Vlerick Business School
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]


The building was built in 1905 by Mgr Antoon Stillemans, as the major seminary of the Ghent diocese. The dioceses then sold the building to the province.[4]


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).[5]

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.[6][7] In 2015, Vlerick MBA Program was ranked top 100 MBA Programs and Top 10 MBA Program in Entrepreneurship worldwide by Financial Times.[8][9]


Vlerick Business School holds three international accreditations: the American AACSB, the British AMBA, and the European EQUIS.[10][11]


Vlerick ranks high amongst international and European business schools:

  • The Economist magazine ranked Vlerick number 47 among global full-time MBA in 2010.[12]
  • Financial Times ranked Vlerick number 15 amongst European business schools in 2015.[13]
  • The MBA program ranked number 100 out of all global MBA programs in 2014 according to the Financial Times.[14]
  • The EMBA program ranked number 86 amongst global EMBA programs in 2013 according to the Financial Times.[15]
  • The Masters in Management program ranked number 29 among global programs in 2013 according to the Financial Times.[16]
  • The Masters in Financial management program ranked number 24 among global programs in 2014 according to the Financial Times.[17]

Notable alumni

See also


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