Life beyond the books

5 reasons to study at the UAntwerp

If you choose to obtain your Master's degree in Financial Business Engineering, you

  1. obtain a degree that is highly-ranked,
  2. receive personal guidance,
  3. study in the vibrant, historical city of Antwerp,
  4. take your first steps towards the business world,
  5. get to know people from all over the world!

Why choose the city of Antwerp?

Why choose the UAntwerp?

Rankings and accreditations

  1. As a university, the UAntwerp scores extremely well in Young University Rankings. 
  2. Since 2005 all our management programmes are accredited by AACSB. The Faculty obtained additional EFMD accreditation for its Business Economics and Business Engineering degrees. That makes us the only one in Flanders with multiple international accreditations.
  3. The Financial Times ranked the UAntwerp in the European Business School Ranking 2021. The Business Economics programme is ranked 90th in the Master in Management ranking and obtained sixth place in terms of 'value for money'

Personal guidance

If there is one thing we guarantee, it is that you won't just be a number. The academic staff is at your disposal, and we promise to do everything we can to make you feel at home in our international classroom

 Besides their extensive academic backgrounds, our professors have close ties with major banks, investment firms, etc. Throughout the programme, you will be in close interaction with seasoned industry experts and alumni. Thus, theoretical knowledge combined with research and real-life cases from the corporate world will enrich your understanding of today’s financial world.

How is the interaction with the professors?

A testimonial from international student Sailaja

A vibrant, multicultural city

Over 500.000 citizens from 178 nationalities call Antwerp their home. People often speak several languages and are happy to talk to you about their favorite spot. Being located in the center of Europe, big cities like Berlin, London, Paris or Amsterdam are only a train ride away.

With plenty of bars, restaurants and local specialties (aka beer, chocolates and fries) to try, the city is a great place for students. You'll find its history shining through while in the medieval-looking streets or in one of the 43 museums. Our pocket-sized city with its lively atmosphere will have you falling in love in no time. 

Build an innovative and sustainable career

Antwerp is the only Belgian city that made it onto the Financial Times’s list of most innovative business cities in Europe. Also, in 2021, Antwerp was selected as one of the top 10 growth cities in the world for economic potential. 

And for good reason. The city is home to Europe's second biggest port, the global diamond trade, a large chemical and oil cluster, a busy shopping street and much more. Plus, you're only 45 minutes away from Brussels, the headquarters of the European Union and NATO.​This makes it the perfect base to take your first steps towards the job market.

The city also leads by example when it comes to sustainability. In the Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index 2022, the city of Antwerp obtained 27th place worldwide!

During your studies, you will be in frequent contact with the business world through guest lectures, corporate visits, a career development track, a career week and job fairs. This way, you will be fully prepared to kickstart your (international) career.