Why a Vlerick Executive MBA?

The Vlerick experience goes far beyond the classroom. Everything you do – from hands-on workshops and projects to electives and international trips – is designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to become a strategic thinker and succeed in business.


Your career path is unique to you. We think your Executive MBA programme should also be tailored to fit you exactly. So if you want to concentrate on particular areas or sectors you can – by choosing electives that allow you to dive deep into what you’re passionate about.

Electives are all about your focus. You can either choose to delve into one or two areas in great depth – or keep your focus broad and wide. In advanced classes taught by our renowned faculty, you’ll learn from hands-on scenarios, group discussion and guest speakers.

Elective modules are open to anyone studying on a Vlerick MBA programme. You choose three out of ten possible electives and take them in Brussels. You can take electives in Finance, Entrepreneurship, IT, Digital Marketing and Consulting.


As well as gaining deep theoretical knowledge on your Executive MBA, you also get in-depth, hands-on experience – and the opportunity to showcase your skills. 

in-company project
Take on a strategic business challenge at your own company and generate a return on investment for your employer. You’ll get coaching and support from our expert faculty throughout the project – and the opportunity to present back to the company at the end.

Typical projects can focus on marketing, supply chain, finance, human resources, strategy, logistics, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurship-in-action project 
Develop a business plan for your own venture.


When you choose Vlerick, you’re also choosing an opportunity to add international experience to your MBA studies. International experience is an integral part of your programme – and it’s embedded in the way you learn.

From the outset, you’ll be sharing views and insights with classmates and faculty from diverse professional, social and cultural backgrounds. And you also get the opportunity to immerse yourself in the business environment of Asia or Africa and in the US.

You’ll enjoy international seminars, corporate lectures, company and cultural visits – gaining invaluable international experience every step of the way.

EMBA Vlerick international


4. focus on personal and leadership development 

Define your strengths while opening up avenues for both personal and professional growth. You’ll have regular opportunities to reflect and get feedback on your leadership development – and you’ll strengthen your leadership and people management skills even further through 360° feedback and peer coaching.

You’ll also benefit from regular career advice and guidance – from individual coaching sessions and self-assessment tests to using our Career Self-Management Tool.




& Rankings

Equis Association of MBAs AACSB Financial Times