Julie Owiti



  • from Kenia
  • Previous studies: Bachelor in Business Stdies obtained at Vesalius College (Belgium)
  • Obtained the Master of Science in Business Economics - corporate finance in academic year 2018-2019


Julie about her experience at the FEB

‘I did a bachelor in business studies at Vesalius college. I am a mom and next to that I just want to be great. I don’t want to walk into a room and say who I am. I want people to see me as someone successful. I want to make something from myself.
My father-in-law encouraged me to study. I chose for the faculty of Economics and Business Administration because of the duration of the studies, the language, the references, price and location. I knew what I was looking for. I wanted something finance-related and I found it here. 
Studying Business Economics - corporate finance here was really challenging. It is not a joke. You have to work for your grades, but you will not regret it. The quality of the education exceeded my expectations, I feel like I learned a lot. The modular approach also kept me on top, it kept me working.
I think Belgian students should be more open to international students. They have to come out of their comfort zones. They were sometimes a bit judgemental and were speaking a lot of Dutch, while everyone here speaks and understands English. On the other hand, the professors were great. Especially Heidi Vander Bauwhede, she was always there to give advice.’