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design thinking & innovation - new!

for whom?

Do you feel the world faces some complex / wicked problems that need to be tackled in a different way? Are you convinced that only customer oriented organizations will survive in this disruptive environment? Are you passionate about trends and innovations? And do you believe in the power of multidisciplinary teams? Then this programme on Design Thinking and Innovation is exactly what you are looking for!

In this one-year track within BANABA Advanced Business Management you will learn how to apply Design Thinking methods to create innovative future proof solutions for companies and organizations.

Apply now and become a real Service Designer!


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study programme 2021-2022

Specific modules
Service Design 6 1
Design Thinking & Sprint 3 1
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 3 1
Trend & Business Innovation 3 1
General modules
Strategy Design 2.0 3
Concepts of Data & Analytics 3
Organization & Change 3
Working Across Borders 3
Financial Management 3
Professional Skills 5
Junior Consulting Project 25 1+2
Total number of study credits (ECTS) 60  











what to expect?

project.jpgA NEW ADVENTURE
During the first term, you will take courses taught by real business experts. The courses take place on our campus Proximus (take a look here!) One thing is for sure: you’re not alone! You will start this new adventure together with around 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! 

 master studies after banaba

master.jpgAfter 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  a master programme with one of our partners?



your dream job is only one step away

There’s a wide range of companies you can work for with this degree:

  • Solve complex problems in a creative way using Design Thinking methods
  • Operate efficiently in an international team
  • Communicate and negotiate in an international context
  • ...

admission, registration or more information?

 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. an_verjans_1.jpg


christel_lammens.png Are you a Flemish student? Make an appointment for an online intake interview by sending a mail to christel.lammens [at] (Christel Lammens(link sends e-mail)).  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. 

Required prior education level: undergraduate or bachelor's degree in any field.

Do you have other questions about the programme?   Mail  our modulemanager christel.lammens [at] (Christel Lammens.)


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practical information

As soon as you are registered and received your student number, please log in on the  intranet  of UCLL. On the intranet you can find all important information for a smooth course of the academic year.

Tuition Fee: 1780 euro

Start Date:  September 2021

Duration:  One academic year of 60 credits in two semesters.

Start Academic Year 2021-2022


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You can order your books and courses via is external). 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 is external) 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.

manual 'how to order your books online'.


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! 

Student card

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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