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Executive Education in Benelux
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Average class profile
Start date : 22 March 2023
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
The tuition fee for the European Executive MBA is €47,850
There are four steps to applying for your European Executive MBA programme at Vlerick:
What you need:
Use our application tool to create your profile and start completing your application. We process applications on a rolling basis.
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).
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.
“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.”
the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)
“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.”
Port of Antwerp International
“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.”
“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.”