Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School

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Vlerick Business School
Vlerick Business School logo
Established 1953[1]
Type Autonomous school of Ghent University and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven [2]
Dean Philippe Haspeslagh
Administrative staff
Students 380
Location Leuven, Ghent and Brussels (Belgium), Saint-Petersburg (Russia) [2]
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.[3]

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).[4]

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.[5][6]


Vlerick Business School holds three international accreditations: The American AACSB, the British AMBA, and the European EQUIS.[7][8]

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.[9]


Vlerick ranks high amongst international and European business schools:

  • The Economist magazine ranked Vlerick number 47 among global full-time MBA in 2010.[10]
  • Financial Times ranked Vlerick number 15 amongst European business schools in 2013.[11]
  • The MBA program ranked number 100 out of all global MBA programs in 2014 according to the Financial Times.[12]
  • The EMBA program ranked number 86 amongst global EMBA programs in 2013 according to the Financial Times.[13]
  • The Masters in Management program ranked number 29 among global programs in 2013 according to the Financial Times.[14]
  • The Masters in Financial management program ranked number 24 among global programs in 2014 according to the Financial Times.[15]

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