Solvay Brussels School Lifelong Learning

About us

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Our Story

Established in 1903, Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management is a Faculty of the Université libre de Bruxelles. It currently holds a leading position in Europe for research and education in the fields of Economics and Management. 

Operating within the faculty, Solvay Lifelong Learning (SLL) is the best-known and trusted executive education business school in Belgium on a mission to train business leaders and entrepreneurs with the ability to adapt to the ever-changing nature of society and to shape tomorrow’s world.

We develop lifelong learning and executive education programmes addressing both young professionals as well as experienced managers and entrepreneurs committed to the logic of personal and sustainable development.

SLL covers the main management practices like General Management to more specialised disciplines like Leadership, Digital Transformation, Finance, Innovation, Marketing, and much more. Our programme portfolio includes Open-Enrolment Programmes (including short seminars, Executive Masters, EMBA and Advanced Masters) and Company-Specific Programmes, fully customised for organisations.

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Our Values

The educational activity of Solvay Lifelong Learning is anchored in the values of Excellence, Sustainability, Collaboration, Entrepreneurship, and Free Inquiry, values which the school ensures to embed in all programmes and training.


As per the United Nations SDGs, we believe it is imperative that sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the following generations to meet their own needs, and we strive to be a reference of excellence in our sector by leading by example - not only inside the organisation towards our students but also outside, in our community and by extension the world.


With these goals in mind, we place our utmost efforts in instilling the spirit of collaboration and the ability to work in unity and empower our students to innovate, create, and bring new solutions to the business challenges of today. To support and facilitate the above, of course, the freedom to question everything constructively without fear of reprisal is paramount – one could say especially in today’s world – and we encourage all our students to employ critical thinking and engage in constructive debate through their learning journey and on their collaborative or individual missions.


As the executive education branch of Solvay Brussels School, we take pride in being a part of 'We are Ernest', where excellence and entrepreneurial spirit stand at the core of our values.

“We believe in a world where people would have all the knowledge and skills for optimal management of the environment, their business, and their own development.”

Karin Doguet

Karin Doguet

Managing Director, Solvay Lifelong Learning


Our Accreditations

The vision of the Solvay Brussels School - Lifelong Learning is to be a leading European school in economics and management, as an enabler of the sustainability transformation of our society. An essential value of the school is excellence as we all strive towards the highest standards of performance in teaching and learning. This is reflected in our international and national accreditations testifying of the quality of our education and our position in the world's most reputable rankings
Accreditations are a guarantee of the quality of our educational programmes and recognition abroad. It also ensures alignment with the latest international standards in business education. Furthermore, they contribute to our process of continuous improvement which is Assurance of Learning.


Our Rankings

Rankings are a global recognition of the effectiveness of our educational programmes in educating women and men to become true leaders
and entrepreneurs in their field faithfully since 1903 with the vision of our founder, Ernest Solvay. 

Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2023

Solvay Brussels School is ranked #56 and #1 in the Brussels and Walloon educational markets. 


Executive MBA 

Our Executive MBA is ranked:

  • In the Top 100 and #1 in the Brussels and Walloon educational markets in the QS Executive MBA Ranking 2024
  • Is ranked in the Top 100 in the Financial Time EMBA 2023 Ranking
  • Is ranked #1 in Belgium and #37 worldwide in the Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking

Advanced Master in Financial Markets

Our Advanced Master in Financial Markets is ranked #50 globally in the QS Quacquarelli Symonds Business Master's Rankings 2024.


Advanced Master in Innovation & Strategic Management

Our Advanced Master in Innovation & Strategic Management is ranked #56 globally in the QS Quacquarelli Symonds Business Master's Rankings 2024.



Our Network

With a global perspective, particularly focused on Europe, and leveraging the strategic location of Brussels, our mission is to empower and inspire exceptional professionals and individuals to thrive as visionary leaders and innovative entrepreneurs in their respective fields. We are committed to embracing a multidisciplinary approach through collaborations with various faculties, as well as engaging with other academic and socio-economic stakeholders. This enables us to foster robust connections within relevant ecosystems and support lifelong learning journeys.






Part-time top executives and practitioners









Of the participants are C-level executives



of Solvay students are from abroad.


Our Portfolio

Our accredited Executive Programmes and Executive Masters are designed to help you craft your professional journey
- or the one of your organisation - shortly or over the long term.