Business Engineering, M.Sc.

Business Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
A business engineer is an interdisciplinary manager who guides companies from a quantitative and managerial point of view. To this end, managerial and analytical skills are combined with a profound understanding of how business and (technological) innovation processes work. The Business Engineering (Brussels) programme is delivered by KU Leuven.

About

A business engineer is trained for analyzing and solving business problems from a quantitative and managerial point of view. The programme belongs to the domain of business economics and is management oriented: students learn how companies function, how business processes should be designed and how business activities can be optimally organized. The managerial focus is combined with strong analytical skills and a profound understanding of how business and (technological) innovation processes work. This integration of disciplines is of high relevance to production environments as well as to service companies (e.g. consultancy or ICT).

A business engineer is an interdisciplinary manager with an extended problem solving toolbox and a holistic view on modern companies in today’s economic, legal and social context. With a capacity for analytical thought, management and communication skills and an eye for sustainable opportunities, business engineers are able to shape the future of companies and organisations.

Structure

The Master of Science in Business Engineering is organised at two campuses: Brussels and Leuven. The programmes share a common structure and have the same compulsory courses. Each campus offers different courses in the majors, minors, and electives. Students on one campus have the option to follow some of the courses at the other campus.

Majors offered in Brussels:

  • Quantitative Data Analytics
  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Finance 

Objectives:

A business engineer is trained for analyzing and solving business problems from a quantitative and managerial point of view. The programme belongs to the domain of business economics and is management oriented: students learn how companies function, how business processes should be designed and how business activities can be optimally organized. The managerial focus is combined with strong analytical skills and a profound understanding of how business and (technological) innovation processes work.

This integration of disciplines is of high relevance to production environments as well as to service companies (e.g. consultancy or ICT).A business engineer is an interdisciplinary manager with an extended problem solving toolbox and a holistic view on modern companies in today's economic, legal and social context. With a capacity for analytical thought, management and communication skills and an eye for sustainable opportunities, business engineers are able to shape the future of companies and organisations.

Career perspectives

Graduates of the MSc in Business Engineering at KU Leuven mostly take up managerial and/or research positions in business, national and international institutions, and at 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 are also able to take up more traditional management tasks, armed with the ability to support key decisions using quantitative analyses. Business engineers quickly move up to executive functions in various management 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 in Belgium 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
  • Quality Management
  • Strategic Management

            Audience

            • You imagine yourself as the moving force in a company or organization (this can be your own company, a multinational, a family business, a government service, a school, etc.).
            • You're an enterprising person and you aim at perfection in all your endeavors. You want to improve the functioning of companies and organizations, with clear and sustainable objectives in the long run.

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 24 months
            • Credits
              120 ECTS
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • Minimum required score:

              94

              The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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            • Minimum required score:

              7

              The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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            Academic 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.
            • applicants must prove their English language proficiency by means of a IELTS or TOEFL test. The minimum score for IELTS is 7, for the TOEFL internet based test it is 94. The minimal sub-scores are 20 out of 30 for the TOEFL results and 6.0 for the IELTS results.

            Tuition Fee

            • International Applies to you

              1750 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 1750 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
            • EU/EEA Applies to you

              906 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 906 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

            Living costs

            • Leuven, Belgium

              810 - 1280 EUR/month
              Living Costs
            • Brussels, Belgium

              885 - 1310 EUR/month
              Living Costs

            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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