Change is happening all around us and it’s impossible to overlook. Change can be internally motivated or externally motivated. Changes can be anticipated or unexpected − and the change can be minor or a dramatic departure from what we know. But in all cases, the fundamental nature of change is a movement from the current state through a transition state to a future state.
An intensive, long-running Vlerick programme is about more than simply going through the motions. You want to get something out of it. But what, exactly? What do you ultimately stand to gain? No one can knows better than the graduates themselves. During the Graduation Event, most of the 242 attendees had their say. We have distilled their responses into the seven things they valued most about the programmes they have just completed.
Let’s try to get rid of some common misconceptions regarding finance – many professionals think: a) it’s rocket science, b) it’s the most boring topic ever invented, and c) we don’t need to know or care about it because we’ve got a strong finance department and CFO.
Graduation day! Alumni from twelve long-running executive education programmes were awarded their well-earned diplomas with all the sparkle and ceremony you might expect. It was an enjoyable, celebratory occasion to round off their programme. And for many, it was the perfect opportunity to look back over an intensive and sometimes life-changing process.
Working within virtual teams is a ubiquitous reality for most organisations today. However, when people think of virtual teams, they think of everything that can go wrong and fear the disadvantages of working this way instead of looking at its potential.
Tomorrow marks the beginning of a new year. It’s a blank page, an opportunity to try something new – a time to start making your dreams a reality. Our Executive MBA participants want to share their own wishes for the new year with you:
"Vlerick has a recognized reputation for entrepreneurship and innovation with its Full-Time MBA programme ranked 9th in the world by Financial Times for its focus on entrepreneurship. To be honest, in the first few weeks of starting my MBA I thought this was just one more empty boast that business schools put on their brochures rather than a real commitment to fostering entrepreneurship.