If you choose to study Business Economics, you'll become a global student and citizen. Over the past few years, we've had 205 graduates from 49 different countries such as Vietnam, China, Germany, Russia, Turkey, Greece, Canada, Brazil, Australië, and so on.
Our alumni work in 45 countries all over the world. More than 85% found a job within 6 months after graduation. Some became consultants, business developers, auditors, marketing managers... for organisations like the European Commission, PwC, Deloitte, DHL and The National Bank. Others became researchers or lecturers at top universities. Some even founded their own company.
Read more about our students' study experiences and career paths or ask them a question yourself.
Cansu is originally from Turkey and is now working in Antwerp as a Marketing Operations Specialist at Tennant Company.
“My study abroad experiences has transformed me into a competitive player in the marketplace by building up international mindset. Nowadays, companies seek candidates who are open to new challenges and experiences, value differences, can work in teams crossing cultural boundaries and can easily adapt to new workplace settings."
"My name is Melissa Sibihwana. I’m from Uganda and I’m a Master’s student in Business Economics.
The Master’s programme is very contemporary, modern and informative. It is quite intense and it challenges you but I already feel that it’s going to be very useful. Particularly because of my major. I like the fact that we apply concepts that we learn here into the workplace. A lot of our projects are linked with professional life, so I already have several opportunities from here on.
The teachers are very helpful and open. I haven’t encountered any professors so far who are this willing to go out of their way to help you. I find that very refreshing about the university. The administration is quite helpful too. They’re always willing to find a way to accommodate us, especially international students.
Finally, I like the fact that Antwerp is small but at the same time you can meet a lot of people from different cultures. It’s a very multicultural city with lots of historical sites to visit, a lot of art history, musea,… it’s a beautiful city, I love it here."
Mirella is a Marketing Specialist at DSV, one of the leading global transport and logistics companies. “As part of the Business Development team, I am responsible for marketing and involved in all commercial areas. My job is a very exciting mix of different commercial responsibilities and projects connected to sales, marketing and account management. As the marketing responsible for the contract logistics division in Belgium, I manage the local content on our website and social media accounts, as well as support our HR team in employer branding. I work together with our sales organisation on improving sales communication, on understanding better our prospects' needs and creating value based and targeted commercial offers.
Internship to full time job
"Luckily for me, finding a job after my studies worked out perfectly thanks to the University. As part of our European Trade and Integration course, the class has been involved in a project with DSV. Following the successful work we did during the semester, the company granted summer internships to some students, including myself.
Three years later I am still here. My responsibilities expanded, my role has evolved and I am still fostering a great collaboration with the manager who hired me in 2017! It is quite difficult to find a job in Belgium without speaking Dutch or French, however, the university project gave me the chance to showcase my motivation and skills, which proved to be enough to convince the company to give me a chance. Since then, with their ongoing support, I started to learn Dutch."
Mirella majored in Marketing with a minor in International & European Management, which was a perfect combination to provide her with the academic background for her current work environment. “The content of the courses was very up-to-date and reflected on the current hot topics around the world. Actually, the entire year was an international experience. After finishing my undergraduate degree in Hungary, I started my professional career by doing internships in Antwerp and London.
Coming back to Belgium to start a Master’s degree was a very important life decision, and a great one - Antwerp is a vibrant, culturally exciting European city, where I feel like I am at home and on a great adventure at the same time. From a professional standpoint, Belgium is an important hub in the global transportation industry. International mobility during and after my studies enabled me to experience different communities and have a better understanding of where I want to live and work."
My name is Maria Gamez, I’m from Colombia. I’m currently studying to become a Master in Business Economics. It’s been challenging, the classes can be hard but at the same time it’s very rewarding. You learn so much throughout the year.
When I came to visit the University of Antwerp last year, I fell in love right away. The campus is really charming. All the classes are in the same campus so that makes it easy to move around. The professors have been very welcoming to all of the international students. They really make an effort when it comes to the language barrier, which is important for us to succeed.
The city of Antwerp itself has stolen my heart. The architecture, the Grote Markt, Groenplaats, Central Station,… it’s beautiful. As soon as you arrive in the train station you know it’s going to be a wonderful year.