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: 20/02/2020

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]
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Meet Us

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

14 Jan
Drop In on our Brussels Campus
Category: General Info Sessions

10 Mar
Drop In on our Leuven Campus
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!

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