Vlerick Business School
|Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School|
|Type||Private business school|
Vlerick Business School ("Vlerick") is a private Belgian business school with campuses in Ghent, Leuven, Brussels and Saint Petersburg. It is a result of a merger of the MBA programmes of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and of the Instituut Professor Vlerick voor Management of Ghent University, in 1999.
In 1953, professor, politician and entrepreneur André Vlerick founded the Centre for Productivity Studies and Research at State University of Ghent, which in 1983 becomes an autonomous school called the Instituut Professor Vlerick voor Management.
In 1999, both universities merge their MBA programme, creating a new institution named Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School and established in Leuven and Ghent. In parallel, the UGent and KU Leuven continue to offer graduate courses in management and business administration in their faculties of Management and Business administration.
In 2012, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School changes its name and becomes the Vlerick Business School.
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).
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. In 2015, Vlerick MBA Program was ranked top 100 MBA Programs and Top 10 MBA Program in Entrepreneurship worldwide by Financial Times.,
Vlerick ranks high amongst international and European business schools:
- The Economist magazine ranked Vlerick number 47 among global full-time MBA in 2010.
- Financial Times ranked Vlerick number 15 amongst European business schools in 2015.
- The MBA program ranked number 100 out of all global MBA programs in 2014 according to the Financial Times.
- The EMBA program ranked number 82 amongst global EMBA programs in 2018 according to the Financial Times.
- The Masters in Management program ranked number 29 among global programs in 2013 according to the Financial Times.
- The Masters in Financial management program ranked number 26th worldwide in 2018 according to the Financial Times.
- Marion Debruyne, Dean of Vlerick Business School
- Paul Bulcke, CEO of Nestlé
- Bob Claes, general manager of Standard de Liège
- Marc Coucke, co-founder of Omega Pharma
- Philippe Delva, CEO of Global Commercial Banking Fortis
- Frank Donck
- Frank Meysman, Chairman of Thomas Cook Group plc.
- Kris Peeters, politician
- Rudy Provoost, CEO of Rexel
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