Antwerp Management School

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Antwerp Management School
Logo of the Antwerp Management School
Established 1959
Type Business School
Parent institution
University of Antwerp
Dean Paul Matthyssens[1]
Administrative staff
Location Antwerp, Belgium
51°13′14.3″N 4°24′38.7″E / 51.220639°N 4.410750°E / 51.220639; 4.410750Coordinates: 51°13′14.3″N 4°24′38.7″E / 51.220639°N 4.410750°E / 51.220639; 4.410750
Campus Het Brantijser

The Antwerp Management School (Dutch: Antwerp Management School) is the University of Antwerp's autonomous business school. 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.[2] The majority of the students at Antwerp Management School come from abroad, which reflects the global perspective of the school.[3]


Antwerp Management School was established in 1959 as the "Instituut voor Postuniversitair Onderwijs (IPO)".[4] In 2000, the school changed its name to Antwerp Management School and became an independent organization within the University of Antwerp. All postgraduate management programs and management master programs from the University of Antwerp were transferred to Antwerp Management School.[5]



The University of Antwerp has obtained the prestigious accreditation of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for its economic programs at the Faculty of Applied Economic Sciences and Antwerp Management School. The University of Antwerp is the first Belgian university to acquire this accreditation.[6] With over 500 accredited members (of whom about 60 outside of the US), AACSB is the oldest (1916) and most authoritative accreditation organization in the world. Antwerp Management School is now in the company of universities like Harvard, London Business School, Marquette, Warwick, and Chicago[disambiguation needed].


MBA programs from IBS Moscow are AMBA accredited, including the joint Executive MBA offered by IBS and Antwerp Management School.[7][8]


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.[9]


International partner institutions[edit]

Students enrolled in the EMBA program have the opportunity to partially study at the following institutions:

National partner institutions[edit]

  • HEC-ULg, Liège (BE)

Notable rankings[edit]







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. 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. Other university campuses are within walking distance. The school is can easily be reached by public transportation.


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 business centres:

  • Antwerp's diamond center is the largest in the world
  • The petrochemical industry in Antwerp is the second largest in the world (after Houston, Texas, US)
  • Antwerp is one of the world's ten "fashion capitals"
  • The port of Antwerp is the second largest in Europe (after Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Organisation & faculty members[edit]

General Council[edit]


Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ New Dean since 1 September 2013. Source: Professor Paul Matthyssens Decaan van de Antwerp Management School ay 04.09.2013.
  2. ^ "Antwerp Management School". 
  3. ^ "Managementscholen met te veel Belgen zakken weg op ranglijst Financial Times". 
  4. ^ Antwerp Management School (AMS) at Accessed October 6, 2013.
  5. ^ "Antwerp Management School". 
  6. ^ AACSB-Accredited Business Schools at Accessed October 6, 2013.
  7. ^ "IBS-AMS joint executive master". 
  8. ^ "AMBA details of IBS Moscow". 
  9. ^ "NVAO Antwerp Management School". 
  10. ^ "Deutsche Bildung". 
  11. ^ "Antwerp Management School Masters in management". 
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  22. ^ Mattias De Backer, Patrick Stouthuysen (red.) (2011) Cultuur en/in de stad: stadslucht maakt vrij .p . 411
  23. ^ Michael Gertz, Erik Guldentops, Leon A.M. Strous (2002) Integrity, Internal Control and Security in Information. p. ix
  24. ^ Steven De Haes, University of Antwerp. Google Scholar profile.
  25. ^ Mike Wright, Donald S. Siegel, Kevin Keasey (2013) The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance. p. xvii
  26. ^ Maarten Andriessen, Thomas Bossuyt, Hans De Witte (2010) HRM werken aan evenwicht. p. 397
  27. ^ Wim Van Grembergen (2004) Strategies for Information Technology Governance. p. 382
  28. ^ Blavier (2006) Belgium Real Estate Yearbook 2006: Assets, Industry Trends, Market Players. p. 131
  29. ^ a b Patrick d' Haens (2004) Logistiek: laatste front in de concurrentieslag. p. 305
  30. ^ Jo Cornu wordt nieuwe CEO bij NMBS: Alumnus Executive MBA 1981-1983 at news 2013/9/20

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