Competence field 1: Competency in one or more scientific disciplines
  1. Understanding the role of business economic entities and their interactions with other economic entities.
  2. Knowing business economic concepts and theories with respect to the various business economic domains.
  3. Understanding the development of business economic theories and situating them within a wider micro and macro economic environment.
  4. Understanding the interaction and the synergy of the functional domains (such as marketing, accountancy, business financing, ...).
  5. Understanding the presuppositions and limitations of standard ways of thinking and methods and explanatory models.
  6. Being able to apply the supporting sciences (such as statistics, mathematics, research methodology and policy information science) when solving business economic problems.
  7. Using qualitative and quantitative basic methods and techniques of business economic research that are typical of the functional domains within the business economic discipline.
  8. Having an understanding of related sciences such as (commercial) law, psychology, sociology, technology and philosophy and interpreting their interaction with business economic reality.
  9. Appreciating the uncertainty, ambiguity and the boundaries of business economic knowledge.
  10. Having an understanding of the development and dynamics of business economic sub disciplines. Realizing how the functional domains develop.
  11. Knowing the most important framework of concepts of each of the functional domains in English and French.
  12. Understanding the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship as a source of continuity and growth.
Competence field 2: Scientific competency
  1. Dealing with problem based business economic research assignments including the application of suitable research methods.
  2. Identifying and using sources of business economic research.
  3. Identifying relevant research problems.
  4. Interpreting, reporting on and evaluating the results of existing and one’s own initial research.
  5. Being conscious of different levels of abstraction of commonly used business economic models.
Competence field 3: Intellectual competency
  1. Analysing business economic issues via cases or realistic business problems.
  2. Formulating a personal point of view and making recommendations on the basis of a scientifically based analysis.
  3. Reflecting critically on the own learning process and thinking, and adjusting them where necessary.
  4. Adopting an attitude of lifelong learning and bearing witness to scientific curiosity.
  5. Approaching business economic problems form multiple perspectives.
Competence field 4: Competency in collaborating and communicating
  1. Reporting in writing on research with respect to business economic problems and their solutions.
  2. Presenting orally on research with respect to business economic problems and their solutions.
  3. Working in team on the analysis and solution of a problem.
  4. Communicating in writing and orally in French and English on business economic topics.
Competence field 5: Social competency
  1. Understanding relevant developments in business economics in relation to social developments.
  2. Analysing social and ethical consequences of new developments in the business economic disciplines.
  3. Realising the social responsibility of a business economist.
  4. Having an understanding of intercultural and international developments in business economics.
  5. Having an understanding of the social importance of entrepreneurship.