Why study at our faculty?

The faculty of Economics and Business Administration is a vibrant learning community of around 500 scholars and more than 6,400 students, located in the historical city of Ghent. We offer research-based education from inspiring teachers who are actively engaged in the wider community. High quality in our classes and in our scientific work is what we aim for. We prepare our students for the society and the economy of tomorrow.

Recommended by our international alumni

AleksandarMy 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. After I read more about the marketing programme I knew I wanted to come to Ghent. And actually I got no clue about how Ghent was. The programme was essential for my choice, it was in my field of interest. - Aleksandar Kachakovski, from Macedonia, obtained a Bachelor of Applied E-technologies at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje (Macedonia)
AnaI had an Erasmus experience at the faculty of Economics and Business Administration. Professor Heylen afterwards convinced me to get my master in Economics. The theoretical courses here are well-structured and go together very well. It was demanding, but manageable and totally worth it. The professors were very approachable. Professor Everaert for exemple replied within 20 minutes. They want to help you and make you feel better. It was a great experience for me. The international relations administrator at my home university gave me the advice I should go to Ghent, not to Paris. I had blind faith and did not regret my choice.’ - Ana Milanez, from Slovenia, obtained a Bachelor of Economics at the University of Maribor (Slovenia)

Challenging and interactive courses


Our courses consist of a wide variety of hands-on and real-time teaching methods: case studies, group assignments, papers, guest lectures, business games, … Several speakers of international companies are invited to share their experience with our students, in addition to the academic theories and frameworks. The courses are very demanding and challenging, yet very professional.

A top 100 university

Ghent University enjoys a high reputation worldwide. We are ranked number 74 in the Academic Ranking of Worldwide Universities (Shanghai Ranking). Belgium is known for its very high level of education. It’s one of the best in the world and will certainly contribute to your educational experience.

Very accessible and higly qualified staff

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Our professors are very accessible and helpful. They are eager to share their knowledge and to interact and discuss questions with their students. Our staff excels in teaching and research. They incorporate their research expertise into their classes. Do you have a problem? Our student administration is happy to help you out!

Career opportunities

Career Day

Big international companies will reach out to you through the student association’s job fair, guest lectures, company presentations, etc. During your study programme you can fulfil an internship at a major company. Our traineeship supervisor team will help you setting up a solid working contract.

Student participation


Stuveco is the student council of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. Our student representatives are member of various councils and committees within our Faculty.  These workgroups give students the opportunity to engage themselves, together with professors, assistants and other academic staff, to make our faculty a home for everyone. 


The VEK (Flemish Economic association) was founded in 1923. Since then, this association has grown into one of the largest and most prominent student associations in Ghent. 

An international culture

Buddy event

Our Belgian students are very open minded and will make you feel welcome. Living in Belgium as an international student is easy because almost everyone speaks English. So you will be easily integrated with Belgian and other international students.

The city of Ghent


Ghent is a beautiful, historical city. It has an open and progressive culture. Enjoy several cultural and sportive activities during the year. You can travel around town by bike. Ghent is also located in the heart of Europe, so it’s very easy to travel to other cities and countries (eg. Paris, London, Amsterdam, Rome, …).

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