Why a Vlerick Full-Time MBA?
The Vlerick MBA gives you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in business. And your Vlerick experience goes far beyond the classroom. Everything you do – from hands-on workshops and company projects to bootcamps and international study trips – is designed to help you become a strategic thinker and a business-ready professional.
1. GO INTERNATIONAL
When you choose Vlerick, you’re also choosing an opportunity to add international experience to your MBA studies. International experience is an integral part of your programme – and it’s embedded in the way you learn.
From the outset, you’ll be sharing views and insights with classmates and faculty from diverse professional, social and cultural backgrounds. And you also get the opportunity to immerse yourself in the business environment of China or South Africa. For your Innovation & Entrepreneurship course, you’ll spend time in the USA.
You’ll enjoy international seminars, corporate lectures, company and cultural visits – gaining invaluable international experience every step of the way.
2. YOUR MBA, YOUR WAY
Your career path is unique to you. We think your Full-time MBA programme should also be tailored to fit you exactly. So if you want to concentrate on particular areas or sectors you can – by choosing electives and specialist bootcamps that allow you to dive deep into what you’re passionate about.
Electives are all about your focus. You can either choose to delve into one or two areas in great depth – or to keep your focus broad and wide. In advanced classes taught by our renowned faculty, you’ll learn from hands-on scenarios, group discussion and guest speakers.
Elective modules are open to anyone studying on a Vlerick MBA programme. You choose three out of ten possible electives in Brussels – or combine one of these local electives with a four-day programme in Dublin.
For total immersion in one of five domains – financial services, energy, healthcare, retail & FMCG or strategy consulting – take part in a specialist bootcamp. Over three weeks, you’ll attend advanced classes, take part in in-depth exercises and apply your knowledge to real-life challenges.
Our bootcamps are updated every year to keep you at the cutting edge. Anyone studying a full-time degree can sign up for one.
3. KNOWLEDGE INTO ACTION
Learning the theory is just part of your Vlerick MBA programme. You also get in-depth, hands-on experience.
Spend eight weeks in a company, taking on a real business challenge. You’ll get coaching and support from our expert faculty throughout the project – and the opportunity to present back to the company at the end.
Typical projects can focus on marketing, supply chain, finance, human resources, strategy, logistics, innovation and entrepreneurship.
||Global social project
Make a real difference by tackling a strategic or managerial challenge for an NGO or social enterprise. You’ll work with an organisation for 4 weeks to have a truly positive impact on people’s lives.
||Entrepreneurship in action project
Connect with a new start-up or develop a business plan for your own post-MBA venture.
4. PLANNING YOUR CAREER
We help you get to where you want to be – from your first job after you graduate all the way through to retirement. We help you craft a career strategy and plan – to give you immediate and long-term success.
Your personal development programme can be accessed online. You can review, update and share your achievements and plan your next steps. So no matter how fast the pace becomes, you’ll always stay on track.