An Advanced Master is a postgraduate degree.
The difference with a master’s programme (120ECTS, 2 years) is that our programme covers 60 ECTS in one year so it confers you an Advanced Master degree, not a Master’s degree in the Bologna (EU education treaty) sense of the term.
It is though recognised by EQUIS, the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles, our University, the most important public one in Belgium) and signed by the Dean.
In practice, it means that (unless you already have a Master’s degree), in Europe, some government or international institutional positions requiring a regular Master’s degree may not be accessible to you.
That’s the only difference. It’s a postgraduate programme, which litterally means a programme that should come after a Master’s degree.
In addition, “Advanced” refers to the practical skills and perspective given in our courses, in opposition to the theoritical aspect of a traditional Master’s degree.