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BECOME A MASTER IN BUSINESS ENGINEERING IN BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY

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Economics meets technology

"Economics as its foundation, technology as added value and entrepreneurship as a guideline" - this is, in short, the philosophy behind the Belgian academic qualification of business engineer (also known as management engineer or commercial engineer).

The master in Business and Technology focuses on business aspects of cutting-edge technology and offers high-level courses on various aspects of business, finance, accounting, technology, strategy, analytics and more. The entrepreneurship course combines business and technology by putting our products on the market. 

Thanks to the mix of in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge, you will learn everything you need to succeed as a business engineer in a highlevel position. Our master programme prepares you for the challenges of the globalised economy.

This programme is organized on the Brussels Humanities, Sciences and Engineering Campus

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Study at Solvay Business School, VUB

The Faculty of Social Sciences & Solvay Business School has its roots in the  Business Engineer program by Ernest Solvay in 1903. A long tradition of integrating business education with technology continues in all of its programmes. 

We strive to educate students to become highly skilled professionals with an excellent command of various languages and a good understanding of multiple cultures wanted by/needed in national and international public institutions and in multinational companies.

Solvay Schools Alumni Network

Solvay Schools Alumni is the association that gathers all graduates from the VUB Solvay Business School and the ULB Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management.

Representing a network of 20,000 alumni in more than 65 countries, our alumni are present in all areas of the workforce. With about 50 activities and conferences every year, the organisation offers its members lifelong learning, career services, support and networking opportunities.

Thanks to an extensive online database and its annual yearbook, Solvay Schools Alumni gives its members the chance to keep in touch and meet up at professional and social meetings.

International university

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is a dynamic and modern university with almost two centuries of history. VUB has 15.000 students, 21% of which are international students from more than 120 different countries. 

Being a student at VUB means learning in an international and open atmosphere of tolerance and diversity that will help you to grow into an independent and critical-thinking individual. 

VUB offers high quality English-taught programmes, supported by outstanding research. VUB is known for treating its students as individuals. Professors and teaching assistants are available and open to answer questions from students. Interactive methods ensure close interaction and contribute to students growing into independent and critical individuals.

Faculty of Social Sciences & Solvay Business School

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Programme Calendar

FIRST SEMESTER 

All new students start mid-September with a series of daytime classes during 13 weeks. The first semester ends in the 3rd week of December (winter break). The first exam session (1st semester courses) is organized in January.

SECOND SEMESTER

starting halfway February - 8 weeks of class, followed by the spring break, and then another 5 weeks of class.The first exam session (2nd semester courses) is organized at the end of May and in June.

RESIT (SECOND CHANCE) EXAMS

If you would have failed for one or more exams, we have a second exam session organized from mid-August till mid-September . This second chance exam is included in your enrollment and we expect you to attend this exam if you've failed a first exam session (no failed result is transferred to second session).

Programme Design

The Master in Business and Technology is a two-year, full-time programme of 120 ECTS consisting out of two modules of 60 ECTS. The first module consists of compulsory courses, with the exception of one elective that can be chosen from three technology courses. In the second module, only a few courses are compulsory.

A list of electives in business aspects and courses ranging from entrepreneurship to biotechnology to global banking allows students to personalise their curriculum. Students can also choose to do an internship of 6 (20 working days) or 12 ECTS (40 working days).

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Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes describe the intended knowledge and understanding, skills and attitudes that you must master after completing your studies. Do you want to know more about the specific learning outcomes of this program? Click here for more information.

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Academic requirements

DIRECT ADMISSION

Candidates with a Flemish degree of BSc in Handelsingenieur have direct admission into this master.

ADMISSION AFTER SCREENING

All other students will be screened on study background, motivation and language skills. 

You must have an academic Bachelor’s degree in a field related to Business/Management or Economics. In addition to this, you need to have successfully achieved a minimum number of (European) credits in Economics, Business/Management, Quantitative Methods, Law. Also, it is absolutely vital that you have acquired credits in Natural Sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, etc.):

  • Law: 6 ECTS
  • Economics: 15 ECTS
  • Business/Management: 24 ECTS
  • Quantitative Methods: 24 ECTS
  • Natural Sciences: 12 ECTS

Language requirements

There are three ways to prove your English language proficiency:

Option 1: send us one of the following language certificates proving your CEFR B2 level:

  • TOEFL (only the internet-based test is accepted): minimum level: 79
  • IELTS: minimum level academic module 6.5
  • Cambridge English: CAE grade B or CPE grade C (equivalent to the CEFR B2)
  • ITACE: minimum grade B2

Option 2: having successfully completed secondary or higher education with English as language of instruction:

  • submit official proof of the language of instruction of your previous study;

Option 3: having successfully completed Belgian secondary education

  • submit official proof that you completed a study in the Belgian educational system

Certificates and other proof of language tests may not pre-date the first enrolment by more than two years.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINE

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APPLY FOR 2020-2021

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Thierry Geerts, Solvay alumnus and Country Director at Google Belgium

Key in the digital age

”The MBT programme offers a combination of business and technology education; a mix that is key in the digital age. The programme offers a broad education, opening a lot of future career opportunities. Alongside the quality of the programme, the university’s open mindset and diverse culture help students achieve their goals in this complex world.” 

Graduation Ceremony, December 2016

AFTER GRADUATION

A master degree opens doors in many different branches and sectors. You will be able to work in the private sector, (non-) governmental organisations, or continue your academic career as a PhD researcher. Not sure what your next step should be? The VUB helps you with your first steps on the job market.

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THE VUB HELPS YOU TO MAKE YOUR FIRST STEP IN THE JOB MARKET WITH WORKSHOPS, NETWORKING EVENTS, JOB FAIRS, TIPS ‘N TRICKS FOR JOB INTERVIEWS. ALL AN AMBITIOUS STUDENT NEEDS!

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Phd?


IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE YOUR ACADEMIC CAREER, YOU CAN APPLY FOR A PHD POSITION AT THE VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL. ALL YOU NEED IS A PROMOTER, RESEARCH SUBJECT AND SUFFICIENT FUNDING. ARE YOU UP FOR THIS CHALLENGE?

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