Vlerick Business School

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Vlerick Business School
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Type Autonomous school of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven [1]
Established 1953 [2]
Dean Marion Debruyne
Administrative staff
Students 380
Location Leuven, Ghent and Brussels (Belgium), Saint-Petersburg (Russia) [1]
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 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Website www.vlerick.com
Vlerick management school in Ghent

The Vlerick Business School ("Vlerick") is the autonomous management school of 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] In 2015, Vlerick MBA Program was ranked top 100 MBA Programs and Top 10 MBA Program in Entrepreneurship worldwide by Financial Times.[7][8]


Vlerick Business School holds three international accreditations: the American AACSB, the British AMBA, and the European EQUIS.[9][10]


Vlerick ranks high amongst international and European business schools:

  • The Economist magazine ranked Vlerick number 47 among global full-time MBA in 2010.[11]
  • Financial Times ranked Vlerick number 15 amongst European business schools in 2015.[12]
  • The MBA program ranked number 100 out of all global MBA programs in 2014 according to the Financial Times.[13]
  • The EMBA program ranked number 86 amongst global EMBA programs in 2013 according to the Financial Times.[14]
  • The Masters in Management program ranked number 29 among global programs in 2013 according to the Financial Times.[15]
  • The Masters in Financial management program ranked number 24 among global programs in 2014 according to the Financial Times.[16]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Master in Management Compass Vlerick Business School Masters in management". Mim-compass. 
  2. ^ "4 International Colleges & Universities". 4icu. 
  3. ^ "Vlerick Business School". Top Universities. 
  4. ^ "Full-time MBA Programme China". Vlerick.com. 2012-11-19. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  5. ^ "Vlerick Alumni". vlerick.com. 
  6. ^ "Vlerick Business School". Top study belgium. 
  7. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times". rankings.ft.com. 
  8. ^ Ortmans, Laurent. "MBA by numbers: Top programmes for entrepreneurship". Financial Times. ISSN 0307-1766. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  9. ^ "MBA in General Management - Vlerick Business School". Vlerick.com. 2012-11-19. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  10. ^ "Vlerick Business School". Rankings FT. 
  11. ^ "Which MBA? | 2010 Full time MBA ranking". The Economist. 2010-09-16. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  12. ^ "European Business School Rankings 2015" Rankings.ft.com. 2015-11-06. Retrieved 2015-12-29
  13. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times - Global MBA Rankings 2014". Rankings.ft.com. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  14. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times - EMBA Ranking 2013". Rankings.ft.com. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  15. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times - Masters in Management 2013". Rankings.ft.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  16. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times - Masters in Finance 2014". Rankings.ft.com. Retrieved 2014-12-02. 

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