Certificate of Management Excellence

A new route to becoming a Vlerick Alumnus

Thanks to the Certificate of Management Excellence there’s a new way to join our vibrant alumni community. The Vlerick Alumni exists of largely 22.000 members from over 100 countries! Furthermore, you get 1 year of membership for free.

How does it work?

When you meet the criteria below, you can apply for the certificate.

How many programmes do you need to complete? A minimum of two programmes (Management Programmes or Customised Programmes).
They need to cover at least two knowledge domains – for example, Accounting and Finance, Marketing or People Management and Leadership.
How long do you have to complete them? Three years.
For example, if you applied for the certificate in January this year, we would consider the programmes you completed from January 2017 to January 2020.
How many days of learning do you need to complete? At least 12 days. You can find the overview of our courses and class days here.
Conferences and long-term programmes – including electives – don’t count towards this requirement.

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Alumni advantages:

1. Networking & activities
  • Global Alumni Winter Reunion
  • 'Social Interest' and 'Business & Professional' clubs
  • Alumni database
2. Lifelong learning
  • 10% discount on executive programmes
  • Access to the Vlerick Library
3. Career & Business Resources
  • Job platform
  • Career coaching
  • Make use of the Vlerick meeting rooms

More info on Vlerick Alumni here.

You do not yet meet the conditions?

Have you already completed several short-term open or customised programmes and do not you yet meet all the conditions?

Find out here whether these programmes qualify for the Certificate of Management Excellence.

Any further questions? Send an email to [email protected].


Read the story of Kurt. A successful entrepreneur who received his Certificate of Management Excellence.

Vlerick Certificate of Management Excellence

  • ✓ A minimum of two programmes
  • ✓ Completed within three years
  • ✓ At least 12 days of learning
  • ✓ At least two knowledge domains


In 2017, Kurt took on his first managerial role. He wanted to quickly broaden his leadership skillset. In no time Kurt registered for the Leadership Transition Programme.

His financial responsibilities needed refining as well so he invested in developing his skills on the Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers.

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