Vlerick has again confirmed its top ranking for Executive Education in Europe

Financial Times Ranking for Executive Education 2013

In the 2013 Financial Times Ranking for Executive Education, Vlerick Business School has again confirmed its position among the top European providers of executive education:

  • The School remains the absolute Number 1 in the Benelux.
  • Within Europe, Vlerick is placed in the Top 20.
  • Worldwide – which includes more than 6,000 business schools – the School is listed 39 (3 places higher than the 2012 ranking).

Significantly, 4 out of the top 5 business schools in the worldwide ranking are European – which means that Vlerick has achieved its admirable result in a most competitive environment.

The FT ranking for Executive Education includes open programmes (management development programmes for executives and entrepreneurs) and customised programmes (programmes tailored to a company’s specific needs).

Patrick De Greve, Director General Vlerick Business School, comments:

“We remain Number 1 in the combined ranking in the Benelux. The continuous confirmation of our position by our customers is a great achievement in the midst of ongoing economically turbulent circumstances. We can draw 3 main lessons from the results of the FT Ranking for Executive Education:

  • First of all, our customers are convinced of the relevance, impact and future usefulness of the Vlerick education. We thank them for their trust and feedback.
  • Second, we observe a growing trend towards intensive internationalisation and faculty diversity. This recalls the conscious choice that Vlerick made about 10 years ago, when we decided to internationalise our programmes, faculty, students, corporate clients and alumni. During this time, we have also developed our campuses in Russia (St. Petersburg) and China (Beijing) and our alliance with the University of Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa (which is ranked in the top 50 worldwide).
  • And last but not least, the new blended learning methodology is rapidly finding its way into the executive education classroom. To further support our advances in this area, we are embedding the use of tablets in our long intensive programmes as of fall 2013.”

Last year, a total of 8,388 entrepreneurs and managers followed courses at Vlerick. They participated in 206 different programmes: 85 open programmes (3,859 participants) and 121 customised programmes (4,529 participants).

Both international as well as local companies – including AGC, Aliaxis, Arseus, Belgacom, CRH, KBC, Cyberonics, Electrabel, Etex, Rabobank, BNP Paribas Fortis, Telenet and Umicore – send their executives to Vlerick Business School.

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