Vlerick remains absolute #1 in the Benelux for executive education

Financial Times Executive Education Ranking 2018

  • for the seventh year in a row number 1 in the Benelux
  • only Benelux school in the global top 50

The 2018 Financial Times Executive Education Ranking confirms Vlerick Business School's position as an outstanding partner for development programmes for entrepreneurs, senior executives and managers. For the seventh year in a row, we remain the #1 ranked provider of executive education in the Benelux. On a European level, we keep our top 20 position. And taking into account the highly competitive market worldwide, we are the only Benelux school to be incorporated in the global top 50 list at place 38.

Patrick De Greve, General Director of Vlerick Business School: “Our faculty, programme designers and learning coaches are strongly committed to learning with impact, relevance, applicability and innovation. We greatly appreciate the positive feedback from our participants and the recognition of the companies that choose to work with Vlerick. How this impact is translated into practice, is illustrated by entrepreneur and alumnus Daan De Wever, founder of Destiny, in an extensive interview in the Financial Times Executive Education Ranking magazine. Our participants can experience this unique Vlerick approach every day, both online, via blended learning and physically at our campuses.”

Maaike van Ameijde, Manager Open Programmes: “In view of the highly competitive market, our global top 50 position reconfirms that our focus on practical relevance pays off. The trust of our participants and their belief in the quality of our programmes, is what drives us to continuously improve the impact of the learning journeys we design and deliver.”

Alexandre Segers, Manager Customised Programmes: “Among other things, we thank our position for customised programmes to the excellent long-term cooperation with our customers. Our development programmes are the result of a strong cocreation process with the respective companies, and we pay a great deal of attention to new learning formats. When we look at the results in more detail, we score high on future use. This gives us the confidence to continue focussing on innovation in the future. We are also proud of the fact that our customers are becoming more and more international. The fact that managers come to Belgium from as far as Malaysia, South Korea and Kenya for their professional development, greatly enriches our learning journeys.”

Last year, a total of 7,413 entrepreneurs and managers completed executive programmes at Vlerick Business School. 3,217 participants chose one of the 66 open development programmes. Vlerick also developed 130 customised programmes for 4,196 participants at local and international companies including Atlas Copco, ArcelorMittal, Besix, Bostik, Carrefour, Delaware, DSM, Etex, Häger, KBC, Rabobank, Tomra, Umicore and Vesuvius. 

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