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UBI Business School ranked #21 EMBA by QS in 2024

UBI Business School has risen by six places in this year’s QS Executive MBA Rankings for its joint EMBA, ranking #21 worldwide! This moment of pride is accompanied with further accolades include ranking: #1 for joint EMBA programmes in Belgium #1 in Career Outcomes #1 in Diversity This ascension in the ranking, along with many…

International Business Experience 2024: Babson College

Unleashing Entrepreneurial Potential: UBI Students at Babson College As part of UBI’s International Business Experience, UBI has forged a strategic partnership with Babson College, a global leader in entrepreneurship education. This collaboration offers UBI’s students an unparalleled opportunity to immerse themselves in Babson’s renowned Entrepreneurship Program “Babson Build”. A Week of Immersion in Entrepreneurial Thought…

An Unyielding Pursuit Of Knowledge

In this issue of our “student focus” series, we wish to share the awe-inspiring story of our BSc student, Gawaher Banhidarah, a Yemeni national who’s family underwent life changing circumstances for years until they had the opportunity to settle in Luxembourg. Religious Persecution and the Journey to Freedom In 2019, life took a major turn…

Chinese Firms in the Global Market: a new book by Dr Altamira

UBI Business School’s Director of Postgraduate Programmes & International Partnerships, Dr. Maria Altamira, has published a new book titled “Chinese Firms in the Global Market – Understanding the Development of Capabilities of Chinese Multinationals“, part of the book series “Palgrave Macmillan Asian Business Series (PAMABS)”, published by Springer. Dr Altamira’s book critically analyses how home institutional…

Volvo Trucks site visit in Ghent

UBI Business School had the incredible opportunity to visit one of Europe’s most advanced automotive manufacturing facilities: the Volvo Group’s manufacturing site for its trucks in Ghent, Belgium. This unforgettable field trip was attended by a diverse group, including energetic undergraduates and diligent postgraduate students, along with accomplished alumni and passionate faculty members, all eager…

UBI Business School achieves full EFMD membership status

UBI Business School is proud to announce its recent approval for full membership in the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development). This significant milestone underscores UBI’s commitment to providing the highest standards in academic rigour and further cements its position as a leading institution in the global business education landscape. Full EFMD membership is not…

UBI shortlisted for ICSB Global Awards In Entrepreneurship Education Excellence

We are delighted to announce that UBI Business School has been selected as a pre-finalist for the prestigious ICSB Global Awards in Entrepreneurship Education Excellence. This recognition is a testament to our commitment to delivering exceptional entrepreneurship education at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) is dedicated to…

Alumni enabled partnership with Smart Cube Luxembourg

Our esteemed alumnus, Eric Elter, has enabled the creation of a partnership with the firm Smart Cube, a prominent Luxembourg-based company specialising in Smart Building technology and energy monitoring. Utilising various communication protocols, they offer solutions span from fully integrated smart homes to renovations and smaller projects, ensuring that any home can benefit from these…

MOA free CRM associate course for alumni

As our alumni, our partner MOA, is giving access to UBI Business School’s community with a FREE Salesforce CRM Associate online course! You will not only obtain a voucher to obtain an official Salesforce certificate, but also gain access to MOA’s Certification Training Center. Register now for this limited offer!

“Hello World” Event @Beci: Navigating Geopolitical Turbulence for Business Success

Business leaders must remain vigilant about global political developments, anticipate potential risks, and adjust their strategies accordingly. Geopolitical tensions affect supply chains, market access, and investment environments, requiring executives to proactively address these challenges to protect their organisations’ interests and build resilience. UBI Business School and its corporate partner, BECI / Enterprise Europe Brussels, is…

Microsoft collaboration for Master in Management of AI & ML

UBI Business School collaborates with Microsoft to offer a forward-looking master´s program in the management of AI and Machine Learning. This collaboration aims to equip students with the necessary skills to navigate the AI-driven economy. Starting from September 2024, UBI Business School will offer in collaboration with Microsoft a specialized Master’s program focused on AI…

Luxembourg Green Exchange visit for BSc students and alumni

The BSc students and select alumni had the unique privilege to be hosted by the Luxembourg Green Exchange as world’s first and leading platform dedicated exclusively to sustainable finance! Launched by the Luxembourg Stock Exchange in 2016, it contributes to the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement. Thank you to…

UBI Alumnus Berat Bilim wins the Oshkosh Excellence Award 2023 Quick Win

In a heartening display of dedication to both professional excellence and social responsibility, our distinguished alumnus, Berat Bilim, has been awarded the prestigious Oshkosh Excellence Award (OEA) in the Quick Win category for 2023. This alumnus, whose achievements reflect the ethos instilled by UBI Business School, has chosen to not only excel in his field…

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Student and alumni enabled partnerships: Promendoza Argentina

Since 1996, ProMendoza has worked to elevate Mendoza’s global presence, supporting local entrepreneurs and businesses in showcasing their products and services internationally. The institution provides strategic insights, engages in marketing and promotional activities, and develops tools to facilitate foreign trade opportunities, such as trade missions, international fairs, multilateral trade agendas, and business networking events with…

UBI joins UN’s PRME membership

UBI Business School is proud to announce that we have become a Signatory Member to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) – an United Nations-supported initiative that aims to raise the profile of sustainability in business schools around the world, equipping business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow. As a Signatory Member…

BSc students and alumni visit the Luxembourg Central Bank

UBI’s Luxembourg students had the privilege to be granted access to an exclusive visit of the Central Bank of Luxembourg / Banque centrale du Luxembourg (BCL)! We wish to extend our deepest gratitude to our hosts Sergio Marx, Alexandre Briand and alumnus Sacha Gobbo, who not only took time out of their busy schedule for…

Elevating Leadership in the Digital Age: UBI’s new Master programmes

The European Commission estimates that over 70% of businesses state that the lack of digital and technology management skills as an obstacle to investment and growth… consequently, 70% of new value created globally over the next 10 years will be based on digital and technology-based business models. In response to the dynamic landscape of the…

SME Event @Beci 18/01/24: Evaluating Your AI Strategy

Evaluating Your AI Strategy: Are You Making the Most of It? Today’s companies, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), are increasingly recognising the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI), which has evolved beyond mere process digitalisation and efficiency enhancement. As AI becomes a pervasive and pivotal element across diverse industries, UBI Business School has partnered…

UBI at Go-Abroad Fair in Utrecht 24-25 Nov 2023

UBI Business School to Attend the Go Abroad Student Fair 2023 in Utrecht! We are excited to announce that UBI Business School will be attending once again the Go Abroad Student Fair in Utrecht, Netherlands on November 24 and 25, 2023. The fair is a great opportunity for students from in and around Holland to…

UBI Shortlisted for QS Reimagine Education Awards 2023

The QS Reimagine Education Awards, widely regarded as the “Oscars of Education,” have been recognising groundbreaking initiatives that enhance student learning outcomes and employability for a decade. This global competition has showcased remarkable advancements in education from around the world. The awards encompass a wide range of categories, including: Future of Universities: Recognising institutions that…

UBI Business School Graduation 2023

On the 7th October 2023, we proudly witnessed the culmination of hard work, dedication, and limitless potential as our exceptional students embark on a new chapter of their professional lives. The tassels have been turned and their success has been unlocked – HAPPY GRADUATION 2023! This year, the graduation ceremony was held at the beautiful…

MBA opener 2023: Meetings with practitioners and alumni

To kick start the MBA academic year, UBI Business School will host its “Meetings with practitioners weekend”, where we had the privilege to not only welcome our international cohort of students in hybrid format, but also our esteemed guest speakers: Emmanuel E.G.M. Mignot, former President and Managing Director of Belgian Shell, who discussed “The challenges…

UBI Business School BGA Membership

UBI Business School is now a member of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), one of the world’s most renowned membership and accreditation bodies for Business Schools. Student benefits of BGA membership In addition to the quality recognition of UBI’s programmes and tailored to meet the needs of our students, BGA membership offers a range of…

UBI Business School ranked Top 30 EMBA by QS!

UBI Business school has been ranked #26 worldwide by QS Executive MBA Rankings in the category of joint EMBA programmes! Further accolades include ranking: #1 for joint EMBA programmes in Belgium #1 in Career Outcomes #2 in Diversity Top 4 business school in Belgium Top 3 in Brussels This milestone is a testament to our…

MBA Student and Deputy Minister of Türkiye, Dr. Ahmet Bağci

A key indicator of a world-class MBA programme is the impact on students’ employability and career development. UBI Business School is proud to announce the recent appointment of Dr. Ahmet Bağci as a Deputy Minister in the Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Dr. Ahmet joined UBI’s MBA programme in 2022. Prior to…

Langham Hall partnership thanks to our Alumna

Our esteemed alumna, Susana Ritto, has led the way towards our school signing a MoU with Langham Hall, a partner-led professional service business that was established in 2006 operating globally, providing administration and AIFMD services to top-tier private equity, real estate, debt, and infrastructure clients. With net assets amounting to $160 billion, Langham Hall operates…

QS 5-Star award ceremony and French Embassy event

We are beyond thrilled to share that we have been honoured with the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 5-Star rating at the #QSHigherEdSummit award ceremony in Dublin, Ireland!  This recognition is a testament to our commitment to excellence and the hard work of our exceptional team. Thank you all for your support and belief in our…

UBI is now a QS 5-Star institution!

UBI Business School has achieved a prestigious 5-star overall rating in the academically renowned QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rating system! This remarkable achievement positions us among a select and elite group of QS 5 Star higher education institutions composed of only 96 universities and 5 business schools spread across more than 30 countries. This major milestone…

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MBA Meetings with Practitioners

UBI Business School‘s MBA programme kicked off a new cohort with ‘meetings with practitioners’, an opportunity for our MBA students to learn from a diverse group of practitioners about being a senior manager or entrepreneur. Friday afternoon, Cybelle Buyck spoke from our Brussels campus about her experience transitioning from the public to the private sector.…

UBI Awarded QS 5-Stars in Teaching, Employability, and Online Learning

Assessed by the QS Stars higher education rating system, UBI Business School has been awarded the maximum 5-Stars in the key categories of Teaching, Employability, and Online Learning. These areas of strength are prominent indicators for top business schools worldwide. Through independent data collection and analysis of performance metrics as set out in the QS Stars™…

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UBI Case Competition

To be held entirely online, the UBI Case Competition is designed to encourage innovation and critical thinking by engaging students from high schools worldwide and providing them with the opportunity to step into the shoes of a CEO or consultant and help a real-world business tackle its most pressing challenges.In the preliminary round, teams will…

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International Business Experience for UBI’s MBA Students

UBI Business School‘s MBA students will be heading to London next week for their global business experience – a key highlight of their MBA journey! UBI’s students will be hosted by the London School of Economics and experience a specially curated Masterclass Series in collaboration with LSE IDEAS. Dr. Alvaro Mendez, Academic Director of short…

Coaching Students and Professionals

UBI’s community coaches serve as mentors because they are interested in the individual student, their experience, their success and their growth. As a mentor, the community coach accompanies the student along their path, supporting them in realising their potential. The role of a coach and mentor is not to give the student all the answers…

Company Visit: Arnold Kontz Group

UBI Luxembourg students visited the Arnold Kontz Group in Luxembourg and gained a better understanding of the company itself, as well as the bicycle and automotive markets in Luxembourg. Arnold Kontz, Sr., originally founded the company in 1917 to retail bicycles, but he quickly became a manufacturer, selling his AKOR bicycle brand. The family-run business…

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Corporate Recruitment: SolarPower Europe

UBI’s Career Services had the pleasure of inviting representatives of SolarPower Europe to present their association and the available career opportunities in solar to our bachelor and MBA students last week. SolarPower Europe is an EU association representing 280 organisations from the whole solar PV value chain whose mission is to ensure that solar becomes…

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UBI’s MBA Student presents at the Urbanize Africa Summit

Jide Gerald Aluka is a strong believer in lifelong learning and sharing the knowledge he acquires. He also looks to create shared value with whoever he meets. A law student friend with connections to the Urbanize Africa committee proposed they invite Gerald to speak at the next summit. Thus, Gerald was given the opportunity to…

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Building on a Strong Foundation

A native of the Netherlands, Daphne Dijkstra relocated to Luxembourg when she joined UBI Business School. Passionate about business, she was originally interested in UBI’s programme because it was delivered entirely in English and offered a variety of courses that would support her long-term goal to become an entrepreneur. However, she quickly grew to appreciate…

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Citrosuco

UBI’s Career Services had the pleasure of inviting a representative of Citrosuco to present their company and the available career opportunities to our bachelor and MBA students last week. Citrosuco is a global agribusiness specialising in orange juice, both frozen concentrated orange juice and not from concentrate orange juice. Their strategy to sustainably maximise value…

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Dedication and Determination

Jessica Gobbo credits much of her drive to what she has learned through her experience riding and taking care of horses. Jessica started riding horses when she was 12 years old, and has trained and competed over the years in show riding and dressage, learning dedication and determination through the process. The daily commitment of…

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New Beginnings

With autumn semester beginning last week, we welcomed all of our returning bachelor students, as well as our new cohort! It’s always a pleasure to reconnect with our students after the summer break and then to introduce them to the new students joining our programmes. The week prior to the beginning of classes, we spent…

Flipping Distressed Companies

Romain Thys found his ambition and motivation for success while studying at UBI. Upon his graduation in 2009, he worked for a short time before pursuing a master’s degree. He didn’t want to lose his momentum in formal education. Even though he got accepted to the London School of economics (LSE), he ultimately chose CASS…

Health-tech Entrepreneur and Alumnus

After graduating from UBI in 2017, Thibault Jacquemart worked a year before returning to get his Advanced Master in Innovation and Strategic Management at Solvay Brussels School. While there, he and a few classmates took part in a business competition called Data4Good hosted by Emergent, in which they won the Best Strategy Award. Through this…

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Entrepreneur and Alumnus Turned Educator

In the late 1990s, when Yalçin was looking to pursue an Executive MBA degree, UBI Business School offered the only programme in Brussels that was delivered in English. Yalçin was an industrial engineer at the time and wanted to improve his skills in sales, marketing, finance, and leadership in order to advance his career. He…

Advocate for Education

Gerald Jide Aluka’s thirst for knowledge has been the driving force in his life. He has always had a curious nature, going through his secondary education in a Catholic seminary school. Despite political and economic volatility in Nigeria, Gerald succeeded in completing a bachelor’s in statistics from Imo State University in 2006. While his formal…

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UBI Graduation Day 2022

Congratulations to UBI’s Class of 2022! We would like to congratulate our Bachelor (Hons.) in Business Studies students who graduated this past Saturday, July 9th, and joined our international community of UBI alumni. While some students and their families were able to join the ceremonies in person, streaming from our hybrid room allowed other students,…

Business Student Learning Leadership

Originally from Sweden, Gustaf attended an International Baccalaureat high school and was weighing his options for university. Wanting to continue his studies in English, he found it complicated to go to university in the UK due to Brexit. Because his father had ties to Luxembourg, he searched online where he found UBI Business School. After…

A UBI student in The Limelight

Following five years in planning and project management with Procter and Gamble, Bilal’s career took a turn in 2012 when he ventured into the entrepreneurial world and founded ‘The Limelight Productions’. The Limelight is a creative communications agency offering professional multimedia services and specialises in working with NGOs, INGOs, and intergovernmental organisations, including United Nations agencies…

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Welcoming our new MBA cohort!

We welcomed our new MBA cohort on Friday, 11th of February, and hosted a two-day online orientation session to kick off the year-long programme. Welcomed by the administration and faculty members, the new MBA students, along with students from the previous cohort, joined from all over the world. Four continents, 14 nationalities, and even more languages…

UBI’s Rebranding

Companies choose to rebrand for a variety of reasons. It may be due to a change in management, a shift in public image, or forecasted international growth. While rebranding often includes all aspects of a company, an organisation sometimes changes only its motto or slogan. Whatever the reason or the extent of the rebranding, the…