SBS-EM & prestigious partners sign the birth of new network master: QTEM

Solvay Brussels School - Economics & Management - News

The Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management (SBS-EM, of the Université Libre de Bruxelles) is the initiator and one of the Founding Members of the network Master program in Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management (QTEM). The other Founding Members are Universiteit van Amsterdam, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Université de Lausanne and BI Norwegian Business School.

The new QTEM network master is part of a key strategic move of the faculty to strengthen its international reach. As the initiator and one of the founding members of the network, SBS-EM welcomes today in its walls the Deans of all academic founding members to sign the multilateral cooperation agreement, jointly with the Rector of ULB, Professor Didier Viviers.

The network, which aims to expand to more than 20 partners worldwide over the coming years, focuses on developing skills in analytical and quantitative techniques to support decision-making in an international context. It brings together outstanding Students, Academic Institutions, and International Corporations. It does so by the creation of a Master program open to outstanding students of the Academic Partner Institutions. In practice, participants on the program are awarded the standard Master degree from their home institution together with the QTEM Network Certificate.

The QTEM Master offers a unique learning experience by providing participants with strong foundations in management or economics, a strong background in quantitative and analytical skills and techniques applied to management or economics, strong international exposure through two study stays abroad at two prestigious institutions from the network of Academic Partners, and a strong immersion in the reality of industry through a company internship.

Corporate Partners, which are multinationals with excellent reputations, are also involved in the program to support the network and foster collaborations between the academic and professional world.

Student information sessions will take place in early October and the first edition of the master is expected to start in September 2013.

SBS-EM wishes to thank the Bernheim Foundation for sponsoring this ambitious project and the ULB administration for their very helpful support. A particular thank you also to the “QTEaM”: professors Michele Cincera and Laurent Gheeraert and project coordinator Eleonor de Garcia.