Master of Management

Hasselt University

Program Description

Master of Management

Hasselt University

Master of Management is an international one-year master programme (in English) that prepares students for a career in dynamic, international business environments. The programme focuses on confronting students with challenging strategic business problems to familiarise them with all major aspects of a business. The programme is tailored at bachelor and master graduates who aim to widen their scope of international management as well as to deepen their knowledge of and capabilities in management information systems (MIS) or international marketing strategy (IMS) – two specialisation tracks of the programme. The programme does not only apply to (business) economics students but also to university graduates in non-economic subject areas, such as engineers, lawyers, psychologists …

Students can choose between two specialisations:

Master of management: specialization in International Marketing Strategy (I.M.S.)

The major MIS focuses on the managerial and corporate role of information and information systems and technologies in the corporate world. The programme addresses the way in which particular opportunities and threats in this context should be managed and governed. Graduates gain insight into the interaction between data, IT and business processes and the way IT creates new opportunities for business functions and cross-functional business processes. Graduates are trained to analyse problems and to reflect critically on situations by offering a broad set of methodologies and techniques to apply in a process context. Eventually, graduates learn to understand how information systems and technology, including the Internet, can support and fuel strategy making, innovation and new business models in an international context.

Master of management: specialization in Management Information Systems (M.I.S.)

The specialisation IMS focuses on business and marketing strategies in an international environment. Complementary to a more general marketing perspective, this specialisation digs deeper into marketing strategies, processes and the relationships between organisations with an emphasis on the business-to-business context. This major confronts graduates with challenging strategic business problems in the marketing domain in interaction with other functions such as business strategy and innovation management. IMS also trains students in analysing these problems by offering a broad set of analytical tools and knowledge with respect to the usefulness of these tools in different contexts, eventually to generate high-level contributions to ongoing business modelling in an international context.

Strengths of the Master of Management

The Master of Management programme aims to develop the following competences:

  • to identify, define and solve economic and managerial problems in an expert manner;
  • to apply theoretical knowledge and problem-solving methods and techniques in a flexible and creative way;
  • to evaluate the available information in order to arrive at well-grounded solutions;
  • to assess the feasibility of solutions in a multicultural context;
  • to demonstrate communication skills which are appropriate to implement decisions;
  • to make active contributions to the development of team projects.

Furthermore students have to acquire the learning competences and learning attitudes that enable them to take part in autonomous and lifelong learning. They can critically evaluate their own cognitive, affective, social, moral and ethical learning processes.

Specific admission requirements

Diploma requirements: All applicants should hold at least a university diploma or a diploma of higher education equivalent to a (academic) bachelor degree (180 ECTS credit points).

The Examination Board of the programme evaluates each application individually concerning the applicant's academic record.

Directly admitted to this programme are:

  • Holders of at bachelor degree in Applied Economic Sciences, Business Engineering and Business Engineering and Computer Sciences of Hasselt University.

Conditionally admitted to this programme are:

  • Holders of a bachelor degree in Economic and Applied Economic Sciences of Flemish Universities or an academic bachelor degree in Commercial and Business Sciences of Flemish Institutes of Higher Education.
  • Holders of a bachelor or master degree in a non-economic subject area, awarded by a Flemish University or a Flemish Institute of Higher Education.
  • Students with a foreign diploma that is equivalent to one of the Flemish degrees above and that has been awarded after at least 180 ECTS credits (or three years of full-time study) of a University or Institute of Higher Education. Holders of a non-EU diploma are admitted under the condition that they have a score of 550 for GMAT (validation of the academic programme).

Participants from non-economic fields will have to pass a preparatory programme that is tailored to their specific background.

The admission under the condition of a preparatory programme is dependent on the size of the required preparatory programme.

A preparation programme has a maximum size of 62 ECTS-credits. Students who require a larger preparation programme due to their previous education will not be admitted.

Detailed information is available for the course units of the study programme (see study guide). Prerequisites for every course unit are mentioned. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure he/she meets these prerequisites.

Language requirements

Candidates who wish to register in an English-language master's programme will need to demonstrate good command of English, both written and spoken. English-language skills need to be confirmed, by a recent score on the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) or any recognized proficiency test.

  • a TOEFL-score report (paper based: score 550 or more, computer based: score 213 or more, internet base: score 79-80)
  • an IELTS-certificate (overall band score 6.0)

The English Language Test can be waived on the basis of an interview organized by Hasselt University or if English-language proficiency is otherwise proven (e.g. if education or part of it was in English). European or international Exchange grants might apply to your situation. Applying for such grants, however, is your responsibility.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 15, 2016
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