Thursday, May 12, 2011

Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School

Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School succeeded in maintaining the 35th position in the Financial Times Ranking 2011 for Executive Education. Quite an achivement for a Belgium business school. More than 6000 business schools are active in the market of Executive Education worldwide. Flanders should support Vlerick in the best possible way to help the school grow a permanent top 10 position in the FT ranking. Although the list was published by The Financial Times, we don't live in 'financial times' (the tagline of the FT) anymore, we live in 'science times'. Flanders needs to be spearheading initiatives, such as creating excellent business schools, ultimately bridging science and industry if we are to compete with the growth countries in the South and the East.