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Why study an MBA in Belgium?

Belgium is an important European destination for business, politics and economics, particularly in capital Brussels. This makes it an exciting and interesting place to study an MBA.
 
There is a wealth of MBA programs available in Belgium, many working in partnership with businesses and multinational companies. The level of work experience and company training you receive is one reason to choose to study an MBA in Belgium.

What international MBA programs are offered in Belgium?

Business education is extensive in Belgium, with many different schools and colleges offering international MBA programs and business courses.

You can study for the full range of MBA specialisations in Belgium, but particularly popular are strategy and finance MBAs.
Belgium’s links to European politics mean that many business professionals go onto work in Brussels at the European parliament.

Immigration and visas in Belgium

EU students are allowed to study an international MBA program in Belgium providing they fulfil the following criteria:
 

  • They have a valid passport
  • They are studying for more than three months at the institution
  • They have sufficient income to support themselves during their studies
  • Have comprehensive health insurance
     

Non-EU students will need to check the relevant details for studying in Belgium with their own country.

 What are the costs of studying for an MBA in Belgium?

As with other countries, the cost of studying for an MBA in Belgium depends on the type of course, the mode of study and the institution you choose to study at. Belgium is a relatively expensive destination in which to study an MBA, but this is offset by the reputation of the courses available and the high number of accredited programs.

As a guide, you can expect to pay around €30,000 for a full-time MBA program in Belgium.

Working in Belgium

Belgium’s economy is well-developed for its size, with the EU headquarters providing plenty of jobs and services opportunities, particularly in capital Brussels.

Belgium has cashed in on its important, centralised location, building a highly developed transport and network and using its international contacts to build trade and export links. The country’s main industrialised areas are to the north, with steel, textiles and chemicals all providing employment.

It’s worth noting the difference in productivity and unemployment rates between Flanders and Wallonia – almost twice as many people are unemployment in Wallonia.

What to do next

If you would like more information on choosing and applying for an MBA program in Belgium, sign up to our Free Application Service. We’ll get in touch with you with information tailored to your requirements, including advice on the best business course for you.