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The Master of Advanced Business Studies is mainly designed to offer students with a background in business or management science an additional and advanced curriculum in business research methodology. The programme allows the participants to deepen their knowledge in a number of substantive areas, both conceptually and methodologically. Its courses are not designed to offer a general management background, but instead to provide in-depth, specialized treatment of business research methodology. The purpose of the programme is to familiarize students with current research practices in business and management studies used in leading academic institutions, international companies and institutions.
The programme provides excellent preparation for undertaking a PhD in Applied Economics, but it is also ideal for students seeking research-oriented positions outside the university. Extensive contact with students from different nationalities and cultures adds an extra dimension to the programme.
Because the programme's courses are at the advanced Master’s level, we stress the importance of a solid undergraduate background in business economics or management studies.
Students should have a keen interest in recent analytical developments in business economics and a desire to work in research positions at universities, in business or in national and international institutions.
The Leuven School of Business and Economics
As part of the Faculty of Business and Economics, the LSBE offers an extensive range of Master’s programmes and doctoral programmes.The mission of the LSBE is to develop participants’ critical, conceptual, problem-solving and decision-making skills. It equips students with fundamental and conceptual knowledge and with analytical tools to cope effectively with the problems of the current and constantly changing business and economic environment. Adopting a research-based approach, the school focuses on the disciplines that underlie business operations and economic decisions. This enables its graduates to acquire the necessary skills and tools for coping with current and future challenges.
A variety of teaching methods (lectures, case discussions, exercises, computer-assisted problem-solving and personal research) is used to enhance students’ educational experience. Students are expected to participate actively. The faculty evaluates its students on the basis of their classroom participation, reports written during the semester and final examinations. The workload is demanding, as is customary in high-quality graduate schools.
The faculty’s international credentials and academic reputation guarantee the quality of the programme offered to students of the Leuven School of Business and Economics.
The programme focuses on the use of business research methodology and stresses a combination of theory and applications drawn from real business problems in various management disciplines.
Research component (24 credits):
Master’s project (18 credits)
The Master’s thesis consists of a research paper in the student’s field of interest, using advanced research methodologies under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis should reflect that the student has mastered contemporary methodo logical tools used in business economics and can apply them independently. The topic of the Master’s thesis is drawn from one of the following fields: marketing, organization studies, operations manage ment, operations research and business statistics, management informatics, finance, accountancy, actuarial science or managerial economics, and strategy and innovation.
Selected research topics (6 credits)
Students read a selection of research papers and attend seminars related to the topic of their Master’s thesis.
A large majority of the graduates of the Master of Advanced Business Studies programme can be found in managerial and/or research positions in business, national and international institutions and universities. Graduates from the MABS programme can also enrol in the PhD programme in Applied Economics at K.U.Leuven.
Application and Admissions
Detailed information on application procedures and admission requirements depends on your preceding qualifications, etc.
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