Small & medium-sized enterprises

Intensive Programmes

Our intensive, high-level management programmes provide you with a theoretical, conceptual and practical foundation for understanding and applying the latest techniques and insights in a certain management domain or industry.

SME Challenge

An intensive management course for SME entrepreneurs launched in the past 5 years
Length: 7 evening sessions + 1 day session + 2 residential sessions + 2 panel sessions + 1 final presentation
Language: Dutch
Start: 13/02/2017

SME Excellence

Management education combined with coaching for entrepreneurs in the professionalisation phase
Length: 11 evening sessions + 1 day session + 2 residential sessions + 2 panel sessions + 1 final presentation
Language: Dutch
Start: 17/11/2016

Short focused Programmes

Our short focused  programmes address today’s most relevant business issues in a short but intense programme format. The number of programme days varies from 1 to 4 days, dependent on the programme.

Sorry, currently no programmes are available in this domain. Please come back later or contact programmeadvisor@vlerick.com

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
Find the programme most relevant for you!

Our programme finder allows you to find the management programme that best fits your needs.

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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

Meet our faculty

Hans Crijns 

Hans Crijns, key faculty member for SME Challenge

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