Executive Master in International Association Management

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Association Executives need perspective and skills in core managerial activities but also the soft skills to continue to play the important socio-political role in Europe and to understand its continuously changing economic, social and political environment. To efficiently manage an association means facing new challenges in the wake of increasing competition, resources crunch and economic crisis. Leading a membership-based association requires today a constant balancing of current needs, external demands, and long-term vision.

In order to further build the leadership capacities, strategic planning and management skills of the association managers and thus enhance the reputation of the association management profession, the Union of International Associations (UIA), the European Society of Association Executives (ESAE), and the Federation of European and International Associations established in Belgium (FAIB) seek to develop a learning experience in Brussels with the Executive Education branch of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM).

The Executive Master in International Association Management is taught by academics from the Solvay Brussels School-EM and features regular intervention from key speakers from the three associations and their membership sharing their insights and expertise with the objective to provide the association professionals with opportunities to

  • Enhance the leadership skills of the association executives to face the management challenges within their respective professions/tasks/functions
  • Get a broad coverage of the main fundamental strategic and functional areas in management
  • Understand the best practices across the association sector
  • Take part in bringing about a platform for knowledge-sharing, showcasing experiences and cooperation

The programme is designed for international association executives holding a university diploma and with at least 3 years of work experience from any sector. Candidates with no university credentials but with substantial work experience will also be considered.

Admissions will be based on an application and interview process.

More information is available on the Solvay's website.