Global Executive MBA

Reinvent yourself, transform your business, impact society


A combination of
  • 5 online modules
  • 6 residential modules

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  • Minimum 10 years professional experience
  • Strategic position

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Online & international
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • North America
  • Asia
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Contact us

Sihame Ghaddab
Sihame Ghaddab
Customer Relationship Manager MBA
+ 32 9 210 98 28


15 months


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19 April 2020

For whom 

The Global Executive MBA is a programme developed for senior managers, executives and entrepreneurs who are involved in strategic business decisions. Participants come from a wide range of industries, have diverse professional profiles and cultural backgrounds and are ready to lead in a globally diverse environment.

Programme info 

Build a global mindset

Leading business today means leading across boundaries, across frontiers and across cultures.

The Vlerick Global Executive MBA gives you the international exposure, the immersion in diverse business contexts and the cross-cultural peer interaction to empower you with a truly global leadership mindset.

Your learning experience is rooted in diversity from day one. You exchange ideas, experience and perspective with peers, faculty and business experts from a vast array of professional and cultural backgrounds. You deepen your understanding through international seminars, corporate lectures and site visits to a breadth of organisations. And you experience innovation in action all over the world – from Europe to Asia to Latin and North America.

Build the multi-cultural agility, the sensibilities, the experience and the global mindset to lead the future of your organisation and your career.

Optimised to ensure you remain fully connected to your peer network, faculty and executive coaches, the blended format empowers you to learn, to exchange ideas, to experiment with new approaches and to deeply explore your leadership, while remaining fully connected to your day-to-day professional and personal responsibilities.

Impact is immediate as you implement new concepts in the workplace. Transformation is lasting. You emerge with the knowledge, the global leadership mindset and the frameworks to lead change, and reshape your career.


5 online modules

7 weeks per module

6 residential weeks

6 days on location per module

Admission requirements 

At Vlerick we focus on the whole person. Together we will look at your personal situation, your experience and your goals. By focusing on what motivates you and inviting you to reflect deeply on yourself and your leadership objectives, we ensure that you determine the right way forward for you and your career.

 Check your profile

To apply for the Global Executive MBA programme, you need:

  • - Currently in a management or influential role with strategic impact in the organisation
  • - An academic degree OR professional degree combined with a valid GMAT, GRE or Executive Assessment score 
  • - At least ten years’ full-time relevant professional experience 
  • - To pass an admissions test – either the Vlerick Business School Admissions Test, GMAT or GRE 
  • - To pass the English Language Proficiency Exam
    If you’re a native English speaker – or if you completed your undergraduate studies in English – you’ll be exempted from this exam

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Fill out the online application.

Upload your documents:

  • - Resume/CV 
  • - Diploma/transcripts 
  • - Motivation essays 
  • - A scan of your ID/passport 
  • - GMAT/GRE/Executive Assessment score report (if applicable) 
  • - English Proficiency Exam score (if applicable) 
  • - Contact details of your referees

Then pay the €50 application fee and submit your file.

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Take part in an admissions test and interview

We’ll contact you a few days after you submit your application to share our initial feedback. 

If you’ve met our criteria and we feel the Global Executive MBA programme is a good fit for you, we’ll invite you to an admissions test and/or interview:

  • - If you’re taking your Vlerick Business School Admissions Test in Belgium, this will take place on our Brussels or Ghent campus 
  • - If you’re taking your Vlerick Business School Admissions Test abroad, this will take place online
  • - If you’re taking the GMAT or GRE - and you're not able to make it to our campus, this will be online

Check the upcoming admissions test dates

Participant profile 

You’ll be joining a diverse group of people from many different backgrounds. Your learning experience at Vlerick is as much about sharing experiences, insights and points of view with your fellow participants as it is about the classes. You’ll gain a truly international perspective and an understanding of what it’s like to work in global teams. Prepare for lively discussions that change the way you think.


Typical class profile

25 - 35

13 - 16
average years of working experience

36 - 40
average age

Professional background

An international mix

Fees & Financing 

An MBA is a big financial investment – but there are several options available to help you fund your MBA degree.

Global Executive MBA tuition fees
€55,000 (split into two payments of €30,000 and €25,000)
What's included? Tuition - Online learning management system - Textbooks and course materials - Programme during the residential weeks in Belgium, Brazil, South Korea, United States and Spain - Coaching - Use of campus facilities - Membership of the Vlerick alumni network (during the programme) - Online Financial Times subscription (during the programme)
What's excluded? Travel and visa costs and accommodation for the residential weeks

There are a number of ways to pay your tuition fees:

  • Paying before you start the Global Executive MBA programme: When you register for the programme, we’ll send you an invoice. You need to pay the deposit within 30 days. 
  • Paying in instalments: You can opt to pay your tuition fees in four instalments per academic year. If you choose this option, you need to sign a contract and pay a €250 admin fee.  


Highlights of the global executive mba blended learning journey

A high-impact learning journey

  • Learn through different formats – from quizzes, videos and peer-to-peer learning to discussions, case studies and real-life business challenges
  • Turn your knowledge into action – take what you’ve learned and immediately put it into practice with live projects and stimulated exercises
  • Apply the learnings to your own business context

Highly flexible

  • Study anywhere, any time – our blended approach means you can learn your way 
  • Learn at your own pace – timetables and clear deadlines help you to plan your schedule
  • Make the transition – our blended programmes give you time to develop your skills and take them back to your workplace 

We know the challenges you face

  • Get cutting-edge insight – our faculty have close ties to the business world and our home in the heart of Europe means we understand the fast-paced environment you work in
  • Get support every step of the way – share ideas and experiences with your fellow participants and get individual feedback from our faculty

& Rankings

Equis Association of MBAs AACSB Financial Times