Master of Business Engineering (Leuven)

General

Program Description

A business engineer is an interdisciplinary manager who guides companies from a quantitative and managerial point of view. To this end, managerial and analytical skills are combined with a profound understanding of how business and (technological) innovation processes work. This integration of disciplines makes business engineers able to shape the future of companies and organizations.

What is the 'Master of Business Engineering' all about?

A business engineer is trained for analyzing and solving business problems from a quantitative and managerial point of view. The program belongs to the domain of business economics and is management oriented: students learn how companies function, how business processes should be designed and how business activities can be optimally organized. The managerial focus is combined with strong analytical skills and a profound understanding of how business and (technological) innovation processes work. This integration of disciplines is of high relevance to production environments as well as to service companies (e.g., consultancy or ICT).

A business engineer is an interdisciplinary manager with an extended problem-solving toolbox and a holistic view of modern companies in today’s economic, legal and social context. With a capacity for analytical thought, management and communication skills and an eye for sustainable opportunities, business engineers are able to shape the future of companies and organizations.

Structure

The programme consists of 120 ECTS spread over two years.

Majors:

  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Risk and Finance
  • Marketing
  • Production and Logistics
  • Data Science and Business Analytics
  • Industry, Global Value Chains, and New Technologies
  • Technology and Entrepreneurship

International Experience

Do you feel like expanding your horizons? We encourage you to study abroad at one of the faculty’s exclusive partner universities in the first semester of the second year. Increasingly, employers value young professionals who are familiar with doing business in a multicultural and multilingual setting. Therefore, the faculty has a strong international focus with a flourishing participation of students in summer schools and exchange programs. Make your experience truly international by studying in different parts of the world.

More information on the various international experiences the faculty has to offer can be found on this website.

Application deadline for 2018-2019

  • 1 March 2018 (for non-EEA citizens)
  • 1 June 2018 (for EEA citizens)

KU Leuven uses an online application system. You can download and submit your application form via www.kuleuven.be/application. Students with a Flemish degree can consult www.kuleuven.be/studentenadministratie.

Visit the prospective students' website for more information.

More useful information about the program for 2018 -2019 is available here.

TUITION FEES

  • EEA citizens: € 906.1
  • Non-EEA citizens: € 1,750

Is this the right program for me?

Are you a future business engineer? Then most probably you feel at ease with the following characteristics:

  • You imagine yourself as the moving force in a company or organization (this can be your own company, a multinational, a family business, a government service, a school, etc.).
  • You're an enterprising person, and you aim at perfection in all your endeavors. You want to improve the functioning of companies and organizations, with clear and sustainable objectives in the long run, and with an eye for the social context in which companies operate.
  • You are an innovative manager. You want to acquire knowledge about other disciplines (math, science, technology) in order to better support the management of companies.
  • You're a global manager. Globalization demands great efforts of companies and organizations, and you feel at ease in an environment with enriching international contacts.

Career Paths

Graduates of the MSc in Business Engineering mostly take up managerial and/or research positions in business, national and international institutions, and at universities. Business engineers usually start their careers in technical expert positions within interdisciplinary management teams.

They are typically hired to optimise production processes, to develop quantitative models in financial institutions, or to market technological innovations. They are also able to take up more traditional management tasks, armed with the ability to support key decisions using quantitative analyses. Business engineers quickly move up to executive functions in various management domains in companies and organizations.

Given the variety of skills acquired, they are highly sought after by a wide range of companies – from start-ups and small firms to multinational corporations – for various positions in Belgium and abroad.

Objectives

A business engineer is trained for analyzing and solving business problems from a quantitative and managerial point of view. The program belongs to the domain of business economics and is management oriented: students learn how companies function, how business processes should be designed and how business activities can be optimally organized. The managerial focus is combined with strong analytical skills and a profound understanding of how business and (technological) innovation processes work.

This integration of disciplines is of high relevance to production environments as well as to service companies (e.g., consultancy or ICT).A business engineer is an interdisciplinary manager with an extended problem-solving toolbox and a holistic view of modern companies in today's economic, legal and social context. With a capacity for analytical thought, management and communication skills and an eye for sustainable opportunities, business engineers are able to shape the future of companies and organizations.

Further Studies

Access after preparatory, bridging or abridged program:

  • Master in het vertalen (Antwerpen), after taking Voorbereidingsprogramma: Master in het vertalen (Antwerpen)
  • Master in het Vertalen (2 opties) (Antwerpen), after taking Voorbereidingsprogramma: Master in het vertalen (Antwerpen)
  • Master in de meertalige communicatie (Antwerpen), after taking Voorbereidingsprogramma: Master in de meertalige communicatie (Antwerpen)
  • Master in de meertalige communicatie (2 opties) (Antwerpen), after taking Voorbereidingsprogramma: Master in de meertalige communicatie (Antwerpen)
  • Master in het Vertalen (2 opties) (Antwerpen), after taking Voorbereidingsprogramma: Master in het vertalen (2 opties) (Antwerpen)

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Last updated April 2019

About the School

Our faculty can boast extensive national and international networks in both research and education. Nationally, we have strong links with the business world through regular workshops with the 'captain ... Read More

Our faculty can boast extensive national and international networks in both research and education. Nationally, we have strong links with the business world through regular workshops with the 'captains of industry', both within the faculty - in the form of so-called 'fellows' meetings - and outside the faculty in collaboration with the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School. Internationally we have student exchange programs with leading foreign universities such as the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago Business School, and Cornell University in the US, the University of British Columbia, Queen's University, the University of Toronto, and the Université de Montréal in Canada, the IIMs of Calcutta and Bangalore in India, the Chinese University and the City University in Hong Kong, the Singapore Management University, and 65 universities in Europe. Read less
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