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