The Business Economics programme offers a thorough training in all domains of an organisation with attention to how this organisation is embedded in society. Attention is paid to the development of corporate strategies and the management of functional domains (marketing, finance, accounting, production and logistics, innovation, personnel and organisation) .
By combining the initial specialisation in the bachelor's programme with the same or different specialisation in the master's programme, students achieve a differentiated profile that includes in-depth specialised skills.
The programme equips you for entrepreneurship and start-up management, as well as strategic decision making in established leading economic organisations.
Students choose a major (24 ECTS), a minor (12 ECTS) and complete their trajectory with a course of choice (3 ECTS). The Master’s Thesis (15 ECTS) is written in the domain of the major.
The major is the specialization domain of the student and may differ from the specialisation of the bachelor, allowing students to fine-tune their personal graduation profile towards a highly specialised- or versatile profile.
Building on previously acquired general economic knowledge and insights in business, the student is taught to judge complex business structures and propose creative solutions independently or in a team. He develops the skills to take on a management function in a company, he learns to fit decisions in with the whole structure of a company and assess strategic consequences for other departments of the company. He has a lot of specialised knowledge, but is also very versatile.
Graduates generally take up managerial and/or research positions in business, national and international institutions, and in managerial functions at universities.
Given the variety of skills acquired, you will be highly sought-after by a wide range of companies from small firms to multinational corporations. You can pursue a career as auditor, entrepreneur, consultant, financial analyst, financial manager, project manager, marketeer, sales manager or stockbroker.Questions about student life in Belgium, life at KU Leuven or more information about a specific course? Chat with our students: www.kuleuven/be/chatwithourstudents.
To start this programme, students need a solid background in economics or business economics. They should have acquired the basic conceptual frameworks of diverse areas in business economics and have a sufficiently broad view on the general economic and social contexts in which business operates as well as on the human networks within these organisations.
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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