European Executive MBA

Sustainable business, European focus


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Executive Education in Benelux

Understand the vibrant European business landscape -
and develop truly sustainable business practices and approaches.

You know your future is as a business leader in Europe. And you know that deep, immersive experience of business practice and ecosystems across the continent, will help you to unlock opportunities, enter new markets – and take your career to a whole new level.

The European Executive MBA combines high quality, cutting-edge business learning with immersive business experiences in centres across Europe. You’ll learn entrepreneurial, socially-responsible business skills. And you’ll experience the Vlerick spirit in business communities from Madrid to Copenhagen, learning from some of the most cutting-edge enterprises in Europe, as well as renowned Vlerick faculty and coaches.

Detailed programme


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Over 15 intensive months, you’ll experience a unique blend of online and in-person learning. You’ll break out of the classroom and dive into cutting-edge businesses in six prominent European hubs at the forefront of sustainable business. Approaches and models will come to life in live cases and simulations in businesses from Paris to Zaragoza – and you’ll experience business life, culture and practice in action.

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Why this programme

Achieve your European ambitions

Whether you want to expand into Europe – or deepen your understanding of the European business landscape – the European Executive MBA will give you unparalleled insight, connections and confidence.

You’ll learn from leading European faculty – and you’ll explore European businesses in cities across the continent. It’s a unique opportunity to understand European business and build an outstanding network of contacts.

Dive deep into European business ecosystems

Break out of the classroom and dive into big-name businesses in prominent European centres. You’ll experience approaches and models coming to life in live cases and simulations – and you’ll absorb business life, culture and practices.

Blended online and in-person learning gives you flexibility – and means you’re prepared to get the most from your immersive experiences in businesses in Brussels, Copenhagen, Zaragoza, Madrid, Dublin and Paris.

Consult on high-impact projects – with expert support

Apply your knowledge in knowledge-in-action project for your own company – or for a new company. And create positive, sustainable impact in a separate project, for a not-for-profit organisation.

You’ll receive expert, personalised support and coaching, which is designed to develop you as a leader – and helps you understand everything you’d like to achieve, as well as providing steps to get there. You also get career coaching and curated networking opportunities and introductions.

 Blended learning for ultimate flexibility

Modern working lives demand flexibility… but you also want to meet your peers, faculty and businesses face-to-face. The European Executive MBA blends the best of online working with opportunities to meet in hands-on immersion modules in cities across Europe. This unique approach combines powerful experiences in cities and businesses across Europe, with flexible online learning and business simulations.

All of this means you have the flexibility of an online programme, combined with face-to-face experiences and opportunities. Networking, career coaching, support, live cases, introductions and deep interaction all come together on this programme – where you learn online, on campus, and in Brussels, Copenhagen, Zaragoza, Madrid, Dublin and Paris.

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Career benefits

Whatever your ambitions, our careers team is here to help you achieve them. They’ll be by your side throughout the programme – giving you advice and support and helping you identify opportunities to go further. They’ll encourage you to take part in: 

  • Career coaching and using our career self-management tool 
  • Company presentations 
  • Networking opportunities across Europe
  • Mentorship programmes 

Who should attend

We welcome participants from diverse professional, social and cultural backgrounds. It’s an approach that contributes a rich blend of specialisms, experiences and perspectives to our class groups. 

When you join the European Executive MBA at Vlerick, you’ll join a select group of peers. With them, you’ll expand your network, gain fresh insights from a wide range of industries and develop a truly European mindset. 

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Practical info

Start date : 13 March 2024

Location : Europe and online

Frequency : 15 months

When : Monthly alternating online modules and in-person immersion trips:

Online modules                        Saturday/Sunday

In-person immersion trips      Wednesday – Sunday

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Fees and financing

The tuition fee for the European Executive MBA is €49,750

This includes:

  • Tuition (15 months)
  • Textbooks and course material
  • Access to live, online courses
  • Use of campus facilities
  • Group and individual coaching for career and leadership
  • Programme during the European immersion trips
  • Alumni membership during the programme
  • Food and drinks during the programme
  • Online subscription to the Financial Times

Please get in touch with us to discuss financing your European Executive MBA: email or find out more about our scholarships and grants

There are four steps to applying for your European Executive MBA programme at Vlerick: 


1. Check your eligibility 

What you need:

  • A degree from an accredited university 
  • At least four years’ full-time and relevant work experience 

2. Submit your application 

Use our application tool to create your profile and start completing your application. We process applications on a rolling basis.

3. Go through the admissions process 

We’ll get in touch a few days after you submit your application. 
If you meet our criteria and we feel the European Executive MBA programme is a good fit for you, we’ll invite you to an admissions test and interview (online).

4. Get your results 

Within two days of your test, we’ll let you know our decision. If you’re successful, we’ll offer you a place on the programme. If not, we’ll give you individual feedback – and you can retake your admissions test once more in the same academic year.

Success stories

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“I wanted a European experience – the diversity of peers and professors was very important to me. I’ve found I learn as much from my peers as the professors. This is thanks to the diversity in the group in terms of careers, nationalities and locations. It’s in the richness of discussions and the calibre of debate – it’s higher quality than I expected. This really speaks to the effort Vlerick puts into building the right group.”


“If you want an MBA from a top school, with a good reputation, that takes its participants seriously – then Vlerick could be the right choice for you. What I like about the Vlerick Online MBA is that it doesn’t try to imitate a face-to-face MBA. It is a unique online experience. The Online MBA gives you the same opportunities for group work and networking as a face-to-face programme, but it’s far more flexible.”

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“I had an a-typical background – as a musician and arts professional. I could not have made the transition into international consultancy without the MBA. I played the violin and held management roles in orchestras and festivals. With my MBA, I was able to make the substantial leap to become a consultant at Port of Antwerp International.”

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“I am a member of the Vlerick Impact Club. It’s always interesting to hear how other people are making positive impact – and I’m always impressed by how the professors contribute. It’s clarifying and inspiring and I get a lot from it.”

Get in touch!

Sihame Ghaddab

Sihame Ghaddab

Customer Relationship Manager – European, Executive and Online MBA