M.Sc. On Campus

Business Economics

University of Antwerp

12 months
5800 EUR/year
961 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Now more than ever, the worlds needs leaders with an international and ethical mindset. Obtain your Master’s in Business Economics in just one year, right in the heart of Europe! The programme is taught in English and welcomes all international applicants.


With your one-year Master in Business Economics (60 ECTS credits), you:

  • learn to analyse business economic issues in a methodologically rigorous and effective way,
  • develop an ethical reflection on the position of the manager in society,
  • and focus on your areas of interest by choosing a major and minor in Accounting, Data Science, Digital Organisation, Finance, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, International Business, Marketing or Strategy and Organisation. 

This year, the Master in Business Economics was ranked 90th in the Financial Times Master in Management ranking and obtained sixth place in terms of 'value for money'.

Double degree

The Master in Business Economics also offers a unique double degree programme, together with Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management (ULB). This gives you the opportunity to study at two top schools in Belgium and obtain two Master's degrees in two years' time.

Career prospects

Ample job opportunities are available in the consultancy, audit and assurance, banking and insurance sectors, as well as in industrial and commercial corporations. 

Over 85% of graduates found a job within 6 months after graduation. This high rate is also reflected in our University's 166th rank in the Times Higher Global University Employability Ranking 2021.

 Our Business Economics graduates work in 49 countries all over the world. Some became consultants, business developers, auditors, managers... for organisations like the European Commission, PwC, Deloitte, DHL and The National Bank. Others became researchers at top universities or founded their own company.


The AACSB and EFMD-programme  accreditations illlustrate our high quality teaching and research and offer our students a range of international opportunities in all continents.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Strategic Management 
  • Ethical and Sustainable Business 
  • Research Methods in Business Economics 
  • International Consulting Project 
  • Master’s thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications start as of December 1st




On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
157 (verbal)
157 (quantitative)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

If you have obtained a diploma outside of Belgium, the Netherlands or Luxembourg, you should submit an application for screening through Mobility Online.

You will need to provide the following information:

  •  Academic degree: you must hold an academic bachelor degree (at least 180 ECTS). If you are in your final bachelor year, you are also encouraged to apply.
  • Academic background: The admission board will evaluate whether you have a good working knowledge and understanding of Research methodology, Mathematics, Macro- and Micro-economics, Financial and Management Accounting, Corporate Finance, Marketing and Management. In some cases, a preparatory programme may be required.
  • Academic results


Unless exempted, your application should include:

  • an overall GMAT score of 600 or higher, or
  • a GRE with a minimum score of 157 on quantitative and verbal reasoning.

If you have obtained your (business) economics degree at one of the following institutions, you are exempted from submitting a GMAT /GRE:

  • A Belgian university;
  • A university ranked in the global top 400 in the most recent edition of THE or QS World Ranking;
  • One of FBE's exchange partners;
  • A university with an AACSB, EFMD or EQUIS accreditation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5800 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    961 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 961 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Antwerpen

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.


As a master student in the programme of Business Economics, you can apply for a 'Tuition fee scholarship' which will reduce the tuition fee for 2020-2021 to 3100 euro for 60 credits (400 euro + 45 euro/credit).

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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