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STUDY AT THE SOLVAY BUSINESS SCHOOL

The Faculty of Social Sciences & Solvay Business School has its roots in the Business Engineer programme founded by Ernest Solvay in 1903. This started a long tradition of integrating business education with technology which continues in all of its programmes. 

STUDY IN BRUSSELS

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is known for its highly skilled academics and professionals with an excellent command of various languages and a good understanding of multiple cultures are needed in national and international public institutions and in multinational companies. As the capital of Europe, Brussels is the perfect setting to prepare yourself for a job in the field(s) of business economics.

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WHY CHOOSE BUSINESS ECONOMICS?

Do you wonder why a brand-new car you purchased is worth less the moment you drive it off the seller’s lot? Or why one firm markets its products more successfully than another firm? Are you intrigued by why some countries have been performing well even in times of crisis? Do you want to know how best to motivate your employees? Then you should consider studying Business Economics.

A BRAND NEW PROGRAMME

This programme 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. We welcomed over 100 new bachelor students in our first year, making the launch a great success!

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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.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

You have a high school degree or are currently in your final year of high school.

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. You can find the list here: list of equivalent secondary school certificates.

If you have a high school degree that is not equivalent to a Belgian degree of secondary education, you have to meet our 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.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Option A: send us one of the following language certificates:

  • TOEFL: minimum level: 213 for the computer-based test (CBT); 79 for the internet-based test (IBT); 550 for paper -based test
  • IELTS: minimum level academic module 6.5
  • Cambridge English: minimum grade B2 (CAE minimum Scale Score of 160)
  • ITACE: minimum grade B2

Option B: having successfully completed secondary or higher education with English as language of instruction:

  • submit official proof of the language of instruction of your previous study;

Option C: having successfully completed secondary school in a Belgian institution:

  • submit official proof that you completed a study in Belgium

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The application procedure is a process that takes time. Different departments are involved in the screening process. Therefor we advise all candidates to apply well before the deadline and to submit a complete file (including all required uploads)!

  1. Submit your application file herehttp://www.vub.ac.be/en/studying-at-the-vub/how-to-enroll#apply
  2. Screening process (both at central and faculty level) 
  3. Outcome of screening: if accepted, you will receive a letter of acceptance (with which you can request for a student visa)
  4. Enroll at VUB university campus (in person)

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

  • ID card / Passport copy
  • Passport photo (to be used for your student card)
  • High school degree or proof that you will graduate at the end of this school year;
  • Proof of English proficiency;
  • High school results (not mandatory if you have direct access);
  • Letter of motivation (not mandatory if you have direct access)

If you do not possess all required documents, you can already submit your application and send us your late documents when available.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

All students are advised to apply as soon as possible.

The application procedure re-opens in December 2018. The application deadline for EEA students for next season is September 1st, 2019. The deadline for non-EEA students (students who need to apply for a student visa) for next season is April 1st, 2019. An application fee of €50 will be charged to all applicants (refundable if you're found eligible).

 

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YOUR BACHELOR IS ONLY THE BEGINNING

If you really acquired a taste for Brussels after your three year stay, you can decide to stick around a little longer and join our two-year Master of Science in International Business. With a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics, you fulfill all requirements to be admitted to the Master of Science in International Business. The master’s program focuses on the international dynamics of business and includes an internship.

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.

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IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE YOUR ACADEMIC CAREER, YOU CAN APPLY FOR A PHD POSITION AT THE VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL. ALL YOU NEED IS A PROMOTER, RESEARCH SUBJECT AND SUFFICIENT FUNDING. ARE YOU UP FOR THIS CHALLENGE?

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