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International Management and Strategy, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 10 months
This masters gives you the tools and skills to launch an international career in business within a diverse range of sectors or consultancy. Gain insights into efficient business solutions and strategies for the global business world. During the European Strategy trip and  immersion trip to China, you'll also expand your horizons and get some first-hand experience to new business cultures.


Combining a rigorous analytical approach with a thorough knowledge of international business, this highly selective and demanding programme is the perfect preparation for a career in strategic consulting or high-level management.

Want to compete on the international level? Our Masters in International Management & Strategy gives you the tools and skills to take the first steps towards an international career in business and management.

This International Management and Strategy programme at Vlerick Business School offers you the possibility to experience different business cultures. You'll spend up to 3 months abroad including an immersion in China and a global consultancy project abroad.

Tailor your programme with a hands-on boot camp

Our boot camps are designed to immerse you in the specifics of a well-defined domain. For three weeks, you'll attend advanced classes, take part in in-depth exercises and apply your knowledge to real-life challenges. Our boot camp offer is renewed every year based on student and employer demand.

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.

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 include:

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
  • Innovation Management
  • Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources Management
  • Deep Dive Challenge
Professional Management Skills
  • Professional Management Skills
  • Career Skills
  • Negotiation skills
Specialized courses
  • International Project Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategy & Analytics
  • Digital Strategy
  • Strategy & Organisational Design
  • Strategy Implementation & Change

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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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 their 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 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 STEM
    • 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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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