KU Leuven: Faculty of Economics and Business

Introduction
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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.

In recent years, several independent visitation committees have recognized the high quality of education and research at our faculty. In our education and research, we try to respond to social trends, such as the credit crisis, globalization and the role of China in our global economy. Student guidance, sustainable high education, and thorough scientific research are our three major pillars.

Finally, it is useful to briefly discuss our unique location. Our faculty is located in the heart of Leuven's historic center, characterized by its more than 575-year-old university tradition, yet full of dynamism, progressive artists, and students. Our faculty is within walking distance of the new research park in Heverlee, sometimes called the "Silicon Valley" of Belgium. The Brussels institutions, such as the European Union, are never far away, both literally and figuratively. Several colleagues provide advice to the European departments and many alumni work in the European institutions.

Our Mission and Values

MISSION STATEMENT

The primary missions of the Faculty of Economics and Business are education and research.

A FEB education aims to prepare students for successful entrepreneurial endeavors and careers in the corporate world, in national and international public policy-making, or in research. To achieve this the FEB offers high-quality, research-based degree programmes in the fields of both economics and business, and from Bachelor to Ph.D.

Secondly, the FEB wants to foster research with high academic and societal impact and high visibility in the corporate world.

FEB’s ambition is to be a leading learning and research community in Europe and to excel in the different research subfields the School hosts, thereby deserving its high rank among the top of European schools of Economics and Business.

To achieve these twin primary objectives, FEB wants to develop a stimulating environment for staff and students, in which they feel free to develop their innovative, ethical and entrepreneurial expertise in education, research and business, whilst emphasising the role of economic policy and business in the greater society and keeping a global focus through international exchanges and cooperation.

FEB VALUES

While pursuing its mission and vision, FEB is committed to being:

  • Rigorous in what we teach, what we research, and in teaching what we research.
  • Innovative in education and entrepreneurship, and in our ambition to play at the forefront of the research community.
  • Collegial in our style of management and towards our relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Relevant to our dedication to translate practice-based evidence into evidence-based practice, and to foster research with high academic and societal impact, and high visibility in the corporate world.
  • Socially responsible in our role as an open-minded center for debate on corporate, economic, societal and ethical issues, with an international and intercultural focus.
  • Consistent with the identity and mission of KU Leuven, FEB endorses and advocates the values of human rights, social justice, and respect for diversity in individuals, communities, and ideas.

COME TO STUDY AT KU LEUVEN

Welcome to the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, one of the oldest universities in Europe. We offer high-quality education based on cutting-edge international scientific research and excellent, wide-ranging student facilities. Leuven is a picturesque historic town, but one that is bustling with life and lives at a student’s rhythm.

Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a center of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest 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.

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.

Mission statement

KU Leuven fulfills its mission by providing high-quality interdisciplinary research and education with a Catholic signature.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Dutch

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

Master of Actuarial and Financial Engineering (Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

This is an English-taught programme of 120 ECTS which prepares students for careers in actuarial science, financial engineering or quantitative risk management within financial institutions. [+]

The programme title and the English equivalent have been approved by the Commission Higher Education in Flanders on 19 January 2018. We expect the final approval of the programme by the Flemish government by the beginning of March 2018.

This is an English-taught programme of 120 ECTS which prepares students for careers in actuarial science, financial engineering or quantitative risk management within financial institutions.

This master's programme brings:

basic training in actuarial engineering, insurance, financial products, financial mathematics and engineering, data analytics for finance and insurance, risk management for financial institutions; advanced courses showing the latest developments in the field; a blend of theoretical coursework and computational training; an introduction to practical aspects, through the straight-from-the-frontline experience of our staff, guest lecturers, and an internship (6 ECTS); a multidisciplinary approach, where technical, quantitative courses come along with coursework in (financial and insurance) regulation, prudential regimes, economics and reporting. ... [-]

Master of Advanced Studies in Economics (Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master of Advanced Studies in Economics (MASE) is an advanced English-taught program which takes a student with an initial graduate economics degree further into the research frontier in economics. [+]

The Master of Advanced Studies in Economics (MASE) is an advanced English-taught program which takes a student with an initial graduate economics degree further into the research frontier in economics.

What is the 'Master of Advanced Studies in Economics' all about?

The Master of Advanced Studies in Economics offers students a deeper knowledge in specific areas of application, provides them with advanced theoretical and empirical tools to analyze concrete economic problems and acquaints them with current research practices in economics.

The MASE features a choice of graduate-level courses from different fields within economics. The goal of the program is to enable you to find a promising research topic and to stimulate you to develop your own research on this topic. This research leads to the MASE thesis, which for many students eventually becomes the first chapter of a doctoral dissertation.... [-]


Master of Business and Information Systems Engineering (Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Business Economics (Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The program emphasizes the acquisition of fundamental knowledge and skills in one area of specialization related to the corporate world such as international business, strategy, and innovation, entrepreneurship, financial economics, and marketing. By combining a choice for major and minor, you can fine-tune your personal graduation profile according to your own interests. [+]

The program emphasizes the acquisition of fundamental knowledge and skills in one area of specialization related to the corporate world such as international business, strategy, and innovation, entrepreneurship, financial economics, and marketing. By combining a choice for major and minor, you can fine-tune your personal graduation profile according to your own interests.

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

Upon completing the Master of Science in Business Economics, you will be able to apply scientific frameworks independently and critically, allowing you to evolve continuously in a dynamic society. By combining this program with initial specializations from your bachelor's program, you will develop deeper insight into a broad range of fields. The program is structured around the choice of a major and minor discipline, which allows you to fine-tune your personal graduation profile, and to apply research- and evidence-based management practices and tools in various domains. You will gain expertise in selecting best practices in management in today’s volatile, complex and ambiguous business environments. The program equips you with both entrepreneurship and start-up management as well as for management and strategic decision making in established organizations.... [-]


Master of Business Engineering (Brussels, Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 Belgium Leuven Brussels + 2 more

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. [+]

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).... [-]


Master of Economics (Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master of Science in Economics (ME) is a one year Master program, oriented towards students with broad interests in social and scientific matters who are capable of critical and creative thinking. [+]

The Master of Science in Economics (ME) is a one year Master program, oriented towards students with broad interests in social and scientific matters who are capable of critical and creative thinking.

What is the 'Master of Economics' all about?

The Master of Economics program 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.

The program consists of a common core of two program units and a master's thesis.... [-]


Master of Information Management (Leuven)

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master of Science in Information Management offers a non-technical training in information management. The emphasis lies on the efficient and effective application and management of information technology in various business contexts (e.g. finance, marketing, HR, production, and logistics, etc.). [+]

The Master of Science in Information Management offers a non-technical training in information management. The emphasis lies on the efficient and effective application and management of information technology in various business contexts (e.g. finance, marketing, HR, production, and logistics, etc.).

What is the 'Master of Information Management' all about?

This program offers students with a Bachelor's or Master's degree advanced non-technical training in information management, with an emphasis on the efficient and effective application and management of information technology in various business contexts (e.g. finance, marketing, HR, production, and logistics, etc.). Following basic training in technology, the program explores specific management issues in greater depth, particularly in order to develop the skills required to analyze information needs, design and manage information systems and fine-tune an IT strategy as an integral part of an overall business strategy.... [-]


Master of International Business Economics and Management (Brussels)

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 Belgium Brussels + 1 more

The Master of International Business Economics and Management is a tailor-made program for non-economic graduates. It offers insight into all major disciplines of business economics and management at an academic level. [+]

The Master of International Business Economics and Management is a tailor-made program for non-economic graduates. It offers insight into all major disciplines of business economics and management at an academic level.

What is the 'Master of International Business Economics and Management' all about?

The Master in International Business Economics and Management (MIBEM) is a master program for holders of a degree in a non-business economic or management discipline. It prepares for a career in international business through the acquisition of business economic insights, knowledge and management skills.

The curriculum adopts a practical and business-oriented perspective, but still provides a thorough treatment, based on science, of major international business economic and management issues.... [-]


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Faculty of Economics and Business, KU Leuven

Contact

Address Naamsestraat 69 box 3500 3000 Leuven Belgium
Leuven, Flanders, Belgium

Address Korte Nieuwstraat 33 2000 Antwerpen BELGIUM
2000 Antwerpen Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium

Address Warmoesberg 26 1000 Brussels BELGIUM
1000 Brussels Brussels, Belgium