SME Challenge

An intensive management course for SME entrepreneurs in the first growth phase

In this programme, we will give you the insight you need into management techniques adapted to the management of an SME. SME Challenge forges a bridge between theory and practice, providing a critical sounding board via colleagues and experts in the business. Grab this opportunity to realise the growth plan of your SME.

Why this programme?

Why this programme?

You will translate your business idea in management concepts adapted to the world of smaller companies.

For whom?

For whom?

Entrepreneurs/owners that are active in the market for some years, successors in family owned companies or entrepreneurs that want to (re)develop their business plan.

Detailed programme

Detailed Programme

Starting February until the end of June, you will attend different management education seminars divided in evening sessions and one residential seminar and 3 business support sessions.

Practical info

Info

Type: Intensive

Length: 8 days

Start: 25/02/2021

Language: Dutch

Drive real change in your organisation

A learning experience with real impact on your operations? A management programme tailored to the specific needs of your business? Contact us and discover how we can design and deliver customised programmes for your team that add genuine value to your organisation.

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
08 Oct
Experience Vlerick Evening
Category: General Info Sessions

13 Oct
Experience Vlerick Evening
Category: General Info Sessions

20 Oct
Meet our programme advisor online
Category: General Info Sessions

Our approach to learning

It’s all about you and your company’s challenges at Vlerick Business School. Discover our unique approach to learning!

Related Articles

  1. Entrepreneurs and the Covid-19 crisis: what did they do and what did they learn?

    The Covid-19 crisis has impacted firms severely. By taking quick action and by implementing the lessons learned, entrepreneurs try to minimise the damage. A research report by lecturer and Senior Researcher Yannick Dillen summarises 220 responses from a survey with members / entrepreneurs from the Impulse Centre ‘Growth Management for Medium Sized Enterprises’ (iGMO). They share insights on the impact of the crisis on their companies, the actions they took and their learning lessons from the crisis so far.
  2. The bumpy road to a successful scale-up: study of European scale-ups reveals 5 key challenges

    The widely held belief that European scale-ups are mainly innovative tech companies is incorrect; they can be found in all sectors and at all levels of innovation. However we can identify major differences between sectors in terms of size and growth, with scale-ups that are active in IT and consumer goods and services leading the way. Scale-ups with external investors on board are more professionally managed and have made greater progress in terms of internationalisation, innovation and talent management. All the same, attracting additional funding proves very difficult and hampers their further growth ambitions. These are some of the conclusions of the European Scale-Up Report, conducted by Vlerick Business School on behalf of Scale-Ups.eu.
All articles