KU Leuven - University of Leuven

Introduction

KU Leuven. Inspiring the Outstanding.

Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest and highest-ranked university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of international master’s programmes, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research. From Science, Engineering and Technology to the Humanities and Social Sciences, KU Leuven has 16 faculties and offers degree programmes in virtually every academic discipline – take your pick!

Since its founding, KU Leuven has been based in the city that shares its name. Leuven is a pleasant, safe and bustling student town, where centuries-rich history meets cutting-edge science. The university also offers degree programmes at campuses in 11 Belgian cities, including Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp.

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Master of Business Economics (Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 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 fbe@econ.kuleuven.be. 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. [-]

Master of Industrial Sciences: Biochemical Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Belgium Leuven

This master's programme incorporates knowledge from various sectors (food, biomedical, pharmaceutical, environmental, etc.) to provide a well-rounded graduate-level curriculum in biomechanical engineering. In addition to fundamental (bio)chemical-scientific course units, you will take courses in socio-economics (company management, economics) and biotechnology (engineering, separation techniques, fermentation technology, molecular biology techniques, industrial biochemistry and microbiology, environmental technology, bioreactor design, etc.). [+]

This master's programme incorporates knowledge from various sectors (food, biomedical, pharmaceutical, environmental, etc.) to provide a well-rounded graduate-level curriculum in biomechanical engineering. In addition to fundamental (bio)chemical-scientific course units, you will take courses in socio-economics (company management, economics) and biotechnology (engineering, separation techniques, fermentation technology, molecular biology techniques, industrial biochemistry and microbiology, environmental technology, bioreactor design, etc.). A flexible cross-campus elective package and a master's thesis conducted in either a research-specific or industrial context enable you to focus your studies according to your specific interests and career goals. Medical Bioengineering option This option relates to biotechnological developments in the medical sector. Knowledge of human physiological systems (the cardiovascular system, neurophysiology, etc.) and medical engineering techniques form the foundation of developments in the area of artificial organs, tissue engineering, biomaterials, bioelectronics and new diagnostic techniques (microarray technology, PCR technology). This is an initial master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Add an in-company or project-based learning experience to your master's programme You can augment your master's programme with the Postgraduate Programme Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This programme is made up by a multifaceted learning experience in and with a company, with an innovative engineering challenge as the central assignment. It is carried out in a team setting, has a distinct international dimension, and usually requires a multidisciplinary approach. Entrepreneurs and students alike are encouraged to innovate, transfer knowledge and grow. It is a unique cross-fertilisation between company and classroom Profile Are you a future industrial engineer? Are you a doer and are you fascinated by how and why things are done? Then you must be a future industrial engineer! - You enjoy looking into how to implement new ideas and improve old ones; - You prepare abstract designs for implementation in a business environment; - You like to link theory to practice; - You aim for a position of responsibility that allows you to apply your knowledge to concrete challenges in the day-to-day workings of a company; - You are eager to develop excellent communication and management skills. Objectives The Master of Industrial Sciences in Biochemical Engineering is capable of: · selecting, formulating, analysing and answering appropriately a research question of his own choice based on a theoretical or practical problem in his area of technology while taking into consideration the paradigms and making use of appropriate research technology. · exploiting the potential of the natural world in general and life processes in particular for the benefit of a healthy, sustainable and high-quality society. being professionally active in the areas of Biomedical Engineering, Molecular Bioengineering, Bioproduction, and Environmental Engineering. continuing to build and to operate in a multifaceted manner in both an R&D and industrial engineering environment on the basis of a thorough knowledge of bioresearch methods and technology on the one hand and industrial production technology on the other. managing technology and communicating efficiently the results of his own work, study and research. continuing the process of self-education as well as coaching others in their development as individuals and professionals. integrating relevant research, work and/or study experience acquired in a different environment either at home or abroad. functioning and cooperating in multidisciplinary and international teams through project work and through an exchange of views and opinions. recognizing and taking into consideration the ethical, economic, ecological and aesthetic aspects and implications of his actions. International Students Diversity and an open mind are vital elements in the international learning and work environment at the Group T campus. The student population, staff, and guests come from all corners of the world, turning our campus into a true intercultural nexus for bachelor- and graduate-level education, university-industry collaboration, innovation and professional development. Advantages for international students - All of our undergraduate and graduate degree programmes are offered in English. English is ubiquitous both inside and outside the classroom. If you've mastered English, you'll feel right at home. - Admission to our programmes is not based on an entrance exam. Anyone with the necessary background can apply. - An engineering degree from KU Leuven's Group T campus is a stepping stone to universities and businesses worldwide. Our international network ensures that your degree is recognised by educational institutes and companies in Europe and across the globe. - Leuven is one of Europe's oldest university towns and is located in the heart of Western Europe - just 20 minutes from Brussels, and within easy reach of Paris, Amsterdam, and London. - Tuition fees are markedly lower than those of comparable universities in the US or the UK. Also, Leuven is a mid-sized university town, so cost-of-living expenses tend to be lower than those of other university towns. - The International Office at KU Leuven, Group T Campus has years of experience in welcoming international students from universities worldwide. [-]

Master of Industrial Sciences: Chemical Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Belgium Leuven

This master's programme includes a variety of disciplines. In addition to fundamental chemical-scientific course units, the curriculum includes the fields of socio-economics (company management, economics) and chemical technology (engineering, separation techniques, chemical process technology, industrial process technology, surface chemistry, environmental technology, etc.). [+]

This master's programme includes a variety of disciplines. In addition to fundamental chemical-scientific course units, the curriculum includes the fields of socio-economics (company management, economics) and chemical technology (engineering, separation techniques, chemical process technology, industrial process technology, surface chemistry, environmental technology, etc.). A flexible cross-campus elective package and a master's thesis conducted in either a research-specific or industrial context enable you to focus your studies according to your specific interests and career goals. Sustainable Process and Materials Engineering option In the Sustainable Process and Materials Engineering option emphasis is placed on reliable technology that meets today's needs without jeopardising the welfare of future generations. This implies that materials and energy must be used efficiently, taking into account their impact on the environment. Thus, on the one hand this option is aimed at sustainable designing, development, and manufacturing of products and systems, and on the other it is aimed at development, properties, characterisation, production and processing of (new) materials. This is an initial master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Add an in-company or project-based learning experience to your master's programme You can augment your master's programme with the Postgraduate Programme Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This programme is made up by a multifaceted learning experience in and with a company, with an innovative engineering challenge as the central assignment. It is carried out in a team setting, has a distinct international dimension, and usually requires a multidisciplinary approach. Entrepreneurs and students alike are encouraged to innovate, transfer knowledge and grow. It is a unique cross-fertilisation between company and classroom. Profile Are you a future industrial engineer? Are you a doer and are you fascinated by how and why things are done? Then you must be a future industrial engineer! - You enjoy looking into how to implement new ideas and improve old ones; - You prepare abstract designs for implementation in a business environment; - You like to link theory to practice; - You aim for a position of responsibility that allows you to apply your knowledge to concrete challenges in the day-to-day workings of a company; - You are eager to develop excellent communication and management skills. Objectives The Master of Industrial Sciences in Chemical Engineering is capable of: selecting, formulating, analyzing and answering appropriately a research question of his own choice based on a theoretical or practical problem in his area of technology while taking into consideration the paradigms and making use of appropriate research methodology. designing, implementing, testing, and improving industrial processes in a chemically and technologically responsible manner. researching, developing and applying new materials such as polymers, composites, metals and ceramics. integrating environment and safety in the various phases of a process supported by the principles of sustainable development. managing technology and communicating efficiently the results of his own work, study and research. continuing the process of self-education as well as coaching others in their development as individuals and professionals. integrating relevant research, work and/or study experiences acquired in a different environment either at home or abroad. functioning and cooperating in multidisciplinary and international teams through project work and through an exchange of views and opinions. recognizing and taking into consideration the ethical, economic, ecological and aesthetic aspects and implications of his actions International Students Diversity and an open mind are vital elements in the international learning and work environment at the Group T campus. The student population, staff, and guests come from all corners of the world, turning our campus into a true intercultural nexus for bachelor- and graduate-level education, university-industry collaboration, innovation and professional development. Advantages for international students - All of our undergraduate and graduate degree programmes are offered in English. English is ubiquitous both inside and outside the classroom. If you've mastered English, you'll feel right at home. - Admission to our programmes is not based on an entrance exam. Anyone with the necessary background can apply. - An engineering degree from KU Leuven's Group T campus is a stepping stone to universities and businesses worldwide. Our international network ensures that your degree is recognised by educational institutes and companies in Europe and across the globe. - Leuven is one of Europe's oldest university towns and is located in the heart of Western Europe - just 20 minutes from Brussels, and within easy reach of Paris, Amsterdam, and London. - Tuition fees are markedly lower than those of comparable universities in the US or the UK. Also, Leuven is a mid-sized university town, so cost-of-living expenses tend to be lower than those of other university towns. - The International Office at KU Leuven, Group T Campus has years of experience in welcoming international students from universities worldwide. [-]

Master of Industrial Sciences: Electromechanical Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Belgium Leuven

The cornerstones of this programme are mechanical design and energy conversion. The former starts with an idea that is shaped in a graphical design and results in a finished product through choice of materials, simulation and production technique. Energy conversion is aimed at all aspects of energy efficiency in this process and ranges in practice from electrical controls and automation to thermal power plants, combustion engines, climatisation, etc. [+]

The cornerstones of this programme are mechanical design and energy conversion. The former starts with an idea that is shaped in a graphical design and results in a finished product through choice of materials, simulation and production technique. Energy conversion is aimed at all aspects of energy efficiency in this process and ranges in practice from electrical controls and automation to thermal power plants, combustion engines, climatisation, etc. Intelligent Manufacturing option The issues covered in this option include the latest production techniques; the way production systems operate; and the intrinsic relationship between production and other business processes, especially the design process. At the core of this option are the possibilities that computer-based systems offer in this context. Moreover, you learn to factor in the tension between technology, economics, and the environment and ergonomics. Intelligent Mechanics option The option Intelligent Mechanics relates to designing, developing and optimising automated mechanical machines. Based on a strong background in electricity and mechanics, you delve more deeply into aspects like advanced design methods, electronic operations, controls, measures and drives, data communication and visualisation methods. Intelligent Mobility option Intelligent Mobility deals with the sustainable application of smart solutions. Its application area is very broad, but examples include: fitting electric or hybrid cars with intelligent recharging systems and designing vehicles that can warn each other about accidents or traffic jams. Intelligent Mobility also has to do with choosing materials or production methods that have the smallest ecological impact possible, and optimally syncing transportation systems to one another. This is an initial master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Add an in-company or project-based learning experience to your master's programme You can augment your master's programme with the Postgraduate Programme Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This programme is made up by a multifaceted learning experience in and with a company, with an innovative engineering challenge as the central assignment. It is carried out in a team setting, has a distinct international dimension, and usually requires a multidisciplinary approach. Entrepreneurs and students alike are encouraged to innovate, transfer knowledge and grow. It is a unique cross-fertilisation between company and classroom. Profile Are you a future industrial engineer? Are you a doer and are you fascinated by how and why things are done? Then you must be a future industrial engineer! - You enjoy looking into how to implement new ideas and improve old ones; - You prepare abstract designs for implementation in a business environment; - You like to link theory to practice; - You aim for a position of responsibility that allows you to apply your knowledge to concrete challenges in the day-to-day workings of a company; - You are eager to develop excellent communication and management skills. Objectives The Master of Industrial Sciences in Electromechanical Engineering is capable of: selecting, formulating, analyzing and answering appropriately a research question of his own choice based on a theoretical or practical problem in his area of technology while taking into consideration the paradigms and making use of appropriate research methodology. achieving maximum efficiency from products and machinery through computer-aided engineering in areas of dimension and control, materials design, kinematic, dynamic and thermal behaviour. analyzing and structuring problems of production control at the level of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) and designing and implementing controls for installations. managing technology and communicating efficiently the results of his own work, study and research. continuing the process of self-education as well as coaching others in their development as individuals and professionals. integrating relevant research, work and/or study experiences acquired in other environments either at home or abroad. functioning and cooperating in multidisciplinary and international teams through project work and through an exchange of views and opinions. recognizing and taking into consideration the ethical, economic, ecological and aesthetic aspects and implications of his actions. International Students Diversity and an open mind are vital elements in the international learning and work environment at the Group T campus. The student population, staff, and guests come from all corners of the world, turning our campus into a true intercultural nexus for bachelor- and graduate-level education, university-industry collaboration, innovation and professional development. Advantages for international students - All of our undergraduate and graduate degree programmes are offered in English. English is ubiquitous both inside and outside the classroom. If you've mastered English, you'll feel right at home. - Admission to our programmes is not based on an entrance exam. Anyone with the necessary background can apply. - An engineering degree from KU Leuven's Group T campus is a stepping stone to universities and businesses worldwide. Our international network ensures that your degree is recognised by educational institutes and companies in Europe and across the globe. - Leuven is one of Europe's oldest university towns and is located in the heart of Western Europe - just 20 minutes from Brussels, and within easy reach of Paris, Amsterdam, and London. - Tuition fees are markedly lower than those of comparable universities in the US or the UK. Also, Leuven is a mid-sized university town, so cost-of-living expenses tend to be lower than those of other university towns. - The International Office at KU Leuven, Group T Campus has years of experience in welcoming international students from universities worldwide. [-]

Master of Industrial Sciences: Electronic Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

In this master's programme you learn to correctly assess the workings and impact of various electronic technologies. You learn to design and implement existing analogue and digital electronic systems and leverage this knowledge to complex information [+]

In this master's programme you learn to correctly assess the workings and impact of various electronic technologies. You learn to design and implement existing analogue and digital electronic systems and leverage this knowledge to complex information and communication systems. Intelligent Electronics option In the Intelligent Electronics option you will use a combination of hardware and software to develop and implement so-called embedded systems (e.g. cell phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, etc.). You learn to take into consideration limitations in the areas of I/O possibilities, memory, speed and energy consumption. Internet Computing option The Internet Computing option adopts a more broadly distributed approach to developing computer applications. The advantages to this are high reliability, scalability, high performance, easy maintenance, low cost price, etc. Examples of applications based on this approach include web-based and internet applications like search robots and voice-over IP, as well as e-commerce, enterprise resource management, and user applications in the area of info-/edu-/entertainment. This is an initial master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Add an in-company or project-based learning experience to your master's programme You can augment your master's programme with the Postgraduate Programme Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This programme is made up by a multifaceted learning experience in and with a company, with an innovative engineering challenge as the central assignment. It is carried out in a team setting, has a distinct international dimension, and usually requires a multidisciplinary approach. Entrepreneurs and students alike are encouraged to innovate, transfer knowledge and grow. It is a unique cross-fertilisation between company and classroom. Career paths On completion of the programme, you will be an industrial engineer with a broad foundation of general skills and technical knowledge. At the same time, you will be familiar with the fascinating world of information processing, which plays a crucial role in many social sectors. Often, you will also play a key role in the development of a variety of digital media applications ranging from modern consumer products (positioning and navigation systems; smartphones; digital audio and video) to custom stand-alone or networked applications. An increased fee (€ 6000) is not applicable for students who come from countries belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA), the regular fee is €890 [-]

Master of Psychology: Theory and Research

Campus Full time September 2016 Belgium Leuven

The program of the Research master "Master of Psychology: Theory and Research" aims to guide students to become independent researchers in psychological science through the realization of two objectives: (a) a thorough training in statistics and research [+]

The program of the new Research master “Master of Psychology: Theory and Research” aims to guide students to become independent researchers in psychological science through the realization of two objectives: a thorough training in statistics and research methodology; the in-depth study of the basic disciplines of psychology, supplemented with a specialization in perception, cognition and language, emotion, cross-cultural psychology,neuroscience, learning psychology, or in quantitative psychology. In addition to individual and group-based coursework, students become immersed in ongoing multidisciplinary research at the faculty. Topics for master's theses and internships range from fundamental to very applied in nature, and allow the student to sculpt the programme according to his own personal research interests. General objectives 1) Students will acquire advanced knowledge of the basic domains of psychological research. They will understand how research results are established, from the conception of research questions to the dissemination of results. 2) Students will become proficient to gather relevant information from the research literature, critically evaluate information, and actively use this information to generate novel research and theory. They will learn how to deal with questions about psychological functioning in an independent and scientific way. This will involve analyzing concrete problems, asking critical questions, designing and implementing appropriate methodologies and interventions, and developing well-reasoned arguments about their social views. 3) Students will be prepared to independently develop their skills in psychology as a science and as an evidence-based practice. General learning outcomes 1) Students can gain insight in theory and research in the basic domains of psychology and their chosen areas of specialization. 2) Students can critically examine scientific developments in psychology and argue their scientific views and decisions. They can apply this knowledge the analysis of specific psychological problems. 3) Students know and understand the methodology of behavioral science research, both in terms of general principles and data analysis, its potential and limitations. They can apply this knowledge both in the processing of their own research data and in the critical reading of that of others. 4) Students acquire a general scientific attitude, effective communication and reporting skills, personal maturity and sensitivity to ethical and moral issues associated with psychology and the scientific profession. [-]

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Master of Economics (Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master of Economics programme offers students with a bachelor's degree a theoretical framework, allowing them to provide well-grounded answers to socio-economic questions. [+]

Education The Master of Economics programme offers students with a bachelor's degree a theoretical framework, allowing them to provide well-grounded answers to socio-economic questions. As an economist, you will observe the various players (individuals, companies, domestic and foreign governments) and their interactions within the global economy. You will be able to interpret the general economic situation in a wider social and legal context. This is an initial master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Profile You have an interest in the dynamics of economy and society. You have an ability to analyse, synthesise and interpret. You have a positive scientific attitude and you are critical and creative. Students should have a solid academic background in economics or business, including the most important domains in economics or business/management (such as macro and microeconomics), mathematics and statistics. Students should also be familiar with more general themes necessary for understanding the evolutions in the business world and be able to relate these evolutions to the broader social, juridical, political and social context. 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 Economics from KU Leuven). Students need a solid background in economics or business economics. They have acquired the basic conceptual frameworks of microeconomics and macroeconomics, the basics of mathematics, statistics and econometrics, and they have a sufficient broad view on the general economic, social and institutional context of economic interactions. Comparability is evaluated by the faculty on 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. 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 fbe@econ.kuleuven.be. 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 (clickhere) - 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 The Master of Economics programme aims to transfer an economic-science based structured reasoning about individual, interpersonal and social phenomena, so that the student is able to autonomously formulate an answer to questions or developments that the society/sector/company is facing. The training aims knowledge, to provide understanding, skills and attitudes required to achieve recognition, structuring and solve complex economic issues in their contextual environment. In addition, the training aims the ability and skills to communicate and to report economic analysis and solutions and to test the results in an explicit ethical value framework. Exit qualifications of the programme: The student masters the general framework of economic analysis, the conceptual and methodological principles of economic science and can therefore recognize economic problems. The student can - by means of economic research methods and techniques - carry out, independently and in teams as well - a complete analysis of economic problems. This includes: formulating the problem, selecting of information, master mathematical and econometric methods, setting up a research-based strategy, reporting and presentation of the research and the results, including the possible policy recommendations. After graduation As a graduate, you will have a very informed perspective on society as a whole. Moreover, you will be equipped to address social problems in an economically and socially sound way. Thanks to the expertise and flexibility acquired throughout the course of the programme, you will be qualified for employment in a variety of contexts, including: - Policy development in sectors in which decision making is highly dependent on the external economic context: government research centres, professional associations, large enterprises and international organisations - Problem solution and implementation in managerial positions involving external communication, i.e. government departments, public institutions, international organisations, financial services, companies and social organisations - Critical reflection on and transfer of knowledge in education and basic scientific research - External communication, journalism and public relations in companies and social organisations (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 Business and Economics 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. Various teaching methods are used to enhance students' educational experience, including: lectures case discussions exercises computer-assisted problem-solving independent research Students are expected to participate actively. The faculty evaluates classroom work, written assignments and examinations on a regular basis. The workload is demanding, as to be expected in a high-quality graduate school. Be forewarned: our management courses are known to be more analytical than those at other business schools. Our students receive rigorous training in economics. The faculty's international credentials and academic reputation guarantee the quality of the programme. [-]

Master of Educational Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2016 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The main objective of the program is to encourage a profound knowledge and a deep understanding based on scientific educational research for those people who have already obtained a professional or academic degree and strive for a career in the field of education. [+]

The Master of Educational Studies offers an academically-oriented programme providing broad expertise related to the field of education. This entails: - a thorough understanding of educational approaches and methodologies related to educational issues; - the necessary competencies and skills to conduct educational research, design instruments, develop training modules and curricula, guide and evaluate innovation processes; - insight into instructional psychology, school development, professional and continuing education and educational policies. The programme primarily aims to provide in-depth knowledge in one or more sub-domains of educational studies (basic educational topics, instructional science, educational policy, and adult education), but also offers advanced knowledge of educational processes, policy, innovation, and research. Through individualised assignments and research seminars, our experienced teaching staff will provide you with an overview of basic theories and recent developments in the field of educational studies. Beyond fine-tuning your theoretical insights, you'll come to grips with macro-, meso- and micro-processes, as well as methodological skills. Your research-based master's thesis will help you develop your aptitude for - and contribute to - scholarship in the field. After graduation, you will be equipped to begin an exciting career as an educational advisor or manager - or perhaps even embark on a PhD project. This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Profile - You have an interest in professional contexts where learning environments are created to support the development of learners of all ages (from early years to continuing education). - You seek to develop a research-based understanding of educational processes, taking into account the various factors that play a role at the level of day-to-day practice, organisation, educational policy and society. - You are driven by a will to learn how to optimise education through more advanced, evidence-based practices and policies. Objectives The main objective of the program is to encourage a profound knowledge and a deep understanding based on scientific educational research for those people who have already obtained a professional or academic degree and strive for a career in the field of education. The program offers a thorough understanding of educational models and insights in methodology, pedagogy and education to define educational issues and create learning environments to support and optimize the educational development of people (from early years to adulthood). The Master of Science of Educational Studies embodies a scientific-professional and critical-reflective attitude and has attention for contemporary and societal developments and for the growing complexity in educational processes. The master is systematically and profoundly trained, is competent in translating research results to educational practices and is trained to approach educational issues in the practice of the classroom and the school in a scientific way and to give a justification for his/her approach. . The master demonstrates concern and an engagement towards the education of young children and adults and a loving care and attention for the learning abilities of each person. [-]

Master of Science in Business Engineering (Brussels and Leuven)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Belgium Leuven Brussels + 1 more

The Master of Science in Business Engineering is a two year full-time Master's program taught in English. The programme corresponds to the domain of business studies and is management-oriented: the focus lies on the company and how it can function optimally. [+]

Education and program The Master of Science in Business Engineering is a two year full-time Master's program taught in English. The programme corresponds to the domain of business studies and is management-oriented: the focus lies on the company and how it can function optimally. This foundation of business studies is combined with a strong analytical insight and a highly developed knowledge of technological processes. The programme has therefore an input from both the exact and the applied sciences. The Master of Science in Business Engineering is organized at two campuses: Brussels and Leuven. The programme consists of 120 ECTS spread over two years. The programmes share a common structure and have the same compulsory courses. Each campus offers different courses in the majors, minors and electives. Students on one campus have the option to follow some of the courses at the other campus. Core programme CAMPUS BRUSSELS MINORS Students choose one minor from the following list and select courses for 24 credits within that minor: Corporate Sustainability European Affairs Management Quantitative Data Analytics Technology and Innovation Management Finance and Risk CAMPUS LEUVEN MAJORS MINORS (24 ECTS)
 Students choose one minor from the following list and select courses for 24 credits within that minor: Accounting and Financial Management Finance Actuarial and Financial Engineering Marketing Production and Logistics Data Science and Business Analytics Industry, Global Value Chains and New Technologies Economics Technology and Entrepreneurship International Business, Strategy and Innovation Corporate Sustainability * European Affairs Management * Predoctoral Track * These minors are offered at the campus in Brussels. Admission Requirements Admission requirements To be eligible for direct admission to the Master of Business Engineering programme, you must have: an academic bachelor’s degree with a strong quantitative and/or technological focus and with sufficient knowledge of economics and management science; or an academic bachelor’s degree in (business) economics with a substantial quantitative and/or technological component. The screening of the application file will be based on evidence of the applicant’s acquired competences in primarily the following domains: economics; management; quantitative methods, technology and sciences, and IT-programming. A GMAT/GRE-test result with a minimum score of above the 80th percentile on the quantitative part is required. You also need to have a good command of English. Unless you are of Anglo-Saxon origin, you will be asked to submit a TOEFL or IELTS certificate. If you have already completed an English-language academic programme at an Anglo-Saxon university, your degree will be considered sufficient proof of your English proficiency. General admission: www.kuleuven.be/admissions Specific admissions information for this programme and its previous education requirements. (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. 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. Graduates of the MSc in Business Engineering usually start their careers in technical expert functions within interdisciplinary management teams. They are also able to take up more traditional management tasks, armed with the ability to support key decisions using quantitative analyses. [-]

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