2023-2024 / GTFE0015-1

Final Work


Number of credits

 Master in management (60 ECTS)15 crédits 
 Master in management (60 ECTS) (evening classes)16 crédits 
 Master in management (60 ECTS) (Business Management and Law)15 crédits 
 Master in management (60 ECTS) (MBA international)16 crédits 



Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The Research Thesis is a scientific paper based on an original research topic that is related to the teaching objective chosen by the student, and carried out according to the standards of a scientific document. The student must clearly identify a research topic and research questions, collect and process relevant information using an appropriate method, and finally provide personal answers to the questions.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The skills that are developed and evaluated by the Master Thesis are :
Strategy: establishing a strategy to optimize the value chain of a company, organization or project.
Implementation: implementing the daily management of a company, organization or project.
Quality and performance control: planning and implementing performance and quality control in a company, organization or project.
Communication: communicating effectively about your company, organization or project, both internally and externally.
Adaptability: adapting one's managerial practices to the needs of a constantly changing world.

As the Thesis is an individual test at the end of the Master's program, the five skills will be evaluated during the defense.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program.
The course of  "Méthodologie du Mémoire / Master Thesis Methodology" is a corequisite.
As long as the student is not in the graduating cohort, this activity cannot be included in the student's annual program.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Personal work.

Recommended or required readings

Detailed rules, agenda and much more on http://mythin.hec.ulg.ac.be.

The topic of the Research Thesis must be validated both by the Master Thesis supervisor  and by the Master Thesis Committee.
The student must write a Master Thesis and defend it orally before a jury.
The Master Thesis jury is composed of a Research Thesis supervisor (a member of the teaching staff), and two readers (members of the teaching staff or external specialists).
The final evaluation grid completed by the jury is visible to the student after the Master's deliberation.
The complete regulations are available on http://mythin.hec.ulg.ac.be.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

During the month of October, the student chooses his or her Research Thesis topic.
He/she proposes a topic that he/she will have already validated with his/her future supervisor.
Any student who has not submitted a Master Thesis topic validated by a supervisor by the first Monday of the month of November,  will not be assigned a jury and will therefore be unable to defend his/her thesis in the current academic year (in accordance with article 40-1 of the regulations for studies and examinations).


Sophie Leruth (sophie.leruth@uliege.be)
Nadia De Zotti (nadia.dezotti@uliege.be) pour le Master en Sciences Economiques
Caroline Michotte (caroline.michotte@uliege.be)

Association of one or more MOOCs