Career perspectives

Where do our alumni work?

The largest outlet for Business Economics graduates is the business world. We find graduates in every possible position within companies and social profit organisations.
Most graduates start their career in the discipline that they choose in the master’s programme. After a few years this often shifts. Some graduates are given greater responsibilities within the original field and become a Marketing Manager or Financial Director and eventually grow into CMO,CFO, or even CEO positions. Others expand their career within a different functional field or are promoted to general management posts. The broad orientation of the programme makes such career moves easier.
A significant number of graduates choose what is called an economic profession: accountant, corporate consultant, fiscal advisor, marketing consultant, etc. These professions can be practised as an employee or as a self-employed person.
Finally, we also find Business Economics graduates in banks, insurance companies, government services and services close to the government.
Where are our alumni now

First time jobs and employers

Some examples of jobs in which Business Economings - accounting graduates start
  • Auditor
  • Accountmanager
  • Credit control officer
  • Executive director
  • Business advisor
  • ...
Some examples of jobs in which Business Economics - corporate finance graduates start
  • Project finance consultant

  • M&A analyst

  • Treasury analyst

  • Financial controller

  • Business Consultant

  • Senior Accountant

  • ...

Some examples of jobs in which Business Economics  - marketing graduates start:

  • Marketing consultant or analyst
  • Strategy and marketing consultant
  • Brand manager
  • Marketing manager or executive
  • Research manager or market research analyst
  • Digital marketing specialist
  • Social media marketing specialist
  • ...

Some examples of first time employers:

INGPWC

DeloitteUGent

What after graduation?

VEK Career Day

Each year, one of our student associations VEK organises the VEK Career Day. The VEK Career Day presents a wide amount of companies from numerous industries. Are you someone who is still not sure where to grow your career to, or are you someone who does? Are you looking for a business school or does an internship seems to fit you? On this day you get the chance to ask all your question to the recruiters of the attending companies. This will you give you the chance to determine the next step in your young career.

Apply for a PhD

Obtained your master diploma and want to continue your studies at the FEB? The faculty grants admission to the PhD and, upon successful defence of the PhD dissertation, awards the PhD degree. PhD students are supported by their supervisors, who provide individual research coaching, as well as by the Doctoral Schools, which offer training in research.