Business Engineering

2 Jahre

For Belgian applicants who completed their prior education at a Flemish education institution the admission requirements for Master Handelsingenieur Brussel/Leuven apply.

For all other applicants, the following admission requirements apply to be elegible for direct admission to the Master of Business Engineering programme.

  • 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 economics or business 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 fields: economics (min. 12 ECTS); business (min. 24 ECTS); quantitative methods, technology and sciences (min. 45 ECTS) and ICT (including programming) (min. 6 ECTS).

You will be required to submit a GMAT/GRE test result. 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.

More useful information about the admission requirements is available here.


Application deadline:

  • EEA citizens: 1 June
  • Non-EEA citizens: 1 March
  • Non-EEA citizens living in Belgium with a valid residence permit: 1 June

tuition fees:

  • EEA citizens: € 906.1
  • Non-EEA citizens: € 1,750
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Master of Science (MSc) in Business Engineering

A business engineer is trained for analyzing and solving business problems from a quantitative and managerial point of view. The programme 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 organised. 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 on 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 organisations.

The Master of Science in Business Engineering is organised at two campuses: Brussels and Leuven. 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.

More useful information about the programme is available here.

Programme structure

The programme consists of 120 ECTS spread over two years. The structure of the programme on both campuses is the same. The common core is taught at both campuses. Majors and minors differ per campus but are compatible.

Core courses year 1 (27 ECTS)
  • Business Analysis
  • Applications of Operations Research and Statistics
  • Energy Technology and Energy Economy
  • Management Control and Cost Management
  • Philosophy and Ethics
Core courses year 2 (36 ECTS)
  • Quality Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Master's thesis
Major in year 1 (24 ECTS)
Minor (different from the chosen major) spread over year 1 and 2 (24 ECTS)
Electives spread over year 1 and 2 (9 ECTS)

More useful information about the programme structure is available here.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Science 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 expert positions within interdisciplinary management teams or in consulting services. 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 organisations. 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.

Results Alumni Survey: Employment record FEB graduates 2015-2016


KU Leuven
Faculty of Economics and Business

Brussels Campus
Warmoesberg 26
1000 Brussels, Belgium

Leuven Campus
Naamsestraat 69
3000 Leuven, Belgium

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