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


Fall 2021


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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.

The programme will empower you with the frameworks, global insights, strengthened leadership capabilities and the innovation mindset to:

  • Question traditional ways of doing business to find opportunities for change
  • Increase your contribution to your organisation’s long-term growth and competitive advantage in the global business context
  • Lead others more effectively and drive the next phase of your personal leadership journey with dynamism and confidence

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    Programme info 

    Your 15-month journey is an innovative blend of 6 immersive, residential weeks that take place in 5 global business hubs, combined with 5 state-of-the-art online learning modules that accelerate your understanding, drive your progress and engagement and give you the opportunity to translate new concepts and ideas into practice at the workplace.


    6 residential weeks

    6 days on location per module

    5 online modules

    7 weeks 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

    Check your profile

    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.

    Start your application now


    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


    15 - 18
    average years of working experience

    38 - 42
    average age

    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