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  • Tuition Fee:
  • $ 501
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 March
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 650pts.
  • Duration:
  • 3 years

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    The FEB aims to excel by offering research-based education in economics and business science while never losing touch with the corporate world and government circles. External quality assessments confirm that the Faculty of Economics and Business’ teaching and research meet the best international standards. This academic reputation attracts students and scholars from across the globe, creating a vibrant, multicultural atmosphere.

    The doctorate includes the final steps of the Doctoral programme in Business Economics and the research process.

    • Submission of the thesis manuscript
    • Approval of the thesis manuscript by the Doctoral Examining Committee
    • Public presentation and defense of the thesis

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    Program requirements

    Requirements

    • Students should submit a satisfactory score on an internationally recognized test of English language proficiency: TOEFL (minimum score 575 paper-based, 233 computer-based, 90 internet-based), IELTS (minimum score 7). No other proficiency tests will be accepted.
    • A GRE or GMAT score. The test results should not be older than 5 years. A GRE- or a GMAT result above the 75th percentile on the quantitative part is required to enter the program.
    • Two recommendation forms
    • A letter of motivation written and signed by the applicant, explaining the choice for Leuven and for this particular programme
    • A master’s degree in business (or a master degree equivalent to four or five years of management studies);
    • A master’s degree in another field, provided that they are sufficiently familiar with the research methodologies required for the chosen field.
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