Become a leader and boost your career prospects with an MBA from Vlerick

Become a leader and boost your career prospects with an MBA from Vlerick


If your organisation is looking to make sustainability part of the fabric of its key strategy and achievements, there’s no better place to look for inspiration than Europe. Europe leads the way in sustainability - from legislation and regulation to innovative business practices - with businesses on the continent setting global standards for balancing profitability and purpose. 

European Executive MBA at Vlerick Business School gives leaders the insight and tools needed to build sustainable businesses.

The benefits of a European Executive MBA from Vlerick

So, it’s no surprise that one of the most innovative executive leadership programmes focuses on European business, European innovation, and the golden thread of sustainability that runs through them. The European Executive MBA from Vlerick Business School offers a different perspective and way of learning from traditional executive MBAs in three key areas:

1. A focus on Europe

Across Europe, innovative companies in multiple sectors are shifting their focus so that they can make a positive impact on people and the planet, while also making a profit. When you join the European Executive MBA, you'll be introduced to those trendsetters.

From Madrid and Zaragoza to Paris, Brussels, Copenhagen and Berlin, participants have the opportunity to learn from within leading businesses. These deeply immersive experiences blend with modules on HR, finance, marketing and more to show how every business function contributes to building a sustainable organisation.

From its Brussels base, Vlerick is uniquely positioned to explore business in the European context, empowering participants to understand aspects such as Europe’s Green Deal and pioneering regulation. Participants also explore how organisations can lobby and influence the environment they operate in.

2. Sustainability

While some executive MBAs feature a sustainability or ethics module, the European Executive MBA has sustainability embedded all the way through it. For example:

  • When you learn about the latest and most innovative approaches to HR, the course looks at them from a sustainability perspective. 
  • When you explore accountancy, the course will explore sustainability reporting and the importance of data.
  • When the course dives into strategic management, sustainability is made a core pillar of strategy and measurement.

This is because, at Vlerick, they know how to create sustainable value and are aware that organisations need sustainability to be woven into every aspect of business thinking and execution.

3. Greater studying flexibility

The European Executive MBA from Vlerick has been designed with today’s busy executive in mind. Participants often have unprecedented pressures on their time, so the European Executive MBA takes place over 18 months.

It also blends learning formats - such as online, face-to-face and country-specific sessions - to create maximum flexibility. In total, there are six modules spread over three calendar years. Vlerick also focuses on efficiency so that participants can accommodate learning within the demands of a full-time executive career.

Why should entrepreneurs study sustainability?

Sustainability isn’t a subject that can be understood or leveraged in isolation. It’s about answering to all stakeholders and having a positive impact on society. Vlerick believes this means that sustainability can only be truly understood in its societal, institutional and business context.

And this is exactly what participants in the European Executive MBA get: a complete 360-degree view of sustainable business success.

Make a positive impact with an MBA from Vlerick Business School!

If you want to be the leader that drives business forward to make a positive contribution to society, Professor Bjorn Cumps, director of the European Executive MBA at Vlerick Business School, has this advice: “Come and join Vlerick’s European Executive MBA!”

You can watch Bjorn’s message here:

Representatives from Vlerick are available to talk if you have questions or want to find out more. Please don’t hesitate to reach out - they’d love to hear all about your plans and ambitions!



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