• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The Master of Business Administration (Brussels & Antwerp) encourages you to compile a unique programme by choosing a track and two electives. Each track consists of three courses. The track and electives all help you to deepen and broaden your critical skill set. Additional courses on leadership skills, ethics, sustainability and corporate responsibility are also offered. Finally you will pursue your Master’s thesis.

Programme outline

In total, 14 tracks are offered on campus Brussels or campus Antwerp.

The following tracks are offered on Brussels Campus:

  • Accounting
  • Business Information Management
  • European and International Relations
  • European Public Management
  • International and Sustainable Finance
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability Management

The following tracks are offered on campus Antwerp

  • Corporate Finance
  • Global Logistics and Port Management
  • International Business
  • International Marketing Management
  • Strategic Business Management

Strengths

  • During your programme you will be in contact with different international businesses via projects, guest lectures and real-life case studies. 
  • With emphasis on decision-making, teamwork, time management and communication skills, you will acquire managerial skills for an international career. 
  • You will benefit from the strength of diversity on the course, meeting and working closely with students from other cultures and nationalities.

International

The Master of Business Administration offers you multiple opportunities to gain international experience. The programme has two double degree variants for selected students. In addition to the Master of Science in Business Administration from KU Leuven, students can earn either the Master in Management (Grand École programme from Montpellier Business School), or the EBP International (Diplome de l'Ecole Multinationale des Affaires) from KEDGE Business School. You can also participate in an exchange programme following your Masters’ year (‘Extended Master’), as part of the Erasmus+ programme. In that case, apply for a place at one of our many European partners or participate in an exchange within our non-European partners’ network. Eligibility and selection depend on your study progress, academic results, your language proficiency and motivation. 

Career perspectives

Depending on your own personal interests and career goals, your degree will give you access to positions in purchasing, marketing, planning, financial management, ICT, insurance companies, the civil service, or a strong position to start your own company. The programme highly values its contacts with the business world and will introduce you by means of real-life case studies, company visits and guest lectures. 

Fellow students from all over the world bring the possibility to enrich both your personal and professional networks.

The Business Administration (Brussels and Antwerp) program is offered at KU Leuven.

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.

Programme Structure

Core Module (Brussels; Antwerp)

  • Leadership Lab
  • Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability

Track (Brussels)

  • Accounting
  • Business Information Management
  • European and International Relations
  • European Public Management
  • International and Sustainable Finance
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability Management

Track (Antwerp)

  • Corporate Finance
  • International Marketing Management
  • Global Logistics and Port Management
  • International Business Management
  • Strategic Business Management

Electives (Brussels)

  • The electives are organised on Brussels Campus (broadening education or track-specific electives) or Leuven.

Master's thesis (Brussels; Antwerp)

  • Business Research Methods
  • Master's Thesis

Audience

As a MBA graduate, you marshal a wide range of knowledge that can be successfully applied to launch a career in international business. Depending on your personal interests and career goals, positions in purchasing, sales, marketing, production control, planning and budgeting, financial management and ICT are all open to you. 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • 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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General Requirements

  • Applicants who have a bachelor's degree that was not issued by an institute of the Flemish Community, must apply for admission first.
  • Students need a solid background in economics; research methods, mathematics and statistics; managerial skills; management courses.
  • A GMAT/GRE-test result above the 60% percentile is to be included in the application
  • 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.
For more information, please visit the homepage of the programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1750 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    938 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 938 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs

  • Brussels, Belgium

    885 - 1310 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Antwerpen, Belgium

    787 - 1230 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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