Any firm conducting business in Europe must possess a thorough understanding of European economic integration. The deepening of the internal market together with the widening of the policies of the EU have a significant impact on the strategies of firms that operate in Europe. The internal market and the system of rules in which it is embedded has provided stability and predictability for longer term business decisions. For these reasons, the Economic Studies Department has a specialised programme which focuses on the manifold interactions between business and the EU.
Why Study European Economic Integration and Business?
- The specialisation combines high level economic analysis of European integration with an understanding of business and corporate strategy. - Business Case Studies enable the student to learn how the EU affects companies, and how a company or a sector develops an EU-specific strategy vis-à-vis policymakers, competitors and clients. - Career prospects in the business sector and in the public sector at national, international or European level. - Bilingual programme: English and French.
Introductory courses (compulsory)
For two weeks before the start of the academic year (mid-September), students follow an intensive microeconomics course as well as a 15-hour introduction in European Union law.
In the first semester, students take six compulsory courses and one course in European General Studies.
In the second semester, students take four compulsory courses and two optional courses. In addition, they will follow two compact seminars (2 x 8 hours) on specialised business topics and one course in European General Studies.
Students are also required to write a Master’s Thesis, which provides an analytical treatment of an EU business-related subject.
The study programmes are revised annually to ensure continuing excellence and dynamism.