Master of Science in Business Economics

University of Antwerp
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2024

September 2025

September 2026
Master of Science in Business Economics

About this program

Master of Science in Business Economics

Ready to level up your skills in business and economics? To tackle today's challenges, armed with a critical and sustainable mindset? With the one-year Master's of Business Economics (60 ECTS credits), you'll be out in the real world, making a tangible impact on society, before you know it.

Get ready to dive deep into cutting-edge methodologies and practical cases, as you explore the most pressing economic issues businesses are facing today. With majors and minors in Accounting, Data Science, Digital Organization, Finance, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, International Business, Marketing, or Strategy and Organization, you can tailor your degree according to your interests and career aspirations.

#7 value for money

But don't just take our word for it... The Master of Business Economics is ranked 88th in the Financial Times Master in Management ranking 2023, and was awarded 7th place worldwide in terms of value for money. Not only that, the programme itself is AACSB and EFMD-programme accredited.

Double degree

The Master in Business Economics also offers a unique double degree programme, together with Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management (ULB). This gives you the opportunity to study at two top schools in Belgium and obtain two Master's degrees in two years' time

Admission requirements

If you have obtained a diploma outside of Belgium, the Netherlands or Luxembourg, you should submit an application for screening through Mobility Online. Applications open on December 1 of the academic year preceding enrollment.

You will need to provide the following information:

  1.  Academic degree: you must hold an academic bachelor degree (at least 180 ECTS). If you are in your final bachelor year, you are also encouraged to apply.
  2. Academic background: The admission board will evaluate whether you have a good working knowledge and understanding of Research methodology, Mathematics, Macro- and Micro-economics, Financial and Management Accounting, Corporate Finance, Marketing and Management. In some cases, a preparatory programme may be required.
  3. Academic results


Unless exempted, your application should include:

  • an overall GMAT score of 600 or higher, or
  • a GRE with a minimum score of 157 on quantitative and verbal reasoning.

If you have obtained your (business) economics degree at one of the following institutions, you are exempted from submitting a GMAT /GRE:

  • A Belgian university;
  • A university ranked in the global top 400 in the most recent edition of THE or QS World Ranking;
  • One of FBE's exchange partners;
  • A university with an AACSB, EFMD or EQUIS accreditation

Language requirements

This programme is taught entirely in English. If your degree was not issued by a recognised educational institution in Belgium, the Netherlands or Luxembourg, you will have to provide evidence of your level of English via a:

  1. TOEFL: internet-based TOEFL level: minimum 80.
  2. Academic IELTS: a minimum score of at least 6.5 overall, with minimum 6.0 for each part.
  3. ITACE: minimum B2
  4. Prior full English-language diploma: in the UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Major and Minor

Selecting a major and a minor allows you to specialise and to tailor the programme to your personal interests. You can choose from the following topics:

  • Accounting
  • Data Science
  • Digital Organisation
  • Finance
  • Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Strategy and Organisation

Compulsory Courses

All students enrolled on this Master's programme take five compulsory courses that improve their ability to recognise and resolve business administration issues in a methodologically sound and effective manner.

  • Ethical and Sustainable Business
  • International Consulting Project
  • Leadership development
  • Strategic Management
  • Research Methods in Business Economics

Master's Thesis

Your Master's thesis is the crowning piece in your academic Master's programme. It showcases of your extensive understanding of the foundations, structures, and methodologies that underlie the Business Economics curriculum.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, such as the Master Mind scholarship or the Tuition Fee Reduction. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition Fee (for the whole program)

  • European Economic Area: €1,092.1
  • Non European Economic Area: €5,800

Career paths

After you complete the Master's of Business Economics, tons of exciting job opportunities will be at your fingertips. You'll have your pick of positions in the consultancy, audit and assurance, banking and insurance sectors, or at industrial and commercial organisations.

Some are consultants, business developers, auditors, and managers at prestigious organizations like Johnson & Johnson, PwC, Deloitte, Atlas Copco, and Accenture. Others are doing groundbreaking research at top university. Or if you're bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, you can even found your own innovative company.

Over the past decade, a whopping 89% of our graduates found jobs within 6 months after obtaining their degree! Thanks to them, our university obtained a 166 place in the Times Higher Global University Employability Ranking 2021.

Our Business Economics alumni are making their mark all over the world, working in 39 different countries. The sky's truly the limit!

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University of Antwerp

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Why study at University of Antwerp

If you choose to study at the University of Antwerp:

  • You obtain a degree that has received prestigious accreditations and appeared in international rankings.
  • You receive high-quality education and personal guidance from professors and academic staff.
  • You study in the vibrant, innovative city of Antwerp, right in the heart of Europe. Big cities like Paris, London or Amsterdam are only a train ride away.
  • You are fully prepared for your first steps towards the business world. On average, 93.6% of our students find a job in 6 months after graduation.
  • You take part in plenty of (extra)curricular activities and get to know fellow students from all over the world!


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