Executive MBA focused on entrepreneurship
Flanders Business School Considers entrepreneurship and innovation as one of the key keys to social progress, even though we give a broad insight into the word "entrepreneurship". For us, entrepreneurship involves much more than just starting a new venture. It's going to be Also to create new activities within existing organizations (corporate entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship).
We like our campus as a place of open discussion about (business model) innovation, strategy and management: our goal is to maximize the personal initiative of our students. We do this with an open mind, in a culture of freedom and solidarity. That's why we are highly interdisciplinary and we work actively with partners at home and abroad.
Focus on entrepreneurship and innovation: the Executive MBA is central
Our Executive MBA program is undoubtedly the most beautiful example of our ambition. This two-year program offers a combination of theoretical education and individual coaching moments that are built around the real life entrepreneurship programs of the participants themselves.
It is our experience that students, in the course of this course, get a better view of themselves: their ambitions, their strengths and their improvement points. There, they enjoy the fruits of, both in their professional and personal environment. We are therefore firmly convinced that our Executive MBA degree program will take you to the next step in your professional career.
"The Executive MBA degree at Flanders Business School imparts entrepreneurship by developing both business and personal insights beyond the normal comfort zone, giving you a fresh and alternative look at business challenges."
An Van Gerven, Business Unit Director Vaccines, Pfizer
Strong influence on career progression
Over 70% of our graduates confirm that their MBA education at Flanders Business School has had a strong to very strong impact on the course of their career. Our alumni are more aware of their role within their business - and their future prospects, or the lack of it. In combination with the fact that they develop their competencies through the education, this often makes them decisive decisions. Almost half of our alumni choose to realize the entrepreneurship ambitions through starting up their own business or self-employed activity. In addition, achieving the MBA diploma leads to more credibility and credit within companies and often means a first step towards promotion and / or to a job at executive level.
A diploma and a concrete, realizable business plan
At Flanders Business School, we approach business as a process that each of our students experiences in a personal way. We choose to focus this course on our education, as is evident from the build-up of our program.
For the rest, you will find in our curriculum all the subjects that you will find in a "standard" MBA course. It is therefore the combination of good management training with the personal entrepreneurial trajectory that makes the MBA of Flanders Business School unique: our education offers entrepreneurial talents the opportunity to develop optimally and truly contribute to the future of their business. That's also why we constantly pay attention to concrete cases and make time for discussing best practices. Wherever possible, we also leave cases that are provided by the participants themselves.
Our Executive MBA degree still distinguishes the most from traditional MBA courses due to the requirement that you can provide proof of being eligible for the MBA title. In addition to the traditional examination of theoretical knowledge, you are also assessed on your ability to convert this knowledge into practice. In the second year of the MBA program, space and guidance is provided to put your entrepreneurship ambitions into practice. You are learning to find a valuable business opportunity, defend it in a group and develop your idea to be founded by research, resulting in a viable business plan.
Thus, at Flanders Business School you do not only graduate with a diploma, which serves as proof of your knowledge and skills, but also with an entrepreneurial attitude and with a concrete business plan. We are therefore confident that our MBA will also prepare you for the next step in your career!
Get acquainted during the MBA Info sessions or contact us
Flanders Business School invites ambitious professionals for a discussion evening. MBA candidates can be free to engage in an informal atmosphere with the FBS vision for entrepreneurship and innovation, the program and the approach. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet our teachers, staff members and alumni.
An English-speaking program with an international perspective
Attention to interaction
Where some business schools choose to offer their full-time program in English, which allows them to recruit internationally, we have opted for FBS to offer our MBA training mainly in Dutch. This is a conscious choice, which is in line with the completion of our MBA. We work case based on the development and application of concrete, new business models for local actors. In addition, we have noted that the use of Dutch as a language of instruction allows more discussion and easier interaction during the various seminars.
This choice for Dutch, of course, means that our MBA students come from almost all of Flanders. Nevertheless, we also maintain the necessary international, even global perspective. Understanding of the inter-national context in which companies operate today is indispensable. Internationalization opens new growth prospects, even for small businesses.
The international component brings us into the curriculum of our MBA education through, among other things, the international track, which is being organized annually for the first and second MBA years, which forms a regular part of our education. You will also find this component in executive briefings with an international introduction, regular exchange projects and visits to our partner institutions. These are open to our MBA students and alumni. We strive to organize two international programs annually.