• Application Deadline
  • 10 months
Join the fast track to a rewarding career in financial services or as a corporate finance manager in a wide range of companies. Gain essential financial skills and insights, get practical experience and meet business leaders from top financial companies. We'll connect you with the big firms in Brussels and London and offer you the chance to do a 2 months consultancy project within any company.


Join the fast track to a rewarding career in financial management. The Masters in Financial Management at Vlerick Business School is your ideal launch pad to a career in the financial services sector or as a financial manager or CFO in an even broader range of companies.

Get insights from renowned industry experts who combine their academic background with ample business experience. The Investment Research Challenge will put you to the test and have you working around the clock, to come up with a well-considered investment advice.

The programme is run in our Brussels campus in the prestigious Brussels Manhattan Center, right in the vibrant heart of Brussels and within walking distance of the European Quarter.

Your career starts now!

Give your career the kick-start it deserves! From day one our professional career advisors will work with you to identify your values and enhance your job search.

Your career journey

Through practical workshops, small group sessions, one-to-one coaching, and career and networking events, you’ll get a better understanding of what your career goals are and how to match them with the job market.



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Programme Structure

Courses include:

Management Essentials

  • Corporate Finance
  • Careers in Finance: the Talks
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Financial Modeling
  • Option Valuation
  • Intro to Economics
  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Accounting

Management Fundamentals

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • International Corporate Finance & Financial Risk Management
  • Investments
  • Management of Financial Institutions
  • Capital Budgeting & Valuation
  • Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Financial Accounting & Financial Statement Analysis
  • Strategic Management
  • Deep Dive Challenge
  • IMEx

Professional Management Skills

  • Professional Management Skills
  • Career Skills
  • Negotiation skills
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Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 600

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

Degree requirements

All candidates for the Master programmes should fulfill one of the below requirements:

  • a university (academic) degree of at least 4 years of study from an institution that is recognized by the relevant authorities.
  • a 3-year academic degree and at least one year of full-time work experience
  • a 3-year academic degree and an additional 1-year degree (minimum 60 ECTS credits).
  • a 4-year professional degree and a GMAT (minimum result 600). Examples are degrees from Universities of Applied Sciences, e.g. HBO in The Netherlands or Fachhochschule in Germany.

Admissions Test

VBS organise the VBAT on a monthly basis on our campuses in Belgium and also in a number of other countries. The location of the VBAT has no link with the location of your Masters programme. You can apply for all Masters on any location.

When you apply through the VBAT you’ll take an analytical test and a face-to-face interview on the same day.

The analytical test is a computer based, multiple choice test. It assesses whether you can quickly read and interpret business data. It’ll take you 20 minutes.

If you take the VBAT abroad, you will be invited to a Skype interview.

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15800 EUR per year and a duration of 10 months.
  • EU/EEA

    15800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15800 EUR per year and a duration of 10 months.
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  • - Text Books
  • - Transport and accommodation Seminar 
  • - Accommodation London trip
  • - Travel between the different campuses
  • - 1-year online subscription to FT 
  • Living costs for Brussels

    • 885 - 1310 EUR/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    We offer a number of partial scholarships, based on academic excellence or outstanding profiles :

      • GMAT/GRE Excellence, with a minimum GMAT of 700 or GRE 164 quantitative & 163 verbal
      • Academic Merit, for students with study results equal to great distinction or higher
      • Women in Finance
      • Vlerick Spirit, for people displaying an Entrepreneurial attitude, International mindset or have proven leadership experience
      • Need based scholarship

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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