Antwerp Management School
|Antwerp Management School|
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The Antwerp Management School (Dutch: Antwerp Management School) is an autonomous business school affiliated with the University of Antwerp. It is located in the historical center of the city of Antwerp. The school offers twelve master programs and more than sixty short or long-term executive programs on a variety of subjects.
The Antwerp Management School was established in 1959 as Instituut voor Postuniversitair Onderwijs (IPO). On March 31, 2000 it changed its name to Antwerp Management School, and became an independent organization within the University of Antwerp. All postgraduate management programs and business management master programs in the University of Antwerp were transferred to Antwerp Management School.
The University of Antwerp has obtained the prestigious accreditation of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for its management programmes in the faculty of Applied Economical Sciences and at the Antwerp Management School. The University of Antwerp is the first Belgian university to acquire this accreditation.
With some 500 accredited member (of whom about 60 outside of the US), AACSB is the oldest (1916) and most authoritative accreditation organization in the world. The University of Antwerp is now in the company of universities like Harvard, London Business School, Marquette, Warwick, and Chicago.
Benchmarking will become an important matter in the future European and international educational scene. Comparative studies based on standard indexes will become the criterion for universities to decide whether they want to cooperate with other institutes. Universities and management schools with an AACSB accreditation in international teams are automatically a privileged partner.
The Antwerp Management School master trainings have been accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO) on the basis of the AACSB- accreditation. With this NVAO acknowledgment on the basis of an already acquired international accreditation, the University of Antwerp is a firstling among the Belgian universities.
Combining the charm and tradition of a rich history with the vigour and progress of modern industrial Flanders, Antwerp is a city with a distinctive character. In the 16th century, Antwerp became the main commercial centre of Western Europe. Churches, museums and historical buildings bear witness to this golden age. The city remains one of Europe’s major industrial centres. The port is the fourth largest in the world and its petrochemical industry is second only to Houston, Texas. Antwerp is also known as the world centre of diamond trade, its volume being by far the largest in the world.
Foreign students will also appreciate the city's central location in Europe. Brussels, the Belgian capital and now commonly called 'the Capital of Europe', is only a thirty-minute train ride away. Throughout the ages, trade in Antwerp has been internationally oriented. Paris, London, Cologne, Frankfurt and Amsterdam are within 300 kilometres of the city and can easily be reached by car, train or airplane. The Dutch-speaking citizens of Antwerp are also quite used to speaking English, French and German. Foreigners and tourists experience no problems in making themselves understood.
The Antwerp Management School is located in the historical center of the city of Antwerp. In the year 2000, after an award-winning renovation, a splendid 15th-century mansion called ‘Het Brantijser’ became the new home of the Management School. Other university campuses are within walking distance. The school is can easily be reached by public transportation.
The Antwerp Management School is located at 9-13 Sint-Jacobsmarkt, in the Antwerp inner city. The historical building 'Het Brantijser', which sets back to the 15th century, has been completely restored and renovated before the Antwerp Management School moved in, in the year 2000. The architect and principal have been awarded with the prestigious Europa Nostra Award for the daring combination of the historical foundations and the surprisingly modern interpretation.
Antwerp Management School People
- Christian Leysen
- Paul Matthyssens, Dean since 1 September 2013
- Philippe Naert, Former Dean (2009-2012)
- Faculty members
- New Dean since 1 September 2013. Source: Professor Paul Matthyssens Decaan van de Antwerp Management School ay hrsquare.be. 04.09.2013.
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- AACSB-Accredited Business Schools at find-mba.com. Accessed October 6, 2013.
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- Jo Cornu wordt nieuwe CEO bij NMBS: Alumnus Exectutive MBA 1981-1983 at antwerpmanagementschool.be news 2013/9/20