Career perspectives

Where do our alumni work? 

Graduates from the Economics programme can be found in macroeconomic organisations where there’s a need for experts with social-financial-international-economic insights. In the financial sector (banks, insurance companies and central banks), we find economists back into research services, management, credit analysis, economic analysis, asset management, etc. In addition, many Economics graduates can be found in governmental organisations, international institutions, social partners (trade unions and employers’ associations), education and research. In governmental organisations they hold numerous functions that involve the preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of many aspects of the economic and socio-economic policy. Some examples of jobs: procurement analyst, chief economist of a bank, economic analyst at the National Bank, policy advisor of the Flemish Government, investment specialist and environmental economist at an NGO.

Choice of sector and first time employers


Banking sector


Educational sector



  • KBC
  • Belfius
  • Argenta
  • ...
  • Ghent University
  • KU Leuven
  • Odisee
  • ...
  • Belgian Federal Public Service Finance
  • ...
  • ...
  • ...

What after graduation?

VEK Career Day

Each year, one of our student associations VEK organises the VEK Career Day. The VEK Career Day presents a wide amount of companies from numerous industries. Are you someone who is still not sure where to grow your career to, or are you someone who does? Are you looking for a business school or does an internship seems to fit you? On this day you get the chance to ask all your question to the recruiters of the attending companies. This will you give you the chance to determine the next step in your young career.

Apply for a PhD

Obtained your master diploma and want to continue your studies at the FEB? The faculty grants admission to the PhD and, upon successful defence of the PhD dissertation, awards the PhD degree. PhD students are supported by their supervisors, who provide individual research coaching, as well as by the Doctoral Schools, which offer training in research.