HEC® Liège is the management school of the University of Liège. HEC® Liège is one of the leading Belgian university business schools for graduate and postgraduate programs with more than 115 full-time faculty members and researchers and more than 2500 students. HEC® Liège is a dynamic institution that heavily promotes an active pedagogy leading students to contribute actively to their own education. The international vision of HEC® Liège translates into multiple research activities in management and economics, numerous partnerships with worldwide companies and universities, and growing internationalization of its programs and faculty.
The school's commitment to, and continuing investment in, quality improvement has been recognized through prestigious international accreditations: HEC Liège has become the 1st complete Belgian business school hold both AACSB and EQUIS institutional accreditations. HEC® Liège also holds the EPAS award for each of its three main programmes: the Master in Management, the Master in Business Engineering, and the Doctoral Programme. HEC® Liège is also a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.
The Thematic Doctoral School in Management is organized jointly by HEC Liège (ULiège), Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB) and Warocqué faculty (UMons).
The Thematic Doctoral School in Economics is a partnership between the 3 Academies of the “Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles”: the Wallonie Europe Academy (ULiège), the Louvain Academy (consisting of the UCLouvain, the FUNDP, the FUCaM and the FUSL) and the Wallonie Bruxelles Academy (ULB).
EPAS, AACSB and EQUIS institutional accreditations.
You can apply throughout the whole year. However, to enrol on the current academic year you must apply no later than May of each year.
60 ECTS correspond to the doctoral training
120 ECTS correspond to the research project
The doctoral training programme in Management is structured as follows:
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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