Digital Business Engineering

Master in Business Engineering: Management Information Systems

Digital Business Engineering, innovation in today’s digital economy

Do you want to learn everything there is to know about technology, economics, business and information technology ? Always the one to come up with innovative solutions to complex problems? And were you born to be a manager? If so, the Master in Digital Business Engineering might just be the perfect fit for you! 

Over the past years, digital technologies have led to new economic opportunities and managerial challenges: new business models, new products, new questions about ethics and sustainability, etc. Almost all corporate activities nowadays depend heavily on efficient information technology. Furthermore, many of the fastest growing new businesses are purely digital. As a digital business engineer, you embody the ever-growing synergy between IT innovation and business economics, allowing you to function optimally in these fast-changing digital environments. 

The official name of the programme is the Master of Science in Business Engineering: Management Information Systems. This English programme will be organised for the first time as of the academic year of 2022 – 2023. ​Pending final approval by the Flemish Higher Education Committee. 

Interdisciplinary programme

In this two-year English Master’s programme, you will 

  • acquire a solid foundation in economics, business administration and information technology,
  • combine knowledge on the development and management of information systems with the study of important domains of digital innovation, such as artificial intelligence, data mining and data engineering.

​Build your future

Thanks to their unique combination of skills, our graduates take up key roles in the shaping of digital innovation and the managing of business transformation. They are highly sought-after profiles in the job market and in most cases, our final-year students have already signed a contract before they even graduated. Over the past ten years, 98,5% of our students from the Dutch equivalent programme found a job within 6 months after graduation.

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Innovative business city

As a student in Antwerp, you find yourself in the only Belgian city that made it onto the Financial Times’s list of most innovative business cities in Europe. In 2021, the city was selected by the Financial Times as one of the top 10 growth cities for economic potential in the world. And for good reason. As a smart city and ecosystem for digital innovation, Antwerp actively stimulates entrepreneurial talent and technological start-ups. 

Besides that, the city is home to Europe's second biggest port, the global diamond trade, a thriving fashion industry, etc. All that only 45 minutes away from Brussels, the heart of the European Union. Because of its central location, you can easily travel to Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, London, Berlin... It’s up to you to explore Europe, one step at a time

Rankings and accreditations

  • The faculty’s AACSB and EPAS accreditations illustrate our high-quality teaching and research. 
  • The University of Antwerp scores extremely well in Young University Rankings, obtaining a 5th place in the Times Higher Education Millennials 2020 and 20th place in QS 50 under 50 2021. On a global scale, the university ranks 170th in the Times Higher Education 2021 and 233rd in QS World Ranking 2022.