students.

All components of the course are graded. The final mark is on 0 to 20 scale. Students need to have 10/20 to pass the exam and an average of 10/20 to pass each year.

Attendance is mandatory for labs, group works and invited lectures, presentations and visits. Attendance to theoretical lectures is highly recommended. Students are expected to actively participate to the class.

Terms Dates
Academic YearTerm 1Term 2
Terms Dates : Details
Term 1Term 2
Nomination Period :CEMS students must be registered on “CEMS.org” by their home university by April 20CEMS students must be registered on “CEMS.org” by their home university by October 20
Student Registration Period :May 15th - Application deadline for Term 1November 15th - Application deadline for Term 2
Terms Dates details :mid-September - end of DecemberBeginning of February - mid-May
Welcome Day / Orientation weekMandatory 1-day CEMS Welcome Briefing Session at the beginning of Term1Mandatory 1-day CEMS Welcome Briefing Session at the beginning of Term2
Block Seminar / Launch EventBlock Seminar, one week before Term1 starts (room Vaes, Doyens Building, Place Rabelais - Louvain-la-Neuve)RGL Seminar, beginning of February (room Vaes, Doyens Building, Place Rabelais - Louvain-la-Neuve)
School Vacations / Public HolidaysChristmas holidays Easter Break
Exam PeriodEvaluation week in November, regular session in January Evaluation week in March-April, regular session in June
Terms Dates : Additional Information: 

There may be slight changes in the class and exam timetable at the beginning of each semester, therefore students are advised to check it during the first and/or second week after the beginning of studies.

 

 Academic Expenses

MIM Academic Expenses: 

Exchange students have no registration fees to pay at UCL.

Books and syllabus expenses.

 Living Expenses

Estimated monthly budget for single students:

Housing (shared)The average price of UCL accommodation (room type) is 270 euros per month. The price of a flat: between 500 and 700 euros per month for a one-bedroom flat in the private sector, and from 700 to as much as 900 euros per month for a two-bedroom flat.
TransportationLouvain-la-Neuve, with its unique architectural concept, offers a green and pedestrian environment where facilities, services, cultural/sport/leisure activities (theatres, cinema, music halls, extensive sport facilities and a big shopping malls) are close to each other. You don’t need public transport on the campus as everything is within a walking distance. Louvain-la-Neuve is only 20 minutes away from Brussels. Train ticket from Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve: 4.80 euros
Meals & groceriesUniversity restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, market twice a week, small restaurants, fast foods restaurant (hamburgers, French fries, pasta, durum, sandwichs…)
MiscellaneousFor general living costs, please visit https://uclouvain.be/en/study/alimentation-et-vie-courante.html

 Services and Facilities

Health insurance: 

Upon arrival all students have to hand in a copy of their health insurance certificate (European health card or proof of a private insurance certificate).

Visa: 

Students from non-European Union country may need a visa.

Contact the Belgian embassy or Belgian consulate in your country: diplomatie.belgium.be/en/services/embassies_and_consulates 
From non-European Union countries, the ASP student visa is compulsory.
Chinese exchange students are exempt from the ASP procedure.


Once having received the complete registration package from the student, LSM International Office transfers the documents to the UCL Office of the Registrar. This office will mail the UCL “autorisation d’inscription” directly to the home residence of the student (indicated on the UCL registration form).  This document has to be send to the Embassy/Consulate in order to apply for the visa.
More info on Visa procedures for studying in Belgium:
diplomatie.belgium.be/en/services/travel_to_belgium/studying_in_belgium

Housing: 

Finding an accomodation is definitely the student’s responsibility.

UCL Accommodation office (“Service des Logements de l’UCL”) :

Address : Rue de la Gare 6, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

uclouvain.be/en/study/accomodation


We strongly advise students to reserve a room in advance if they want to profit of the UCL Housing Service.

UCL Accommodation Office will automatically assigne CEMS students to the CEMS House. It’s therefore necessary to inform UCL Accommodation Office about the status of “Cems Exchange Student”.

As from nomination, the student should look for an accommodation.

Important info at uclouvain.be/en/faculties/lsm/accommodation

Conditions and costs

For an entire academic year: lease from September 15 to July 14 (10 months).

For the first semester: lease from September 15 to January 31

For the second semester: lease from February 1 to July 14

Rent ranges from € 275 to € 330 per month. A deposit is usually required.

If the student prefers to look for housing by her/himself, she/he must plan to arrive at least 2 weeks before the welcome session.

Check out CEMS partner HousingAnywhere in addition to the local offers

Other facilities: 

•    Wireless internet connections, e-mail address, computer facilities
•    Libraries
•    University Restaurants: www.uclouvain.be/en/study/alimentation-et-vie-courante  
•    Career counselling
•    UCL social, psychological and health support:  www.uclouvain.be/fr/etudier/aide
•    Sports: www.uclouvain.be/en/study/sport 

Internships support and national regulations: 

CEMS students will have full access to the LSM Corporate Office during both terms.

Contact person: Ms Sandra GILET cems@uclouvain.be 

Check out CEMS Internship Guide

Orientation / CEMS Club and other Student Clubs: 

The CEMS club

  • The goal of the CEMS Club Louvain-la-Neuve is to promote the interests of the Belgian and foreign CEMS students as well as to facilitate the interaction with the CEMS Corporate Partners.
  • Activities: welcome CEMS students, rotation dinners, job fairs …

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/CEMSClubBelgium and https://www.facebook.com/groups/CEMSClubBelgium/?ref=ts&fref=ts

 

Other students Associations:
www.uclouvain.be/en/faculties/lsm/incoming-exchange-student 
ESN: ESN team organises, with the international office, a buddy system, welcome service, social activities, trips and a lot more for all exchange students
LSM Club: Brings together LSM students keen to develop activities for the student body in collaboration with companies and other student associations
AIESEC: Facilitates international internship exchanges and support activities that provide practical learning experiences for trainees and facilitate the training of AIESEC members and other stakeholders.

Information about the city / the country: 

Tourist attractions and museums in Belgium: www.365.be/?lang=EN

Target of this Form: Enrolled MSc students applying to MIM at this school