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Information Management

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The Master of Science in Information Management offers non-technical training with emphasis on the efficient and effective application and management of information technology in business contexts such as finance, marketing, HR, production and logistics.

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The Master of Information Management (Leuven) programme explores specific management issues in depth to develop the skills required to analyse information, design and manage information systems and fine-tune an IT strategy as part of an overall business strategy.

On completion of your Master's thesis, you can apply these skills within a specific business context. Finally, a wide range of electives enable you to explore specific areas in greater depth, or gain a broader understanding through a multidisciplinary focus.

Programme outline

The programme consists of a common core focusing on information systems development and management. The electives give the opportunity for further specialisation in management, software engineering and data science. In the master’s thesis this knowledge and insight will be applied in business-oriented research.


  • The programme combines your previous education (in business economics, science, humanities...) with information skills to manage and optimise information in businesses, organisations and society;
  • The programme enables you to gain leverage through the strategic use of technology, making the connection betweet IT and economics;
  • The emphasis on taking an active role in your learning process, with both theoretical specialization and practice-oriented group work, prepares you for the business environment.


This programme presents a non-technical curriculum in information management. It focuses on the effective and efficient application and management of information technology in a business setting.  

By the end of the programme, students will have acquired:

  • a broad and general knowledge of business information systems;
  • the skills to independently formulate a strategy concerning information systems management accompanying an existing company strategy (business, non-profit, government);
  • the skills to analyse and model the needs concerning information systems and to follow up on the design, implementation and management of these systems;
  • the skills to evaluate technology independently and to choose a technical solution in accordance with the company strategy;
  • the skills to independently recognise the economic aspects of a choice for a particular system;
  • the skills to judge and optimise the quality of data, processes and decisions;
  • the skills to lead and manage projects on information systems in a multidisciplinary team of analysts, designers and users;
  • a professional and scientific attitude in the field of information systems.

Career perspectives

Our graduates are trained to gain leverage within a company through the strategic use of technology. The analysis and management of information in line with an overall business strategy, bridge vital roles between computer science and business. 

Qualities such as strong communication skills, teamwork and group management are therefore more valuable than just technological expertise. Graduates pursue careers as information analysts, project leaders and information technology strategists.

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

Mandatory Courses (36 ECTS)

  • Business Analysis
  • ICT Service Management
  • Architecture and Modelling of Management Information Systems
  • Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence
  • Business Information Systems
  • Principles of Database Management

Master's Thesis (15 ECTS)

Electives (9 ECTS)

  • Data Science Electives
  • Software Engineering Electives
  • Management Electives


You are familiar with and interested in the basics of computer science and its business applications. Background knowledge of business economics is useful, but not strictly necessary.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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IELTS or TOEFL needed




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants who have a degree that was not issued by a Flemish institution, must apply for admission first.
  • The programme is accessible to applicants with a Bachelor's or Master's degree awarded by a university and providing a basic background in information technology (e.g. office applications, basics of database management, basics of computer hardware, basic knowledge of modelling, #) and a sound background in mathematics and statistics.
  • Applicants must prove their English language proficiency by means of a IELTS or TOEFL test.
  • A GMAT/GRE -test result above the 75th percentile on the quantitative part is to be included in the application.
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