Master of Business and Information Systems Engineering (Leuven)


Program Description

In our modern society, no organization can function without information systems. In the Master of Business and Information Systems Engineering program, you are trained in both business management as well as information systems in an international context.

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

As a business engineer in information systems engineering, you’re still an all-around business engineer: you’re able to analyze and optimize various business processes (marketing, production, and logistics, finance, etc.). You understand how a company works and you take into account the economic, organizational, and human aspects of the business. As a business engineer in information systems engineering, you also translate these business administration elements into information systems that support the decision-making process. You can consider decisions about information technology against the backdrop of the company as a whole, predict their strategic consequences, and carry out (general) management duties.

The master’s program shares a number of courses with the Master of Business Economics: Business Engineering. Furthermore, the program contains a number of required courses on information technology and one optional component of your choice. This optional component allows you to specialize in one particular aspect of ICT:

Optional components:

  • design, infrastructure, and big data
  • data science
  • information systems engineering and technology and entrepreneurship
  • information systems engineering and man-machine communication
  • information systems engineering and production/logistics
  • information systems engineering and marketing
  • information systems engineering and accountancy/finance/risk

Projects, work placements or the master's thesis give you the opportunity to gain experience in the corporate environment that will later become your professional habitat. And for those of you who enjoy looking beyond borders, the faculty offers quite a few possibilities to follow part of your training at a partner institution abroad. More information is available on the 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 Students with a Flemish degree can consult

Visit the prospective students' website for more information.

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


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

Is this the right program for me?

  • You want to understand and optimize the ins and outs of companies and the relevant processes.
  • You have sufficient knowledge of IT – without necessarily being an expert – and you are very interested in the business world so that you can connect corporate activity and the digital world.
  • You enjoy detecting problems and offering solutions with regard to the information systems in organizations, taking into account the latest digital developments.
  • You have excellent abstract reasoning powers, sound communication skills and a vivid interest in innovative developments.
  • Once graduated, you are a real information technology professional at an academic level. You combine in-depth knowledge of information technology with a thorough understanding of, and affinity with business administration. You are able to formulate research questions for yourself, describe research methods and avenues, collect information, and analyze and interpret the collected data.

Career Paths

Information technology has revolutionized the business world. Business and information systems engineers usually start their career in business and/or IT consulting. They can also take up more traditional management duties, as they have the ability to design, manage

and improve business processes, services and decisions in a digital world. Boasting a variety of skills, business and information systems engineers are much sought-after by a wide range of companies for various positions and sectors in Belgium and abroad.

Typical job titles include business analyst, analytics specialist, business intelligence analyst, big data specialist, operations manager, fintech specialist, customer intelligence director, fraud expert, compliance officer, IT manager, and chief information officer.

More Information at: Master of Business and Information Systems Engineering - KU Leuven

Last updated Mar 2018

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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