SME Challenge

An intensive management course for SME entrepreneurs launched in the past 5 years

In this programme, we will give you the insight you need into management techniques adapted to the management of an SME. SME Challenge forges a bridge between theory and practice, providing a critical sounding board via colleagues and experts in the business. Grab this opportunity to realise the growth plan of your SME start-up.

Testimonial: Wim Ballieu, Balls & Glory

Why this programme?

Why this programme?

You will translate your business idea in management concepts adapted to the world of smaller companies.

For whom?

For whom?

(Pre)starters, owners-managers from recent start-up companies, successors in family owned companies and people who took over a company as a consequence of a management buy-out.

Detailed programme

Detailed Programme

Starting February until the end of July, you will attend 16 management education seminars divided in evening sessions and one residential seminar and 4 business support sessions.

Practical info

Info

Type: Intensive

Length: 7 evening sessions + 1 day session + 2 residential sessions + 2 panel sessions + 1 final presentation

Start: 13/02/2017

Language: Dutch

Drive real change in your organisation

A learning experience with real impact on your operations? A management programme tailored to the specific needs of your business? Contact us and discover how we can design and deliver customised programmes for your team that add genuine value to your organisation.

Need help?

Contact our Programme Advisor
Programme Advisor
Tel + 32 9 210 98 84
programmeadvisor@vlerick.com
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Meet Us

Info Sessions & Open Days
16 Feb
Drop In on our Leuven Campus
Category: General Info Sessions

11 Mar
Experience Vlerick Day Ghent
Category: General Info Sessions

16 Mar
Experience Vlerick Day Brussels
Category: General Info Sessions

Our approach to learning

It’s all about you and your company’s challenges at Vlerick Business School. Discover our unique approach to learning!

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