2020 - 2021 Programme
Bachelor of Science in Business Engineering
Daytime education 180 credits 3 years full-time
European Qualifications Framework (EQF): level 6
Internship: no Final assignment : no Exchange Programmes : yes during the first semester of the third year
Language of Instruction: english
Location Brussels campus KU Leuven and Campus Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles
The Bachelor of Science in Business Engineering provides the same fundamentals as the bachelor programme in economics and management, with an additional training in the field of natural sciences (chemistry, physics, mathematics) and technology.
Management covers fields such as financial analysis, marketing analysis, production management, human resource management and strategic analysis. Training in economic analysis is also provided.
The science and technology courses enable students to understand the technological stakes and allow them to communicate efficiently with technicians specialised in these fields within a company.
The education is complemented with courses in foreign languages, law and human sciences.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Engineering is a joint programme organised by the Faculty of Economics and Business of KU Leuven and the Faculty of Economics, Social and Political Sciences and Communication of the Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles. Students will attend courses and take exams at both institutions and obtain a joint degree.
Founded in 1425, KU Leuven has been an acclaimed centre for learning and teaching for almost six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's highest-ranked university as well as 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 has a wide variety of programmes in English on offer, supported by high-quality interdisciplinary research. Boasting an outstanding central location in the heart of Europe, KU Leuven provides students with a truly international experience, high-quality education, world-class research and cutting-edge innovation.
Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles
Established in 1858, Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles (USL-B) specialises in human and social sciences. In 2007, the Institute for European Studies was created within USL-B. It has since gained an excellent reputation for multilingual education. Conveniently located in the capital's centre, it is just a five-minute walk away from KU Leuven Brussels campus.
Do business in the heart of Europe
Learn how to do business right where business is actually done! Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is the economic heart of Europe. As a business hub, it takes up a central position in Europe. Moreover, the city is home to the EU and NATO, as well as a diverse range of international trade and finance organisations. Hundreds of multinational corporations set up their (European) head offices in Brussels, and many important political and economic decisions are made here. Your campus is in the middle of this bustling capital; what a way to kick-start your career!
Located within 2 hours from London, Paris or Amsterdam, Brussels offers you a unique opportunity to study in the heart of Europe. Both on and off campus, you'll live and study in a truly international and multicultural environment enabling you to build a strong personal network.
Mathematics and statistics: an important element of the programme
Today's business engineers often use mathematical and statistical models to describe reality in a logical way. The language of mathematics and statistics is a powerful tool to describe and explore those models. By learning this language you develop your skills in recognising structures, systematic problem-solving, and checking the plausibility of the obtained result. You will also refine and apply your knowledge of mathematics and statistics in various courses, including linear optimisation, operations research, econometrics, accounting, finance, sciences and technologies.
In order to brush up your maths skills, a refresher course is organised in the run-up to the beginning of the academic year. The one-week course reviews a number of important topics and is a great way to meet your teachers and fellow students. The refresher course gives you an indication of the minimum prerequisites for the Bachelor of Business Engineering programme. Information on the refresher course and the mathematics assessment test can be found here.
Description of mathematical topics you are expected to have covered before entering the Bachelor of Business Engineering programme, can be found here: Mathematical Topics.
Consult the sample questions to check if your level of mathematics is adequate: Example Problems.
The Bachelor of Business Engineering programme is a multi-disciplinary programme, consisting of courses within the domains of:
The combination of these domains makes the Business Engineering programme very relevant in today's world. The unique combination of business economics, quantitative methods and technology will offer you the opportunity to cultivate a much sought after multi-disciplinary approach towards business.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Engineering is a first cycle programme, which comprises 180 credits and is spread over three years. It provides a preparation for the second cycle programme (Master’s degree).
EEA nationals and Non-EEA nationals who reside in Belgium under a valid residence permit can follow less than 60 credits per academic year and accordingly spread their studies in several years. This possibility needs to be discussed with a study career consultant. Note that there are no-part-time, evening or weekend courses organised for this category of students. Non-EEA nationals who reside in Belgium under a student visa can consult this website.