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Are you a journalist? Please find below an overview of all press releases regarding Vlerick Business School. Of course, we are also open to your specific requests. Would you like the opinion of a professor on a certain topical event? Would you like to interview our dean or one of our students? Are you looking for the latest trends in HR, marketing, finance, IT or other management domains? Would you like to stay up-to-date on recent research? Contact our Press Relations Officer.

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  1. Vlerick Executive MBA is number 1 in Belgium according to annual Financial Times ranking

    Date: 17/10/2016
    Category: Press Releases
    According to the most recent ranking by the Financial Times, the Executive MBA programme at Vlerick Business School is the absolute number 1 in Belgium and number 2 in the Benelux. Within this top 100, we have climbed 3 places, to number 70 in the world. At a European level too, we have made a leap forward; moving up two places to number 25. With this result, we are continuing the upward trend of the last five years.
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  2. Belgium climbs 2 places in the WEF ranking of most competitive countries in the world

    Date: 28/09/2016
    Category: Press Releases
    According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017, Belgium has climbed 2 places in the worldwide ranking of countries based on their competitiveness. Belgium is currently at number 17 in the world. That brings us back to the position we held in 2012 and 2013, before we slipped down one place for two years running. Apart from that, there are various shifts in the global top 20, but no newcomers. The top three – Switzerland, Singapore and the US – remain unchanged.
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  3. Flemish lack of entrepreneurial spirit is culturally determined

    Date: 22/09/2016
    Category: Press Releases
    In Flanders, one in ten people plans to start a new company in the next three years. This is a record number in comparison to 15 years ago. The flip side is that people are doing this primarily out of necessity, because they have no other choice. The virtually unbridgeable gap between an opportunity and an actual start-up experienced by the majority of Flemings can largely be attributed to a fear of failure and a lack of confidence in their own ability. These are the most important conclusions of the 15th edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
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