Detailed programme

This programme consists of 2 major components:

1. Programme

The Exit Academy programme consists of 7 different practical sessions in which you take the steps that lead to the successful transfer or sale of your company. Each of these sessions is led by an expert and supported by practical testimonies and guided experience-sharing.

  • Session 1: Taking the step: what are the essential questions that you should ask yourself?
  • Session 2: How do I prepare my company to be transferred or sold?
  • Session 3: How much is my company worth?
  • Session 4: The transaction
  • Session 5: The negotiations
  • Session 6: Focus on the familial aspects of sale or transfer
  • Session 7: What’s next?

2. Exit plan

Each session will conclude with specific assignments that immediately apply the concepts you have learned to your own company − so that, at the end of the programme, you have a well-developed exit plan. You will also have the opportunity to present your exit plan to a panel of lawyers, advisors, bankers and Vlerick professors.

A learning experience like no other

When you come to Vlerick, you step away from your usual routine and gain a wider perspective. You discover how to tackle challenges, turn your knowledge into action and apply your skills in your workplace. You learn from faculty who are experts in their fields – and from a diverse group of peers. All these things help you become a confident, skilled professional, ready to succeed in business – and in life.

Vlerick Learning Experience

Detailed programme

Need help?

Contact our Programme Advisor
Programme Advisor
Tel + 32 9 210 98 84
[email protected]
Find the programme most relevant for you!

Download our programme calendar

Meet Us

Info Sessions & Open Days
10 Sep
Drop In on our Ghent Campus
Category: General Info Sessions

05 Oct
Experience Vlerick Day
Category: General Info Sessions

08 Oct
Drop In on our Leuven Campus
Category: General Info Sessions

Related Articles

  1. The dos and don'ts of business planning

    When you consider pursuing a new business opportunity, it makes sense to assess the opportunity in a systematic way (rather than purely relying on gut feel). A business plan helps you structure your analyses and present them in a way to help others understand your plan – and hopefully agree with you.
  2. Do family firms pay more attention to CSR?

    There is an ongoing debate in academia about whether family firms are more socially responsible than others. So far, research has not been conclusive. In order to further the discussion, professor Kerstin Fehre, together with a colleague from the Institute of Management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, rephrased the question: “Does the management of family firms pay more attention to corporate social responsibility (CSR)?”
All articles