About this program
Business Engineers are global managers who can solve complex business problems in an analytical way using a multi-disciplinary approach. KU Leuven's Bachelor of Science in Business Engineering is taught in English and has a strong international focus. It is a well-rounded programme that utilizes an academic structure, and follows a 'science-as-foundation' and a 'practice-as-orientation' approach.
What is the Bachelor of Business Engineering all about?
Throughout the Bachelor of Science in Business Engineering (Brussels) you:
- acquire the necessary skills to solve challenging business problems in an analytical way using a multi-disciplinary approach;
- gain considerable insight into the specific challenges corporate life is facing.
You are set for a promising (international) career thanks to your current insights in the combination of business economics, quantitative methods and technology, your management capabilities and your language skills.
More specifically, in the Business Engineering programme, you will focus on managing and optimising business processes. You will become acquainted with business economics as well as the different functional domains in companies (e.g. accountancy, financial management, marketing, production and logistics, human resources management). You will learn how a company operates on a daily basis and how its processes are organised.
Designing business processes is often at the core of the business engineer’s activities, e.g. in companies looking to launch a new production process, optimise it or make their service process run more efficiently. In doing so, you will pay attention to human behaviour and the social phenomena that determine the way we think and act. As you need to know how the economic world surrounding the organization works, you will learn about important economic concepts and methods through economic analysis. Topics dealing with law and tax regulations are also a crucial part of the programme, seeing they can have a major impact on business.
In addition to advancing your managerial skills, you will also sharpen your analytical skills. You will master the necessary mathematical and statistical techniques to analyse business problems and work out optimal solutions (e.g. staff planning, organisation of a production process, sales predictions for the next quarter, measuring the impact of an advertising campaign).
Considering information is more important than ever, you will also acquire a solid background in ICT skills and information management. As a business engineer, you need to know how companies can manage and analyse information. After an introduction to natural and applied sciences, you will understand critical technological processes and are able to assess the impact of innovation on companies, their environment and sustainability.
The Bachelor of Business Engineering programme is a multi-disciplinary programme, consisting of courses within the broad fields of:
- Management of Business Domains
- Design of Business Processes
- Mathematical and Statistical Techniques
- Natural and Applied Sciences
- Economic Analysis and International Orientation.
In the last programme stage you will carry out a cross-disciplinary management project. Through this practical experience you will develop specific competences that are important to the business engineer, including entrepreneurship, problem-solving reasoning and critical reflection. At the same time, this project encourages independence and team spirit.
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After obtaining the Bachelor's degree in Business Engineering, you can continue your studies in this field by completing the Master’s degree programme in Business Engineering but you are also prepared for any master’s degree in Economics and Business with a strong quantitative focus.
A degree in Business Engineering opens many doors in a wide range of sectors. Generally speaking, business engineers take up managerial functions in various business domains, including, but not limited to telecom, consulting, finance, research, ICT, banking, insurance, logistics, marketing and HRM. They usually start their careers taking on expert positions within companies, in research or in consulting services, and move up to executive functions. Typical jobs functions for business engineers are: Data Scientist, Data Engineer, Business Process Analyst, Risk Manager, Product Development Manager, Financial Engineer, Supply Chain Manager, Marketing Analyst, Entrepreneur, Service Engineer, Business Intelligence Consultant, Big Data Analyst, Digital Transformation Manager, Risk Analysis Manager,…
Clearly, with a degree in Business Engineering, you are fit to join management in any department of a company or organisation. Moreover, a business engineer’s unique profile is very much appreciated by companies in both Belgium and abroad. Thanks to language courses and many opportunities to train partly at a foreign partner institution, you will be prepared to embark on an international career.
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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.
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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.
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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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