Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management Belgium

About Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

Founded in 1903 by Ernest Solvay, renowned Belgian chemical industrial, Solvay Brussels School is the faculty of Economics and Management of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, one of the largest universities in Belgium. Ever since, the school has built up a tradition of excellence and innovation in business and economics learning, fuelled by deep connections within Brussels' multi-national entrepreneurial network. Today, SBS is the best known and trusted business school in Belgium by both students and employers.

Solvay Brussels School has developed 2 Advanced Masters taking into account current changes in the world of finance, entrepreneurship, innovation and digital transformation.

These programmes allow participants, recently graduated Masters students and young professionals, to get the practical skills and extra added-value skills that recruiters look for.

Advanced Masters are designed as full-time programmes for one academic year and represent 60 ECTS each. With a placement rate 3 months after graduation of nearly 90% for our graduates, discover how our Advanced Masters can help you launch your career!

1- Advanced Master in Innovation & Strategic Management
2- Advanced Master in Financial Markets (evenings)
3 - Advanced Master in Biotech and MedTech Ventures

More information: Solvay Advanced Masters

Solvay Brussels School is the faculty of Economics and Management of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), with a century-old tradition of excellence in higher education.

Our alumni represent a network of more than 20.000 and are present in all sectors of activities in more than 65 countries worldwide. Each year the School, which is EQUIS- and AMBA-accredited, welcomes more than 4.200 students, participating in over 30 programmes, including Bachelors, Masters, MBAs, Advanced Masters

Our teaching methods are based on a 'learning by doing' approach, offering you the best possible preparation for the realities of professional life. This comprises a blend of in-depth lecture-based teaching, case studies, training and field projects, corporate assignments and mentorship from our practitioner professors. Regular group projects are designed to develop your team spirit and ability to collaborate with others, whilst dealing with different cultures and varied points of view at the same time. These are among the challenges you will face in your future career.

In addition, you receive expert guidance from prestigious faculty throughout the academic year and benefit from the knowledge and best practices shared with you by professors and practitioners.

The Solvay Career Service helps students all year long by providing varied kinds of support, from CV writing through to personal coaching and mock interviews, and also by organising recruitment events attended by prestigious companies.

Thanks to its active student associations, Solvay students have many opportunities to prepare for the professional world and expand their network. Amongst others, they can participate in a business game, a student consulting club, an innovation competition… New events and clubs are launched every year, so there is a real possibility of applying your organisational and entrepreneurial skills even before you start your career.

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What students think about Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

    Sotirios Marinis, Advanced Master in Financial Markets, European Central Bank

    "The entire programme is well put together and covers almost every aspect of financial markets. Regardless of a person’s background and personal aspirations, it will provide them with valuable information, real-life examples and great insights needed to pursue a career in the financial markets field.

    The reputation of the university, the knowledge acquired and the huge support I received from both the staff and the academic faculty made it possible for me to secure a job within the European Central Bank. My placement will be finalized once my training is complete!"

    Felice Van Imp, Advanced Master in Innovation & Strategic Management, Pwc

    "I have learned to work and deliver results within groups of people with different academic backgrounds and nationalities. I also developed self-knowledge and I enhanced my team and leadership skills. 

    As a Solvay Advanced Master student, I also seized the opportunity to become a member of the TEDxULB organising team. This experience has accelerated my learnings around leadership, team- and self-management."

    Sophie (Belgium), AM in Financial Market

    “One of the many strengths of the programme was its highly practical nature and content — this was made possible by an exceptional cast of professors who are also top-level practitioners.”

    “A few months after beginning the programme, I received an offer to join an expertise department of ļ¬nancial consulting in a big four company that would only hire experienced people.”

Location of Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

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Courses at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

There are 4 courses listed from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. These are displayed below in alphabetical order:

Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

For exceptional applicants to the programme, SBS-EM offers a number of tuition fee waivers based on different parameters, such as merit, needs, and on an early-bird basis. For further information, please contact us:

Services Offered for International Students

  • Course and Career Counselling services
  • International student clubs and associations
  • On campus medical facilities
  • Social Activities
  • Special English language
  • Sporting facilities

Facts about Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

  • Year institution founded: 1903
  • Total enrolled: 4200
  • International to domestic ratio: 63
  • Average student age: 23
  • Number of Full-time students: 1990
  • Number of Part-time students: 1400
  • Men to women ratio: 60/40
  • Number of academic staff: 56
  • Number of Professors: 406
  • Percentage of staff with a PhD or Masters: 100
  • Year MBA first offered: 1990

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management International Links

As a multicultural university with one third of students and researchers being from abroad, the international dimension to campus life is a daily reality for the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), just like the city of Brussels itself, one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. With programs being taught entirely in English, the percentage of international students is even higher in the Advanced Masters.

As one of the biggest universities in Belgium with around 24,000 students every year, the ULB offers a campus with numerous facilities and events accessible to all Advanced Masters students: sports, library, medical services, restaurants, concerts, conferences and many other cultural events all through the year.

Other Information

Every student joining Solvay Brussels School joins a community: from the day of the traditional graduation ceremony, each student becomes a Solvay alumni, and therefore a member of a network offering career-long support.

Our alumni represent a network of more than 25,000 and are active in a wide range of professional sectors in more than 65 countries around the world. Thanks to its researchers, the alumni network and numerous connections in the business and economics area, Solvay Brussels School enjoys the contribution of many notable professors. Moreover, many of them have reached top management positions in Belgium and in international bodies.

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