Vlerick Business School

Vlerick Business School ("Vlerick") is a Belgian business school with campuses in Ghent, Leuven and Brussels. 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.[1] It is a higher education institute recognized and subsidized by decree.[3]

Vlerick Business School
Vlerick Business School Logo.png
Former name
Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School
Typebusiness school
Established1999[1]
DeanMarion Debruyne
Administrative staff
300
Students680
Location
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
CampusUrban
Websitewww.vlerick.com
Vlerick Business School in Ghent
Vlerick Business School in Ghent, Belgium

HistoryEdit

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.[4]

In 1968, the Catholic University of Leuven created an international MBA programme, later organised by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

In 1999, both universities merge their MBA programme, creating a new institution named Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School and established in Leuven and Ghent.[5] 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 2006, Vlerick opened its campus in Saint Petersburg, and in 2013 its Brussels campus, in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode.

In 2012, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School changes its name and becomes the Vlerick Business School.[5]

Vlerick presents itself as being the oldest business school in Europe[5][6] though in 2018, it is legally speaking the most recent one founded in Belgium.

BuildingEdit

The building of its Ghent campus since 2007 was built in 1905 by Mgr Antoon Stillemans, as the major seminary of the Ghent diocese. The diocese then sold the building to the province.[7]

OrganisationEdit

Vlerick has three campuses in Belgium: Saint-Josse-ten-Noode (Brussels), Ghent and Leuven. The campuses are made up of an independent building or, in Brussels, classrooms located on a building floor. Other campuses abroad have been opened for limited periods of time: a campus in Saint Petersburg (Russia) opened in 2013 and closed again in 2019. Vlerick also has a cooperative program with BiMBA of Peking University's China Center for Economic Research in Beijing (China).[8]

Vlerick offers MBA & Masters in Management, as well as general and specialized courses for managers, and custom-designed training for individual companies. Over 23,000 alumni in more than 100 different countries are alumni of the management schools.[9][10] In 2015, Vlerick MBA Program was ranked top 100 MBA Programs and Top 10 MBA Program in Entrepreneurship worldwide by Financial Times.[11][12]

AccreditationEdit

Vlerick Business School holds three international accreditations: the American AACSB, the British AMBA, and the European EQUIS.[13][14]

Vlerick is a higher education institute which is recognized and subsidized by decree.[3]

RankingEdit

Vlerick ranks high amongst international and European business schools:

  • The Economist magazine ranked Vlerick number 47 among global full-time MBA in 2010.[15]
  • Financial Times ranked Vlerick number 15 amongst European business schools in 2015.[16]
  • The MBA program ranked number 100 out of all global MBA programs in 2014 according to the Financial Times.[17]
  • The EMBA program ranked number 82 amongst global EMBA programs in 2018 according to the Financial Times.[18]
  • The Masters in Management program ranked number 29 among global programs in 2013 according to the Financial Times.[19]
  • The Masters in Financial management program ranked number 26th worldwide in 2018 according to the Financial Times.[20]
  • The Masters in Marketing program ranked number 9th worldwide in 2019 according to the QS World University Rankings.

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Our history - Foundation of Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (1999)". Vlerick. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Master in Management Compass Vlerick Business School Masters in management". Mim-compass.
  3. ^ "Statutes of the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School" (PDF). ejustice.just.fgov.be (in Dutch). 26 January 2006.
  4. ^ a b c "Our history". vlerick.com. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  5. ^ "De geschiedenis van Vlerick". vlerick.com (in Dutch).
  6. ^ "Provincie verkoopt historisch Seminariehuis in Gent". ceusters.prezly.com.
  7. ^ "Full-time MBA Programme China". Vlerick.com. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Vlerick Alumni". vlerick.com.
  9. ^ "Vlerick Business School". Top study belgium.
  10. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times". rankings.ft.com.
  11. ^ Ortmans, Laurent. "MBA by numbers: Top programmes for entrepreneurship". Financial Times. ISSN 0307-1766. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  12. ^ "MBA in General Management – Vlerick Business School". Vlerick.com. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  13. ^ "Vlerick Business School". Rankings FT.
  14. ^ "Which MBA? | 2010 Full time MBA ranking". The Economist. 16 September 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  15. ^ "European Business School Rankings 2015" Rankings.ft.com. 2015-11-06. Retrieved 2015-12-29
  16. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times – Global MBA Rankings 2014". Rankings.ft.com. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  17. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times - FT.com". rankings.ft.com.
  18. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times – Masters in Management 2013". Rankings.ft.com. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  19. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times - FT.com". rankings.ft.com.
  20. ^ "Belgium's first unicorn: billion-dollar start-up Collibra". Flanders Investment and Trade.
  21. ^ "Biography Frank Donck". KBC Group.

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