• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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) 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.

Overview

Would you like to run a company or start one yourself? Organise the marketing, human resources or ICT for a multinational, an SME, a non-profit organisation or the Government? Or would you rather develop international relations? Or become a specialist in financial policy, taxation or accountancy?

Throughout the Bachelor of Business Administration, 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.

Strengths

The Business Administration programme 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).

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.

Career perspectives

Although many Bachelor of Business Administration graduates go on to graduate-level studies, your BBA degree certainly has value in its own right in today's job market. We are well-equipped to support you in this respect. Students and alumni can consult relevant job vacancies and internships with the help of an online application. You will also have the opportunity to meet potential employers at job fairs organised throughout the year and during campus recruitment activities.

As a BBA graduate, you marshal a wide range of knowledge and that can be successfully applied in a wide range of vacancies and sectors. Depending on your personal interests and career goals, positions in purchasing, sales, marketing, production control, planning and budgeting, financial management and ICT are all open to you. Other graduates find employment in banks and insurance companies, join the civil service or one of the European institutions, or start their own company.

The Bachelor of Business Administration is offered at KU Leuven.

Questions about student life in Belgium, life at KU Leuven or more information about a specific course? Chat with our students: www.kuleuven/be/chatwithourstudents.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Key features of our Bachelor of Business Administration programme are:

  • Management of Business Domains
  • Economic Analysis and International Orientation
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation Professional skills and Employability
  • Behaviour, Society and Law

During each programme stage you will carry out a cross-disciplinary management project. Through this practical experience you will develop specific competences that are important to the business administrator, including entrepreneurship, problem-solving reasoning and critical reflection. At the same time, these projects encourage independence and team spirit.

Audience

  • You have a fascination for the world of business.
  • You wish to study in the vibrant international and multicultural city of Brussels.
  • You see learning and working in a multicultural team as a personal asset.
  • You are eager to pursue an international career.
  • You aspire to enter the labour market with both practical experience and an academic bachelor's degree.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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; 
  • 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.
For more information on admission requirements, visit the homepage of the programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1750 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    938 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 938 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.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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