The first European training in microfinance
Launched in 2005, the EMP (Master Complémentaire Conjoint en microfinance) has
been designed by microfinance experts to offer a unique blend of theory and practice.
Since 2007, students graduating from the EMP obtain a full Master degree (European Master in microfinance).
The purpose of the programme is to develop future professionals in microfinance who
will contribute to the strengthening of microfinance institutions worldwide, in accordance with the highest international standards.
The EMP provides students with a professional, multi-disciplinary approach to the challenges
the microfinance sector is facing today, through:
a solid theoretical foundation, taught by professors from three European universities in Belgium
(Université libre de Bruxelles; Université de Mons) and France (Université Paris Dauphine);
insights into the latest techniques used by international micro-finance institutions, provided by practitioners
from the NGO partners ADA, BRS, CERISE, PlaNet Finance and SOS Faim;
opportunities to participate in seminars and confer-ences addressed to microfinance experts;
an organized two-to-fourth-months internship in a developing country to obtain the necessary knowledge
of daily realities of micro-finance on the field.
With more than 60% of students coming from the South, 27 nationalities
and experts from all parts of the world, the EMP is a particularly international Masters programme, which allows to create and
keep new (professional) networks.