EPHEC is an Institution of Higher Education (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) and was founded in 1969 by professionals who wanted to offer practical education to junior line executives.
EPHEC continually interacts with the professional world. A close link to the world of business is a basic pedagogical principle in all the educational programmes we offer. OUr school is open to the world. It fully subscribes to the project of a European Area of Higher Education promoting students and staff mobility and aims at forming citizens who will become real actors in the global community.
EPHEC offers higher education in undergraduate degrees and focuses on the practical contents of education, highlighting the development of skills with regards to a given professional profile. That's the reason why we promote the development of social life skills together with the responsibility in the organization of work. This involves a hands on approach to the learning process. EPHEC aims for immediate working efficiency from the graduates.
Through its conception of higher education teaching and its professional and practical orientation, EPHEC stimulates and encourages entrepreneurship, which makes reference to the diverse skills associated with entrepreneurial activity. It is primarily a question of mentality, a set of ideas, a way of thinking, an ability to identify, explore and exploit, of which represents an opportunity, a state of mind associated with initiative
and action. This development of entrepreneurship is spread out over the 3 years:
- In the first year, the student is an actor of his success.
- In the second year, he constructs his professional future.
- In the third year, he develops skills on the professional field.
The following bachelor degrees are offered on our 3 campuses : Brussels I, Louvain-la-Neuve and Brussels II campus:
- International trade
But it's not all. EPHEC, its also more than 4,500 day students, it's more than 800 students undergratuating every year, it's also more than 40 different nationalities. It's more than 240 staff and over 500 partner companies for work placement. It's more than 16,000 students who have got their degree since 1969. It has a network of over 100 partner institutions inside and outside Belgium. Check our website for more information.