Business School

Vlerick Business School

Vlerick Business School is a leading international business school... with a difference.

Vlerick Business School

Established 1953

Business School

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Vlerick Business School is a leading international business school... with a difference. What truly sets us apart is not just what we do but the spirit in which we do it. The Vlerick spirit is defined by openness, vitality, pragmatism and a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a spirit that can be found in every aspect of our school and our activities.

Vlerick’s foundations lie in our enthusiastic and highly motivated staff¬ who are energetic, dedicated, and happy to go the extra mile to make things happen. This sense of energy can be felt on our inspiring and vibrant campuses in the sociable university cities of Brussels, Ghent, Leuven and St. Petersburg. Here people can exchange ideas, develop new initiatives and drive their careers forward.

The infrastructure of our campuses fosters an open exchange and collaboration. We are flexible, approachable, cooperative and open to new ideas and ways of working, new perspectives and new ventures. Since our foundation in 1953, this openness has resulted in fully-accredited, world-class education programmes tailored to meet the needs of both students and executives. Our programmes are founded on a strong tradition of innovative and independent research, which is grounded in reality, connecting theory with practice. Since our research is set to meet the agenda of the business community, it is issue-driven and highly relevant.

Via our innovative and pragmatic teaching methods, we build knowledge and provide the tools, skills and connections that individuals and organisations need. Each year, we admit about 800 students to our MBA and Masters programmes, and we develop over 80 open enrolment programmes and 100 customised programmes for around 6,000 executives. We practice what we teach, combining a healthy mix of theoretical knowledge and practical insight. This ‘learning through doing’ is applied via hands-on business cases, in-company projects, interactive group assignments, business games and boot camps. To deliver this high-quality teaching, we boast 200 staff and faculty. Our versatile professors are internationally recognised experts in their fields who maintain close ties to the corporate world and bring real insight to the classroom and beyond.

Finally, we consistently look beyond our own backyard, whose heart lies in Belgium. A global network of students, alumni and corporate and academic partners connect together to learn, develop and improve. Our MBA students come from 40 different countries, and our 17,000 alumni represent the school in over 100 countries, embracing and shaping our network. Along with close ties to Ghent University and KU Leuven, we have forged alliances with over 40 international business schools, such as Peking University and the University of Stellenbosch Business School. We have also established partnerships with 400 companies and multinational corporations. Finally, we are consistently ranked amongst the top business schools in Europe and the world.

It is all these elements together that have made Vlerick Business School the leading institution it is today. A place where change represents opportunity. Change challenges us to think ahead and find new solutions for tomorrow’s world. We can help organisations as well as individuals evolve in response to new realities of global business in the future.




Tel : +32 9 210 97 31


Company-specific programmes

Organisations that want to succeed in an ever-changing world need a solid on-going training platform. Leveraging over 50 years of experience in management development, a deep understanding of business issues, and a talent for transferring knowledge, Vlerick Business School can partner with you to design and deliver a learning experience tailored to your organisation’s specific needs.

The best programme for your particular need

Whether your company is going through major organisational change or you have other strategic needs - such as developing a group of high-potential managers or senior executives - we have the approach, flexibility and resources to provide the most appropriate management development programme for your particular need. Our programmes cover all areas of business and can be delivered to any level of the organisation, anywhere in the world.

We are part of a select group of institutions in the world to hold a triple accreditation and are proud to be recognised by our clients a world class partner for company-specific solutions. More info on Accreditations & rankings.

Why choose Vlerick as your partner?

Vlerick Business School brings the business and academic worlds together by applying a high-quality, relevant and rigorous academic framework to the experiences and challenges of managers at every stage of their career.

What we have to offer

  • Flexible solutions designed for real-life applications.
  • Top faculty and guest lecturers with broad international business and academic knowledge and a talent for transferring their expertise.
  • Solid network of managers and companies.
  • Strong focus on professionalism, quality and customer needs before, during and after programme delivery.
  • Partnerships with all stakeholders based on expertise and trust.
  • Passion for management development and lifelong learning.

Critical success factors for a partnership

  • Commitment and involvement of top management.
  • Solid preparation and needs analysis.
  • Clear programme objectives and follow-up.
  • Alignment with the company's strategy, culture, challenges and overall Management Development philosophy.


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