Luxembourg's School of Business and Management will launch new secondary education sections in finance as well as marketing, media and communication in the next academic year.
At the start of the 2020-21 school year, the École de commerce et de gestion - School of Business and Management (ECG), which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, will introduce two new sections: one in finance and another in marketing, media and communication, which are accessible to students who have successfully completed the school year before their penultimate year of studies.
A section closer to the financial sector
Luxembourg's Education Ministry, which announced the news today, explained that the financial sector is one of the pillars of the Grand Duchy's economy which offers many professional and specialisation opportunities. Students in the new finance section at ECG will benefit from the proximity of players in the sector and specialised institutions that have contributed to its development, namely the Luxembourg Bankers Association (ABBL), the Luxembourg Insurance and Reinsurance Association (ACA), the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) and the Financial Sector Supervisory Commission (Commission de surveillance du secteur financier, CSSF).
The courses will address the digital economy, the financial economy and sectoral accounting with an emphasis on new information and communication technologies. One of the key subjects will be portfolio management. The idea of this subject, which is more practical than theoretical, is to stimulate the curiosity of students through the development and management of a fictitious portfolio of titles. The projects that will be carried out in this context will allow students, with the support of their teacher, to discover and assimilate knowledge and thus acquire a progressive learning autonomy.
New demands in the field of marketing, media and communication
The Marketing, Media and Communication section aims to prepare secondary school students for the new demands of the world of work in the fields of marketing and the media and for developments in the field of internal and external communication for companies.
Students will acquire basic knowledge in the targeted fields and will discover the tools and software to master entry into the professional world after their secondary or university studies. An interdisciplinary approach will be promoted and practical experiences are planned, such as carrying out a marketing and communication campaign, the study of case studies and visits to companies, or even concrete projects to be carried out in collaboration with companies.
A two-year specialisation
The two new sections will extend their offer over the two years of the upper cycle (2nd and 1st grades) of secondary education and will lead to the general secondary school leaving certificate, which offers students the possibility of entering the labour market or pursuing their studies further at university.
More information including timetables and registrations is available at www.ecg.lu.