Faculty of Business Economics

The programs at the Faculty of Business Economics - Business Administration, Business Economics, Business Engineering (in information engineering) and the international English-language master's program, Master of Management - prepare you for managerial positions in a constantly changing economic reality.

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Our unique educational model

  • We aim to create a powerful and activating teaching-learning environment with a range of interactive forms of work.
  • To give you maximum support in the first year, we provide quick feedback. After each education period there is an exam period. In this way you will quickly gain insight into whether the course suits you and whether you are using the study method.
  • For subject-related support and guidance, you can always contact teachers and assistants with all your questions. The threshold is very low. In addition to professional support, there are also counseling options for your study method, choice and career.

AACSB accreditation


Faculty of Business Economics obtains prestigious international accreditation AACSB

16 November 2023
We are incredibly proud of this result. A quality label like AACSB is given to few business schools or faculties. This accreditation confirms our quality and puts our faculty even more on the international map. The AACSB label opens doors for even closer collaborations with other business economics programmes worldwide, both in terms of research and student exchange projects.
Prof. Dr. Piet Pauwels

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Good academic research is the foundation for quality academic education and is an important link in the innovation chain. The research of the faculty focuses on a number of spearhead areas. Several of these spearhead themes are closely linked to socio-economic challenges and opportunities in the region: entrepreneurship and the management of family businesses, environmental economics, logistics and diversity in organizations are some examples.

Research departments

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The Faculty of Business Economics has short lines of communication with governments, organizations, companies and sectors. More than ever, we are listening to the needs and wishes of those sectors in order to fine-tune the content of our education. We seek new synergies by seeking connection with the region and society.

The faculty can proudly build on its deep relationships with leading figures in business and society in the region, many of whom are alumni. These relationships create a gateway to implement the school's mission in education, research and society. The school reaches out to an ever-expanding ecosystem of organizations and people, particularly in the context of the school's cutting-edge research areas.

About the faculty

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Mission and vision


Educate responsible management professionals and contribute to science to enhance sustainable economic value in the School’s ecosystem.


Transform business and economic thinking in the School’s ecosystem and enlarge this ecosystem to enhance sustainable economic value.

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Read the full story on the creation of Faculty of Business Economics here:

History of Faculty of Business Economics

Organisation and contact



Faculty Business Economics

UHasselt Campus

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3590 Diepenbeek