Vlerick Business School

Vlerick Business School

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. We have specific expertise in Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Healthcare, Energy and Financial Services. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Your Vlerick experience will not only colour your mind, broaden your perspective and open up new opportunities, it will also give you the support you need
  • At Vlerick, we provide the fertile ground for your dreams to take root, to grow and ultimately to thrive.
  • Because that is what drives the entire Vlerick community: challenge yourself always, be a student always.

About

History

Vlerick Business School is the oldest business and management school in Europe. Founded in 1953 by the renowned academic, entrepreneur and politician, Professor André Vlerick. Vlerick Business School has been leading innovation in business for well over half a century. As the management school of Belgium’s two largest universities – Ghent University and KU Leuven.

Education

  • The Vlerick experience has always been about having a safe space to experiment, to explore and to be supported as you learn – and this is true now, more than ever. 
  • On campus, energy levels are high – with measures in place to keep you safe. So you can focus completely on learning and soaking up the Vlerick vibe. 
  • In your small learning squads – your agile, supportive group of peers – you’ll experience intimate, maximum-impact learning with safe physical distancing. 
  • Online, you feel the buzz of excitement and involvement as you take part in challenges and work flexibly with peers from across the world. 
  • Wherever you are and however you’re learning, you will always experience a safe space to think 

Research

Our research centres are there to help you with your questions and offer a unique network of knowledge and activities suited to the needs of your organisation. Together with your organisation, we strive to put knowledge into action and action into knowledge.

  • Centre for Enterprise Architecture & Digital Design
  • Centre For Financial Leadership & Digital Transformation
  • Centre For Sustainable Finance
  • Strategy in action platform
  • Centre in Leading Adaptive Organisations
  • Centre for excellence in strategic rewards - CESR
  • Centre for excellence in supply chain management - CESCM
  • Centre for people in the smart digitised supply chain
  • Centre for excellence in strategic talent management - CESTM

Career

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 Vlerick Masters gives you the skills, insights and instincts with the power to make a difference. Our wide array of career services help match them to your own unique vision and ambition. So you can explore your true potential… finetune it in sync with the global job market.

A series of coordinated career skills seminars, management skills seminars and 1-to-1 sessions with career coaches will steer your development from day 1. So you can identify your unique strengths and added value and your progress in your Vlerick Development Portfolio.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

Feel free to already check out our International Student Guide. This guide has been compiled to provide you with some practical information on accommodation, formalities and procedures you should consider prior to coming to Belgium.

Housing services

Temporary Housing: Vlerick Business School does not offer on-campus accommodation. We advise our students to come to Belgium a few weeks before the start of the programme and book a room at a hostel, Airbnb or similar whilst they look for permanent housing.

Permanent Housing: We strongly recommend to focus your search to the following websites and organisations, which we are in regular contact with. Many of our Vlerick students in the past have used websites to find their home in Belgium and the feedback has always been positive.

Library services

The Vlerick Library fulfils a crossroads function in meeting the School’s information needs in support of management research and education activities. The Library plays an active, even pro-active role, in improving information literacy, building a balanced collection and gathering and preserving knowledge.

Medical services

It is mandatory that you are covered by a health insurance plan during your stay in Belgium. You might be asked to provide proof when registering or extending your residence permit.

We recommend signing up for a Belgian health care insurance. Compared to a typical private travel insurance, the Belgian health care insurance provides you with a lot more coverage in a case of illness.

Student Life

Campus life

Vlerick Business School has campuses in Brussels, Ghent and Leuven. Our campuses are a meeting place for academics, entrepreneurs, managers and students. This fusion of identities and ambitions leads to a stream of new ideas and insights.

Accreditation

Vlerick Business School belongs to a select group of business schools in the world that hold all 3 major international accreditation labels in the world of management education: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. This triple accreditation recognises Vlerick's commitment to setting the highest quality standards in management education and research.

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