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SBS-EM's Mission

More than one hundred years ago, our founder Ernest Solvay, defined the school's mission as follows:

“The mission of the Solvay Business School is to train men and women who are capable of selecting, initiating and managing.”

By and large, this mission has remained unchanged. But it has now been extended with the creation of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management:

"We are the School of Economics and Management of the Université libre de Bruxelles, with a century-old tradition of excellence in higher education. Our mission is to have a decisive and positive impact on how economic and business challenges are addressed. We fulfill this mission by producing pioneering research and by educating women and men to become true leaders and entrepreneurs in their field."

SBS-EM's Vision

"We strive to meet the most pressing economic and business challenges of our time with a unique blend of scientific rigour, contextual engagement and problem-solving skills.  This will strengthen our position as a European reference for international students, practitioners and academics."

SBS-EM's Values

1. Free inquiry: we challenge our students and stakeholders to open their minds to a wide range of perspectives

Did you know?

In 1985, Solvay students created the first Restos du Coeur, a charity feeding and helping people in need. The idea then spread in France thanks to a famous stand-up comedian named Coluche.

2. Excellence: we all strive to the highest standards of performance in our respective fields

3. Entrepreneurial spirit: we expect all our stakeholders to demonstrate initiative and leadership

4. Integration: we build on the multidisciplinarity of our university and our expertise in Economics and Management

5. Equal opportunity: we provide access to students from all socio-economic backgrounds

6. Democratic governance: practitioners, academics, researchers, students and staff all have a voice in our governance

7. Societal relevance: we nurture a long tradition of contributing expertise to public policy and the business world

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