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Master of Advanced Business Studies

Study pace: Full time
Education level: Master's degree
Institute: K.U.Leuven
Location: Leuven
Language: English

Program description

The Master of Advanced Business Studies is mainly designed to offer students with a background in business or management science an additional and advanced curriculum in business research methodology.

The programme allows the participants to deepen their knowledge in a number of substantive areas, both conceptually and methodologically. Its courses are not designed to offer a general management background, but instead provide in-depth, specialized treatment of business research methodology. The purpose of the programme is to familiarize the student with current research practices in business and management studies used in the leading academic institutions, international companies, and institutions.

The Master programme of Advanced Business Studies provides excellent preparation for undertaking a PhD in Applied Economics, but it is also ideal for students seeking research-oriented positions outside the university. Extensive contact with students from different nationalities and cultures adds an extra dimension to the programme.

Admission requirements

Applicants for the Master of Advanced Business Economics should hold a university master's degree in Economics or Business Studies that, according to our Admission Committee, is comparable to a master's degree in Economics or Applied Economics from the Faculty of Business and Economics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Proof of English proficiency
All non native English speaking applicants must submit proof of their English language proficiency, either by a degree from a partly or wholly English-language institution, or by good scores on English language proficiency tests: TOEFL(minimum 575 paper-based, 233 computer based, 90 internet-based), IELTS (minimum 7) or CEFR (minimum C2). Please note that no other English language proficiency tests can be accepted (for example: TEM, TOEIC, University of Michigan, etc)

Good verbal, analytical and quantitative skills need also be evident from a sufficient score on the international Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE).
Target score is 575, students with a score below 575 have less chance to be admitted).

Admission Committee
All applications are reviewed by the Admission Committee which selects the better students. The Admission Committee is comprised of three professors of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Applications for the Master programme of Advanced Business Studies are requested by the earlier date for non EEA members. Students from EEA memeber countries are to apply by the later date stated above.

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K.U.Leuven is a modern university offering an ideal research and learning environment rooted in a solid and venerable tradition but with its sights set squarely on the future. Wanting its students to become independent and critical thinkers, the university trains...

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Naamsestraat 69
B3000 Leuven

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