Preparatory programme Master in Business Engineering

Programme structure

If you were not eligible for direct admission to the Master in Business Engineering, you may have been admitted to the Preparatory programme for the Master in Business Engineering.

There are two preparatory programmes: one for students with an educational background in economics and one for students with an educational background in engineering.

All students who have been admitted to the preparatory programme, received an email with more information about their individual programme. Note that, when submitting the curriculum in Oasis, all courses will automatically be added. You only have to enrol for the courses as mentioned in the email that you received about your individual programme.

You can consult the Study Guide for a complete overview of the programme.

Personal learning path (PLP)

What is a PLP?

You take a PLP (personalised learning path) if your curriculum deviates from a standard learning track.

An example of a standard learning track = a curriculum of 60 credits with only courses from the 2nd bachelor. You are taking a PLP as soon as you deviate from the 60 credits limit or as soon as you combine courses from several standard learning tracks.

Reasons for taking a PLP are usually:

  • because you did not pass all courses in the previous academic year but you do already want to take courses from a higher track or because you were already taking a PLP in the previous academic year and you will continue in this system.
  • because you have already acquired credits in a different programme and have applied for exemptions based on that, allowing you to take courses from a higher track already.
  • sometimes it is for personal reasons (e.g. because you combine working with studying, because you are engaged in top-level sports, …) and you only take a limited number of courses.
  • because you wish to combine courses from a preparatory course with courses from a master’s programme.
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PLP regulations

Before forming and submitting your PLP, you must first thoroughly read the PLP regulations.

In the PLP regulations you can read, among other things, what type of PLP you are taking, how many ECTS-credits you are allowed to take, which courses you may or may not take (mandatory sequentiality), …

A curriculum that has not been formed in accordance with the PLP regulations will not be approved by the Curriculum Committee.

We also have some advice to take into account when composing your personal learning path.


If you have any more questions about the programme and how to edit your curriculum, whether you follow a standard learning track or a personal learning path, contact the programme coordinator via