12 months
3900 EUR/year
980 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master in International Business Economics and Management at KU Leuven is a master programme for holders of a degree in a non-business economic or management discipline that prepares for a career in international business through the acquisition of business economic insights, knowledge and management skills.

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The Master in International Business Economics and Management at KU Leuven instills an international mindset in talented individuals educated in diverse backgrounds, and fosters an attitude of autonomous, critical and informed reflection. It prepares you for a career in international business through the acquisition of economic insights, knowledge and management skills, to bring solutions to concrete problems.

Career opportunities

The MIBEM programme prepares students for management positions in a number of sectors. However, your personal interest and prior education play a major role in your post-graduation path. Our graduates find employment in a broad range of sectors, including sales, marketing, planning, financial management and ICT. Other follow a career in banking and insurance, become skilled civil servants, work in one of the European institutions, or set up their own cutting-edge company.

Top Strenghts

  • Highly ranked University
  • Research-based education
  • Affordable tuition fees due to government support
  • Truly international experience
  • Outstanding central location in the heart of Europe

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Business Strategy   

  • International Economics   

  • Managerial Accounting: a Multinational Perspective   

  • Corporate Social Responsibility   

  • International Strategic Marketing   

  • International Corporate Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT




On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at KU Leuven and/or in Belgium, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An academic bachelor's/master's degree in a field different from business economics and/or management.
  • Applicants must prove their English language proficiency by means of a IELTS Academic or TOEFL test. The minimum score for IELTS is 7, for the TOEFL internet based test it is 94.
  • A GMAT/GRE-test result is to be included in the application. For the GMAT a minimum overall score of 600 is required. Alternatively, a GRE can be submitted with a minimum score of 152 on verbal reasoning and 155 on quantitative reasoning.
  • Applicants are advised to upload in their application course descriptions for relevant courses they have followed during their prior academic studies. For each relevant course you completed during your previous studies, you should provide a brief description of the course objectives, the main topics treated, the workload per course unit and the course materials used. Accepted languages are English, French, German and Dutch.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3900 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    980 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 980 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Brussels

885 - 1305 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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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