The internationalisation and the increasing complexity of the economic activity require a thorough survey of the different aspects of the economic wheel-work. In a rapidly evolving society it is inevitable that juridical, social-economic, financial and organisational problems are studied on the academic level. Considering the extent of the domain that is to be covered, a clear choice must be made.
The faculty of Economics and Business Administration tries to provide future economists with a wide, scientifically supported general education in which the focus is on analytical and problemsolving thinking.
The curriculum design needs to be elaborated in such a way that, next to knowledge transfer, also the following skills and attitudes are developed :
Business Economics prepares for an active and flexible performance of managerial tasks. The students have to acquire an insight in the different functions that can be distinguished in a company, such as production, logistics, finance, marketing, informatics, control etc.
The faculty of Economics and Business Administration has made a clear choice to provide a wide economic and interdisciplinary education that leads to different options which can be chosen in the Master. The majors in the Master of Economics are globalisation, financial institutions and markets, economic policy and research. In the Master of Business Economics: marketing, accountancy and corporate finance. In the Master of Business Engineering are the main subjects: 'operations management', 'marketing engineering' and 'finance'. This polyvalent academic education must prepare young economists for future managerial functions in the private sector as well as in the public or social profit sector. Therefore, the education highly values the economic wheel-work and the analysis of different economic problems. This must allow the economist to formulate alternative solutions and to demonstrate the social repercussion, among other, of the technical aspects of business.