Business engineer


As a business engineer you have a unique profile. In addition to knowledge of economy and business science, you have a solid foundation in more technological domains. Just think of natural science (e.g. physics, energy and the environment, electronics, materials), production and logistics and computer science.

  • Are you interested in developing that technological knowledge in a specific field?

  • Do you want to actually get to work in an innovative internship?

  • Or do you aspire to be an entrepreneur, and so to develop your (technological) business idea under the supervision of our coaches in a start-up?

Then the Postgraduate Programme in Innovation and Entrepreneurship will surely be a great opportunity for you!

In this study programme 40 of 60 credits are taken up by an innovation project, in the form of an in-company project, a team project or a start-up.

The in-company project allows you to transform acquired knowledge into practical experience through one or two innovation projects in a company.

The team project offers you the opportunity to develop one or more innovative projects in close collaboration with companies.

Students with an entrepreneurial spirit can spend an entire academic year working on a business plan centred on their own concept, with the objective of starting their own company.

The remaining credits are completed with a personal study programme which you can compile yourself to further the development of your desired competences.

This programme consists of both advanced courses in a specific technological field, and cross-cutting courses aimed at developing your personal, entrepreneurial and innovation skills.

Soon you will be able to find a list of recommended courses for business engineers here.



The Postgraduate Programme in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in engineering is a joint initiative of the five Flemish universities and is supported by the Flemish Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO). It was founded as recently as 2013 and already boasts impressive figures: every year, at least 100 students take the programme, an average of 17% of them start their own company, and 40% end up taking a job with the company they interned at. From the 2018-2019 academic year business engineers will also be able to partake in the programme.

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