HEC Liège
The University of Liège, established in 1817, is one of the oldest higher education institutions in Belgium and the country’s first nationally funded Francophone international university. It is recognized globally as a world-class comprehensive university, distinguished for its advanced and rigorous academic education and top-tier research. The university is a member of the ALMA University Alliance, alongside RWTH Aachen University in Germany and Maastricht University in the Netherlands. It actively participates in numerous significant European and international research projects, achieving substantial research outcomes in fields such as economics, management, psychology, astronomy, and space science.

The University of Liège’s campuses are conveniently located close to major European centers, distributed across three Francophone cities in Belgium. It comprises four campuses, each with unique features: the city center of Liège, Liège Sart Tilman, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, and the Arlon Campus Environment. The university boasts over 20,000 students and 4,000 academic and staff members. It is recognized by Taiwan’s Ministry of Education and accredited by several renowned European educational institutions.
HEC Liège, the management school of the University of Liège, is part of the HEC alliance, which stands for Hautes Etudes Commerciales (Advanced Commercial Studies) in French. This alliance includes five prominent business schools: HEC Paris, HEC Montréal, HEC Liège, HEC Lausanne, and HEC Casablanca. The purpose of HEC is to foster academic exchange, research, and student exchange among these institutions, enhancing their international reputation in the business field. HEC boasts a premier international reputation, ranking first in Europe and third globally, just behind Harvard University and Stanford University, in the number of alumni serving as CEOs in Fortune 500 companies.

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University Accreditation and Membership

HEC Liège, the management school of the University of Liège, has received several academic accreditations and is a member of various academic organizations. It is the first university in Belgium to have achieved the triple accreditation of AACSB, EPAS, and EQUIS.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Founded in 1916, AACSB is one of the three major global business school accreditation bodies. Its mission is to elevate the status of management schools within universities and to promote global accreditation standards for management education. Currently, more than 450 institutions worldwide, including 26 in Taiwan, have received AACSB accreditation.

Academy for Quality Assurance in Higher Education

AEQES is an independent quality assurance agency responsible for assessing and accrediting higher education institutions.

Business School Impact System

BSIS, co-founded by EFMD and FNEGE, assesses the tangible and intangible value that a business school contributes to its local environment. It focuses on societal impact, evaluating contributions to corporate social responsibility, environmental management, and the promotion of diversity.

Conférence des Grandes Écoles

The CGE is an alliance of leading French engineering, business, and management schools, recognized nationally. Its goal is to foster cooperation among member schools, improve teaching and research standards, and provide students with more international exchange and career development opportunities. CGE's members include France's top business schools like HEC Paris, ESSEC, and ESCP. HEC Liège is the only institution outside of France to receive CGE accreditation.

EFMD Programme Accreditation System

Also developed by EFMD, EPAS evaluates the quality and international orientation of business and management programs at various levels. It is known for its rigorous and detailed assessment style and is recognized globally for its commitment to excellence.

European Quality Improvement System

EQUIS is one of two international quality accreditation systems developed by EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), with a focus on European management education and global standards. Known for its authoritative and comprehensive review process, EQUIS accreditation signifies a business school's strength in internationalization and corporate collaboration.

Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment

Founded in 2017, GRASFI aims to advance rigorous and impactful academic research on sustainable finance and investment. Its members include research universities worldwide, promoting the field of sustainable finance and investment through collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Principles for Responsible Management Education

Supported by the United Nations and established in 2007, PRME focuses on enhancing sustainable development through six principles aimed at serving society and protecting the planet. PRME collaborates with business schools to ensure they equip future leaders with the skills needed to balance economic, environmental, and social goals and to raise awareness of sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Quality and Professional Audit System

Qfor is an objective and reliable accreditation body for global business schools, focusing on the quality of institutional services. It functions like a synthesis of customer satisfaction research.

Program Advantages

Videos and Live Streams Learning

We use recorded videos as a microlearning introduction to each course, allowing students to gain a better understanding before the live sessions. This complementary approach eases the learning burden and enhances learning outcomes.

Corporate Business Battle Simulation

This course is the final one in the program. In a realistic business environment, students engage in group-based experiential learning to practice 'production, marketing, human resources, and financial management', developing their business decision-making skills.

Field Learning Experiences

Enterprise visit to renowned Southeast Asian Taiwanese companies and industry leaders will be arranged.
Students gain firsthand understanding of these companies' management philosophies and cultural heritage, fostering international and cross-industry talent exchange.

Program Structure

The HEC EMBA program at the University of Liège is primarily focused on case discussion, offering a curriculum that combines theory and practice. It consists of 11 courses, 35 credits, with faculty members hailing from renowned institutions both domestically and internationally. Each course is conducted online, and there is no need to write a thesis as long as the courses are completed successfully. Graduation can be achieved in as little as one year, making it suitable for busy working professionals in senior management roles who wish to pursue further education and obtain their degree in a timely manner.

There are 11 subjects
totaling 35 credits

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