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United Business Institutes

United Business Institutes (UBI) was established on April 4th, 1992 as a not-for-profit establishment of higher education. UBI was co-founded by Mr. Lucien van Dievoet and Mr. Francois d’Anethan who together decided to work on starting an English-language Business School that would combine a true international dimension with a high quality business curriculum. The quality assurance mechanisms of British universities have always been seen as the standard for higher education and therefore the decision for a British validation was made and the UBI programmes have been validated by British Universities since 1998.  

Since taking its first students in October 1992, UBI has achieved a reputation for the high quality of its teaching programmes. Situated in Brussels and Luxembourg, UBI offers the opportunity to study in English in a non-English speaking country and allows students to benefit from an international, intercultural and dynamic environment.  

This successful recipe was extended to opening new campuses. UBI – Luxembourg was opened in 2013 to operate a campus in Wiltz, Luxembourg. UBI – China was opened in 2018 in Shanghai (China).  

Middlesex University Validation   

UBI and the University of Middlesex signed a Memorandum of Co-operation on the delivery of the Programme. Middlesex University validates academic programs of UBI and oversees their quality assurance. For more information on quality assurance process refer to the section of this programme handbook on quality assurance 

 Although you will enrol at and attend United Business Institutes the Master of Business Administration programme is validated by Middlesex University and therefore you are a student of both institutions.  Within Middlesex University the programme is part of the Middlesex University Business School.  

 Being a Middlesex student on this validated collaborative programme means, that if you successfully complete the programme you will receive the Middlesex qualification of Master of Business Administration. You may attend the appropriate Middlesex University graduation ceremony.

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United Business Institutes
Rue de Namur 48
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0)2 548 04 80


United Business Institutes
Château de Wiltz
L-9516 Wiltz,
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
RCS No.:F9357
VAT: LU26254584
Tel: +352 27 99 01 82