Political economy, Quantitative finance, Financial markets, Innovation & entrepreneurship, Innovation & strategic management: discover here the practical and intensive one-year postgraduate programs offered by the Solvay Brussels School.
You are finishing your studies, you have no (or little) professional experience? Are you looking to give your career a good start by building it on a solid foundation? Solvay's Advanced Masters provide you with learning based on tomorrow's practice and new skills. At the end of this one-year program, you increase your chances of finding not only a job, but an exciting job and building a brilliant career.
You don't have any professional experience? Good!
These programmes are aimed at those who are completing their studies and do not yet have any professional experience or at those who have completed their studies, have started working for a maximum of 3 years and want to boost their career as it takes off.
It is not by chance that 82.5% of Solvay Advanced Master graduates succeed in finding a job in 3 months after completing the program in the top and best known companies in Belgium and sometimes even abroad!
What you will have to prove to get your place in one of these exciting courses is to show that you have a solid academic background and the motivation to take up the challenge.
Skills that will enrich your entire career
The five Advanced Master's programs offered by Solvay are designed to enrich your knowledge but also to develop targeted skills: presentation skills, self-confidence, leadership and teamwork skills, to name a few. You will leave with a toolbox that will serve you throughout your career. These skills will allow you to approach future interviews with recruiters with confidence and quickly obtain a position of responsibility.
An international experience
Solvay Advanced Master offers you the opportunity to evolve within a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment. 46 nationalities are represented in Solvay Advanced Master classes which will give you the opportunity to work with people with other ways of thinking.
In addition to the multicultural experience in the classroom, the advanced masters in political economy and innovation and entrepreneurship offer to live part of the curriculum in a partner university abroad: you will thus benefit from an enriching experience in other such renowned institutions as Solvay Brussels School.
Finally, as part of these programmes, educational trips are organized. For advanced masters students in finance a trip to London is organised to discover important financial institutions such as Bloomberg, Standard & Poor's, Deutsche Bank etc. For students in innovation & strategic management, three trips to Milan, Paris and Berlin are organised to discover innovation centres and leading companies in the market such as Chanel, Audi, RATP, etc.
Interactive teaching in which you are involved
Unlike the large audiences you have known at university, these Master's programmes are taught to small classes of up to 30 students. In a small class like this, you will have to participate! You will also have a more interactive relationship with the teachers and the teaching staff. The faculty's team of professors is composed of professors from Solvay and ULB. This team is complemented by high-level professionals who share their experience and knowledge in the field.
The teaching methods aim at a maximum of practice: real case studies, seminars, homework, presentations, group work, etc. You will also go into the field to discover companies.
If you choose the Masters in Quantitative Finance or Financial Markets, you will have to do a three-month internship in a company, in Belgium or abroad; these internships are often a key way to get a job. If you choose the Masters in Innovation you will have the opportunity to carry out a field project within a company or start-up: it will be a question of working on a specific project of this company as a consultant and putting into practice the knowledge acquired during your studies at Solvay. Finally, for the Master's degree in Entrepreneurship, you will benefit from the New Venture Lab project: more specifically, you will work on a new idea and on the creation of a new company (startup).
Solvay's alumni network, a mark forever
It is one of the largest networks in Belgium: it brings together all those who studied at Solvay, but also the academic body. Solvay's Alumni are 23,000 and come from 85 countries around the world. Very active, the network organizes many activities and conferences every year. It is an opportunity for members to meet, exchange, network and cross-reference career development opportunities.
Join the Solvay Advanced Masters and move up a gear:
- Advanced Master in Financial Markets
- Advanced Master in Quantitative Finance
- Advanced Master in Innovation & Strategic Management
- Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Fall term in Milan, Spring term in Brussels, in partnership with MIP Politecnico di Milano)
- Advanced Master in Political Economy (Fall and Spring term in Brussels, Summer term in Washington DC, in partnership with Georgetown University)