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Full Time MBA Program Vlerick Business School
Vlerick’s triple-accredited, 10-month full-time MBA gets you ready to take your place in the business world. The program is based in Brussels – the home of the European government, a thriving center of business and trade, and a capital city where global institutions and corporations exist alongside centuries-old historical landmarks. The program has been designed to give you the skills and confidence to take your career to new heights. The combination of expert faculty, hands-on business experience, a powerful network, and a diverse group of peers will challenge you to broaden your horizons, encourage you to innovate and connect and help you develop an entrepreneurial mindset.
Why choose a full-time MBA at Vlerick?
The Vlerick experience goes far beyond the classroom. Everything you do – from group work and coaching to company visits and real-world projects – is designed to help you to develop your skills and become a confident leader.
Both soft and hard skills are important if you want to make a change. So as well as your course content, you’ll be guided and assessed on your ability to negotiate, present and understand what people need. You’ll spend time reflecting on your progress in both one-to-one coaching and group sessions with your peers – challenging yourself to develop your skills and push them to new levels.
Your Leadership Track will help you to identify your own style and strengths – and to think like an entrepreneur. For your eight-week knowledge-in-action project, you’ll spend time tackling a strategic or managerial challenge for an organization. And in the IMEx game, you’ll rise to the challenge, working in a safe, but the highly competitive environment that will put your group work and time management skills to the test.
And to go even deeper, you’ll choose electives in specialist business areas based on your focus and professional goals.
By the end of your full-time MBA, you will have the entrepreneurial mindset that business needs. You’ll be ready – and confident – to take on challenges and opportunities. You’ll have a network of friends and colleagues to support you for life. And you’ll have the ability to go out into the world and make a change.
Start your journey towards your full-time MBA today. When you apply for the program, we look at more than just your professional experience and academic success. We actively seek individuals who are open-minded and curious, have an international outlook – and will add value to everyone’s learning experience.
- Non-European citizens – 30 June 2021
- European citizens – 31 July 2021
- Minimum 3 years of full-time professional experience
- Undergraduate degree
- Proof of fluency in English
- Admissions interview
Our internal online admissions test VBAT consists of an analytical test and an English language proficiency test.
What do we consider?
- Leadership Mindset: Are you ready to make a change?
- International Outlook: Are you willing to expand your horizons, learn from others, and be challenged to look at things from completely different perspectives?
- A Great Fit: Are you open to new ways of working and are you enthusiastic about exchanging ideas and co-creating?
The full-time MBA program gives you the cutting-edge skills, in-depth knowledge, practical experience, and international outlook you need to make your mark on today’s fast-paced business world.
The Future of The Finance Function
- Financial accounting
- Financial management – concepts and techniques
- Managerial accounting
Understanding The Customer
- Making sound business decisions
- Marketing management
- Business value of big data
Managing People And Resources
- Operations management
- HR management
- Understanding economic context
- International business
- Corporate sustainability and responsibility
Dealing With Transformation
- Change management
- Innovation management
- Digital strategy
- Think like a leader, act like a leader
- The leader as a coach
- 360 feedback and action plan
Entrepreneurship and new venture creation
Gain an insight into the world of entrepreneurship and develop a business plan for your own post-MBA venture.
Choose electives in specialist business areas based on your focus and professional goals.
Spend time immersed in international business practice and networking in a major European city.
Apply everything you’ve learned by addressing a strategic or managerial challenge for a company or a not-for-profit organization, with expert guidance and feedback.
Integrated management exercise (IMEx)
A business game where your team competes to run the best company over a one-week period.
Our rankings in authoritative listings confirm our position as a top-level European business school. Even though such rankings are important, they are not a priority for us at Vlerick. We have our own vision of business education and our own evaluation and improvement structures. Our goal is to lead rather than follow the process of innovation.
Overview Financial Times Ranking
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|Executive Education (2020)|
All rankings can be consulted on the website of the Financial Times.
Are you ready to become the changemaker your organization is looking for – and the one society needs? Then you’re ready for the full-time MBA at Vlerick.
This 10-month program gives you the tools, the mindset, and the network to have a lasting impact. It gives you the vision and confidence to collaborate and create. And it inspires you to keep learning, connecting, and growing throughout your professional life.
Be ready for real-life business
Today’s business world is changing fast – so you’ll learn integrated approaches that work across disciplines. You’ll get ahead of trends. You’ll develop an entrepreneurial mindset. And you’ll learn by applying theory and frameworks to real-world situations.
You’ll get regular feedback throughout your studies – so you can make sure you’re hitting your milestones. You’ll spend time reflecting on your progress in both one-to-one coaching and group sessions with your peers – challenging yourself to develop your skills and become an even better leader.
Get a global perspective
From our campus in the thriving international hub of Brussels, you’ll be immersed in European business culture as soon as you arrive. You’ll share views and insights with classmates and faculty from diverse professional, educational and cultural backgrounds and enjoy courses and case studies that help you develop a global vision.
Build a powerful network
Throughout your full-time MBA, you’ll be making connections – across organizations, between ideas, with new possibilities – and with new friends and contacts who’ll be part of your network for the whole of your career and life.
See an immediate return on your investment
Over 10 intensive months, you’ll become a confident leader with an entrepreneurial mindset. When you leave us, you’ll be equipped with the latest business approaches, the drive to keep learning and keep improving – and the confidence to take the leap into your future.
When you join our full-time MBA, you become part of an international group of professionals, all with different backgrounds and experiences. It’s often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain a truly international perspective – and to understand the business world through the prism of different points of view.
- 45 Cohort Size
- 40% Female
- 80% International
- 30 Average Age
- 6 Years Average Work Experience
- 90% Employed after 6 months
- 75% Employed in Europe
- 65% Found a job through Vlerick activities