Vlerick Executive MBA gains 9 places in annual Financial Times ranking

For the third consecutive year Vlerick’s Executive MBA programme has risen in the Financial Times Executive MBA ranking. After having improved our position in 2014 by 4 spots, the programme has gained another 9 places in this year’s ranking. Within this top 100 of Executive MBA programmes worldwide Vlerick climbs from the 82nd position to number 73. On a European level the Vlerick Executive MBA programme ranks 27. This result confirms a steady evolution since 2012.

The substantial increase in our position is mainly the result of excellent progress in terms of career of our participants before and after graduation. As for career progress Vlerick ranks 16 out of 100 Executive MBA programmes worldwide, a rise of 4 spots. Furthermore, the average salary increase after doing an Executive MBA at Vlerick is 55%. Finally, for aims achieved – which is the extent to which alumni fulfilled their goals or reasons for doing an MBA – we score 74%.

A second explanation for our rise in this year’s ranking is the improvement of the international nature of the programme. Vlerick’s Executive MBA is ranked number 43 for the percentage of international students, a rise of 5 places. For international course experience the programme has improved its position by no less than 15 spots, which places us at 48.

Professor Regine Slagmulder, Director Executive MBA programmes, explains the progression: “I am very pleased to see the steady rise of our Executive MBA programmes in the international ranking. This clearly demonstrates that our efforts to continuously improve and internationalise our EMBA offering are paying off. Over the years Vlerick Business School has built a solid position in Belgium and it is our ambition to further strengthen our EMBA position in our Benelux home market, while at the same time leveraging the school’s international footprint.”

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