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Master of Science in Business and Information Systems Engineering

KU Leuven
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
3,500 EUR
September 2022

3,500 EUR
September 2023

3,500 EUR
September 2024

Program description

KU Leuven's Master of Science in Business and Information Systems Engineering programme prepares you in both business management as well as information systems within an international context. In our modern society no organisation can function without information systems.

What is the Master of Science in Business and Information Systems Engineering all about?

As a business and information systems engineer, you are able to analyse and optimise various business processes, such as marketing, production and logistics, finance etc. As a multidisciplinary, forward-looking manager, you translate business elements into information systems supporting the decision process. You can consider decisions about information technology against the backdrop of the company as a whole, predict their strategic consequences, and carry out management duties with diligence.


The master’s programme shares courses with the Master of Business Engineering. The programme contains a number of required courses on Information Technology and one optional component of your choice. This optional component allows you to specialise in one particular aspect of ICT or in a business domain:

  • Architecture, Infrastructure and Big Data
  • Data Science
  • Information Systems Engineering and Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Information Systems Engineering and Human / Computer Communication
  • Information Systems Engineering and Production / Logistics
  • Information Systems Engineering and Marketing
  • Information Systems Engineering and Accountancy / Finance / Risk


  • 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. The combination of business and IT skills is in high demand in our current digital society. Because of this broad background, graduates easily find a job and can also refer to the Career Corner, the faculty’s integrated platform for internships and the labour market.
  • The programme maintains close contacts with industry and a network of major companies. The Master's thesis is mostly written in collaboration with a company. In this way, the programme is not only business-oriented, but you also have a chance to tackle real-world problems and explore thework field before you graduate.
  • International Experience: In the first semester of the second year we encourage students to study abroad at one of the faculty’s exclusive partner universities, as part of the Erasmus+ programme. 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 programmes. More information on the various international experiences the faculty has to offer can be found on the website of the international office.

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Admission requirements

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Scholarships & funding

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Career opportunities

Business and information systems engineers usually start their career in business and/or IT consulting. They can also take up traditional management duties, with abilities to design, manage and improve business processes, services and decisions in a digital world.

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

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KU Leuven. Inspiring the Outstanding

KU Leuven is Europe’s most innovative university. Located in Belgium, it is dedicated to research, education, and service to society. KU Leuven is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and has a strong European and...

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Why study at KU Leuven

A Highly Ranked University

According to international rankings, KU Leuven is among the best 100 universities in the world. Moreover, KU Leuven was ranked as most innovative university of Europe by Reuters four years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). All of KU Leuven’s disciplines proudly belong to the top 100 of their field. Scholars and researchers, teachers and visionaries, thinkers and makers all have their place in KU Leuven’s fertile intellectual habitat.

Most Innovative University in Europe

KU Leuven has been identified as Europe’s most innovative university for four years in a row by Reuters. By developing the most important drug against HIV, a new type of solar panel that converts oxygen into hydrogen and uncovering the secrets of Sagalassos, KU Leuven researchers have a profound impact on our everyday lives in nearly all fields of research. That innovative character is deeply embedded in the way we teach our students, by integrating relevant guest lectures, taking an Interdisciplinary approach and opening the most advanced research and education facilities.

A Comprehensive University

As a comprehensive university, KU Leuven offers a wide range of disciplines organized by 15 faculties. Each of these disciplines is ranked in the top 100 of its field according to the THE World University Rankings by subject. Half of the university’s faculties are even in the top 50 within their fields of study.

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KU Leuven

Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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