• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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This Business Economics programme at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is brand new and organizes this academic year its first bachelor year. From now on, the programme will grow annually. In the next academic year 2019-2020 we will launch the second bachelor year. 

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 programme? Click here for more information.

Job Opportunities

A degree in Business Economics is versatile. Graduates can get jobs in a broad range of sectors like banking, insurance, audit or consulting, but also in public administration. They work in research departments or other staff functions in firms and organizations, and in operational functions as well. Some graduates become sales managers or human resources managers, others work in marketing. In short, the degree offers a broad range of opportunities.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Business Law
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Statistics for Business and Economics 
  • Mathematics for Business and Economics 
  • Business Information Systems
  • Management
  • European History

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

When you apply for this Bachelor programme you need to have a secondary school credential that grants you access to a Bachelor degree in your home country.

Some international high school degrees are deemed equivalent to a Belgian degree of secondary education and grant direct access (if you also have a proof of language proficiency) to our Bachelor programmes. 

If you have a high school degree that is not equivalent to a Belgian degree of secondary education, you have to meet the language requirements (see below) and send us your high school diploma and transcripts and a letter of motivation. The admissions committee decides whether you are eligible to join the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3850 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3850 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    948 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 948 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Brussels

  • 885 - 1310 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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