When André Vlerick founded the School almost 70 years ago, he built it on a strong belief in the power of business as a source of progress and prosperity. And while that vision has not changed to this day, the world in which we want that progress and prosperity to thrive has changed. Constant global change and rapid technological developments are disrupting many markets. That’s why we need positive change-makers with a vision that is rooted in a dream.
Our dreams give substance, meaning and direction to our lives. And under the right conditions, they enable us to touch the lives of others and impact the world around us. But no matter how near or far your dream may be, one thing is for sure: you need the guts to take that first step.
At Vlerick, we provide the fertile ground for your dreams to take root, to grow and ultimately to thrive. To bridge the gap between dreaming, daring and doing. We provide you with the inspiration, the know-how and the peer support to encourage you to live your dream.
In a fast-changing world, the future belongs to those people with the capacity and eagerness to keep on learning. To keep up to speed with the changes around us but also to take stock of our own evolving perspectives. Which is why at Vlerick, we keep on challenging our students and participants to challenge both themselves and the status quo. Because you can only lead when you continue to learn.
As a business school and a wider community, we consider ourselves no exception. Just like you, we know that you either innovate or die. That is why we keep on rethinking the Vlerick learning journeys, providing a wide range of teaching methods and experiences - whether they be on location or online - to create learning with impact.
Because that is what drives the entire Vlerick community: challenge yourself always, be a student always.
Your Vlerick experience will not only colour your mind, broaden your perspective and open up new opportunities, it will also give you the support you need to take that leap forward. The leap of faith that stands between the knowledge, skills and tools you have acquired and applying them to lead with purpose. And to turn knowledge into action.
Because it is that leap that lies at the centre of our own purpose: to become a magnet that attracts enterprising leaders, sparks their passion and channels it into a positive force for change.
Because we know that success has the potential to inspire and magnetise others, creating a ripple effect whose impact can be felt around the globe. All it needs is for you to take the leap.