The Master of Science in Business Economics programme emphasises the acquisition of fundamental knowledge and skills in an area of specialisation related to the corporate world. By combining this programme with initial specialisations from the bachelor's programme, you will develop deeper insight into a broad range of fields and fine-tune your personal graduation profile. On completing this programme, you will be able to apply scientific frameworks independently and critically, allowing you to evolve continuously in a dynamic society. KU Leuven occupies a leading position in management and economic... READ MORE
  • Degree Masters
  • Study Type Full-time
  • Study Length 12 months
  • Start Date September
  • Tuition Fees 620 EUR
Modules (28)
  • Core Courses:Strategic Management
  • Major 1: International Business, Strategy and Innovatio...
  • International Business Strategy
  • International Management
  • Competitive Analysis and Strategy
  • Political Business Strategy
  • Economics of Global Innovation
  • Innovation Management and Strategy
  • Major 2: Entrepreneurship:
  • Entrepreneurship and New Business Development
  • The Foundations of Entrepreneurship
  • Organising for Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Strategic IP Management
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Major: Financial Economics:
  • Core Courses:Macro Finance
  • Econometric Methods & Models
  • Security Pricing and Portfolio Selection
  • Electives: students select 1 of both electives:
  • The Economics of Financial Intermediation
  • International Business Finance: Forex Markets
  • Major 4: Marketing:
  • International Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy Modelling
  • Consumer Behaviour*
  • Brand Management
  • Social Marketing
Entry requirements
  • IELTS : 7 - IELTS (minimum score 7)
  • TOEFL : 575 - TOEFL (minimum score 575 paper-based, 233 computer-based, 90 internet-based)
  • Other : For Belgian applicants who completed their prior education at a Flemish education institution: see admission requirements Master in de toegepaste economische wetenschappen http://onderwijsaanbod.kuleuven.be/opleidingen/n/SC_51016800.htm orhttp://www.econ.kuleuven.be/home/campusleuven/student/opleiding/studiekiezer.

    For all other applicants; the following requirements apply:

    PRIOR EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

    Applicants should hold a university Bachelor's degree in Economics or Business Economics comparable to a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Business Economics or Business Engineering from the Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven, Campus Leuven (click here to have a look at the Bachelor of Business Economics from KU Leuven) They should have a solid background in macroeconomics, microeconomics, mathematics and statistics. During their prior education, applicants should have acquired the basic conceptual frameworks of diverse areas in business economics and have a sufficient broad view on the general economic and social contexts in which business operates and on the human networks within these organisations. Comparability is evaluated by the faculty on the basis of the required documents provided by the applicant through the official online application procedure.

    PROOF OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH

    All applicants have to submit a satisfactory score on one of the following internationally recognized test of English language proficiency:
    - TOEFL (minimum score 575 paper-based, 233 computer-based, 90 internet-based)
    - IELTS (minimum score 7)
    No other proficiency tests will be accepted.
    An exemption from TOEFL or IELTS is possible for applicants with a university degree or high school degree earned in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the USA: the certified degree and transcripts suffice, provided they confirm that the entire study was completed in English.

    OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

    All applicants should provide the following documents:
    - Certified copies of transcripts, degrees and, if available, a ranking indication
    - A course description of all relevant courses
    - A letter of motivation written and signed by the applicant, explaining the choice for Leuven and for this particular programme
    - Two recommendation forms, filled out and signed, and mailed in a closed envelope signed over the lid by the referee to the Faculty of Economics and Business, Campus Leuven. Forms not provided in a closed envelope signed across the lid by the referee will be regarded as void. The recommendation forms can also be mailed directly by the referee to fbe@econ.kuleuven.be.
    These documents suffice for applicants with a non-Belgian degree from
    - universities that have an exchange agreement with the Faculty of Economics and Business of KU Leuven, Campus Leuven click here)
    - universities that are in the global top 200 in the most recent THE or QS world university rankings

    Additional information is required for applicants from other universities as it is impossible for us to reliably assess the comparability. In those cases a GMAT- or GRE-result above the 75th percentile on the quantitative part is required.

    The faculty evaluates all applications and has the final say on the admissibility of the applicant, taking into account the relevant information. Application files will not be processed as long as they are incomplete.


    For Belgian applicants who completed their prior education at a Flemish education institution: see admission requirements Master in de toegepaste economische wetenschappen http://onderwijsaanbod.kuleuven.be/opleidingen/n/SC_51016800.htm orhttp://www.econ.kuleuven.be/home/campusleuven/student/opleiding/studiekiezer.

    For all other applicants; the following requirements apply:

    PRIOR EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

    Applicants should hold a university Bachelor's degree in Economics or Business Economics comparable to a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Business Economics or Business Engineering from the Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven, Campus Leuven (click here to have a look at the Bachelor of Business Economics from KU Leuven) They should have a solid background in macroeconomics, microeconomics, mathematics and statistics. During their prior education, applicants should have acquired the basic conceptual frameworks of diverse areas in business economics and have a sufficient broad view on the general economic and social contexts in which business operates and on the human networks within these organisations. Comparability is evaluated by the faculty on the basis of the required documents provided by the applicant through the official online application procedure.

    PROOF OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH

    All applicants have to submit a satisfactory score on one of the following internationally recognized test of English language proficiency:
    - TOEFL (minimum score 575 paper-based, 233 computer-based, 90 internet-based)
    - IELTS (minimum score 7)
    No other proficiency tests will be accepted.
    An exemption from TOEFL or IELTS is possible for applicants with a university degree or high school degree earned in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the USA: the certified degree and transcripts suffice, provided they confirm that the entire study was completed in English.

    OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

    All applicants should provide the following documents:
    - Certified copies of transcripts, degrees and, if available, a ranking indication
    - A course description of all relevant courses
    - A letter of motivation written and signed by the applicant, explaining the choice for Leuven and for this particular programme
    - Two recommendation forms, filled out and signed, and mailed in a closed envelope signed over the lid by the referee to the Faculty of Economics and Business, Campus Leuven. Forms not provided in a closed envelope signed across the lid by the referee will be regarded as void. The recommendation forms can also be mailed directly by the referee to fbe@econ.kuleuven.be.
    These documents suffice for applicants with a non-Belgian degree from
    - universities that have an exchange agreement with the Faculty of Economics and Business of KU Leuven, Campus Leuven click here)
    - universities that are in the global top 200 in the most recent THE or QS world university rankings

    Additional information is required for applicants from other universities as it is impossible for us to reliably assess the comparability. In those cases a GMAT- or GRE-result above the 75th percentile on the quantitative part is required.

    The faculty evaluates all applications and has the final say on the admissibility of the applicant, taking into account the relevant information. Application files will not be processed as long as they are incomplete.
  • Degree Masters
  • Study Type Full-time
  • Study Length 12 months
  • Start Date September
  • Tuition Fees 620 EUR
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