We’re here for you, all the way
1. What do you want to learn? Overview programmes
Take your pick from our programmes. Need help? Our programme finder is a step-by-step guide to choosing the programme that best fits your needs.
2. How do you get in? Admissions
Fancy doing a Masters or an MBA? The admission procedure is just as simple for both. Here’s how it works in three easy steps:
- Our campuses in Leuven, Ghent or Brussels
- One of the test locations worldwide
What kind of test?
- Vlerick verbal (for MBA only) and analytical test taken either on campus or on location, or GMAT and English proficiency exam taken at an external test centre
- Admission interview: Why do you want to study with us? Do you have what it takes? Convince a dedicated panel of faculty, staff and alumni! Via face-to-face interview or by telephone/videoconference. Duration: half an hour.
- On campus: monthly intakes
- On location: regularly, check our webpage about interviews & testing
- Remotely: on a rolling basis
You get your own personal time slot for the test and/or interview.
Didn’t make it? Don’t worry, you get a second chance! And you’ll only need to retake the parts you failed.
Barbara Kowatsch, Innovation Policy Officer at the European Commission, passed the MBA admission tests in December 2012: “When you’re working in a fast-paced business environment you just can’t afford to spend precious time on a long admission procedure. So I really appreciated how Vlerick stripped it down to the essence! The computer-based tests make very effective use of your time and the interview was short and to the point.”
3. Once you’re in, we’ll help you out. Career services & alumni
How about targeted training and coaching to enhance your employability and help you make the most of your degree?
For Masters students, a two-day career seminar organised at the start of the academic year is part of your curriculum. Through a mixture of lectures, exercises, coaching, assessments, mock interviews and exchange sessions with alumni, we help you identify which jobs and sectors interest you while sharpening up your job-search and interview skills. As an MBA student you embark on a full-year career coaching programme to help you leverage your strengths and translate the skills you’ve acquired in previous jobs into a new skill-set to offer the market.
The basis for this career development support is our Career Focus Tool, which our Centre for Excellence in Career Management developed to facilitate career self-management. What do I want? What are my strengths? What about my network? A series of questionnaires and exercises guide you to answer these questions.
And then, of course, you can use your in-company project to put into practice what you’ve learned. It’s also a great opportunity to impress a potential future employer.
But there’s more! We also offer extra-curricular career support. Our Career Services Advisers are keen to help you in any way they can. They’re also the point of contact for companies targeting you as a potential hire. By acting as a bridge between these companies and you, they ensure maximum exposure to you both. Who knows, there could be a match!
The alumni sections organise networking events throughout the year, outside class hours. The format can be anything from speed dating to a pitch exercise or a presentation by one of our alumni. As a Masters student you’ll learn to build a personal network, with the alumni network offering you a kick-start. Are you an MBA student? Your alumni section, together with Career Services, organises several mentoring and coaching sessions to help further boost your employability.
In a nutshell, here’s what we can do for you:
- Career development: two-day career seminar for Masters students and one-day career coaching session for MBA students based on the Career Focus Tool, optional workshops on CV and cover letter writing, salary negotiation, work permits, LinkedIn and other social media, mentoring and coaching sessions for MBA students.
- Link to the corporate world: Meet the Corporates (for Corporate Partners, September), Finance & Consulting Career Fair (October), General Career Fair (February), MBA Recruitment Day (June), company presentations.
- Networking: formal and informal events, such as alumni events, panels of experts from different companies discussing topical issues, etc.
- In-company projects: eight-week project for Masters and MBA students.
- Online Recruitment Platform: you can post your CV and consult vacancies; companies can post jobs and identify potential candidates.
- Online resources for international recruitment.
- Ad hoc support: CV and cover letter writing, job search, sounding board, etc.