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The Master of Science in Business Economics emphasizes the acquisition of fundamental knowledge and skills related to the corporate world, international business, strategy and innovation, entrepreneurship, financial economics and marketing and accounting and financial management.
The Master of Business Economics (MBE) is a one-year Master's programme taught in English. The programme is oriented towards students with an entrepreneurial personality and broad socio-economic interests who have already acquired a bachelor's degree in economics or business economics. The programme emphasises the acquisition of fundamental knowledge and skills in one area of specialisation related to the corporate world such as international business, strategy and innovation, entrepreneurship, accounting and financial economics and marketing.
EEA nationals and non-EEA nationals who reside in Belgium under a valid residence permit can follow less than 60 ECTS per academic year and accordingly spread their studies in several years. This possibility needs to be discussed with a study career consultant. Note that there are no part-time, evening or weekend courses organized for this category of students.
The programme Master of Business Economics expects students to acquire certain knowledge, skills and attitudes and therefore formulates the following programme-specific learning outcomes:
The graduate uses the economic framework as a background when analysing and solving business-economic problems.
The graduate solves business-economic problems - specific to the specialisation - based on advanced knowledge of and insight into the concepts, principles and argumentation methods, while considering the business context.
Based on their expertise and specialist knowledge and insight, and based on the familiarity with the general business operation, processes and strategy, the graduate gives well-founded advice in response to questions, paying specific critical attention to the broad framework of business, the environmental factors and the relevant public stakeholders.
The graduate detects and monitors important evolutions and innovations within the specialisation, and assesses whether these are relevant for the specific business context.
The graduate plans, organises and evaluates business processes specific to the specialisation, taking into account the specific business context.
The graduate can go through the different stages of research to analyse business problems, to formulate and evaluate solutions and to communicate about this.
The graduate has extensive knowledge of and insight into related human sciences and can use them purposefully in the analysis of business economic problems and in assessing the consequences of these problems for society.
The graduate is able to analyse business-economic questions in an international framework.
The graduate has the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to develop innovative ideas in a business and/or socio-economic context.
The graduate communicates in a professional and scientifically correct, fluent and clear manner, both in writing and orally, in the language of instruction, and in at least one other language in case the language of instruction is not English.
The graduate develops professional skills in preparation for the transition to the labour market (leadership skills, teamwork, communication skills...)
The graduate recognises and critically reflects on the social, ethical and environmental aspects of business operations.
As a Master in Business Economics graduate, you can pursue a career as auditor, entrepreneur, consultant, financial analyst, financial manager, project manager, sales manager or stockbroker. Graduates generally take up managerial and/or research positions in business functions at national and international institutions.
Students and young graduates can consult relevant job vacancies and internships with the help of our online career platform Career Corner. You will also have the opportunity to meet potential employers at job and internship fairs organised throughout the year and during campus recruitment activities.
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