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Vlerick Executive MBA 2012Part-time or Modular Master of Business Administration

Whats in a NameThe Schools rather unusual name Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School is the result of a partnership between the former De Vlerick School voor Management, the K.U.Leuven, and Ghent University. Professor Andr Vlerick (1919-1990) was a successful banker, politician and academic, who laid the foundations of the School in 1953. He was Minister of the Economy, and is widely credited with managing the development of the Belgian economy to its current position as one of the most dynamic in the world. His legacy forms the basis of the Schools endowments and his spirit lives on in the Schools values.

ContentWelcome from the Dean Why take a Master of Business Administration (MBA)? Part-time or Modular MBA? Programme Description Part-time MBA Programme Description Modular MBA Admission & Application Requirements Fees Why the Vlerick MBA? A dynamic approach A diverse student body Business project International study trip Networking opportunities Outstanding research and teaching quality Vlerick Graduate wins Battle of Talents Best female entrepreneur of the year 2011 Rankings & Accreditations Corporate Partnerships Meet Us 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 13 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 27Ghent Campus


Welcome from the DeanAs a leading Business School in the heart of Europe, and one of the first with triple accreditation (AMBA, AACSB and Equis), we offer a high-quality solution to your personal and career development needs. We pride ourselves in being close to business, attentive to your needs, and professional in delivery. At the same time as an academic institution we believe sound theory can be eminently practical. Our lecturers teach from own research findings, developed through both academic research and the many research for business partnerships Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School has developed with leading edge companies. This brochure highlights our Part-time and Modular Executive MBA Programmes, which are purposely designed to allow you to combine your studies with a full-time career. The two different programme formats offer you a choice in terms of campus and class schedule. Whilst we obviously take pride in the content and quality of the teaching, we know that our Executive MBA is as much an opportunity for self-reflection and taking stock before engaging in the next phase of your career. It is also a unique opportunity to build a lifelong peer network of successful professionals. We are constantly seeking to improve our offering. This year for example we are adding a personal development track with 360 feedback to the programme, and are also offering placement support to self-funding students. I hope you decide to join us in the renovated and resolutely modern environment of our Ghent and Leuven Campuses. Our faculty and staff are ready to challenge your thinking, foster your learning, and engage with you on an individual level. We look forward to being your partner in this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Prof Dr Philippe Haspeslagh MBA(1977)andDBA(1983)fromHarvardBusiness School FormerFacultymemberandDirectorofthe InternationalDirectorsForumandtheStrategic Issues in M&A programme at INSEAD Business School (1979-2008) EntrepreneurandChairman&BoardMemberof several listed and unlisted companies DeanofVlerickLeuvenGentManagementSchool (2008-)

Prof Dr Philippe Haspeslagh Dean, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School


Why take a Master of Business Administration (MBA)?There are countless reasons for taking an MBA. The four reasons that are most often cited by our MBA participants are:1. Developing a global view The MBA is a generalist programme, providing a helicopter view on all aspects of management. It helps you understand what a business is all about and gives you new perspectives to supplement your own expertise. You broaden your mind with the big picture. 2. Accelerating your career track An MBA challenges you to move beyond your comfort zone and take on new responsibilities. It gives you the self-confidence to change your career track, to lead a team, to take on managerial responsibilities, or to start your own business. You take on new challenges. 3. Bringing best practices and new ideas to your organisation An MBA provides you with tools to do your job even better and make more insightful, well-founded decisions. Throughout the programme, you are encouraged to apply theoretical concepts and models to your own professional environment. You improve your effectiveness. 4. Expanding your network You meet new people with similar interests and a variety of backgrounds. An MBA offers unique networking opportunities, which often result in lasting professional and personal relationships. An MBA is just the beginning.


Meet a fascinating mix of people with a variety of backgrounds

Part-time or Modular MBA?Part-timeThe Part-time MBA enables you to earn an MBA degree while you continue to work full-time. New (first-year) programme participants join a group of students who have already completed one year of the programme and are in their second year. The programme runs from early September to early July for two years. There are 9 hours of class each week, which are spread over 2 days.

The Part-time MBA Programme in Ghent was the most practical for me for several reasons: it was close to my workplace, and I could integrate the MBA course work into my normal working hours. This gave me some free time on the weekends, as well as the chance to travel on business to the Middle East.

Tony Nawar (Lebanon) - Part-time MBA 2010 Market Manager, Milliken Europe

ModularThe Modular MBA Programme enables you to earn an MBA degree while you continue to work full-time. The programme covers a period of 18 months, starting in January and finishing in July of the next year. Classes are scheduled every third weekend and on 4 additional residential weeks.

In my opinion, the Vlerick Modular MBA delivers exactly what it promises: highly practical information delivered by great professors with hands-on industry experience, lively class discussions and challenging group work that enables us to share our knowledge and experience. The programmes schedule - with weekend sessions and 4 full residential weeks - is another important advantage, as it minimises disruptions to work and personal pursuits. Julia Mikerova (Russia) - Modular MBA 2010 Head of Consulting, OCO Global

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Programme Description Part-time MBACurriculumPart-time MBA: spread over 2 yearsAt the start of each year, you first go through a series of introductory courses, which are designed to refresh or introduce the basic knowledge required to effectively follow the core module. Afterwards, each year kicks off with a 2-day opening seminar on social and interaction skills or industrial and organisational psychology. The core module addresses the full range of management disciplines, divided over the 2 years. Classes alternate with various exercises and games throughout the programme, and in the first year there is a 1-week study trip abroad. At regular intervals, you are assessed through a mix of exams, papers, case discussions and presentations. The programme culminates with the in-company project, in which you tackle a business issue within your own company by integrating and applying what you have learned during the programme. At the end of your journey, you receive a well-deserved MBA degree from Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School. Attendance The School pays a lot of attention to class interaction and group dynamics. For this reason, students are required to attend minimum 80% of all classes in order to graduate.

Year AINTRODUCTION MODULEFinancialAccounting Economics Early-September to mid-October

OPENING SEMINAR2 days, mid-October Industrial&OrganisationalPsychology


Mid-October to end June StrategicManagement Corporate&FinancialManagement ManagementAccounting&Control HumanResourcesManagement NegotiationSkills Leadership&OrganisationalBehaviour BusinessEthics Mergers&Acquisitions

MANAGEMENT INTEGRATIONInternationalBusinessinContext (international study trip - first year) Entrepreneurship(firstyear) In-companyproject(secondyear) IMExbusinessgame(secondyear)




Class SchedulesYear BINTRODUCTION MODULEEarly-September to mid-October FundamentalsofBusinessStatistics EuropeanBusinessLaw

Ghent Campus Mondays: 7.00 pm - 10.30 pm Tuesdays: 2.30 pm - 6.00 pm 7.00 pm - 10.30 pm Thursdays: 7.00 pm - 10.30 pm Fridays: 2.30 pm - 6.00 pm 7.00 pm - 10.30 pm Leuven Campus Thursdays: 7.00 pm - 10.30 pm Fridays: 2.30 pm - 6.00 pm 7.00 pm - 10.30 pm Certain courses and the residential parts of the programme, may include days outside the regular class schedule. These dates are communicated well in advance. The programme starts in the first week of September.

OPENING SEMINAR2 days, mid-October Communication&InteractionSkills


Mid-October to end June Value-AddedEnterpriseIT OperationsManagement InnovationManagement ManagerialAspectsofEuropeanIntegration MarketingManagement IntegratedE-SupplyManagement DecisionSciencesforBusiness

MANAGEMENT INTEGRATIONInternationalBusinessinContext (international study trip - first year) Entrepreneurship(firstyear) In-companyproject(secondyear) IMExbusinessgame(secondyear)




Programme Description Modular MBAModular MBA: spread over 18 monthsAt the start in January, you first go through a series of introductory courses, which are designed to refresh the basic knowledg