Study Programmes 2017-2018
WARNING : 2016-2017 version of the course specifications
Skills portfolio
Duration :
Number of credits :
Master in management (60 ECTS) (evening classes)4
Master in human resources management (120 ECTS)2
Lecturer :
David Homburg
Coordinator :
David Homburg
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
The Skills Portfolio offers a large choice of workshops covering a range of different topics. Contents vary a lot from one workshop to another. For the full program please refer to the HEC Liege website :
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
Through its various workshops, the Skills Portfolio aims at four main objectives :
* to develop student's relational and managerial skills; * to develop student's creativity and entrepreneurial mind; * to develop student's ethical and critical mind; * to develop student's career plan

These are coherent with the school's key learning outcomes :
Relational skills contribute to student's general communication (KLO 4) and their ability to work in an interational and multicultural team (component of KLO 2). Managerial skills help students in KLO 1 to 3 (strategy, implementation, quality and performance control).
Creativity and entrepreneurial mind are an essential component of KLO 5 : Adaptability.
Ethics and a critical mind are an essential component of KLO 2 : implementation.
Each workshop focuses on one specific skill which contributes to the four aims mentioned above. More specific learning outcomes are defined in each module.
Generally speaking, a workshop of the Skills Portfolio will give each student several occasions to practice the aimed skill, to get extensive and personal feedback on his strengths and weaknesses, as well as strategies to improve his performance. He will also have acquired the necessary tools to go on learning about these skills by himself after the training.
The Master Program of the Skills Portfolio places the acquired skills in the light of the students' imminent entry on the work market.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Most workshops have no prerequisites. For the few who have prerequisites, these are mentioned in the "prerequisites" section of the workshop description on the HEC-ULg website :
This page also mentions the workshops which ask students for a financial contribution.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Workshops of the Skills Portfolio are based on a « learning by doing » methodology. They involve students into complex situations where they will have several occasions to practice their skills, to identify their weaknesses and to improve through practical experience. These interactive workshops are designed for small numbers of students, which allows to give them personal feedback and coaching. They also emphasize contact with the professional world and multidisciplinary perspective.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Each worksop counts 4 accompanied work sessions of 4 hours and some homework linked with the workshop's theme. Depending on the workshop, this could be, among others, to visit conferences, to take part in field observations or travels, or to design presentations or reports.
To accomplish the 5 ECTS of the Skills Portfolio, each student must take part to two or three different workshops in the program (depending on workshop class : A+A+A, A+B or B+B).
These workshops are credited in the student's program during the last year of his master cycle or when the student, with the permission of the jury, takes the Skills Portfolio into his program. Doing so forces a student to finish all due workshops in the same year.
Recommended or required readings :
Documents explaining how the Skills Portfolio works are available (in French) on the Lol@ platform ( Specific additional references and readings can be asked in the different workshops.
Assessment methods and criteria :
Workshops of the Skills Portfolio are assessed during the working sessions. There is no independent exam at the end of the year.
The students' performances are assessed by a mark on 20. The average of these marks is the final mark of the Skills Portfolio, which will be credited for 5ECTS at the end of the year where the last workshop of the master program is validated.
If a mark lower than 10/20 is obtained in one of the workshops, this workshop will not be credited in the student's program.
Marks of validated workshops are automatically kept until the year where the last workshop of the master program is validated.
In each workshop, students are assessed on their involvement and on their progress compared to their own starting level. This should incite students to choose workshops in which they feel a weakness.
The in-session assessment and the low number of sessions make active participation in the workshops mandatory. Official justification will be asked for each absence to a session and unjustified absence will be sanctioned on the final mark. A workshop where at least two sessions have been missed cannot be validated.
If a workshop has not be validated due to unjustified absences, the student losses the right to take part in the bet for the workshops. To register, he will have to meet Françoise Dubois after October 15th and to chose a workshop where there are still free places after the first round of registration.
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Attention : This program is designed to be split on two years, and is very difficult to credit on a single semester. Therefore, it is not available in the frame of an Erasmus Program.
Students whose master program counts more than 120 ECTS need to achieve at least 45 ECTS to register for the Skills Portfolio.
Registration for the Skills Portfolio will be opened on September 20th and will end on September 30th . This registration only concerns workshops students want to accomplish during the academic year 2013-2014. A complete description of the registration process is available on the Lol@ page of the Skills Portfolio ( Students who want to register after September30th should contact the manager of the Skills Portfolio. Alas, their choice in workshop will be strongly reduced.
The groups allocated to the different workshops will be published on October 7th. The first sessions will take place on October 11th. The timetable of the workshops will be available on the Lol@ page of the Skills Portfolio.
Workshop allocation is definitive. It is impossible to change, exchange or unregister from a workshop, except in case of a mistake in the allocation process.
Each workshop has an individual page on Lol@. Once your registration to the workshop is confirmed, please register on this page.
Contacts :
Program Manager : David Homburg Program Secretary : Françoise Dubois Responsable académique  : Louis Esch (