Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School

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Vlerick Business School
Vlerick Business School logo
Established 1953
Type Autonomous school of Ghent University and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Dean Philippe Haspeslagh
Admin. staff 300
Students 380
Location Leuven, Ghent and Brussels (Belgium), Saint-Petersburg (Russia)
51°03′06″N 3°43′45″E / 51.051777°N 3.729110°E / 51.051777; 3.729110Coordinates: 51°03′06″N 3°43′45″E / 51.051777°N 3.729110°E / 51.051777; 3.729110
Campus Urban
Affiliations Ghent University, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Website www.vlerick.com
Vlerick management school in Ghent

The Vlerick Business School ("Vlerick") is the autonomous management school of Ghent University and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Vlerick was founded in 1953 by professor, politician and entrepreneur Baron André Vlerick.

Vlerick has four international campuses in Brussels, Ghent, Leuven (Belgium) and Saint Petersburg (Russia). Vlerick also has a cooperative program with BiMBA of Peking University's China Center for Economic Research in Beijing (China).[1]

Vlerick offers MBA & Masters in Management, as well as general and specialized courses for managers, and custom-designed training for individual companies. Over 17,000 alumni in more than 100 different countries are alumni of the management schools.[2]


Vlerick Business School holds three international accreditations: The American AACSB, the British AMBA, and the European EQUIS.[3]

In 2010 Vlerick Business School, for its excellence in co-operation projects with the corporate world in Belgium, was chosen to be a part of the BBNM Group. Today, they are represented among the BBNM Member schools.[4]


Vlerick ranks high amongst international and European business schools:

  • The Economist magazine ranked Vlerick number 47 among global full-time MBA in 2010.[5]
  • Financial Times ranked Vlerick number 10 amongst European business schools in 2009.[6]
  • The MBA program ranked number 87 out of all global MBA programs in 2010 according to the Financial Times.[7]
  • The EMBA program ranked number 61 amongst global EMBA programs in 2009 according to the Financial Times.[8]
  • The Masters in Management program ranked number 37 among global programs in 2010 according to the Financial Times.[9]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Full-time MBA Programme China". Vlerick.com. 2012-11-19. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  2. ^ http://www.vlerick.com/nl/our-community/alumni
  3. ^ "MBA in General Management - Vlerick Business School". Vlerick.com. 2012-11-19. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Which MBA? | 2010 Full time MBA ranking". The Economist. 2010-09-16. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  6. ^ [2][dead link]
  7. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times - Global MBA Rankings 2012". Rankings.ft.com. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  8. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times - EMBA Ranking 2012". Rankings.ft.com. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  9. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times - Masters in Management 2012". Rankings.ft.com. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 

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