Belgium, Brussels

European Business Challenges

when 16 August 2019 - 25 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 990

The Solvay Summer School propose 4 different options:


Economics and 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-globalization, FTA, insurance regulation, banking risk and performance.
The aim is to build your analytical problem-solving proficiency as well as help you navigating through the European financial system.


Entrepreneurship:

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, this programme has been designed to foster your ability to think like an entrepreneur. Through interactive workshops led by marketing experts, ensure your future as 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 tailored to ensure the acquisition of a strong body of knowledge in business management control systems.The programme allows you to dig deeply into current topics that are relevant to present-day business practices including digital strategy
and Fintech in order to create opportunities for yourself and accelerate career development.


Business Law:

Business Law exists for students who aspire to become business savvy with both a solid knowledge of the legal system and an first-hand insight of 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.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Philip Vergauwen

Target group

The courses are open to all students but we recommand some basis in Economics.
Our target group is students in 3rd year bachelor, Master or Post-Graduated in Business, Economics or Law

Course aim

The course provides a broad overview and analysis of the business environment in the European Union. The main emphasis is put on European entrepreneurship, geopolitical concerns and on understanding of European economic news. The institutional structure of the European Union will be slightly examined and students will have the opportunity to visit the European Parliament.
Finally, the main issues of doing business in Europe will also be addressed.

The participant will have the opportunity to choose a tailored option that aims to provide an analysis of “Entrepreneurship and Technology”, “Economics and Finance”, “Business Law” or “Advanced Business” with half of the courses being given on the specific topics. It develops students’ grasp of business, economics and policy issues and especially their interactions.

Credits info

2 EC
Our program offer 2 ECTS credits upon successful completion.

Fee info

EUR 990: The first package is The Explorer one.

It includes:
- Course Material
- Breakfast, lunch & dinners at the restaurant
- Challenges with companies (SAP & AXA Insurance)
- Visit of the EU Institutions and of the city of Bruges & Brussels
- Activities / Nightlife
- Individual student room



No more registration



Do you want to join it? Send us an e-mail at info.summerschool@solvay.edu
EUR 750: The second package is called The Wanderer.

It includes exactly the same as The Explorer one except for the housing:
- Course Material
- Breakfast, lunch & dinners at the restaurant
- Challenges with companies (SAP & AXA Insurance)
- Visit of the EU Institutions and of the city of Bruges & Brussels
- Activities / Nightlife


We also propose a third package: The Essentialist for only EUR 495

It includes:
- Course Material
- Breakfast & Lunch at the University
- Challenges with companies (SAP & AXA Insurance)
- Visit of the EU Institutions



The registration period for this package will run until July 31th.



Do you want to join it? Send us an email at info.summerschool@solvay.edu