Vlerick Business School

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Vlerick Business School is a leading business school located in Ghent, Belgium. It was founded in 1953 and has since become one of the top business schools in Europe, known for its innovative and practical approach to business education.

MBA Programs: Vlerick Business School offers several MBA programs, including a full-time MBA program, an Executive MBA program, and a Global Executive MBA program. The full-time MBA program is a one-year program, while the Executive MBA program is a part-time program that takes 22 months to complete. The Global Executive MBA is also a part-time program, and takes 18 months to complete.

Admissions: The admissions requirements for each program vary slightly, but generally require a bachelor’s degree, a minimum of three years of work experience, and proficiency in English. GMAT or GRE scores are also required for some programs.

Student Body: Vlerick Business School has a diverse student body, with students from over 100 different countries. The average age of students in the full-time MBA program is 29, and the average work experience is six years. In terms of gender, the student body is fairly evenly split between men and women.

Rankings: Vlerick Business School has consistently been ranked among the top business schools in Europe. The Financial Times ranks Vlerick as the #1 business school in Belgium, and #19 in Europe. The Economist ranks Vlerick as #1 in Belgium, and #41 in the world.

Accreditations: Vlerick Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Language of Instruction: The language of instruction at Vlerick Business School is primarily English, although some courses may be offered in Dutch.

Faculty: Vlerick Business School has over 100 full-time faculty members, many of whom are internationally renowned experts in their respective fields.

Tuition Fees: The tuition fees for the full-time MBA program at Vlerick Business School are €39,000, while the Executive MBA program costs €49,000. The Global Executive MBA program costs €63,000.

Curriculum: The curriculum at Vlerick Business School emphasizes practical, hands-on learning, with a focus on real-world business challenges. The MBA programs include a mix of core courses and electives, as well as opportunities for experiential learning through company visits, consulting projects, and other activities.

Alumni: Vlerick Business School has a large and active alumni network, with over 23,000 alumni located in more than 100 countries. The school’s alumni are highly regarded in the business world, and many hold top executive positions in leading companies.

Employment Statistics: Vlerick Business School has an excellent track record of helping its graduates secure top jobs in the business world. The school’s MBA graduates have a 95% employment rate within three months of graduation, with an average starting salary of €70,000.

MBA Program Information: Vlerick Business School is a triple-accredited, international business school at the heart of Europe – ranked number one in the Benelux for executive education and 19 in Europe. We have specific expertise in Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Healthcare, Energy and Financial Services. Apart from our close ties to KU Leuven and Ghent University – and our strategic alliances with Peking University and University of Stellenbosch Business School – we’re constantly building our network of corporate partners across the world

Mission : 

When André Vlerick founded the school more than 65 years ago, he built it on a strong belief in the power of business as a source of progress and prosperity. And while that vision has not changed to this day, the world in which we want that progress and prosperity to thrive has changed.

Constant global change and rapid technological developments are disrupting many markets. That’s why we need positive change-makers with a vision that is rooted in a dream.

*Live your dream: At Vlerick, we provide the fertile ground for your dreams to take root, to grow and ultimately to thrive. To bridge the gap between dreaming, daring and doing.

We provide you with the inspiration, the know-how and the peer support to encourage you to live your dream.

*Learn continuously: As a business school and a wider community, we at Vlerick consider ourselves no exception. Just like you, we know that you either innovate or die. That is why we keep on rethinking the Vlerick learning journeys, providing a wide range of teaching methods and experiences – whether they be on location or online – to create learning with impact.

Because that is what drives the entire Vlerick community: challenge yourself always, be a student always.

*Leap with confidence: Your Vlerick experience will not only colour your mind, broaden your perspective and open up new opportunities, it will also give you the support you need to take that leap forward. The leap of faith that stands between the knowledge, skills and tools you have acquired and applying them to lead with purpose. And to turn knowledge into action.


  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Energy Industry
  • Financial Services
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Digital Transformation


  • Masters
  • Management programmes
  • Customised programmes
  • Online programmes

CORONAVIRUS – INFORMATION: The Flemish Government decided that higher education institutions have to move to code red. This means that all Vlerick activities will have to take place online, starting from Thursday 29 October 2020. Although we are convinced that the measures we had taken so far, created a low-risk, safe and welcoming environment for on campus activities, we take our social responsibility and abide by the government rules and recommendations.

In essence, moving towards code red means that all our campuses will be closed for all on campus teaching and that we are transferring to a full online delivery of our programmes. As the health and safety of our employees, students, participants and alumni is our first priority, our campuses in Ghent, Leuven and Brussels will remain closed to all visitors. We keep on closely monitoring the government guidelines and the VLIR guidelines for higher education institutions and will embrace any changes that might occur, allowing us to move to Code Orange again. Participants that are impacted by these measures will be contacted and informed by their programme coordinator.

Contact:  Tel.  +32 9 210 97 11

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