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Master of Management

Universiteit Hasselt

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Master of Management is an international one-year master programme (in English).


This programme is tailored for bachelor and master graduates who aim to widen their international management scope as well as to deepen their knowledge and capabilities in Management Information Systems or Industrial Marketing Strategy.


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.


Strengths of the Master of Management

The Master of Management programme aims to develop the following competences:

  • to identify, define and solve economic and managerial problems in an expert manner.
  • to apply theoretical knowledge and problem-solving methods and techniques in a flexible and creative way.
  • to evaluate the available information in order to arrive at wellgrounded solutions.
  • to assess the feasibility of solutions in a multicultural context
  • to demonstrate communication skills which are appropriate to implement decisions.
  • to make active contributions to the development of team projects.


Furthermore students have to acquire the learning competences and learning attitudes that enable them to take part in autonomous and lifelong learning. They can critically evaluate their own learning processes in the cognitive, affective, social, moral and ethical fields.




Master of Management: the right choice for you?


The Master of Management programme explicitly welcomes different groups: graduates from both economic and non-economic subject areas can enroll. Those from non-economic fields first have to pass a preparatory programme that is tailored to their specific background.


The Master of Management programme should enable students to assume high-potential middle management functions, especially in the context of dynamic international markets.


Participating students come from different countries around the world. Therefore, all courses are taught in English.


To accommodate students combining study and a professional career, the programme can be followed in a part-time way. In the latter case, the individually tailored programme, including a proposal of the chronological order in which subjects will be taken, has to be formally submitted to the Examination Board.




Students can choose between a specialization in Management Information Systems (MIS) or in International Marketing Strategy (IMS).


Management Information Systems (MIS)

The specialization MIS focuses on the organization and management of information systems in business functions and at corporate level.

Graduates are prepared to take functions of business analysts and consultants.


Earlier, business computing was mostly used for relatively simple operations, such as tracking sales or payroll data. Over time, these applications became more complex. They began to store increasing amounts of information while also interlinking with previously separate information systems. As more and more data were stored and linked one started to analyse this information into further detail, creating entire management reports from the raw, stored data. The term ‘MIS’ describes these kinds of applications, which are developed to provide managers with information about sales, inventories, and other data that help in managing the company. Today, more than ever before, the firm is a complex information system.


International Marketing Strategy (IMS)

The major IMS focuses on business-to-business marketing strategy in an international context.


Graduates gain insight in timely industrial marketing strategies.


Complementary to a more classic consumer marketing perspective, this major 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 welldeveloped in our Western hemisphere (e.g. due to explicit exposure and branding), marketing between organizations remains a rather uncultivated arena. More even than in consumer marketing, this field requires an explicit international perspective.


Diploma requirements

All applicants should hold at least a university diploma or a diploma of higher education equivalent to a (academic) bachelor degree (180 ECTS credit points). The Examination Board of the programme evaluates each application individually concerning the apllicant's academic record.


Directly admitted to this programme are:

Holders of at bachelor degree in Applied Economic Sciences, Business Engineering and Business Engineering and Computer Sciences of Hasselt University.


Conditionally admitted to this programme are:

  • Holders of a bachelor degree in Economic and Applied Economic Sciences of Flemish Universities or an academic bachelor degree in Commercial and Business Sciences of Flemish Institutes of Higher Education.
  • Holders of a bachelor or master degree in a non-economic subject area, awarded by a Flemish University or a Flemish Intitue of Higher Education.
  • Students with a foreign diploma that is equivalent to one of the Flemish degrees above and that has been awarded after at least 180 ECTS credits (or three years of full-time study) of a University or Institute of Higher Education. Non-EU candidates are admitted under the condition that they have a score of 550 for GMAT (validation of the academic programme).


Participants from non economic fields will have to pass a preparatory programme that is tailored to their specific background.
The admission under the condition of a preparatory programme is dependent on the size of the required preparatory programme. A preparation programme has a maximum size of 62 ECTS-credits. Students who require a larger preparation programme due to their previous education will not be admitted.


Detailed information is available for the course units of the study programme (see study guide). Prerequisites for every course unit are mentioned. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure he/she meets these prerequisites. For more information, feel free to contact the Programme Manager, Mrs Rachel MOREAU (rachel.moreau@uhasselt.be).


Language requirements

Candidates who wish to register in an English-language master's programme will need to demonstrate good command of English, both written and spoken. English-language skills need to be confirmed, by a recent score on the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Internation English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) or any recognized proficiency test.

  • a TOEFL-score report (paper based: score 550 or more, computer based: score 213 or more, internet base: score 79-80)
  • an IELTS-certificate (overall band score 6.0)

The English Language Test can be waived on the basis of an interview organized by Hasselt University or if English-language proficiency is otherwise proven (e.g. if education or part of it was in English).


European or international Exchange grants might apply to your situation. Applying for such grants, however, is your responsibility.



This programme should enable students to function optimally within organizations and to assume management functions, especially in the context of dynamic international markets.


Competences such as project team work, creative business problem solving and management reporting will be obtained. Alumni occupy prominent functions in companies all around the world. They testify to the dynamism of our high level training.


Graduates with the specialization International Marketing Strategy (IMS) will become marketing managers operating in an international environment.


Graduates with the specialization Management Information Systems (MIS) become ICT consultants or ICT project managers. Aspects of economic sciences and informatics are integrated in the curriculum.

Course units   SBU SP P1 SBU P1 SP P2 SBU P2 SP    
2215 International Financial Management V 162 6 162 6        
1682 Innovation and value chain management V 162 6     162 6    
1717 Intercultural Business Communication French E 81 3     81 3    
Specialisation MIS   SBU SP P1 SBU P1 SP P2 SBU P2 SP    
1728 E-business strategy V 162 6 162 6        
1729 ERP-systems V 162 6 162 6        
2199 ICT-management V 162 6 162 6        
1727 Business process modelling V 162 6     162 6    
1732 ICT-governance V 162 6     162 6    
1839 Master's dissertation master of management V 486 18     486 18    
Major IMS   SBU SP P1 SBU P1 SP P2 SBU P2 SP    
2142 International marketing V 162 6 162 6        
1701 Strategic marketing V 162 6 162 6        
2144 Market Research Methodology V 162 6 162 6        
2143 Business strategy V 162 6 162 6        
2145 Industrial marketing V 162 6     162 6    
1839 Master's dissertation master of management V 486 18     486 18    
SBU : course load
B : Complementary
E : Extra-curricular
F : Non-compulsory
K : Optional
O : Transitional curriculum
S : After selection
V : Compulsory

Niveau WO
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Ja
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Nederlands
Afronding Diploma