[Belgium] CUD Master Scholarship 2010 in Microfinance

The European Master in Microfinance is directed at students who want to obtain a specialisation in microfinance and acquire expertise by working in a developing country.
It provides students with a multidisciplinary approach to the challenges facing the microfinance sector today.
It offers the combined expertise of academics and experts working in the field. Academics from three leading universities and practitioners from non-governmental organisations have collaborated to launch this joint programme.
Deadline: February 15, 2010
The programme lasts one year (60 ects) and each of three partner universities will deliver 3 to 4 lectures.
The programme unfolds in 3 periods :
  • September to January : Introduction to financial management, microfinance from conception to management, monetary policy and microfinance, contracting and microfinance products, public policy in microfinance, microfinance and societies, introduction to rural development.
  • February to April : 2 specialisation options :
    • Financing and management of microfinance : Topics in microfinance, case studies in microfinance, assessment of microfinance, development and ethics
    • Rural microfinance (for Erasmus students,Wageningen Universiteit) :
      Rural institutions and economic development, microfinance and marketing in developing
      countries; 1 optional course
  • May to September : Students will complete a 2 to 4 months field internship preferably at microfinance institutions in developing countries
The course (all in English) take place 4 times a week from 6 pm to 9 pm. Sometimes, courses will take place on Saturday from 9.00 am to 12:00 am. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Conditions of admission
  • Applicants must already possess a master degree (BAC+5) in one of the following disciplines : development cooperation, economics, agronomy, management and finance. Exceptionnally, other qualifications may be accepted.
  • Applicants must possess considerable field experience in developing countries.
Scholarships available: 12
Duration of the course : one year (starting : mid – September 2010)
Language of the course: English
Organising universities
L’Université de Mons- Faculté Warocqué d’Economie et de Gestion
Lecturer in charge : Mr. Marc LABIE
L’Université Libre de Bruxelles -Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM)
Lecturers in charge : Mrs. Ariane SZAFARZ and Mr. Marek HUDON
In Collaboration with :
L’Université Paris-Dauphine (France)
Wageningen Universiteit (The Netherlands)
and SOS Faim, CERISE, ADA, PlaNet Finance Belgique
(for additionnal information)
M. Thibaut LEJEUNE
Centre Emile Bernheim – Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM)
ULB CP 145/01
Avenue F-D. Roosevelt, 50 – 1050 Bruxelles – Belgique
Tél : +32 2 650 48 69
Fax : +32 2 650 41 88
website :
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