Master's Degree in Business Studies in Leuven in Belgium

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Business Studies

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Business studies is an academic program that is designed for students wanting to learn more about how businesses are run. Courses may include more general topics or more specific ones to help prepare students for a particular career.

Belgium is known as the heart of Europe and a hub for international networking. As international students in Belgium you be surrounded by a multicultural community.

Several studying opportunities are available in this town. One of the oldest universities in the region, Catholic University, as well as higher institute of Philosophy found in Leuven.

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Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Vlerick Business School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Belgium Leuven

You have the ideas - we’ll teach you how to think and act like an innovative entrepreneur! Today’s business world is constantly changing and management strategies need to be redefined non-stop. [+]

Masters in Business Studies in Leuven in Belgium. You have the ideas - we’ll teach you how to think and act like an innovative entrepreneur! Today’s business world is constantly changing and management strategies need to be redefined non-stop. So, companies are looking for people who can generate new ideas, apply frameworks and respond to this changing environment. This programme teaches you how to identify and manage new business opportunities. It’s the gateway to a career as an innovative leader in any kind of company- a large consultancy firm, a multinational, or your own business. During the discruption tour to Silicon Valley you'll get the chance to visit innovative companies, investors and incubators. Financial Times: We’re ranked No. 9 worldwide in the Financial Times’ MBA ranking for Entrepreneurship. This programme takes place in Leuven, one of Belgium’s most vibrant university towns and a high-tech hotspot in Europe. Our partner University (KU Leuven) is considered the second most innovative European university, behind Imperial College London, in a 2015 ranking by press agency Reuters. KU Leuven is ranked 16th worldwide. Programme Content In the first part of the programme you'll get a broad view on all management domains. Starting with a crash course on management essentials, you then move on to the core subjects. Throughout the different modules you'll be faced with numerous action learning challenges and personal development exercises. Throughout the year you'll work with your team on developing your own new business idea during the start-up accelerator. Experienced coaches will help and challenge you on the way. The second part of the programme focuses entirely on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. You'll first take some specialised courses and then choose an industry-focused strategic innovation boot camp. One of the highlights of the year is no doubt the disruption tour to Silicon valley in which you'll visit several innovative start-ups and get to meet successful entrepreneurs. In the last two months of the programme you'll either work on an innovation consultancy project or your own start-up. During Summer, you can apply for an optional internship in a start-up through one of our partners’ incubator or accelerator programmes. Learning Experience Your heart races when you see new ways of working and producing. Where others may see chaos, you see exciting market disruption. Our Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship will transform your way of thinking into a true innovation mindset. You'll acquire the necessary skills to start a business, create innovations, manage change, and lead others in the process of turning an idea into a viable business opportunity. This Masters includes a disruption tour to Silicon Valley, with visits to innovative companies, investors and incubators. It is the ideal preparation for a wide spectrum of career opportunities, such as becoming an entrepreneur, an innovation manager in a large corporation or an innovation and R&D consultant. You will learn new concepts through hands-on experience with a two-month, full-time innovation consultancy assignment or your own start-up. [-]

Master of Business Economics (Leuven)

KU Leuven - University of Leuven
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master of Science in Business Economics programme emphasises the acquisition of fundamental knowledge and skills in an area of specialisation related to the corporate world. [+]

Education The Master of Science in Business Economics programme emphasises the acquisition of fundamental knowledge and skills in an area of specialisation related to the corporate world. By combining this programme with initial specialisations from the bachelor's programme, you will develop deeper insight into a broad range of fields and fine-tune your personal graduation profile. On completing this programme, you will be able to apply scientific frameworks independently and critically, allowing you to evolve continuously in a dynamic society. KU Leuven occupies a leading position in management and economic research and is highly ranked by the European Economic Association. Top-level research and education complement and strengthen each other. The Faculty of Economics and Business Alumni Association includes many leaders of industry, ensuring excellent career opportunities for our graduates. This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Profile You have an entrepreneurial personality with broad socio-economic interests. You are fascinated by the business world and would like to pursue a management career in strategy, international business or finance. To start this programme, students need a solid background in economics or business economics. They should have acquired the basic conceptual frameworks of diverse areas in business economics 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. Specifically, students need: sufficient analytical skills which will allow them to complete advanced courses in management; background knowledge of other social scientific disciplines related to managerial sciences; sufficient knowledge of economics. Admission Requirements PRIOR EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Applicants should hold a university Bachelor's degree in Economics or Business Economics comparable to a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Business Economics or Business Engineering from the Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven, Campus Leuven (click here to have a look at the Bachelor of Business Economics from KU Leuven) They should have a solid background in macroeconomics, microeconomics, mathematics and statistics. During their prior education, applicants should have acquired the basic conceptual frameworks of diverse areas in business economics and have a sufficient broad view on the general economic and social contexts in which business operates and on the human networks within these organisations. Comparability is evaluated by the faculty on the basis of the required documents provided by the applicant through the official online application procedure. PROOF OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH All applicants have to submit a satisfactory score on one of the following internationally recognized test of English language proficiency: - TOEFL (minimum score 575 paper-based, 233 computer-based, 90 internet-based) - IELTS (minimum score 7) No other proficiency tests will be accepted. An exemption from TOEFL or IELTS is possible for applicants with a university degree or high school degree earned in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the USA: the certified degree and transcripts suffice, provided they confirm that the entire study was completed in English. OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS All applicants should provide the following documents: - Certified copies of transcripts, degrees and, if available, a ranking indication - A course description of all relevant courses - A letter of motivation written and signed by the applicant, explaining the choice for Leuven and for this particular programme - Two recommendation forms, filled out and signed, and mailed in a closed envelope signed over the lid by the referee to the Faculty of Economics and Business, Campus Leuven. Forms not provided in a closed envelope signed across the lid by the referee will be regarded as void. The recommendation forms can also be mailed directly by the referee to These documents suffice for applicants with a non-Belgian degree from - universities that have an exchange agreement with the Faculty of Economics and Business of KU Leuven, Campus Leuven click here) - universities that are in the global top 200 in the most recent THE or QS world university rankings Additional information is required for applicants from other universities as it is impossible for us to reliably assess the comparability. In those cases a GMAT- or GRE-result above the 75th percentile on the quantitative part is required. The faculty evaluates all applications and has the final say on the admissibility of the applicant, taking into account the relevant information. Application files will not be processed as long as they are incomplete. Objectives Building on previously acquired general economic knowledge and insights in business, the student is taught to judge complex business structures and propose creative solutions independently or in a team. He develops the skills to take on a management function in a company, he learns to fit decisions in with the whole structure of a company and assess strategic consequences for other departments of the company. He has a lot of specialised knowledge, but is also very versatile. The programme consists of a compulsory part, a major and a minor and a Master's Thesis. - The compulsory programme aims to lend the students insight into the strategic consequences of certain decisions. - The major lends depth in a sufficiently broadly defined functional area, which trains the student for a management position with a wide variety of tasks within this area. - The minor allows the student to choose between a further deepening of the area discussed in the major, or a broadening in other areas/disciplines. After graduation Graduates generally take up managerial and/or research positions in business, national and international institutions, and in managerial functions at universities. Given the variety of skills acquired, you will be highly sought-after by a wide range of companies (from small firms to multinational corporations) in a variety of positions and sectors in Belgium or abroad. You can pursue a career as: auditor entrepreneur consultant financial analyst financial manager project manager sales manager stockbroker This is only a small selection of the many options available to you. (Inter)national The Faculty of Economics and Business has close links with top business schools around the world, such as Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, University of Cardiff in the UK, Hanken in Finland, SKEMA Business School in France, the University of Illinois in the United States, the University of Sydney and the University of Adelaide in Australia, Queen's University in Canada, Tsinghua and Fudan University in China, PUC in Brazil, City University of Hong Kong and many more institutions both in Europe and overseas. For students MSc in Business Economics, the faculty offers an additional semester at one of these destinations after completing 2 semesters in Leuven. Make your experience truly international by studying in different parts of the world. Spotlight Our mission is to develop participants' critical, conceptual, problem-solving and decision-making skills. A master's degree from KU Leuven's Faculty of Economics and Business equips students with fundamental and conceptual knowledge and with analytical tools to cope effectively with the problems of the current and constantly changing business and economic environment. Adopting a research-based approach, the school focuses on the disciplines that underlie business operations and economic decisions. This enables its graduates to acquire the necessary skills and tools for coping with current and future challenges. [-]