UBI Business School

United in the advancement of your future


UBI Business School, established in 1992 in Brussels, is a leading English-language business school offering high-quality international business curricula with a strong international dimension and focus on digital economy/technology , and good citizenship.

With three campuses situated in the heart of vibrant financial centres (Brussels, Luxembourg and Shanghai), UBI strives to develop a global environment to help prepare our students for tomorrow’s business world, creating international opportunities for your career and professional development.

Institutional Recognition

Assessed by the QS Stars higher education rating system, UBI Business School has been ranked #26 worldwide for its joint-EMBA and has been awarded the maximum 5-Stars Overall, with further 5 Stars for Excellence in the key categories of Teaching, Employability, and Online Learning. These areas of strength are prominent indicators for top business schools worldwide.


Faculty-student ratio and student satisfaction

UBI Experience: UBI’s class sizes of 30-35 students for all our programmes, both on-campus and online, ensure that students receive the highest standards of teaching and learning from our distinguished faculty. Our overall faculty profile comprises a selection of senior-level practitioners with over 15 years of professional experience in leading international companies, and academics from world-renowned universities.


Reputation among employers, graduate employment rate, career service support

UBI Experience: Through deep engagements with UBI’s corporate partners, students gain valuable internship and employment opportunities at leading companies worldwide. Our Career Services provide personalised workshops and one-on-one coaching to support each student’s professional development.

Online Learning:

Student faculty engagement, student interaction and student services / technology

UBI Experience: Our Hybrid and HyFlex curriculums are supported by world-class hybrid infrastructure, online resources, and pedagogical design. Quality of learning is maximised by leveraging the use of technology, overcoming the limitations of full face-to-face teaching, and reflecting current and future hybrid work realities in many professional domains.

Our Purpose


Internationally Oriented Business Education

All our programmes feature an internationally oriented business education that supports students’ professional and career development


Lifelong learning and leadership

Empower students with the knowledge, attitudes, skills and habits for lifelong learning and leadership roles in the global economy


Contribution to Global Development

Enable students to contribute to global understanding and socioeconomic development


Our Institutional Promise


Immersive Learning Environment

Cultivate a stimulating learning environment in which international business practices are informed by the highest standards of scholarly theory and principles of ethical behaviour


Commitment to Excellence

Be a centre of intellectual and practical excellence where teaching and practice are integrated.





One of the major business and cultural capitals of Europe.



A recognised centre for financial institutions, service providers and tech entrepreneurs.



The Shanghai campus offers an immersive and unique cultural insight into Asia's business and financial centre.

UBI Management

Professor Gaston Fornes leads the development of the school’s overall academic strategy, and chairs UBI’s Academic Executive Committee. As a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of LSE-IADB, Prof. Fornes provides leadership for UBI in fostering excellence in teaching and research activities. He is also a recognised foreign expert consulted by the Shanghai government and an established reviewer for EFMD accreditation processes. Prof. Fornes received his PhD from University of Bath and completed his Post-Doc at IE Business School.

Giuseppe Bellia is the Dean of UBI Brussels. He is responsible for the overall implementation and operational success of UBI’s strategic plans at our Brussels campus. Giuseppe is a member of UBI’s Academic Executive Committee, which shapes the direction of UBI’s academic portfolio. He joined UBI in 2014 as a faculty member of both the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, and currently takes on the concurrent appointment as UBI’s BSc Programme Director. Giuseppe is an official member of the PM² Alliance, and is registered within the Netherland’s CRKBO. Giuseppe holds an MSc in Management (Business Administration and Management) from Boston University, and is the Founder of Beddru Contemporary Art.

Dr. Feliciana Monteiro is the Dean of UBI Luxembourg. She is responsible for the overall implementation and operational success of UBI’s strategic plans at our Luxembourg campus. Dr. Monteiro is a member of UBI’s Academic Executive Committee and Career Services Lead. UBI Luxembourg runs the BSc programme in English, supported by a team of academics and practitioners. Dr. Monteiro received her PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp. She is also a PCC certified coach and member of the Order of Economist (Portugal).

Jenny Xia is the Dean of UBI Shanghai. Jenny’s journey with UBI started in 2004, beginning with her involvement in UBI Brussels as a partner of executive programmes. She is instrumental in the process of establishing UBI Shanghai, and currently heads the strategic and operational aspects of the Shanghai campus. UBI Shanghai currently runs the MBA and DBA programmes in Chinese, supported by an esteemed team of academics and practitioners from China and Europe. Jenny holds an MBA from Tsinghua School of Management and a LLB from Southwestern University. She is also an EBC certified coach, and a former Programme Director of Tongji University’s EMBA.

Programme Validation

Our BSc and MBA programmes are validated by Middlesex University London. Middlesex University London is a British university based in London, with a distinguished heritage of excellence and innovation in higher education. It is one of the top 100 Young Universities in the World (Times Higher Education) and top 10 transnational universities (Times Higher Education) in the world.

There are over 40,000 students on Middlesex courses at campuses in London, Dubai and Mauritius, and with prestigious academic partners across the world.

The Middlesex vision is to be internationally outstanding in teaching and research. The University has a reputation for the highest quality British teaching and research that makes a real difference to people’s lives and a practical, innovative approach to providing business solutions