Vlerick Business School is a triple-accredited, international business school at the heart of Europe – ranked number one in the Benelux for executive education and 15 in Europe. Each year we welcome 740 MBA and Masters students from 50 countries onto our world-class programmes in Brussels, Ghent, Leuven and Beijing. More than 8,500 executives from across the globe join our executive education and customised programmes. We have specific expertise in Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Healthcare, Energy and Financial Services. Our 21,000 alumni are active in businesses in more than 100 countries. Apart from our close ties to KU Leuven and Ghent University – and our strategic alliances with Peking University and University of Stellenbosch Business School – we’re constantly building our network of corporate partners across the world.
Vlerick’s Full-time MBA gets you ready to take your place in the business world. The programme is based in Brussels – in the thriving hub of international trade, commerce and government. Combine this exceptional location with expert international faculty, hands-on business experience and a diverse student body – and you’ll discover why the Vlerick MBA experience will surpass all your wildest expectations.
The Full-time MBA of Vlerick is a general management programme, aimed at professionals with at least three years of work experience and with a strong international focus. It gives participants up-to-date theoretical insights in relation to practical experience, all within an intellectually stimulating environment that is shared with similarly experienced fellow participants. This includes a wide range of bootcamps, electives, business labs, case studies and international study trips. The programme also offers a set of professional career coaching sessions, company presentations and networking and recruitment events to help you craft a career strategy and get you ready for your dream job.

Programme Info

Type of Course: 

  •  One-year Full-time MBA
  • 18-month Executive MBA
  • Online MBA



  • Full-time MBA 1st Highest salary increase for MBAs in Europe;  6th Value for money - based on salary earned; 17th European Business School ranking
  • Number 1 Executive MBA in Belgium and part of the top business schools in Europe

Starting Dates:

  • One-year Full-time MBA: September 2019
  • Executive MBA
    • Weekend Format (2 full days every 3 weeks - Saturday/Sunday: January 2020
    • Combi Format (2 full days every 3 weeks - Friday/Saturday): October 2019
  • Online MBA
    • Annual January, April and June Intake

Length of Course:

  • Full Time: 12 months
  • Executive: 18 months
  • Online MBA: 1 year to 5 years

Application Deadlines:

  • Full Time MBA:
    • Non-European citizens – May 31, 2019 (for visa purposes)
    • European citizens – July 31, 2019
  • Executive MBA:
    • ​Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Online MBA:
    • Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Student body

Ratio of Applicants to Places 4:1


Number of Nationalities 20 15
Percentage of International Students


Europe 37%
South America 20%
Asia 25%
North America 10%
Africa 4%
Middle East 4%

Combi format: 20%
Weekend format: 50%
Men/Women Ratio 60:40 75:25
Age Range 25-45 29-55
Average Age 28 35-37
Length of Work Experience Average 6 years
Minimum 3 years
Average 12 years
Minimum 4 years



Depending on your academic and professional background you can take one of the following tests:

  • Vlerick Business Admissions Test
  • Executive Assessment (only for Executive MBA)

University degree
GMAT: Average 660
English Language Proficiency
Two references
Admissions Interview


Application fee:  € 50

Tuition fees
Full-time MBA: € 38,000
Executive MBA: €41,500

Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance:  900 - € 1,100 per month


Address: Bolwerklaan 21, 1210 Brussels, Belgium

Telephone: + 32 2 225 41 11

Fax: + 32 2 225 41 00

Dean: Prof Dr. Marion Debruyne

FT MBA: Minna Peltola (minna.peltola@vlerick.com)

Executive MBA: Liesbeth De Baere (liesbeth.debaere@vlerick.com)

Head of MBA programmes: Yolanda Habets (yolanda.habets@vlerick.com)

Website: www.vlerick.com/mba