HEC Management School – University of Liège

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HEC Management School - University of Liège
HEC-Ecole de Gestion de l'Université de Liège (HEC-ULg)
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Motto Entrepreneurship & innovation
Established 2005 [1]
Type School of Economics and Business
Rector Bernard Rentier
Dean Thomas Froehlicher
Director Thomas Froehlicher
Secretary Jacques Defer
Admin. staff More than 200 professors & lecturers/searchers
Students 2500 [2]
Location City centre, Liège/Sart-Tilman, Angleur
Former names Merger between HEC-Liège Business School and the University of Liège (former Faculty of Economics & Business)
Website http://www.hec.ulg.ac.be

HEC Management School – University of Liège (in French, 'HEC-Ecole de Gestion de l'Université de Liège') is the graduate college of the University of Liège in the fields of economics, finance, business administration and management science & business engineering.

The school of business HEC-ULg also covers, among other things, public economics & public finance, accounting & tax, insurance & actuarial science, international business & economics, marketing, a wide range of foreign languages, information management systems, e-commerce, real estate, corporate finance, environmental-green-&-ecological management, portfolio administration, financial risk engineering & asset management, industrial economics, sport & leisure business management, financial markets & banking, leadership, tourismanagement, entrepreneurship, operations & production management, applied sciences & technological management, corporate strategy & governance, econometrics, supply chain management & logistics, stock market analysis, HR management, ICT & business computing as well as not-for-profit & social development management.

The foreign languages taught are French, English, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese. The school counts about 2.500 students among all of its programmes.[2]

The Liege university school of management & economics delivers diplomas such as BS, Master, MA, MS, MBAs, MPAs, MPhil, PhD as well as executive education diplomas (specialized complementary master's degrees) and teaching licenses of economics.

NB: In Belgium, universities offer academic programmes in Business Engineering. These studies are combining management science, business administration, finance, economics, mathematics, sciences (physics, chemistry) and technologies for the main but also computer science as well as social science (ethics and law) and foreign languages. They are composed of a Bachelor of Science (B.S. ; 3-year track) and followed by a Master's degree (M.S.) leading to the title of "Business Engineer" ("Ingénieur de Gestion" in French / "Handelsingenieur" in Dutch). Graduates are granted at the end of the five (or more) years a diploma of "Master of Science in Business Engineering". HEC-ULg is member of both the AACSB and the EFMD. In 2011, HEC Management School – University of Liège received the EPAS[3] accreditation from the EFMD for its MS in Management and PhD programmes.


HEC-ULg delivers following degrees:[4]

Bachelor of Science[edit]

  • BS in Economics & Management (3years/180ECTS);
  • Undergraduate bridge-year in Business Management (1year/60ECTS);

Master's degree[edit]

  • Master in Business Management (1year/60ECTS);
  • Master in International Management (1year/60ECTS/Full-English taught);
  • Master in European Public Administration (1year/60ECTS/with IFAG Bulgaria);
  • Master in Economics (1year/60ECTS);

Master of Science[edit]

  • MS in Management (2years/120ECTS);
  • MS in Management - major in Global Management (2years/120ECTS/Full-English taught);
  • MS in Management - major in Entrepreneurship (2years/120ECTS);
  • MS in Management/LL.M. Eur.(Master of Laws) - Joint degree in law and management (3years/180ECTS);
  • MS in Economics (2years/120ECTS);

Master of Arts[edit]

  • MA in Human Resource Management (2years/120ECTS - Joint degree with the "ULg Institute for Human and Social Sciences");

Master of Public Administration (MPA)[edit]

  • Joint degree "MPA/MS in Management (European Public Management)" (2years/120ECTS/with IFAG Bulgaria);
  • Master of Public Administration (2years/120ECTS/at the "ULg Faculty of Law & Political Science");

Master of Education (M.Ed. - Economics & Business Management)[edit]

  • M.Ed. in Applied Economics - High School teaching certificate (AESS Sc. économiques appliquées) (1year/30ECTS);
  • M.Ed. in Applied Economics - Higher Education teaching ability (CAPAES Sc. économiques appliquées);

Executive, Post-graduate, Advanced and Part-time degrees[edit]

  • Undergraduate bridge-year in Business Management (2years/60ECTS);
  • Master in Business Management (1year/60ECTS);
  • MS in Management (2years/120ECTS);
  • Master of Business Administration - HEC-ULg MBA (2years/120ECTS);
  • Advanced MS in Financial Engineering & Risk Management (1year/60ECTS);
  • Advanced MS in Audit, Control & Financial Accounting (1year/60ECTS);
  • Advanced MA in Fiscal Law (1year/60ECTS/joined degree with the ULg Faculty of Law);
  • Post-graduate Master of Entrepreneurship "HEC-ULg Entrepreneurs" (1year/60ECTS);
  • Joint special Master in Environmental Management (with ISIL Polytechnic College);
  • Certificates in "Management Science", "Finance", "Analysis/Control/Audit" and "Fiscal Law";

Master of Philosophy and Doctoral programmes (Philosophiae Doctor/Doctor of Philosophy)[edit]

  • MPhil & PhD in Economics & Management (minimum 3years/180ECTS):

- Pure Economics track;

- Applied Economical Analysis track;

- Political Economics track;

- Public Administration track;

- International Management track;

- Econometrics and Operational Research track;

- Entrepreneurship track;

- Finance track;

- Marketing track;

- Accounting & Tax track;

- Business Law track;

- Corporate Strategy and Top-management Governance track;

- Operations Management & Logistics track;

- HR Management track;

- IT Management track.


The Liège University School of Management (HEC-ULg) was created in 2005 by the merger of Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Liège (HEC Liège), a private institute,created in 1898 and the Economics and Business Administration Departments (le Département d'économie et l'Ecole d'Administration des Affaires) of the University of Liège.


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