Masters in General Management

KICK-START YOUR MANAGEMENT CAREER


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Want to find out what it takes to make a difference in the fast-moving world of business today? And turn your vision for the future into reality? At Vlerick, you’ll develop both the insights and above all skills you need to keep your finger on the pulse of business and lead the way of change for the future!
 

I WANT TO…

  • boost my leadership credentials
  • get insights into all management domains
  • develop the skills I need to make an impact in the world of business
  • broaden my job opportunities across multiple career tracks

 - Yes, that's me! Keep on reading >
 - OK, but I also want to become an entrepreneurial leader: Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship >
 - OK, but I want to focus more on international business and strategy: Masters in International Management & Strategy >

WHY CHOOSE VLERICK?

  • Vlerick’s unique approach is aimed specifically at preparing the business leaders of tomorrow.
  • We give you solid theoretical foundations in all areas of running a company.
  • We combine it with a dynamic, practical and pragmatic approach.
  • We throw in a diverse mix of electives that let you customise your curriculum to your personal and professional goals.
  • We provide both the stimulus and opportunity to work on your personal development and kick-start your career. In particular, get ready to:
    • Broaden your knowledge of all core areas of management
    • Develop real, hands-on leadership skills through interactive classes, real-life business cases, business simulations and in-company projects
    • Put your skills to the test during a 2-month consultancy project
    • Witness first-hand how today’s trends are shaping the future of business during an immersive trip to vibrant Berlin
    • Lay the groundwork for a career in consultancy, business development or any managerial function.
    • Give your career an extra boost with the chance to obtain a Vlerick Certificate in Sales, Consulting or European HRM

PROGRAMME DESIGN


ACTION LEARNING:
From theory to practice

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT:
From student to professional

- Interactive classes
- Pragmatic, multidisciplinary approach
- Insightful business simulations
- Real-life cases and challenges
- Inspirational trip to Berlin

- Continuous feedback and coaching
- Targeted skill development
- Comprehensive career services
- Multiple networking opportunities
- Personal development portfolio

In the first part of the programme you'll get a broad view on all management domains. Starting with a crash course on management essentials, you then move on to the core subjects. This ensures that everyone, regardless of study background, masters the basic concepts. Throughout the different modules you'll be faced with numerous action-learning challenges and personal development exercises.

In the second part of the programme, you'll have the opportunity to tailor your curriculum through a broad range of electivesboot camps and a two-month consultancy project. Discover the full curriculum here.

Take a look at the full curriculum here >

MGM curriculum

FOR WHOM? ARE YOU...

  • a recent university graduate with limited or no work experience?
  • committed to making an impact on the future of business?
  • ready to steer your career towards a challenging but rewarding leadership position?

If so, then you are a perfect fit for a Master in General Management at Vlerick. With an incredibly diverse student body from all kinds of backgrounds, you’ll quickly discover that it’s not so much your background that counts at Vlerick but where you’re headed!
Start your application now >

EMPLOYERS OF VLERICK MGM GRADUATES

Take a look at the employers of our Masters in General Management graduates:

employers of MGM graduates

Your Vlerick Masters in General Management is just the beginning! A whole range of specialist career events, professional career counselling, hands-on coaching and exclusive job opportunities will make your next big step seem closer than ever! And while you’re at it, why not join our Sales or Strategy Consulting Club or take part in our many competitions and challenges throughout the year? A great wat to put your skills to the test and get your career moving at Vlerick! Find out more >

WHAT OUR ALUMNI SAY ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

Bhoomika Arora - MGM alumnaMeet Bhoomika Arora, IT Business Analyst, Internet of Things at Glen Dimplex and alumna of the Masters in General Management programme.

"Vlerick’s MGM caught my attention because of its short duration, reasonable tuition and clear communication with staff. I learned a lot of useful things, made great contacts and re-fuelled my confidence to keep going after my dreams."

Start your own Vlerick experience today >

MEET THE PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

 
Zeynep ErdenMeet Zeynep Erden, Professor of Strategy & Innovation Management at Vlerick Business School and the Masters in General Management Programme Director

Professor Zeynep Erden is Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Vlerick Business School. Professor Erden is specialized in strategic management, knowledge management, and innovation management, with a specific focus on healthcare and life sciences sectors. She combines and engineering (RWTH Aachen) and management background (ETH Zurich). Her publications appeared in various outlets (e.g. AMJ). Before joining Vlerick she worked at ETH Zurich. Read more >.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Take a look at some practical information on our Masters in General Management:

READY FOR THE CHALLENGE?

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SOME ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES


    Below you will find some success stories from our General Management alumni:

Maarten Vandecruys
Founder, Urban Corp Solutions

Listen to our podcast with Maarten:
‘Vlerick Change Makers’ is an original Vlerick podcast series. In this podcast, we learn from Vlerick alumni on how they live, learn and leap in these turbulent times. In this second episode, Maarten Vandecruys (Masters in General Management 2014) talks about how Urban Crop Solutions is changing the food industry. As a founder, he gives his insights about managing a company in the fast-emerging sector of indoor vertical farming.


   
Maarten Michielssens
Founder and CEO, EnergyVision

Listen to our podcast with Maarten:
In this fifth episode, we listen to Maarten Michielssens (Masters in General Management 2006), who is the founder and CEO of EnergyVision. He talks about the importance of people, luck and talent and the opportunities he sees for his innovative energy saving company:

START YOUR VLERICK JOURNEY TODAY

Meet us at upcoming eventsfairs around the world, challenges or get in touch with our programme advisor to schedule a campus visit!

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Info Sessions & Open Days
02 Feb
Meet our programme advisor online
Category: General Info Sessions

09 Feb
Masters Open Day
Category: Masters Info Sessions

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