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Opleidingsonderdelen 2012-2013  
Admission requirements
Direct: academic bachelor of applied economic sciences - business administration and bachelor of applied economic sciences, bachelor of applied economic sciences: business engineering - profile business administration, master of commercial sciences
With preparatory programme: other academic bachelors and masters
Qualification awarded
In order to obtain the degree of Master of Science in Applied Economic Sciences: Business Administration the student
  • should be enrolled for the programme in question under a diploma contract or under an exam contract to obtain a diploma
  • should have taken all the exams that the programme encompasses
  • should previously have registered for the programme with the examination board.
  • should have acquired at least 60 ECTS-credits
The programme consists of 60 ECTS-credits.
In a model academic year, the student takes between 54 and 66 ECTS-credits.
Objectives and learning outcomes

The following core competencies are pursued in the FAE Master’s degree programme in Business Administration:

  • CM-BK-1 Masters AES Business Administration will be able to distinguish and define the concepts of specific domains of business administration at an advanced level, and they will be able to describe the current scientific discussion and the newest developments within these domains.
  • CM-BK-2 Masters AES Business Administration will be able to update and supplement their knowledge of specific business economic domains through the critical analysis of various sources.
  • CM-BK-3 Masters AES Business Administration will be able to use their analytical insights and methodological training to conduct scientific research properly, whether independently or in a group.
  • CM-BK-4 Masters AES Business Administration will be able to critically evaluate the results of their own or other scientific research, using them as a foundation for proposing appropriate solutions to complex problems.
  • CM-BK-5 Masters AES Business Administration will be able to communicate and report effectively and persuasively at an academic level to professional audiences.
  • CM-BK-6 Masters AES Business Administration will be able to operate efficiently and effectively in multicultural team assignments.
  • CM-BK-7 Masters AES Business Administration can identify the aspects of ethics and sustainability in business operations within a globalising world, integrating them into a global conceptual framework.
  • CM-BK-8 Masters AES Business Administration will be able to chart the interaction between societal change and the functioning of organisations, and they will be able to assess their impact on business decisions.

The alignment of the specific core competencies in the professional roles of the Faculty of Applied Economics is as follows:

  • Analyzer: CM-BK-1, CM-BK-2
  • Coordinator: CM-BK-3, CM-BK-6
  • Creator: CM-BK-4
  • Inspirer: CM-BK-5, CM-BK-6
  • Strategist: CM-BK-7, CM-BK-8

Access to further studies
Further studies with direct access
Master of Governance and Development, Maritime Sciences, Applied Econometrics, Development Evaluation and Management, Economics of International Trade and European Integration, Globalisation and Development, Transport and Maritime Economics, Transport and Maritime Management, Maritime and Transport Law, Multilingual Professional Communication
Teacher training

Further studies with conditional access
Master of Theatre Studies, Linguistics and Literature
Final examination
A student’s final result is a weighted average of the exam results the student has obtained for all the programme components of his/her training programme. In calculating the final result, the credits corresponding to the various programme components are used for weighting the results obtained for those components.

The final result is expressed as an integer out of 100.

A student whose final result is less than 50 out of 100 can never be declared successful.

A student is successful for the training programme if he/she has obtained credits for all the programme components in his/her training programme. 
For more information see the Education and Examination regulation.
ECTS co-ordinator

Prof. dr. L. Van Hoof,

Ms. G. Boeckx, (admin)