Business Engineering

KU Leuven

24 months
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The Master of Business Engineering at KU Leuven prepares you to be a interdisciplinary manager with an extended problem solving toolbox and a holistic view on modern companies in today’s economic, legal and social context. 


The Master of Business Engineering at KU Leuven contains a number of required courses and a major and a minor of your choice. These allow you to deepen your knowledge in specific business domains. The Master’s Thesis is most often written in the domain of the chosen major, but you can also select a topic in the domain of Data Science and Business Analytics.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this programme take up vital managerial and research positions in business, national and international institutions, and universities. 

Business engineers usually start their careers in technical expert positions within interdisciplinary management teams, they are typically hired to optimise production processes, to develop quantitative models in financial institutions, or to market technological innovations. They also quickly move up to executive functions in various business domains in companies and organisations. Given the variety of skills acquired, they are highly sought after by a wide range of companies - from start-ups and small firms to multinational corporations - for various positions at home and abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Analysis
  • Applications of Operations Research and Statistics
  • Energy Technology and Energy Economy
  • Management Control and Cost Management
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Quality Management
  • Strategic Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

The Master of Business Engineering programme is intended for holders of

  • an academic Bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a strong quantitative and/or technological focus and with sufficient knowledge of economics and management science; or
  • an academic Bachelor's degree from a recognized university in (business) economics with a substantial quantitative and/or technological component.

Tuition Fee


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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