There will be a mix of academic sessions and 2-hour workshops, given by SBS-EM professors and guest speakers. The programme also includes a visit of the EU parliament. Our main purpose is to allow you to experience all aspects of student life in Brussels through a wide range of activities. It is therefore the perfect mixture of education and entertainment.

As Solvay Summer School gives 2 ECTS credits for its courses, you can easily transfer credits to other European Universities using the ECTS system. We do, however, advise that you check with your home institution before applying to the Solvay Summer School, to make sure the credits are transferable.

The main course aims to provide a broad overview and analysis of the business environment in the European Union. Emphasis is placed on European entrepreneurship, geopolitical concerns, and understanding European economic news.

The goal of the 4 optional courses is to provide a tailored analysis of ‘Entrepreneurship and Technology’, ‘Economics and Finance’, ‘Business Law’, or ‘International Business (Advanced)’ with half of the courses being given on these specific topics. It develops students’ grasp of business, economics, and policy issues, and especially how they interact.

Economics & Finance

Taught by renowned teachers with significant industry and research experience, our programme offers courses introducing students to cutting-edge economics and financial theories and their application to European issues including anti-globalisation, FTAs, insurance regulations, and banking risk and performance. The aim is to build students’ analytical problem-solving abilities and help them navigate Europe’s financial system.

Entrepreneurship & Technologies

The Entrepreneurship programme aims to equip students who embrace the entrepreneurial mindset with perspectives on management practices and leadership. With a focus on Business Models Canvas, innovation, relationship marketing, and soft skills, the programme has been designed to foster students’ ability to think like entrepreneurs. With interactive workshops led by marketing experts, they can ensure their future as members of the next generation of change-makers.

Advanced Business

Designed to cultivate a passion for the European Union’s political events, our Advanced Business programme is designed to ensure the acquisition of a strong body of knowledge in business management control systems. The programme allows students to delve into current topics that are relevant to current business practices, including digital strategy and fintech, in order to create opportunities for students and accelerate their career development.

Business Law

Business Law is dedicated to students who aspire to become business-savvy, with both solid knowledge of the legal system and first-hand insights into the business environment. The programme focuses on gaining a global understanding of the challenges faced by the European Union in the 21st century with a legal perspective on international taxation, geopolitical policies, and innovation law through the third industrial revolution.

Programme Duration

The 2019 edition takes place from 16 August 2018 to 25 August 2019.

Classes begin on Monday morning and end on Friday morning.

Updated on March 28, 2019