Our accreditations and rankings

TOP-RANKED AND TRIPLE ACCREDITED

Vlerick Business School is consistently ranked among Europe’s best business schools. We belong to a select group of triple-accredited business schools (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB).

Accreditations

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.

International accreditations

EQUIS

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.

AMBA

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.

AASCB

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, 2014 and 2019 our accreditation was extended for another 5 years.

National accreditations

NVAO

The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) has been established by the Dutch and Flemish governments as an independent accreditation body. NVAO operates on both a binational and international level. The NVAO conclusions underpin the recognition of higher education programmes and ensure that students receive worthy degrees.

Rankings

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.

Overview Financial Times Ranking

BENELUX EUROPE WORLD 
European Business School (2018) 2 22   
MBA
2
2
29
29
99
82
Masters (2018) 
3
1
35
22
41
26
Executive Education (2019)
1
2
1
18
20
16
31
39
29
All rankings can be consulted on the website of the Financial Times.

Accreditations
& Rankings

Equis Association of MBAs AACSB Financial Times