Vlerick Leuven Gent SM


nando
Hello friends,
Any feedback on Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School MBA.
Thanx.
Hello friends,
Any feedback on Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School MBA.
Thanx.
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nando
It appears that nobody know nothing about this school. Let me give you some insight: Triple accredited, Great ROI, Brussels: avery affordable place compared to London, Paris or Barcellona. 1 year program, strong industry connections and good teachers quality. 10th place The Economist Ranking. 10th FT European Rankings.
Any comments?
It appears that nobody know nothing about this school. Let me give you some insight: Triple accredited, Great ROI, Brussels: avery affordable place compared to London, Paris or Barcellona. 1 year program, strong industry connections and good teachers quality. 10th place The Economist Ranking. 10th FT European Rankings.
Any comments?
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maubia
It appears that nobody know nothing about this school. Let me give you some insight: Triple accredited, Great ROI, Brussels: avery affordable place compared to London, Paris or Barcellona. 1 year program, strong industry connections and good teachers quality. 10th place The Economist Ranking. 10th FT European Rankings.
Any comments?



the 1 year mba + living cost would make around 40000e... IE global costs 39000 (and it's distance);
probably the only concern is language: if you don't speak german of french it might be difficult to find a placement later.
Did someone attend this mba???
<blockquote>It appears that nobody know nothing about this school. Let me give you some insight: Triple accredited, Great ROI, Brussels: avery affordable place compared to London, Paris or Barcellona. 1 year program, strong industry connections and good teachers quality. 10th place The Economist Ranking. 10th FT European Rankings.
Any comments?</blockquote>


the 1 year mba + living cost would make around 40000e... IE global costs 39000 (and it's distance);
probably the only concern is language: if you don't speak german of french it might be difficult to find a placement later.
Did someone attend this mba???
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vlerick
Hello Nando and Maubia,

I would like to give you some more information about the MBA programme. The full-time MBA programme is conducted in English, as we have a lot of international faculty and students, the main language at the school is also English. People in Belgium also speak Dutch, French and a small part German.
We have a very active Facebook group also were you can talk to alumni and students if you want more information about life here and Vlerick in general.
This is the page for full-time MBA https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Vlerick-Full-time-MBA/141476605881754
Her is the fanpage of Vlerick in general https://www.facebook.com/vlerickschool

Do not hesitate to ask questions or contact us if you need more information.

Regards and succes with your future study choice!
Ilse Himschoot, E-marketeer Vlerick
Hello Nando and Maubia,

I would like to give you some more information about the MBA programme. The full-time MBA programme is conducted in English, as we have a lot of international faculty and students, the main language at the school is also English. People in Belgium also speak Dutch, French and a small part German.
We have a very active Facebook group also were you can talk to alumni and students if you want more information about life here and Vlerick in general.
This is the page for full-time MBA https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Vlerick-Full-time-MBA/141476605881754
Her is the fanpage of Vlerick in general https://www.facebook.com/vlerickschool

Do not hesitate to ask questions or contact us if you need more information.

Regards and succes with your future study choice!
Ilse Himschoot, E-marketeer Vlerick
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maubia
Hello,
My main concern about your school is the placement after graduation; does it work well for people not speacking french/german fluency?
I m italian, sda Bocconi has a master taught in english as well but If you don t know my language it ll be' hard to' find a job in my country!
Hello,
My main concern about your school is the placement after graduation; does it work well for people not speacking french/german fluency?
I m italian, sda Bocconi has a master taught in english as well but If you don t know my language it ll be' hard to' find a job in my country!
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Duncan
The majority language in Belgium is Dutch, not German.
The majority language in Belgium is Dutch, not German.
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maubia
Really? Italian geo books cheated me for years :-)
Really? Italian geo books cheated me for years :-)

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wbsat
Its regional. Flemish majority in Flanders(north),french majority in wallonia(south) and german in liege(part of wallonia).brussels capital region is bilingual.overall 58% flemish,31% french,1% german
Its regional. Flemish majority in Flanders(north),french majority in wallonia(south) and german in liege(part of wallonia).brussels capital region is bilingual.overall 58% flemish,31% french,1% german
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maubia
Hello,
My main concern about your school is the placement after graduation; does it work well for people not speacking french/german fluency?
I m italian, sda Bocconi has a master taught in english as well but If you don t know my language it ll be' hard to' find a job in my country!


I did the same question also via email .. and I got no answer as well. Doens't this question make sense?
<blockquote>Hello,
My main concern about your school is the placement after graduation; does it work well for people not speacking french/german fluency?
I m italian, sda Bocconi has a master taught in english as well but If you don t know my language it ll be' hard to' find a job in my country!</blockquote>

I did the same question also via email .. and I got no answer as well. Doens't this question make sense?
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vlerick
Hi again,

Sorry if you haven't received an answer by mail. I asked more information at our recruitment office. This is their answer:

While it is an added advantage to speak French or Dutch in order to help with integration in Belgium, we have experienced that it is not necessarily a requirement for landing a job. Many international companies have their headquarters or offices in Belgium and they hire our international graduates. If knowledge of the local language is a requirement, the company will often invest in this as well and offer it to their international employees.

At the same time, students enrolled in the programmes have the possibility to take language courses during the evening or over the weekend at local language schools.
Of course the need to speak the local language also depends on the kind of job you are interested in. If you are looking at a more regional marketing or HR position for example, the need will be higher in order to be able to communicate effectively with customers and employees. If you are pursuing more global or business development roles, English is usually the only language required.

I hope this answer is helpful to you? If not, feel free to contact our recruitment office by mail or if you leave your contact details in a PM, we will contact you by phone.

Kind regards,
Ilse Himschoot
Hi again,

Sorry if you haven't received an answer by mail. I asked more information at our recruitment office. This is their answer:

While it is an added advantage to speak French or Dutch in order to help with integration in Belgium, we have experienced that it is not necessarily a requirement for landing a job. Many international companies have their headquarters or offices in Belgium and they hire our international graduates. If knowledge of the local language is a requirement, the company will often invest in this as well and offer it to their international employees.

At the same time, students enrolled in the programmes have the possibility to take language courses during the evening or over the weekend at local language schools.
Of course the need to speak the local language also depends on the kind of job you are interested in. If you are looking at a more regional marketing or HR position for example, the need will be higher in order to be able to communicate effectively with customers and employees. If you are pursuing more global or business development roles, English is usually the only language required.

I hope this answer is helpful to you? If not, feel free to contact our recruitment office by mail or if you leave your contact details in a PM, we will contact you by phone.

Kind regards,
Ilse Himschoot
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maubia
Thank you a lot.
Very clear picture
Thank you a lot.
Very clear picture
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maubia
A little out of topic but maybe interesting for someone considering Belgium (Vlerick, Solvay):

I've been in contact for 2 weeks with an important Belgian recruiter that is now introducing me to IBM Belgium for a SAP consultant position (he looks quite optimistic).
I speak a decent english (between B2 and C1) and an intermediate french: well, all the interview was in french... finally, they told me that my french it's not so bad and that large corporates require, at least, a mininum knowledge of french or dutch and the attitude to learn it. Consider that my location should be Antwerp (dutch area) but no dutch was requested.
In conclusion, for people with an IT background (assuming that other large IT consultant companies won't work much differently than IBM):
1) If you plan to work in Belgium after MBA... you should speak at least an intermediate french/dutch
2) normally MBAs, without SAP experience, get band 7.... I'm applying for band 8. This is a very big difference since in band 8 you have the car allowance... :-) Honestly, I would never attended an mba to get a band 7 at IBM
A little out of topic but maybe interesting for someone considering Belgium (Vlerick, Solvay):

I've been in contact for 2 weeks with an important Belgian recruiter that is now introducing me to IBM Belgium for a SAP consultant position (he looks quite optimistic).
I speak a decent english (between B2 and C1) and an intermediate french: well, all the interview was in french... finally, they told me that my french it's not so bad and that large corporates require, at least, a mininum knowledge of french or dutch and the attitude to learn it. Consider that my location should be Antwerp (dutch area) but no dutch was requested.
In conclusion, for people with an IT background (assuming that other large IT consultant companies won't work much differently than IBM):
1) If you plan to work in Belgium after MBA... you should speak at least an intermediate french/dutch
2) normally MBAs, without SAP experience, get band 7.... I'm applying for band 8. This is a very big difference since in band 8 you have the car allowance... :-) Honestly, I would never attended an mba to get a band 7 at IBM
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