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Online MBA

Turn a great career into an exceptional one – from anywhere in the world

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accredited Business School (AACSB, AMBA, ECQUIS)

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in the top 10 of the world’s best Online MBA providers in the QS Rankings 2021

Are you ready for your next professional challenge? Whether you want to revitalise your career, drive organisational change or launch a new business venture, the Online MBA from Vlerick will empower you to achieve your ambitions.  

In this highly interactive online learning experience, you’ll live and learn contemporary management challenges, develop your strategic thinking – and get the skills and tools to leap into today’s fast-changing business world with confidence. 

This is an exceptional opportunity to study at one of Europe’s leading business schools – from anywhere in the world, and at a pace that suits you. 

Detailed programme

The Online MBA is designed to give you the practical skills and robust knowledge to tackle any business situation. We challenge your ideas, take you through real-world simulations and encourage you to broaden your perspective and push your thinking.  

There are 12 courses, covering topics like leadership, strategy, global business and digital trends. And there are opportunities to test your skills – including the Knowledge-in-Action project and the IMEx game. 

Kick-off

Explore the Virtual Learning Environment, discover how to interact with faculty and our support teams online and meet your fellow participants.

Mastering The Fundamentals  

  • Introductory courses on Statistics, Finance and Accounting

Core courses

  • Leadership development
  • Doing business in a global world
  • Financial and managerial accounting
  • Marketing
  • Corporate finance
  • Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human resource management
  • Operations and supply chain management
  • Digital strategy
  • Innovation
  • Negotiation

Become a better leader

By the end of the MBA you’ll be ready to step confidently into any leadership role. Your leadership journey spans the programme - starting with a seven-week Leadership Development course, then additional courses on topics including:

  • Think like a leader, act like a leader
  • The leader as a coach
  • 360° feedback and action plan

Integrated Management Exercise (IMEx)

Put your skills to the test in this intensive, interactive business game where your team competes to run the best company over seven weeks.

Knowledge-In-Action project

Apply everything you’ve learned in a focused project, with expert guidance and feedback throughout.

Optional international trips

Spend five days immersed in international business in China, the USA or South Africa.

Why this programme

  • Master the skills to succeed in business: This highly interactive online learning space is the ideal environment to sharpen your thinking and develop your skillset 
  • Experience collaborative, dynamic learning: Take part in real-time group work, co-create live sessions and assignments and work with a network of peers who will support you during your MBA – and for your entire career afterwards 
  • Flex the pace to suit your schedule: Take the fast-track to finish your MBA in a year, do it in two or take up to five years – go at the speed that’s right for you 
  • Make connections across borders and industries: Meet and work with professionals from around the world and from different sectors and disciplines
  • Develop an international mindset: Share experiences and insights with classmates and faculty from diverse backgrounds – and join optional trips to Silicon Valley, Shanghai or Cape Town for a first-hand look at international business in practice
  • Get personal career advice and guidance: Benefit from individual coaching sessions and self-assessment tools that will help you shape your professional goals

Career benefits

Wherever you want to take your career next, our advisors are here to support you. They’ll offer advice, answer questions – and encourage you to expand your opportunities through our regular career events:  

  • Career coaching and using our career self-management tool 
  • Company presentations 
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Mentorship programmes 
  • Distinguished speaker series 

Who should attend

We welcome participants from diverse professional, social and cultural backgrounds. The group you join will be made up of people from across the world and from many different sectors – giving you plenty of opportunities to learn how other countries do business, gain fresh insights from different industries and expand your international network. 

This is what our typical OMBA class looks like: 

10-15

participants per start

35-38

average age

32%

female

12-15

average working experience

Professional background

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Practical info

You can start the MBA at three points each year – January, April and September.  

And you can schedule the admissions test at a time that suits you – and it takes just an hour and a half to complete. 

Fees and financing

The tuition fee for the full-time MBA is €37,500 

This includes: 

  • Full tuition  
  • Course materials 
  • Executive coaching 
  • Alumni membership during the programme 

Financing your MBA

Joining a Vlerick programme can be a significant financial investment. But there are many options available – and we’re here to help you explore what types of support you might be eligible for.  

Loans 

You could consider getting a loan to cover your programme fees. Please get in touch with your bank to find out more – or email sihame.ghaddab@vlerick.com for more information. 

Funding for Flanders based SMEs 

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. Get more information about this here.

Admissions

There are four steps to applying for your Online MBA programme at Vlerick: 

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 1. Check your eligibility 

What you need:

  • A degree from an accredited university 
  • At least four years’ full-time and relevant work experience 

2. Submit your application 

Use our application tool to create your profile and start completing your application. We process applications on a rolling basis.

3. Go through the admissions process 

We’ll get in touch a few days after you submit your application. 

If you meet our criteria and we feel the Online MBA programme is a good fit for you, we’ll invite you to an admissions test and interview: 

  • If you’re taking the VBAT (Vlerick Business School Admissions Test) in Belgium, this will take place on our Brussels or Ghent campus  
  • If you’re taking the VBAT abroad, this will take place online 

 4. Get your results 

We’ll let you know your decision within two days of you taking the test. If you’re successful, we’ll enrol you onto the programme. If not, you’ll get individual feedback – and you can retake your admissions test once more in the same academic year. 

Success stories

Vlerick-Heddy Bourghida 20210531 - 27 VOOR WEBSITE

In every aspect, the OMBA helps you to be more rounded. You learn areas of business that you would otherwise not have contact with – while being exposed to how people from other backgrounds and sectors think and work. My group is very diverse, both from a gender and background point of view.

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I really appreciate doing one topic at a time. I work at my own speed – going faster if I want to, or letting things sink in more slowly if needed. The structure helps you to stay on track. I want to launch my own business – or step into a new one – and the online MBA will help me achieve this.

Vlerick-Lauren Labbe 20210607 - 23 VOOR WEBSITE

I’m managing two start-ups at the same time as doing the OMBA. And there’s a real benefit to studying and working at the same time. You can immediately apply what you learn in real life – and there is so much from the MBA that I can draw on in my work.