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    Forming student entrepreneurs

    The world needs innovators and entrepreneurs. Feel like starting up a business? At the VUB, students with any background can opt to bring their ideas to life!

    Master of Science in Management

    The MSc in Management is a 'full programme' option. It provides a broad overview of multiple management domains. The programme is designed for people without a specific background in business economics who wish to broaden their academic knowledge on the subject.

    This master will extend your knowledge of management, economics and business and offer you the skills and knowhow needed for management positions in a broad array of sectors.

    The MSc in Management is only taught during the evenings, so the programme is easily accessible for working people.

    More information about the programme

    MSc Management
    Complete Master Programme
    60 ECTS credits


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    Evening Classes

    Elective courses and training

    You can integrate business economics and entrepreneurship in your study programme by opting for these elective courses:

    1. Basic course: Introduction to business

    Students with a non-economic background will be introduced to the most important aspects of how business organizations work: fundamentals of business, management, finance, marketing, human resource management, product design and development.

    3 credits, taught in English, 1st semester.

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      Introduction to business
      Elective course
      3 ECTS Credits


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      1st semester

      2. Training oriented subjects

      Depending on your education, there are a number of business courses integrated into the programme.

      Certificate Business Management

      To start up a company you need the 'Attest Bedrijfsbeheer', a certificate 'Business Management'. If you hold a bachelor degree (or higher), you are automatically entitled to the certificate for business management.

      Starting a business during your bachelor education

      Since more and more students wish to launch their business during their bachelor education, the Flemish government established the possibility for bachelor's students to obtain this certificate at their university.

      Since 2017, VUB TechTransfer organizes an extended version of the Starter Seminars, dedicated to obtaining the certificate for business management. The program offers an intensive preparation and the possibility to have your project evaluated by professionals.

      Specific training programme
      19 sessions (3h)

      English + Dutch

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      €100 Tuition Fee

      Requirements for enrolment and graduation

      Enrolment requires you to be a bachelor student at the VUB. The tuition fee is €100.

      To receive the certificate, the following conditions must be met:

      • having a maximum of 3 authorized absences during the Starter Seminars
      • passing the exam
      • successfully presenting and defending your business plan

      (Advanced) starter seminars

      The starter seminars is a course programme for any student who wants to engage in entrepreneurship, and turn science into business.

      Starter Seminars

      During every first semester of the academic year, VUB TechTransfer organizes the Starter Seminars.

      Taking up eleven 3-hour sessions, these seminars cover a variety of topics such as developing a business plan, finance, marketing, the complex issues surrounding patenting, etc

      Advanced Starter Seminars

      In 2014 a series of Advanced Starter Seminars has been introduced that treat certain topics more in-depth. These are especially aimed at students, PhD and researchers of the VUB, but they are open to anyone who is interested.

      Under certain conditions, the Advanced Starter Seminars can be considered part of a PhD Doctoral Training Programme of the VUB.

      Chair Social Entrepeneurship

      The VUB Chair Social Entrepneurship brings together both academia and business in search for sustainable business models of social entrepreneurship.

      Your right to a flexible programme

      To combine academic studies with a business student entrepeneurs can request study flexibility.

      Reflex statute as a student entrepreneur

      Reflex stands for reasonable flexibility, and gives you the right to request flexible study and exam measures. This should help to combine business and studies in a more comfortable way: a more flexible timemanagement and a chance at a fair grade.

      Combine studies and business

      Reflex Statute
      Reflex statute
      Reasonable flexibility

      Extra facilities, changes in timetables and evaluation methods

      Study Guidance Centre