Master in Business Engineering

About the programme

The Master of Science in Business Engineering is a programme in business administration that focuses on (data-driven) management science, business processes and technology. These three disciplines are educated throughout the two-year master programme in different manners through theoretical lectures, practical case studies and business games as well as guest speakers and company projects. The master's programme teaches these disciplines both in a theoretical and a practice-oriented way. 

Students can specialise and choose one of three main subjects:

Facts & figures

  • Credits: 120 ECTS
  • Mode: full-time or part-time
  • Duration: 2 academic years
  • First semester: September 2023 - January 2024
  • Second semester: February 2024 - July 2024
  • Main subjects: data analytics, finance, operations management
  • Internship: possible as elective course
  • Language: English
  • 1 October 2023: applications are open
  • 1 April 2024: application deadline non-EEA students
  • 1 June 2024: application deadline EEA students
  • Tuition fee EEA students: €1092,10
  • Tuition fee non-EEA students: €6540,10

What our international alumni say about this programme

Michelle Arboleda Jalon

Why I choose UGent and the programme in Business Engineering? Because UGent belongs to the top 100 universities in the world! I found the program in Business Engineering very complete, it includes Python and R-studio as tools for the decision making analysis and it combines all types of engineering- Michelle Arboleda Jalon, from Ecuador, obtained a degree Engineer in International Business Management at Federico Santa Maria Technical University (Ecuador)

Programme structure

General courses (50 credits)

The link between management science, business processes and technology returns throughout the master’s programme. In this perspective, attention is spent to the management of an organisation, its resources and its business processes by means of courses like Strategic Management, Human Resource Management, Business Process Management, etc.

The technology component in the course is further widened by the topics of Technology for the Circular Economy and System Dynamics and the link between these technology courses and business management is further treated in the courses in Financing High Tech Entrepreneurial Companies, Technology Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management and Enterprise Architecture.

 Courses related to the main subject (34 or 40 credits)

In the master’s programme there are three disciplines that allow you to tailor your curriculum, according to your own interests:

Elective courses (6 or 12 credits)

You have several options for the elective course:

  • You choose another course from your main subject to specialise even more in this subject area
  • You choose a course from another main subject in order to widen your horizon
  • You choose an elective course from a broad range of general courses
  • You do an internship

Master's dissertation (24 credits)

Finally, the master’s dissertation is an important element of the programme in which academic research questions that are also relevant for practice are stringently and independently studied. 

More information

More information about the courses can be found in the course specifications, these can be consulted in the Study Guide.