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Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 10 months
The programme will enable you how to identify new business opportunities, generate new ideas and apply frameworks to adapt to the changing business environment. It's your gateway to a career as an innovative leader in any kind of company or even your own business. During the disruption tour to silicon Valley, you'll get the chance to visit some of the most leading innovative companies.


The Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme at Vlerick Business School teaches you how to identify and manage new business opportunities. It’s the gateway to a career as an innovative leader in any kind of company- a large consultancy firm, a multinational, or your own business. During the disruption tour to Silicon Valley you'll get the chance to visit innovative companies, investors and incubators.

This programme takes place in Leuven, one of Belgium’s most vibrant university towns and a high-tech hotspot in Europe. Our partner University (KU Leuven) is considered the second most innovative European university, behind Imperial College London, in a 2015 ranking by press agency Reuters. KU Leuven is ranked 16th worldwide.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses inlcude:

Management Essentials

  • Intro to Financial Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Market Research
  • Intro to Statistics
  • Intro to Economics
  • Decision Sciences for Business

Management Fundamentals

  • Corporate Finance
  • Management Accounting & Control
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility
  • Strategic Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Deep Dive Challenge
  • Goldstein

Professional Management Skills

  • Professional Management Skills
  • Career Skills
  • Negotiation skills

Specialized courses

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation Management
  • Design Thinking & Product Development
  • Digital Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Intellectual Property

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 10 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 EUR per year and a duration of 10 months.
  • EU/EEA

    15500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 EUR per year and a duration of 10 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Leuven

  • 810 - 1280 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
    • 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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