Saint-Louis University - Bruxelles

2020 - 2021 Programme

Key learning outcomes

At the end of the programme students will:

I. Be conversant with the discipline’s core teachings and methods.  

Students will acquire
• A practical command of the fundamental concepts and models of economics and management
• The basic methodological tools needed to undertake academic work in economics and management.

More specifically, students will:

  • Acquire, step-by-step, the ability to model economic phenomena.
  • Acquire, step-by-step, a command of the principal fields of management.

All CU in BAS 1 and 2 in economics and management.

  • Acquire the ability to analyse real economic and management phenomena.

The CU of Economics I, II, The CU of public economics. , the CU of Firm's management - simulation game.

The advanced courses in economics and management in BAS 3.

  • Develop a sophisticated understanding of the ethical and political dimensions of economic analysis.

In particular the CU in BAS 3 in economics, in their critical reflective dimension. The CU introducing the interdisciplinary dimension.

Students will acquire:

• The ability to use mathematics and computer models to support analytical reasoning. In particular, students will learn to:

  • Apply mathematical modelling to economic and societal problems.
  • Exploit mathematical and statistical tools to resolve economic and management problems.

All the CU in mathematics and statistics.

  • Reason in the abstract using standard disciplinary language and develop a critical approach to this process.

All CU in quantitative methods; Set of CU in information technology.

II. Possess a grounding in fields that are complementary to economics and management.

Students will acquire:
• A practical command of core academic knowledge and skills in the human, legal, and social sciences that are essential for the analysis of economic and management questions. In particular, students will acquire:
• A grounding in the major fields of thought that underpin the human and social sciences.

List of CU of Philosophy, Law, Sociology, Political Science, etc.

• The ability to see the connections between the different disciplinary insights, as well as to understand and exploit their complementarities.

CU introducing the interdisciplinary dimension: Ethics and the Economy, Economics history, CU of Economics: interdisciplinary approaches.

III. Possess a grounding in science.


Students will acquire:
• An understanding of the scientific underpinnings of technological processes and information management and their respective implications in a management perspective. In particular, students learn/acquire:

  • The fundamental concepts in chemistry and physics.
  • The basic technologies in chemistry and physics.
  • Experimental experience of the complexity of the processes of industrial chemistry and physics and discuss these with specialists in the field who are active in a business context.

CU in chemistry and physics; CU in technology.

  • A command of the basics of how ICT software functions and be able to set out problems in an algorithmic form.

Set of CU in Information Technology.

IV. Know how to use the scientific method.

In particular, students will learn to:
• Apply intellectual rigour in their academic work and to produce intellectually sound analysis
• Critically compare theoretical insights learned with real situations.
• Exploit the knowledge resources available at university, notably by acquiring expertise in the use of the methods and tools of documentary research.

In practical terms, students will learn to:

  • Use of the models presented in lectures to resolve real-world problems.

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  • Manipulate and present quantitative information to illustrate economic and societal phenomena.

LO of the practical exercise classes for statistics, LO of the practical exercise classes for Economics II. 

  • Adopt a critical distance towards theory and develop the ability to critically review and analyse scientific papers.

Economic histoty, Ethics and the Economy, Economics: interdisciplinary approaches, advanced economics in BAS 3.

V. Have a command of oral and written communication

At the end of the Programme students will be able to:
• Use written and oral communication skills in two languages in addition to French and be able to defend a scholarly argument or present a piece of research in accordance with academic ethics. In particular students will acquire:

  • The ability to produce intellectually rigourous personal reasoning and to defend it both in written and oral forms ;
  • The ability to produce university-quality research work, notably through the manipulation of statistical information ;
  • The ability to produce scholarly writing in accordance with academic norms.

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  • Oral and written (passive and active) communication skills in English and Dutch, -  and ability to converse in everyday and specialised language (in the fields of the human and social sciences) in either of these two languages;
  • An understanding of, and ability to examine and reproduce a theoretical lesson learnt in class in either of these two languages;

All Course Units in Dutch and English in BAS 1,2 and 3.

  • The programme includes a period of ‘immersion’ in a language other than the student’s mother tongue (language trips abroad).

ERASMUS exchanges in BAS 3.

For students following multilingual programmes the goals are to acquire:

  • The ability to follow a course, to study and take an oral or written examination in the target language (Dutch and/or English) ;
  • An understanding of the culture, unique features and ways of thinking associated with the target language (Dutch and/or English); 
  • The ability to undertake research in the field of economics and produce a significant piece of university-quality in English or Dutch.

All CU in foreign languages in multilingual programmes.