The Master of Economics programme offers students with a bachelor's degree a theoretical framework, allowing them to provide well-grounded answers to socio-economic questions. As an economist, you will observe the various players (individuals, companies, domestic and foreign governments) and their interactions within the global economy. You will be able to interpret the general economic situation in a wider social and legal context.
  • Degree Masters
  • Study Type Full-time
  • Study Length 12 months
  • Tuition Fees 600 EUR
Modules (26)
  • Core courses:Advanced Macroeconomics I
  • Advanced Microeconomics I
  • Econometric Methods & Models
  • Master’s Thesis
  • Major courses:Advanced Health Economics
  • Trading and Exchanges
  • Advanced Public Economics
  • Economic Aspects of European Integration
  • Environmental and Transportation Economics
  • Macro Finance
  • Advanced Labour Economics
  • Welfare Economics
  • Welfare, Inequality and Poverty
  • Advanced International Trade Theory
  • Advanced Development Economics
  • Advanced Industrial Economics
  • Electives courses:Advanced Macroeconomics II
  • Advanced Microeconomics II
  • Competitive Analysis and Strategy
  • Political Business Strategy
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • The Economics of China
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Internship
  • Research Project
  • Capita Selecta Economics and Business
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 economische wetenschappen or http://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 Economics from KU Leuven). Students need a solid background in economics or business economics. They have acquired the basic conceptual frameworks of microeconomics and macroeconomics, the basics of mathematics, statistics and econometrics, and they have a sufficient broad view on the general economic, social and institutional context of economic interactions. Comparability is evaluated by the faculty on 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.

    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 (clickhere)
    - 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 economische wetenschappen or http://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 Economics from KU Leuven). Students need a solid background in economics or business economics. They have acquired the basic conceptual frameworks of microeconomics and macroeconomics, the basics of mathematics, statistics and econometrics, and they have a sufficient broad view on the general economic, social and institutional context of economic interactions. Comparability is evaluated by the faculty on 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.

    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 (clickhere)
    - 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
  • Tuition Fees 600 EUR

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