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Ambitious, driven and ready to fast-forward your career? But can’t take time out from your professional life to study? That's where Vlerick's triple accredited (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS) Executive MBA comes in.
Our programme is designed to work around your schedule. Join us on our campuses in Ghent and Brussels – inspiring spaces where academics, executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders come to network, share insights, develop new ventures and take their thinking to new levels.
You’ll live and learn the tools and knowledge that will accelerate your career even further. And you’ll develop the confidence and mindset to take the leap into your future – as an inspirational leader and agent for change.
Over 18 intensive, hands-on months, you’ll explore the full management spectrum – and gain the cutting-edge skills, in-depth knowledge, practical experience and international outlook you need to make your mark in today’s fast-paced business world.
The EMBA is designed to transform you into the leader you want to be – which is why you can tailor your programme to your specific objectives. Through three electives, you can deepen your knowledge of one specific subject – or broaden your perspective by choosing courses from several different areas.
Discover your strengths and redefine your limits in this intensive, highly challenging business simulation. IMEx gives you and your teammates a real management issue to solve – and puts your collaborative skills, creativity and leadership to the test.
This is where you start to see a real return on your investment in your MBA. The knowledge-in-action project is your opportunity to take everything you’ve learned and apply it to a real business situation. You can choose to tackle a strategic challenge your company is facing – or create a business plan for a start-up, buy-out or buy-in.
Regular seminars and coaching will encourage you to reflect on your strengths and weaknesses, build your confidence and help you to become a better leader:
Every element of the EMBA is designed to get you closer to achieving your professional goals – from expanding your knowledge in classes and gaining international experience on trips through to honing your skills in projects. You also have regular opportunities to take part in events to help accelerate your career, including:
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 also 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 EMBA at Vlerick, you 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 international mindset.
Start date: 13 October 2023
Location: Ghent, Brussels
When: Friday & Saturday
Class hours: 8 AM - 6.30 PM
The tuition fee for the Executive MBA intake 14 October 2022 is €47,850
If you need financial help to do the Executive MBA, you can use a loan, scholarship or grant towards your tuition fees.
To find out more, please contact your MBA Customer Relationship Manager or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There may be financing options available in your home country. You may be able to get a grant or scholarship to help towards your studies – and you may get a tax reduction on the cost of your Executive MBA programme.
If you’re a German citizen, you can apply for a scholarship from Deutsche Bildung.
You could also explore getting a loan to cover your programme fees. Please get in touch with your bank to find out more – or email email@example.com for more information.
If you work at a Flemish SME, you could use the KMO-portefeuille to partially fund your programme. You can apply for the subsidy before you pay for the programme – so there’s no need to wait to apply. Find out more here.
There are four steps to applying for your 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 Executive MBA programme is a good fit for you, we’ll invite you to an admissions test and interview. Your admission test will take place online via Zoom.
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.
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I have completed a lot of training in my career, and the level of personal attention you receive at Vlerick is beyond anything I've received anywhere else.
Some people think an MBA is only about accounting or finance. It's a lot more than that. An MBA is an opportunity to explore what you want to do in life - and it gives you the instruments to do it.
On the one hand, you have courses about frameworks, techniques and theory. But you need the courage to actually do these things. The leadership courses and self-development empower you. Thanks to that I could create my own start up community and my own company.
I have learned to negotiate. I have learned to deal with difficult situations. I have learned to understand what people want and how to get them on board. Without these skills, you cannot lead.