Nurturing Tomorrow's Business Leaders

UBI aims to be a centre of intellectual and practical excellence where teaching, internships, and practice are integrated, provide internationally-oriented business education, enable students to contribute to global understanding and socioeconomic development, and cultivate a stimulating learning environment.

UBI's Objectives


Our students, whether on our campuses in Belgium, Luxembourg or China, are taught the 21st-century skills and competencies needed to be successful in contributing to economic and social development at a global level. Our mission is to:

  • Provide an internationally oriented business education that supports students’ professional and career development;

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

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

  • Enable students to contribute to global understanding and socioeconomic development;

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


UBI is committed to minimising its environmental footprint and also to maintaining high standards of ethical behaviour among its members. The former is translated into a set of schemes and policies on recycling; for example, the School is continuously trying to minimise the use of paper and therefore most of the activities of the programmes are developed within Moodle, the online learning management system. In addition, and in line with leading business schools, UBI will seek to join the “Principles for Responsible Management Education” (PRME) of The United Nations Global Compact*.


To support this commitment, UBI’s portfolio of education activities includes ethics, sustainability and responsibility (ERS) in their intended learning outcomes and objectives. The curriculum of the programmes contains ERS-related modules framed around ethical and human values and awareness of broader trends. In addition, ERS is also part of the final capstone project for the programmes. Participants are also encouraged to develop projects within this area; this results in several projects related to ethics, responsibility and sustainability every year.