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Vlerick Business School

Brussels, Ghent, Leuven (Belgium)

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Vlerick Business School

If it’s historical ties you’re looking for, Vlerick is the oldest business school in Europe having been founded in 1953. If it’s a prime location you’re looking for, then Vlerick is situated in Brussels; the de facto capital of Europe. And if you’re looking for a thriving, multicultural place to study then look no further, for over 60% of Brussel’s population was born abroad: one of the highest ratios of any city in the world. It’s certainly easy to see why Vlerick Business School ticks so many boxes for so many prospective students.

Being at the centre of all things European holds obvious advantages when it comes to your studies here. Vlerick’s close ties with both the local and wider European business community means that their courses are being constantly adjusted to meet the needs of the industry, whilst a focus on innovation throughout the school results in a learning experience which is forward-thinking, constantly evolving and always challenging the student to challenge themselves.

Their MBA programmes come in four formats: Full-Time, Executive, Online and Global Executive. Whilst all of them will have the same outcome – an MBA from Vlerick Business School – the structure, delivery and content of the courses differ depending on the needs of the student. For instance, the Global Executive MBA is a blend of online and on-campus learning, taking place in a total of 5 global business hubs across 4 continents. The online MBA, meanwhile, is flexible in every sense of the word – students can take anything from 12 months to 5 years to complete it, they can study from wherever they are in the world and have a choice of 3 different course start dates.

If you’re interested in kickstarting your career at a historic business school in the heart of Europe, then Vlerick is the one for you.


MBA Programs offered by Vlerick Business School:

  • Full-time MBA
  • Executive MBA
  • Online MBA
  • Global Executive MBA

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Vlerick MBA accredited and well ranked?

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. Vlerick is one of a select group of business schools in the world to hold the EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB accreditations.

What are Vlerick’s areas of exptertise?

Vlerick Business School has specific expertise in Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Healthcare, Energy and Financial Services. Apart from their close ties to KU Leuven and Ghent University – and their strategic alliances with Peking University and University of Stellenbosch Business School – Vlerick is constantly building their network of corporate partners across the world.

How can I finance my Vlerick MBA?

If you need financial help to fund your MBA, you can use a loan or grant to pay for your tuition.

Loans
You can use a loan to pay for all of your tuition fees on the Vlerick full-time MBA program. You should explore any options available in your home country as well as loans from specialist providers.

Alumni founded loans
Another model of financing is alumni-funded loans. These are provided by companies like Prodigy Finance. Unlike traditional lending, providers look at what your future earnings might be to assess affordability. And they lend money that includes donations and investments from Vlerick alumni.

Scholarships
Vlerick awards scholarships on a merit basis – looking at both academic excellence and personal and professional achievements.

What are the admissions criteria for the Vlerick MBA programs?

All programs require the same high admissions standards, follow the same rigorous curriculum, and result in the same Vlerick degree. The delivery and structure of the programs differ to meet the needs of their different participants.

They are looking for students who will thrive in a vibrant, international academic setting, get actively involved in the Vlerick community and become the business leaders of the future.

To apply for Vlerick’s MBA programs, you will typically need: a degree from an accredited university, accredited work experience, admissions test or GMAT/GRE and English Language Proficiency Exam.

What are the tuition fees per program?

Tuition fees for the different programs are as follows:

Full-time MBA programs:
€39,000 (it includes full tuition, text books, residential seminar, full personal development track and the study trip program (excluded: accommodation, flights & visa)

Executive MBA programs:
€41,500 (split into two payments of €25,000 and €16,500)

Where does the Vlerick’s alumni work today?

Vlerick has an extensive alumni network! Our MBA graduates are hot property. They take on strategic roles in businesses from every sector. They work across borders. And they enjoy the financial rewards a successful career brings.

Some interesting figures on Vlerick alumni network:
22.697 alumni
across 110 countries
60+ activities per year

Vlerick graduates work at global organisations including: AB-Inbev, Accenture, Altran, Amazon, Bekaert, BNP Paribas, Brussels Airlines, Cargill, CG Holdings, Cisco, Citibank, Coca-Cola, Delhaize Group, Deloitte, Dow Corning, Elia, Eli Lilly, Ernst & Young, GE, German Wings, Glaxosmithkline, HSBC, IKEA, ING, Jan De Nul, Johnson & Johnson, KBC Bank, Mastercard, Materialise, McKinsey, Microsoft, Nielsen, Novartis, Nxp Semiconductors, Ontex, Philip Morris, Philips, Punch Powertrain, PWC, Rheinzink, Roland Berger, Tomorrowlab, Tomtom, Toyota…

Will I get a job after graduating from Vlerick?

Vlerick provides the tools, the knowledge and the network – so everything you need to achieve your ambitions is at your fingertips. From your very first day at Vlerick, our Career Services team works with you to create your tailored professional development plan.

Employment Statistics Vlerick MBA:
90% employed at 6 months
75% employed in Europe
$101K weighted average salary

Who works at Vlerick?

Happy people! Once again, the Great Place to Work® Institute Belgium has announced the 20 Best Workplaces™ in Belgium. Alongside this ranking, 25 organizations have also received a ‘Great Place to Work®’ certificate in recognition of their status as good employers. Results are predominately based on the opinion of employees at the firms in question. This annual study is carried out by the Great Place to Work® Institute Belgium in conjunction with Vlerick Business School and media partner Jobat.

Interested in the Vlerick Online MBA?

Vlerick’s flexible online MBA is 26 months in duration, but there is a Fast Track option which takes just over a year or you can extend to a maximum of 5 years to complete. This gives you the ability to study at pace you decide. 

How is Vlerick responding to covid-19 pandemic?

Based on the positive feedback from current students and the extensive experience of their faculty, Vlerick remain fully confident that they will continue to deliver qualitative learning journeys online with amazing satisfaction and impact. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact their Corona Emergency Taskforce via corona@vlerick.com 

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Oldest business school in Europe, established in 1953

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Triple-accredited, ranked in top 20 business schools in Europe

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Campuses in Brussels, Ghent and Leuven

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23,000 alumni in more than 100 countries

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Expertise in Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Healthcare, Energy and Financial Services