Vlerick Business School joins the Future of Management Education (FOME) Alliance

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Vlerick Business School has joined as the newest member of the Future of Management Education (FOME) Alliance. A leading business school in the Benelux region, Vlerick has distinguished itself through a commitment to a learner-centred ethos that combines experiential learning and flexibility with a progressive and digitally innovative approach. Entrepreneurship and digital transformation are central components of Vlerick’s educational vision and are incorporated throughout its postgraduate, executive education, and customised programmes.

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Vlerick Business school joins eleven partners from across the globe as a member of the FOME Alliance: BI (Norway), ESMT (Germany), EDHEC (France), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong), IE (Spain), Imperial College Business School (UK), Ivey Business School (Canada), Johns Hopkins Carey Business School (United States), Singapore Management University (Singapore), The University of Melbourne (Australia) and Luiss Business School (Italy). This network brings together the expertise and vision of faculty, senior management, Edtech project managers, learning designers, and media experts from each institution to collaborate and create cutting-edge online learning experiences.

As a new FOME member, Vlerick Business School will support collaboration and development across the international network. Vlerick will also exchange best practices, develop joint learning experiences with existing members, and contribute to the advancement of digital learning innovation in business education across the globe.

Anne Swanberg, Associate Dean, BI Norwegian Business School and Chair of the FOME Alliance: “On behalf of the FOME Alliance I am excited to welcome Vlerick Business School as our new member. As a learning community, we look forward to contributions and insight from Vlerick and to learn from their ten year journey in online learning. Their approach to and experience from learner centricity and transformational learning will add value to our work.”

Vlerick Business School’s digital strategy is based on a digital-first vision of learning that maintains a strong focus on the learner, whilst leveraging future-oriented technology and (strategic) partnerships in a market-driven ecosystem. This is represented through various innovative and impactful learning experiences including a top ten QS-ranked 100% Online MBA, as well as fully digital, blended and hybrid programmes, and highly customised initiatives for leading global companies. Joining the FOME Alliance fits perfectly within that vision. 

Marion Debruyne, Dean of Vlerick Business School: I am delighted to join the FOME Alliance, so we can share experiences and work together with other leading business schools and further push the envelope in digital learning.”

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Study Group partners with 34 universities worldwide, to deliver academic pathway programmes (e.g., Foundation Year, International Year 1/Diploma and Pre-Masters courses), which broaden access to high quality, global higher education opportunities for thousands of international students every year, across all subject areas. 

Over the past 25 years, Study Group has established a market-leading position in the international education sector, by developing partnerships with universities in the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America, focused on supporting successful student progression to higher education and employment. Study Group’s partners include leading ‘Russell Group’ UK universities and ‘Group of Eight’ Australian Higher Education Institutions.   

Insendi, a leading-edge education technology company is now an integral part of Study Group. Insendi’s education technology expertise enables Study Group to deliver transformative experiential, intuitive and accessible online learning experiences for students with the best, most pedagogically powerful digital tools available. Study Group is the currently the Global Education Investor Awards Pathway Company of the Year.

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