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The MSc in International Business (formally known as MSc. in Management Science) is a 2-year, full-time programme organised by the Solvay Business School of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It targets students - both Belgian and foreign - with academic bachelor’s degrees in Business Economics or Management who are looking for an English-language master’s programme with a distinct international and multidisciplinary flavour, and in an international setting.
Candidates with a university bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a field related to business/management or economics. Applicants who have sucessfully obtained the minimum number of credits in EACH of the following subjects (total of 96 ECTS) may be admitted after a review of their application by the Admissions Board: Law (6 ECTS), Economics (15 ECTS), Management (24 ECTS), Languages (15 ECTS), Quantitative methods (24 ECTS), and Humanities/Social Sciences (12 ECTS).
You need to be proficient in English: TOEFL IBT (min=79), IELTS (min=6.5), ITACE (min=B2) or Cambridge English (min scale score 175).
EEA students: 962 EUR/year
Non EEA students: 3.850 EUR/year
My life during the last two years has been enormously enriched after have taken the decision of moving to Belgium to follow a program at the VUB. I was faced with an undeniable international context; from the beginning I found diversity of cultures and people, legendary city-highlights, and endlessly possibilities when it comes to art, music, and entertainment.
Academically, my background was based on one-country reality and taught in one language only; so, the MMS at the VUB boasted my competences at another level. A holistic view of the world, of the MNEs, and of economic variables was my most valuable gain that I reached from the program. The content of the courses full of useful information that needs to be researched further in order to gain a deeper insight of the content, the variety of topics taught in class, and the willingness of the professors and administrative staff to support students in their learning made my experience at the VUB fully pleasant.
After this training, my feeling is of complete confidence to go out to the market and present myself as a creative, skilled, and internationally-oriented business manager.
I chose VUB for my postgraduate studies because of its high academic level, high quality teachers, and it is recognised worldwide as one of the educational institutions.
My time at VUB taught me to improve myself and be more resilient.
If you work hard, you will achieve your objectives.
The Master Mind Scholarships Fellowship Programme for Excellent Students is a scholarship programme offered by the Flemish government aiming to promote the internationalisation of the Flemish higher education.
Please note that you need to have applied for a place at the VUB and have received an offical letter of acceptance, issued by the VUB Education and Student Administration Office, before you can apply for the scholarship. Applications for a place at the VUB are possible from mid November on. (https://www.vub.be/en/studying-at-the-vub/how-to-apply#apply
up to 8.000 EUR/year
only future master students can apply
The applicant should have a high standard of academic performance and/or potential. He/she meets all academic entrance criteria, including relevant language requirements, for entering the Master programme of choice
All nationalities can apply. The previous degree obtained should be from a higher education institution located outside Flanders, Belgium.
Students who are already enrolled in a Flemish (Belgian) higher education institution cannot apply.
You must first apply for a study programme of own choice at the VUB (https://www.vub.be/en/studying-at-the-vub/how-to-apply#apply
Only students having received an offical letter of acceptance issued by the VUB-Education and Student Administration Office can apply for the scholarship.
Application deadline for a Master Mind scholarship is 28 February 2021 - 5 pm GMT+1
Application package should contain:
a. application form (can be obtained by sending email to email@example.com)
b. copy of the letter of acceptance issued by the VUB-Education and Student Administration Office
c. copy of acquired degree(s) and Transcript(s) of records; if written in another language than Dutch, English, German or French, a certified translation into one of these languages must be enclosed
d. copy of official language test (TOEFL, IELTS or CEQS) - passing a language test is compulsory
e. letter of motivation (max 2 A4 pages)
f. two letters of recommendation from professors of your (previous) Home university, written in English
Please note that incomplete applications or applications which do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be taken into account.
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