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Entrepreneurship is part of the Vlerick DNA. So whether you dream of driving change within an existing organisation – or starting your own business – this programme will give you the tools and creative mindset to spot new business opportunities and bring them to life.
Our Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship programme runs full-time from early September until the end of June - entailing 60 ECTS credits. Classes take place from 9am to 5.30pm and are a dynamic mix of working on real-life business cases, class interaction, company visits and group exercises.
Our active learning approach involves many assignments in small teams and thus requires mandatory attendance, 100% motivation, and the willingness to work hard.
The business world is always changing – and management strategies need to be redefined constantly. This means companies are looking for people who can generate creative ideas, apply frameworks and respond rapidly to this dynamic environment. Our Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship will give you the tools and skills to challenge ideas through practical courses, electives, workshops, bootcamps and our start-up accelerator.
At Vlerick, our unique approach blends action learning and personal development.
From theory to practice
Highlights of the programme include:
Make the leap from student to professional with:
Highlights of the programme include:
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employed within three months after graduation
lands a job in innovation
started their own venture
Here’s a snapshot of our MIE alumni success in the job market:
Take a look at where our Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship graduates are working:
Define your career goals and how to match them with the jobs market with the help of:
Then you’re a perfect fit for a Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Vlerick. With a diverse student body from all kinds of backgrounds, you’ll quickly find your classmates share your passion for innovation and ambition to make an impact on society.
Our recent cohort for the Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship looked like this:
Start date: 1 September 2023
Duration: 10 months (from September until June)
Application deadline non-EU citizens: 30 April 2023
The tuition fee for this Masters programme is €19,700.
The fee does not include the cost of travelling abroad for the Silicon Valley trip, any visa costs or living expenses. You will need to budget approximately €800 for return flights to the USA and visa costs (organised by the student).
Joining a Vlerick programme can be a significant financial investment. But there are many financing options available to help towards your tuition fees – and we’re here to help you explore what types of support you might be eligible for. Each year, we offer a few full scholarships and several partial scholarships. Make sure to apply before February in order to be considered for a full scholarship.
If you’re planning to apply for a scholarship, make sure you apply early. Please check the application form for full conditions.
You may consider getting a loan to cover your programme fees.
You can choose to pay your tuition fees in three separate instalments in November, February and April.
If you want to pay by instalments, you need to sign a contract and pay an admin fee of €250.
There are four steps to start your Vlerick journey:
What you need:
Our Masters programmes are designed for young graduates, with an average age of 23 and little-to-no professional experience. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact our admissions team.
We process applications on a rolling basis from October, for the following September intake.
Complete your personal details and upload all necessary documents to our application tool. If you don’t need a visa to study in Belgium, you have until June to apply. However, we advise early application as we allocate places on a first come, first served basis. If you do need a visa to study in Belgium, we recommend you apply by the end of April for the September intake.
There are three elements in your admissions test:
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We’ll let you know within a week of your interview whether you’ve been admitted. You can request feedback on your application, whatever the outcome. Once you’ve been admitted, you can go ahead and register.
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CEO at FoundersBei
"After working in Beirut for five years, Elias Maalouli knew he wanted to set up his own business. In 2016 he took the first step on his entrepreneurial journey when he joined the Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship programme. And last year he launched FoundersBei, a co-working space in Beirut." Listen to the podcast with Elias.
Growth Hacker at Byteflies
"At Vlerick you can really feel the energy and passion that pushes and challenges the students. After five years of engineering studies, I was able to learn a new, more entrepreneurial and value-based way of thinking – and apply it directly during the In-Company Project. The programme helped me adapt to the strategic and entrepreneurial thinking of a young start-up, where a hands-on approach is a general principle."
Co-Founder at Aspyro
"I come from an engineering background. Vlerick really pushed me out of my comfort zone – with courses in finance, accounting and marketing, to name a few. Vlerick brings entrepreneurship alive in every course at all levels. Two especially important soft skills that Vlerick promotes are creativity and networking. I re-discovered what creativity is and how to leverage it in terms of strategy as well as operations. As an entrepreneur, you need to be creative all the time. And the same is true for networking. Vlerick makes every participant the best version of themselves." Read more.
Professor of Innovation Management
Professor of Entrepreneurship
Professor of Digital Transformation