Master in Business Economics

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Are you interested in a job in the business sector? Are you always eager to find out exactly how a problem can be explained and can be solved in a sustainable way? Are you looking for a programme in business economics?  Would you prefer a job as manager in a successful firm in the future?  If that is the case, choose the Master of Science in Business Economics!

Discover the Master in Business Economics programme

Main subject

In the master’s programme there are three disciplines that allow you to tailor your curriculum, according to your own interests, and become an expert in one of the three functional fields.


In the Business Economics programme students become acquainted with almost every functional aspect of the business world: how and why a company is established, how it is financed, how it organises itself administratively, how it produces goods and services, how it markets and sells those goods and services, how it deals with personnel and how the company’s management coordinates and steers all those activities. Emphasis is placed on the inside of the business. 


The Master in Business Economics is a one year programme (60 credits) that consists of four parts: one compulsory course for all students, courses related to the main subject, the master dissertation and an elective course.

Top 5 reasons to study the Master in Business Economics

  1. Our programmes are recommended by our alumni
  2. We are an international high ranked university 
  3. We have talented and very qualified staff
  4. Student participation is very important
  5. Ghent is a student friendly city

Is the Master in Business Economics for you?

In order to be eligible for the Master in Business Economics, you have to meet the following diploma and language requirements.

Diploma requirements

The Business Economics programme consists of three learning paths. These paths should be present in the candidates' educational background in order to be eligible for the master's programme.

  • economics and business economics path: microeconomics, macroeconomics, accounting, marketing, etc.
  • quantitative path: mathematics, calculus, algebra, etc.
  • methodological path: statistics, econometrics, research methodology, etc.

Language requirements

English at level B2 is required upon enrolment.

Make sure to check the list of accepted language proofs.


GMAT and/or GRE can be included in the application file, a good result may have a positive influence on the outcome of the application.

Aleksandar"My experience of life here was amazing to be honest. I chose to study here because the faculty of Economics and Business Administration is well-ranked in Europe and Ghent University is so research oriented, future oriented and student oriented."

Read more about Aleksandar's experience with this Master!

Career perspectives

The largest outlet for Business Economics  graduates is the business world.

Some examples of jobs
  • auditor
  • cost price expert (controller)
  • financial director
  • financial consultant (IPOs, company acquisitions).
Find out more about your career perspectives

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Tuition fee

Non-EEA citizens: €5881.60

EEA citizens: €979.60

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Application procedure

Did the information above convince you that the Master of Science in Business Economics is the programme that you were looking for?

In that case, it's time to start up the application procedure!

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How do I apply

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