Top-ranked & triple accredited

Vlerick Business School is consistently ranked among Europe’s best business schools.



Vlerick Business School belongs to a select group of business schools in the world that hold all 3 major international accreditation labels in the world of management education: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.
This triple accreditation recognises Vlerick's commitment to setting the highest quality standards in management education and research.



EQUIS - European Quality Improvement System – is a quality assurance programme run by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) as a service to the management education profession in Europe and worldwide.

The School was first awarded the EQUIS quality certification in 2001; in 2006, 2011 and 2016 we were fully re-accredited for another 5 years.

 Association of MBAs


AMBA - the Association of MBAs - is the UK-based international MBA quality certification authority.

Vlerick's MBA programme was awarded the AMBA accreditation in 2001 and was re-accredited for another 5 years in 2006, 2011 and 2016.



AACSB - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is a US-based global, organization devoted to the advancement of management education.

Vlerick Business School was awarded the AACSB accreditation for 5 years in April 2004; in 2009 and 2014 our accreditation was extended for another 5 years.


Our rankings in authoritative listings confirm our position as a top-level European business school.
Even though such rankings are important, they are not a priority for us at Vlerick. We have our own vision on business education and our own evaluation and improvement structures. Our goal is to lead rather than follow the process of innovation.

Financial Times Ranking

Financial Times Worldwide European Benelux
European Business School Ranking 2018 22 2
Full-Time Global MBA 2017 99 29 2
Executive MBA 2018 82 29 2
Executive education 2018
(combined position)
38 19 1
Executive education 2018
(open enrolment)
40 20 1
Executive education 2018
44 23 1
Masters in Management 2018        41 35 3
Masters in Finance 2018 26 22 1

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