2023-2024 / GTFE8003-1



Number of credits

 Master in management (120 ECTS)28 crédits 
 Master in business engineering (120 ECTS)28 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

A Project Thesis is based on the analysis of a complex management problem that arises in a company or organization and that is related to the teaching objective chosen by the student. It must be carried out according to the standards of a scientific document. The student must carry out a diagnosis and a detailed analysis, collect and process relevant information, following an appropriate method and finally identify concrete solutions.

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.
A sixth skill, didactics, is added for the Master's degree with a teaching orientation.
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 "Preparation for Master Thesis & Internship" course is a prerequisite.
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.

In addition to being original and wide-ranging, the topic must be related to the teaching objective chosen by the student.
It must be validated both by the concentration leader and by the End-of-Studies Management Committee.
The student must write a Master Thesis and defend it orally before a jury. The presentation is in English.
For a Project Thesis, the Master Thesis jury is composed of a Project Thesis supervisor (a member of the teaching staff), a reader of the Project Thesis (a member of the teaching staff), a mentor (a manager or officer of the host company or organization where the Project Thesis is being carried out) and a moderator.
The student completes a self-assessment grid on http://mythin.hec.ulg.ac.be.
The company mentor completes an evaluation grid on http://mythin.hec.ulg.ac.be.
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 second quarter of Block 1 of the Master, the student chooses his or her Project Thesis topic.  This choice can be made in 2 ways :
- Either the student proposes himself/herself a topic that he/she will have already validated with a mentor in the host company and the concentration leader ;
- Or the student chooses, when possible, a topic in the "Project thesis" portfolio constituted by specialization and obtains the agreement of the mentor in the host company and the concentration leader.
Master Thesis topics are subject to the agreement of the concentration leader and of the Master Thesis Committee constituted within the School. The Master Thesis Committee meets at the beginning of May to determine the composition of the jury. 
Any student who has not submitted a Master Thesis subject validated by the concentration leader before the Committee meeting will not be assigned a jury and will therefore be unable to defend his/her Thesis the following academic year (in accordance with article 40-1 of the regulations for studies and examinations).


Sophie Leruth (sophie.leruth@uliege.be)
Yentl Pichler (yentl.pichler@uliege.be) 

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