This study programme prepares you for tomorrow’s job market. You will be able to showcase an extra set of skills which become increasingly important in a fast changing world. You will have the mindset of an innovator who comes up with creative ideas and inspires others.
A digital intake conversation is required before (but won't bind you to) enrollment. Please reach out to us via email. We will respond as soon as possible.
- You are curious about the latest trends and want to be innovative.
- You don't just sit back but you like to roll up your sleeves. You have a good dose of creativity to constantly look for new ideas and better solutions.
- You believe people’s needs should always be at the center of innovations.
- You are a team player. You know that knowledge and insights from different disciplines must work together to come to valuable innovations.
Do you recognize yourself in this description, then the Design Thinking & Innovation track is exactly what you are looking for. Design Thinking is a methodology that uses many hands-on tools to turn problems into creative innovations.
Book your intake interview
You can book a digital meeting via email, in which we will discuss what you can expect of the programme. The intake interview won't bind you to enrollment, but is a prerequisite to sign up. Afterwards, you can finalise your enrollment.
During the first term, you will take courses taught by real business experts. These take place on campus Proximus. One thing is for sure: you’re not alone! You will start this new adventure alongside roughly 300 students, split up in smaller groups across optional tracks. Exciting, isn’t it?
In the second term, you will work as a 'junior consultant' on a project during 4 months. You will be supported by your project coach. This project will be a great addition on your resume.
Take a look at what some of our alumni have achieved.
Your dream job is only one step away
Design Thinking is used in a wide range of companies and organizations to come up with customer-oriented innovations. Moreover, the skills you learn in Design Thinking belong to the 'Top Skills for 2025' according to the World Economic Forum.
After this one-year study program you will have the mindset of an innovator, always looking for creative ideas to improve businesses and organizations.
Master studies after banaba
After successful completion of the programme, you will receive an extra bachelor degree of 60 credits in Advanced Business Management with specific focus on Design Thinking and Innovation from UC Leuven-Limburg. You are definitely the moving mind that many employers are looking for. Or do you want to obtain your master degree before you start working? How about choosing for a master programme with one of our partners?
Since September 2020 BANABA Advanced Business Management students, who obtained their degree without any tolerated fails, can achieve a master’s degree in three semesters (87 credits) at the VUB (Belgium): namely, a master in Bedrijfskunde (Dutch programme) or a master in Management (English programme). Starting in semester 1 you combine courses of the master programme (60 credits) with courses of the bridging programme (30 credits). Take note: the courses of the bridging programme are only offered in Dutch.
After your BANABA studies in Advanced Business Management, you can progress into a master programme. The faculty of Management at UCLL has an agreement with several higher education institutions abroad that offer master programmes. Take a look at the different institutions that welcome BANABA students.
Are you a Flemish student? Make an appointment for an online intake interview by sending a mail to Christel Lammens. After the intake interview, you can immediately start your registration.
Are you an international student? Please check our general Application Requirements. After having been approved by our Admissions office, you will be notified about how to request an intake interview.
Undergraduate or bachelor's degree in any field.
The tuition fee for 2022-2023 is € 460 (fixed amount) + € 22 for each study point or € 1780 for the full programme.
19 September 2022
One academic year of 60 credits in two semesters.
You can order your books and courses via https://shop.ucll.be. You can indicate whether you want to pick them up at the pop-up-shop at campus Proximus at the beginning of the academic year or you want them to be delivered at your home address. In the course of the academic year, you can always buy your books via https://shop.ucll.be and let them be delivered at your home address. Via the webshop, you can use the wizard to look for your study track and order your course material.
Every management student of campus Proximus comes to class with a laptop. Make sure to review here all about specifications of appropriate laptops. UCLL and Signpost Belgium have an interesting offer for our students. At this webshop you'll receive a discount on suitable models with your UCLL login. Find out more!
As soon as you are registered, you will receive a (personal) student card. With your student card, you will get access to the library, you can print, make copies, and use it as a form of payment on campus.
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