Are you inspired by data science and AI – and the increasingly important role they have to play in business? And are you ready to move into a managerial role? Then this specialization in Business Analytics and AI is for you. It will give you the skills and mindset you need to become a highly sought-after, data-empowered manager, ready to leap into the next stage of your career and accelerate your route to the top. Gain deep insights into data analytics and data science – and see how they add value in a wider business context. Broaden your knowledge of core management skills and business strategy while getting a first-hand view of current trends that are shaping the future of data mining and business intelligence.
The program runs full-time from early September until the end of June. Classes take place from 9 am to 5.30 pm and are a dynamic mix of working on real-life business cases, class interaction, company visits, and group exercises.
Our active learning approach involves many assignments in small teams and thus requires mandatory attendance, 100% motivation, and the willingness to work hard.
When you complete the program, you receive a degree in Masters in General Management: Business Analytics and AI.
From theory to practice:
A pragmatic, multidisciplinary approach
Insightful business simulations
Real-life cases and challenges
Highlights of the program include:
Data-driven business innovation project: Put your analytical ability and innovative thinking to work in a project focused on data and analytics.
Hackathon: Collaborate with your course colleagues and put your skills to the test in a real-life hackathon.
International AI study trip: Get an inside view of the world of analytics and data on this study trip that combines lectures, networking, and company visits.
Company project: Over two months, you’ll apply everything you’ve learned to a real business challenge of your choice – either in a consultancy project or a global social project for an NGO.
Leap from student to professional with:
Continuous feedback and coaching
Targeted skill development
Comprehensive career services
Multiple networking opportunities
Personal development portfolio
Highlights of the program include:
My Vlerick Development Portfolio: Gain insight into your own strengths and weaknesses, and be challenged to reflect and take actions to improve.
Management Skills Seminar: Join us off-campus for three days to focus on leadership development and the management skills you need for the digital age.
Diversity and inclusion: Understand your own assumptions, biases, and preconceived ideas about how the world works – or should work. Discover which behaviors are acceptable, open your mind – and begin to develop a broader worldview.
Career Coaching: Stay aligned to the current global job market as you gain the skills, insights, and instincts to make a difference and explore your true potential.
Why This Programme
Gain deep insights into data analytics and data science – and see how they add value in a wider business context
Broaden your knowledge of core management skills and business strategy
Get a first-hand view of how current trends are shaping the future of business through cases from companies including Data Minded, ML6, and Imec.
Develop real, hands-on leadership skills through interactive classes, real-life business cases, business simulations, and in-company projects
Test your abilities in a real-life hackathon
Put your skills into action in a two-month consultancy project in an industry of your choice.
Who Should Attend
A recent graduate with strong analytical skills?
Inspired by data science and AI-driven tech applications?
Committed to making an impact on the future of business?
Then you’re a perfect fit for the MGM: Business Analytics and AI Masters at Vlerick. You’ll join an incredibly diverse group of students who all share a passion for technology – and an analytical mindset.