Master in Business Engineering - Finance

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Course content and programme

The discipline Finance analyses the financial decisions of enterprises, as well as of investment managers who decide to invest in shares or derived financial instruments. The quantitative background of business engineers enables them to draw up complex financial models, for example with regard to risk management in enterprises, the planning of financial requirements, optimal investment portfolios, etc.

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Course structure

The master's programme consists of 120 ECTS credits which are spread over two academic years. Each academic year consists of two semesters which each last twelve weeks. At the end of each semester, you will have exams.

Next to the general courses, you can choose one or two elective courses (20 credits in total). You could do an internship as an elective course. It's a great way to learn potential employers, get acquinted with the workflow of an accountant or auditor and start building your professional network. An internship is definitely an asset for your future career. Read more about an internship.

Student profile

Diploma requirements

The Business Engineering programme consists of five learning trajectories. These trajectories should be present in the candidates' educational background in order to be eligible for the master's programme.

  • economics and business economics trajectory: microeconomics, macroeconomics, accounting, marketing, etc
  • quantitative trajectory: mathematics
  • methodological trajectory: statistics, econometrics, research methodology, etc
  • technical and technological trajectory: electrical and electronics engineering, materials science, mechanical and civil engineering, etc
  • trajectory operations and information management: production technology, business information systems, etc

Language requirements

English at level B2 is required upon enrolment.


GMAT and/or GRE should be included in the application file. If you submit an application file without GMAT or GRE, you have significantly less chance of being admitted.

Career perspectives

With a degree in Business Engineering you can follow different career paths. With their strong foundation in business economics, their broad knowledge of new technologies and their strong focus on quantitative analytics in production, services, logistics, marketing and finance, business engineers understand better than anyone else how to improve the efficiency in the various parts of a company’s logistic chain.

Their job deals with managing production processes and services, with analytical and quantitative tasks to improve its overall efficiency. As a bridge builder between business economists and engineers, they are able to optimise the decision making process at various levels of the company, ranging from operational decisions on the work floor to strategic decisions at the top level of the company. As an economic agent, they are familiar with the company processes in order to perform cost price calculations, but as an engineer they also have a much wider overview on the company’s logistic processes and their potential for improvements. With their essential knowledge of the latest technologies and their strong background in business analytics, business engineers rely on the state-of-the-art ICT concepts to optimise the business processes. This essential skill is embedded in almost every course of Business Engineering curriculum and will be key to today’s modern international business strategy. Some examples of jobs in which Business Engineering graduates start: production manager, logistics director, production planning expert, business consultant, business analyst, process engineer, research & development manager and customer relationship manager.


Sarah, Youshuo, Marko, Sarah, Greta, Ieva, Fulya and Damla talk about their studies at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Ghent University. They learned a lot in the challenging programme at this high-ranked university and fell in love with the city of Ghent.

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How to apply

In order to apply, you have to start up the online application procedure.

After completing the online application, you will be required to submit an application package (paper package) before the deadline.

Application deadline

Applications for academic year 2020-2021 are closed.

Applications for academic year 2021-2022 started on October 1st 2020. 


Non-EEA citizens: before 1 March 2021

EEA citizens: before 1 June 2021



Tuition fees and funding

Tuition fees

Non-EEA citizens: €5687,20

EEA citizens: €947,20

These tuition fees are applicable for academic year 2020-2021 and can change in academic year 2021-2022.


Master Mind scholarship: the Government of Flanders awards scholarships to academically outstanding students for master programmes in Flanders and Brussels.

Top-Up grant: Ghent University provides Top-Up grants to candidates from all countries on the OESO-DAC list, who wish to obtain a master's degree at Ghent University.

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