The bachelor’s degree programme, representing 180 credits, provides a solid general foundation in the management sciences, and constitutes the first step towards a master’s degree in management.
Future management science graduates will be prepared for working in any public or private organisation, in which they will be qualified for various management roles in areas such as human resources, finance, marketing, accounting, etc. The bachelor’s programme will provide the foundations on which all the necessary skills can be built. Fundamental tools such as the mathematical bases underlying economics and management, computer science, statistics, econometrics and negotiation skills complement core subjects such as political economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, accounting, law and introductory courses in management, marketing and finance that will provide the basis for the student’s future career. Languages are naturally part of the curriculum from the beginning, and will follow the student through to graduation. English, the international language of business, is essential and is covered by independent certification (TOEIC) in the third year of the bachelor’s programme to guarantee an internationally recognised skill level for future employers. Depending on students’ career aspirations, the Faculty offers to further improve their language skills by enabling them to choose a second language, either Dutch (widely used in Belgium) or Spanish (to enable communication in the many markets where this language is spoken).