Business administrators are managers who can make informed strategic decisions in response to economic challenges and opportunities. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BBA) at KU Leuven is taught in English and has a strong international focus. It utilizes a hands-on, academic structure, and follows a 'practice-as-orientation' and 'science-as-foundation' approach.
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Throughout the Bachelor of Business Administration (Brussels) you acquire the necessary skills to solve challenging business problems as well as gain considerable insight into the specific challenges corporate life is facing. You are set for a promising (international) career thanks to your current economic insights, your management capabilities and your language skills.


The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BBA) at KU Leuven combines scientific knowledge with a business-orientation that fits the day-to-day reality of the business world. This programme offers you a scientific foundation that will help you to think critically and in a problem-solving way. You will take part in education that is practice-oriented and will build skills that will come in handy in a professional context (regarding communication, leadership, independence, and teamwork).

The programme has a strong international focus. Our students participate in exchange programmes with numerous partners both within and outside Europe but also have the possibility to do an exchange within Belgium. Selected students can pursue a double degree with Kedge Business School (Marseille). 

Furthermore, the programme offers you the following benefits:

  • Contact with businesses: During your education you will engage with multiple organisations and international managers via business projects, guest lectures and business seminars.
  • Individual approach with sufficient support: Besides different guidance formulas to maximize your chances of success, you can count on individual guidance. 
  • Centrally located and truly international:  the campus is located in the heart of Brussels, only a five-minute walk from Brussels Central train station, with several metro (underground) connections in the immediate vicinity. You will meet and work closely with students from other cultures and nationalities.The diversity of our programme is impressive: roughly 70 nationalities are represented in the BBA programme. 

Career opportunities 

Although many Bachelor of Business Administration graduates go on to graduate-level studies, your Bachelor’s degree certainly has value in its own right in today's job market. As a Bachelor of Business Administration graduate, you marshal a wide range of knowledge and that can be successfully applied in a wide range of vacancies and sectors: banks and insurance companies, the civil service, one of the European institutions or in your own company.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • Management
  • Management Project 
  • Mathematics for Business 
  • Financial Accounting 
  • Managerial Economics 
  • Statistics for Business 
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Research Methods 

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

For admission to this programme, the general admission requirements for a Bachelor's programme apply:

  • a Flemish degree of secondary education;
  • a Flemish degree of short-course higher education;
  • a Flemish degree of higher education for social advancement, with the exception of the certificate of pedagogic aptitude, or
  • a degree or certificate, awarded in the context of the Flemish HBO;
  • a degree or certificate which, pursuant to a law, Decree or European guideline or another international agreement, is deemed equivalent to the certificates mentioned in the categories above.

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.


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