General information
 
SORT
Level and name of qualification : Master of Management1
Level and specification : Master of Science (MSc)2
Kind of qualification : master's programme3
Language of instruction : English4
Length of the programme in ECTS credit points : 605
Specialization
 

- International Marketing Strategy
- Business Process Management
- Strategy and Innovation Management

Programme description
 

This programme is tailored for bachelor and master graduates who aim to widen their scope of international management as well as to deepen their knowledge of and capabilities in business process management, international marketing strategy or strategy and innovation management.  This programme comes down to an all encompassing, integrated and high management training that has become a must for those who wish to develop the full potential of their capabilities in a rapidly changing international business environment.  The programme does not only apply to (business)economics students but also to university graduates in non-economic subject areas, such as engineers, lawyers, psychologists... 

Students can choose between three specializations:

The specialization Business Process Management (BPM) focuses on the organization and management of information systems in business functions and at corporate level. Graduates are prepared to become business analysts and consultants.

Business computing was mostly used for relatively simple operations, such as tracking sales or payroll data. Over time, these applications have become more complex. Increasing amounts of information are stored and linked to previously separate information systems. As more and more data were stored and linked this information was analysed in further detail, creating entire management reports from the raw, stored data.

The specialization International Marketing Strategy (IMS) focuses on (business-to-business) marketing strategy in an international context.  Graduates gain insight in timely marketing strategies.

Complementary to a more classic consumer marketing perspective, this specialisation digs deep into marketing strategies, processes and the relationships between organizations  whether they produce high-tech products/service or not. While consumer marketing is highly visible and well developed in our Western hemisphere (e.g. due to explicit exposure and branding), marketing between organizations remains a rather unexplored area. More even than consumer marketing, this field requires an explicit international perspective.

The specialization Strategy and Innovation Management (SIM) prepares graduates to cope with the current, rapidly changing business environment by developing appropriate strategies for and managing innovation/change projects in organizations.

Complementary to a general perspective on strategy and innovation management, this specialization offers in depth knowledge in (open) innovation, innovation ecosystems, business model innovation, strategic innovation, change management, (corporate) entrepreneurship, and digital transformation strategies.

Admission requirements and additional advice
 


Hasselt University will assess students individually on the basis of their previous academic record and qualifications. General requirements imply diploma requirements and language requirements. The Examination Board of the programme evaluates each application individually with regard to the applicants academic record. Depending on previous qualifications, you may have to complete a preparatory programme.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

Admitted directly:

    • Holders of (at least) an academic bachelors degree in Business Administration, Management, Business Economics, or Business Engineering of an EU university.

    Admitted conditionally:

      • Holders of a foreign academic degree in management, business or economics that has been awarded after at least 180 ECTS credits (or three years of full-time study) at a university or institute of higher education may be admitted directly or may be required to take (part of the) preparatory programme. The exam committee assesses applications individually.

      Admitted to the preparation programme:

        • Holders of an academic degree in a field different from the fields mentioned above awarded after at least 180 ECTS credits (or three years of full-time study) at a university or institute of higher education. The exam committee assesses individual applications on whether partial exemption to the preparatory programme can be awarded.
        • Holders of non-academic degree in the fields of economics, business or management after at least 180 ECTS credits (or three years of full-time study) at an official institute of higher education. The exam committee assess whether the degree fits in the indicated fields and cannot award exemptions to the preparatory programme.

        Decisions about admission are made by the Examination Board of the programme.

        LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

        English language skills (both written and spoken) need to be confirmed by a recent score on the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL paper-based: score 550 or more, computer-based: score 213 or more, internet-based: score 79-80) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS overall band score 6.5) or any recognized proficiency test.

         

        PREPARATION PROGRAMME

        Students aspiring to participate need sufficient background knowledge of economics, business and management and academic competences. You can acquire the necessary knowledge and competences by successfully concluding a preparation programme.

        Students with an academic degree can obtain exemptions in the preparation programme. Decisions about admission and exemptions are made by the Examination Board of the programme on individual basis.

         
        preparation programmeLanguageSBUSPP1 SBUP1 SPP2 SBUP2 SP
        1622 Research methodologyEV16261626
        3908 Introduction to Business ManagementEV16261626
        3909 Introduction to Accounting, Finance and GovernanceEV16261626
        3910 Introduction to EconomicsEV16261626
        3911 Quantitative AnalysisEV16261626
        3912 Introduction to Information SystemsEV16261626
        3913 Literature Study and Writing SkillsEV24392439
         
        Legend
        SBU : course load
        SP : ECTS
        B : Broadening
        E : Extra-curricular
        F : Non-compulsory
        K : Optional
        KH : 2-yearly optional (current academic year)
        KV : 2-yearly optional (next academic year)
        O : Transitional curriculum
        S : After selection
        T : Two-yearly
        V : Compulsory
        VH : 2-yearly compulsory (current academic year)
        VV : 2-yearly compulsory (next academic year)
        N : Dutch
        E : English
        Competence profile (Learning outcomes)
         
        NRLEARNING_OUTCOMES
        1

        The Master of Management is capable of identifying and deconstructing complex business problems, stemming from both an organizational and a strategic origin.

        2

        The Master of Management is capable of evaluating, selecting, and applying suitable methodologies, tools, and techniques to analyse complex business problems in order to make hands-on, high-quality recommendations to improve both tactic and strategic decisions

        3

        The Master of Management is capable of defending suitable, high-quality business strategy options on the basis of their implications for the organisation, business, stakeholders and broader environment.

        4

        The Master of Management is capable of translating strategic decisions into lower-level goals and key performance indicators.

        5

        The Master of Management is capable of working in a multinational and interdisciplinary context, with an attitude that reflects the following elements: critical reflection, constructive arguing, professional communication, efficient collaboration, effective self-management, ethical behaviour and sustainability.

        Study programme
         
        Course unitsLanguageSBUSPP1 SBUP1 SPP2 SBUP2 SPacademic calendarBB
        3808 Business modellingEV813813
        3857 Leadership and Human CapitalEV16261626
        3809 Applications in business modellingEV813813
        1717 Intercultural Business Communication FrenchNE813813
         
        Specialization IMSLanguageSBUSPP1 SBUP1 SPP2 SBUP2 SPacademische kalenderBB
        2878 Strategic marketingEV813813
        2879 Marktstrat simulation gameEV813813
        2142 International marketingEV16261626
        2143 Business strategyEV16261626
        2145 Industrial marketingEV16261626
        2144 Market Research MethodologyEV16261626
        1839 Master's dissertation master of managementEV4861848618
         
        Specialization BPMLanguageSBUSPP1 SBUP1 SPP2 SBUP2 SPacademische kalenderBB
        1729 ERP-systemsEV16261626
        3523 Cost-benefit analysisEV16261626
        1732 IT-governance, risk and complianceEV16261626
        3533 Business process modellingEV3241216216212
        1839 Master's dissertation master of managementEV4861848618
         
        Specialization SIMLanguageSBUSPP1 SBUP1 SPP2 SBUP2 SPacademische kalenderBB
        1682 Innovation and value chain managementEV16261626
        2143 Business strategyEV16261626
        3907 Managing Digital TransformationEV16261626
        3859 Change ManagementEV16261626
        1696 Strategic innovationEV16261626
        1839 Master's dissertation master of managementEV4861848618
         
        Legend
        SBU : course load
        SP : ECTS
        B : Broadening
        E : Extra-curricular
        F : Non-compulsory
        K : Optional
        KH : 2-yearly optional (current academic year)
        KV : 2-yearly optional (next academic year)
        O : Transitional curriculum
        S : After selection
        T : Two-yearly
        V : Compulsory
        VH : 2-yearly compulsory (current academic year)
        VV : 2-yearly compulsory (next academic year)
        N : Dutch
        E : English
        Individual combination of programme components
         

        For an individualised study programme: see Education-, Examination- and  Legal position regulations

        Academic calendar and important dates
        Board of Examination
        Regulations