To be eligible for Master of Science in Business Economics, you have to hold an academic bachelors degree in either economics or business economics that is equivalent to one of the following KU Leuven degrees: BSc in Economics, BSc in Business Economics, or BSc in Business Engineering. You need to have a solid background in macroeconomics, microeconomics, mathematics and statistics. You should have acquired the basic conceptual frameworks in the respective areas of management/ business 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.
You have to provide evidence of your proficiency in English as well (IELTS or TOEFL). Furthermore you have to take the GMAT or GRE test and end up above the 75th percentile on the quantitative part. Exemptions to these rules can be found on the programme admission website.
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The Master of Science in Business Economics (MBE) is oriented towards students with an entrepreneurial personality and broad socio-economic interests who have already acquired a bachelor degree in economics or business economics. The programme emphasises the acquisition of fundamental knowledge and skills in one area of specialisation related to the corporate world such as international business, strategy and innovation, entrepreneurship, accounting and financial management, financial economics and marketing. By combining a major and minor you fine-tune your personal graduation profile. The major and minor structure also allows you to apply research- and evidence-based management practices and tools in various domains. It enables you to better select the most appropriate practices in management in todays volatile, complex and ambiguous business environments. The programme equips you for both entrepreneurship and start-up management and for management and strategic decision making in established organisations.
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More useful information about the programme structure is available here.
Graduates of the MSc in Business Economics mostly take up managerial and/or research positions in business, national and international institutions, and at universities. You will also be well placed for entrepreneurship and start-up management. Given the variety of skills acquired, you will be highly sought after by a wide range of companies from start-ups and small firms to multinational corporations for a variety of positions and sectors in Belgium or abroad.