European Perspectives


The European Perspectives disciplinary field provides training in European matters for students in their second year of the master’s degree in business management or business Engineering who have chosen the Minor « European Perspectives » in their curriculum, and also for many exchange students who decide to choose a European module during their stay in Brussels at the heart of Europe. The final objective is to enable students to have a better understanding of the decision-making process of the European institutions and its impact on EU enterprises.


The process of European integration, from the ECSC to the EU, has ensured peace and prosperity in Europe. Today, the European Union faces a series of crises: climate change and decline of biodiversity, the consequence of the war in Ukraine as well as the rise of populism in politics call this assumption into question. The option allows students to better understand the reality of the EU, its impact on the economic environment and the challenges it faces.


To improve the understanding of the EU through History, Culture, Policy, and Institutions;

To develop openness to the world and critical thinking skills;
To understand European integration from a macro and micro economic point of view (monetary union, European policies...);

To understand the characteristics of management in Europe by comparing it to other regions of the world (USA, China...).


International option at 3 levels:

By its content (new and exciting knowledge and visits) which aims to give a better understanding of the European reality.

By the teaching language: all courses are given in English.

By the teachers, invited experts and students: British, American, Italian, Canadian, and Belgian professors with an academic or professional profile - due to its content and language, the option attracts many foreign students on an Erasmus stay at ICHEC. They are in the majority in the option.

Active pedagogy: flipped classes - workshops - case studies- group work- visits to different institutions and museums – conferences – Assessment based on class participation and paper presentations.


  • European Union:  History, Culture and institutions: Sabine Godts – Ruba Saleh – Adam Steinhouse
  • European Economics: Gisele Hites – Ivo Maes
  • European Management: Frederik Claeyé – Duncan Freeman

Person in charge of the Disciplinary Field

Saleh Ruba