Vlerick remains #1 in the Benelux for executive education

Financial Times Executive Education Ranking 2019

  • Ranked 1st in the Benelux for the eight year in a row
  • Ranked 18th in Europe – up one place
  • Ranked 31st worldwide – up seven places
  • Significant jump for customised programmes – up 15 places worldwide and up 7 places in Europe

The 2019 Financial Times Executive Education Ranking confirms Vlerick Business School's position as an outstanding partner for training programmes for entrepreneurs, senior executives and managers. We remain the #1 ranked provider of executive education in the Benelux, a distinction we have held for the past eight years. On a European level, we keep our top 20 position, rising from 19 to 18. And finally, we are proud to rise 7 places in the global top 50, going from 38 to 31, thereby strengthening our worldwide position among the top schools in an extremely competitive market.

The Executive Education Ranking is issued annually by the Financial Times and takes into account both open programmes (for executives and entrepreneurs) and customised programmes (internal training programmes targeting specific groups within an organisation).

Patrick De Greve, General Director Vlerick Business School: “Not only do we consolidate and confirm our open programme position, but we also made an impressive jump in the customised ranking. When looking at the detailed results, we are especially pleased with our overall progression with regards to the category ‘new skills and learning’. This proves that our executive programmes have a genuine impact on our customers’ learning experience and on how they can put that knowledge into action within their companies. Our past investments and our didactical efforts to create new online as well as blended learning platforms have truly paid off, resulting in a positive impact on both our open as well as customised participants. We would like to thank all of our clients and alumni for choosing Vlerick and we will continue to fulfil all of their future learning needs, by designing and delivering unique learning journeys that make the difference both for managers and entrepreneurs.”

Alexandre Segers, Business Unit Manager Customised Programmes: “Thanks to our investments in online and blended learning formats, we can now offer an immersive and interactive experience for our participants. The highly positive feedback from our clients on future use, course design and teaching methods is a reward in itself and a motivation to continue developing meaningful learning solutions.

Maaike Van Ameijde, Business Unit Manager Open Programmes: “The consolidation of our position in a highly competitive market is the result of our investments in innovation, designing every learning journey with focus on learning with impact, and making learning actionable in the direct work environment of the participants.”

Last year, a total of 7.916 entrepreneurs and managers completed executive programmes at Vlerick Business School. 2.866 participants chose one of the 92 open development programmes. Vlerick also developed 157 customised programmes for 5.050 participants at 95 local and international companies including Atlas Copco, ArcelorMittal, Besix, Barco, delaware, DSM, Etex, FrieslandCampina, Häger, Rabobank, Roche, UCB and Umicore. 

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