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July 03, 2019

Antwerp Management School bracht samen met PwC in kaart in welke mate gevestigde bedrijven en start-ups in België met elkaar samenwerken en wat hun plannen hieromtrent zijn voor de toekomst. Dit leidde tot de allereerste Belgische Corporate Venturing Barometer.

December 10, 2018

Based on information from more than 130 participating schools, the AMS Master in Global Management was ranked 16th worldwide in the Masters in Management category of Times Higher Education (THE). With this ranking, AMS obtained the highest position in Belgium.

October 18, 2018

For the 3rd consecutive year we launched the SDG Student Ambassador Campaign and we set a new record. Nearly 100 students (almost half of our student base!) volunteered to become an ambassador for the SDGs by engaging in different projects.

September 03, 2018

AMS has moved to a new building on Mechelseplein. Classes at the new venue will start on Monday September 3. The international students are the first ones to start their master-after-master in an innovative and sustainable learning environment in the center of the city.

August 27, 2018

Starting October 1, 2018, Prof. Dr. Steven De Haes (40) will be the new dean of Antwerp Management School (AMS). With the continued growth and internationalization, as well as the celebration of the school’s 60-year anniversary in 2019, he is looking at a challenging term of office.

July 18, 2018

Together with a creative designer, a student of the Master’s in International Fashion Management has a chance to win this award. In addition to the recognition for their idea and business plan, the winners of this award will also receive a starting capital of € 250,000.

July 11, 2018

In the hands-on research project ‘The Art of Corporate Venturing’, Antwerp Management School, in collaboration with PwC Belgium and Law Square, will set out to look for key factors for a successful cooperation between established family businesses and start-ups.

June 29, 2018

After 8 years of Antwerp Management School Alumni chairmanship, Guido Kestens hands over the torch to Mimi Lamote, CEO of fashion label Mayerline. Mimi has taken over on June 26.

June 28, 2018

Samen besloten AMS en BZA om in zee te gaan voor een vierjarig onderzoekstraject. Dit is meteen het allereerste grootschalig multidisciplinair toegepast onderzoek naar ‘de brandweer van de toekomst’.

June 20, 2018

From 28 May to 1 June 2018, the AMS Sustainable Transformation Lab had the pleasure of hosting the Indo-Belgium Program on Eco- Innovation, Sustainable Design and Business Solutions for Transformative CSR and Sustainability, in partnership with the Indian Institute for Corporate Affairs.

June 07, 2018

With an average score of 6.4/10 for their sustainability performance, Belgian companies acknowledge they still have a long road ahead. However, the outlook for sustainability is positive with many companies indicating they think sustainability will increase in strategic importance and saying they intend to have more attention for sustainability, even in the face of unchanged budgets. These are the main conclusions of a new study that Antwerp Management School conduction in collaboration with ING Belgium on the position and performance of Belgian companies in relation to sustainability.

June 07, 2018

The Irish international hockey player Kirk Shimmins has registered for the ‘Master in Finance’ program at AMS, starting in September 2018. Shimmins is coming to Belgium to join the Dragons, the Belgian champion in men’s hockey. He can take this program thanks to the collaboration between AMS and the Dragons. The 24-year old has played over 90 games for his country. He is transferred from Pembroke and is a midfielder.

May 24, 2018

On May 17, a reception was held at the residence of the Belgian Ambassador in Russia to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Antwerp Management School Executive MBA Moscow program. Belgian Ambassador to Russia Jean-Arthur Régibeau invited all 700 alumni of the program to his home for the celebration.

May 23, 2018

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, who was recently awarded the title of doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Antwerp, is joining Antwerp Management School’s International Advisory Board.

May 21, 2018

On Thursday May 17, the first edition of the RES awards took place. RES, Real Estate Society, is the alumni association of the Master in Real Estate Management of Antwerp Management School. The award ceremony took place at the Realty stock market and the purpose of these real estate Oscars was to celebrate high-quality real estate developments.

May 09, 2018

The city poem ‘een minimum’ by Ramsey Nasr is back in all its glory on the Boogkeers façade at Mechelseplein.

April 16, 2018

Thanks to the rise of the ‘Antwerp Six’, towards the end of the 80s the city rose to the top of the international fashion world. Thirty years later, Antwerp is still the front-runner. Yet, the fashion industry has changed dramatically. Creativity and courage are no longer the only requirements to maintain a position at the top. Strong management and transparent insights into global and local markets are necessary as well. That is why Antwerp Management School launches a unique, international master’s program in management, tailored to the needs of the fashion industry, starting from September 2018.

February 02, 2018

The Antwerp Management School (AMS) Expertise Center Smart Mobility, Antwerp technology company Sentiance and ‘Peak Hour Avoidance’ mobility app developer Olympus Mobility work together to give individual mobility advice to the participants in

January 12, 2018

2017 has been an accelerating year for the formerly named Competence Center Corporate Responsibility. We have rebranded as the Sustainable Transformation Lab with the establishment of a Chair in Sustainable Transformation, supported by BASF, The Port of Antwerp and Randstad.

December 08, 2017

AMS announces the appointment of Dr Wayne Visser as the world’s first Chair on Sustainable Transformation and Professor of Integrated Value. The Chair is being supported by BASF Antwerp, the Port of Antwerp and Randstad Belgium.

December 08, 2017

Antwerp Management School strategy expert Jamie Anderson has been announced as the winner of The Case Centre Award for the world’s best strategy and general management case study for 2017.

November 28, 2017

Dit initiatief zal focussen op de bevordering van duurzaamheid binnen de educatieve sector door samenwerkingsinitiatieven en het delen van succeservaringen.

November 17, 2017

Every 2 years, AMS awards an exceptional and inspiring person who has a lasting impact on our society with the Global Citizen Award. On November 16, 2017, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker had the honor.

November 06, 2017

Met de podcast ‘Leiderschap is overal’ laat Antwerp Management School het brede publiek proeven van hun kijk op leiderschap.

October 17, 2017

Antwerp Management School is once again included in the Financial Times Worldwide Top 100 Ranking for Executive MBAs and takes a great leap forward.

September 11, 2017

Our Master in Global Management remains number 1 in Belgium.

September 04, 2017

At Disruptival in Ostend yesterday, around 100 attendees got a glimpse of the future. Knowledge centers demonstrated the newest technologies and gave visitors a taste of the impact of the newest developments and the opportunities for their companies.

August 24, 2017

Since September 2016, Antwerp Management School has been busy rebuilding the former CPA buildings on the Mechelseplein. The right-hand section, at Lange-Gasthuisstraat, is being kept in its original form. The left-hand section is being newly built and the architecture will echo the rhythm of the adjacent historic building. The new building will reflect AMS’s open-house philosophy.

August 08, 2017

The Next Generation Work Expertise Center has looked into several conditions determining employee motivation at work, based on data collected with the NWOW coalition in 2016. They also examined whether different generations attach similar importance to different aspects of their jobs.

July 05, 2017

At AMS, tradition and experience go hand in hand with innovation and performance. For this reason, AMS has been focusing for decades on a specific offering to the public sector. The cornerstone of this offering is the Master’s Degree in Public Management. To this end, Roel Verhaert, a truly exceptional person who has truly made a difference in the public domain, was awarded an Honorary Master in Public Management at AMS’ annual proclamation ceremony on June 23rd, 2017.

July 05, 2017

At the end of the academic year, our graduates are not the only people whose performance we will appreciate. We also look back at the achievements of our faculty and recognize the best, with two awards of distinction.

June 06, 2017

Convert your commute time into work time? It is now possible with Office on Wheels, a service that allows office workers to complete their commute in a bus set up as an office. Initiators BAAV and the Smart Mobility Expertise Center, of Antwerp Management School, have examined the concept, tested it in practice, and have concluded that it is a viable business model.

May 22, 2017

On May 15th 2017, the Financial Times (FT) published their annual Executive Education ranking. This was the first time Antwerp Management School (AMS) appeared in the rankings. The school is now able to count itself in the top 85 executive education establishments worldwide.

May 17, 2017

NNOF and Care (both Vebego Holding firms) are together becoming an Antwerp Management School Knowledge Partner. They are linking up with AMS’ Next Generation Work Expertise Center, which focuses principally on researching and developing a sustainable view of human resource management, work, careers and organizations.

May 05, 2017

On May 5, 2017, B2Bike, a bicycle company for businesses in Antwerp, launched its Bike2Go travel solution. The launch took place at Antwerp Management School (AMS), situated close to the Noorderlijn road and tram project in the heart of the city. Using Bike2Go, a compact kit of two electric bicycles with GPS, AMS staff can move freely within a 15-kilometer radius. Bike2Go is the second smart transportation solution produced for the “Mobility Marketplace” on the “Smart to Antwerp” platform. A total of 10 proposals were selected for the Mobility Marketplace by a professional jury. Bike2Go is an integrated kit of two high-quality electric bicycles and a vertical bicycle storage unit with elevator system and built-in chargers. The bicycles are one size and unisex, making them usable for all company staff. “Also, for the employer, Bike2Go is easily manageable,” says B2Bike partner Johan De Mulder. “You only pay per kilometer you ride. There is no investment or fixed cost. Bike2Go is a mobile kit and only needs 1 m² of space. We aim to have 30 Bike2Go kits in use by in big companies and institutions in Antwerp by October.” Says Geert Vyncke, Antwerp Management School’s Managing Director, “Travel in Antwerp is much faster by bike. In previous years we have provided our staff with yellow city bikes. And now, with the reconstruction of the Leien and the Paardenmarkt, we must look again at transportation in Antwerp and around AMS. It’s only logical to put some effort into bicycles and e-bikes. On top of that, I myself love cycling. It benefits both my physical and mental fitness. I can recommend it to everyone.”   Mobility Marketplace B2Bike’s Bike2Go is one of 10 smart transportation projects selected for Antwerp’s Mobility Marketplace program. Within that framework, “Smart to Antwerp” called on Sept. 6, 2016 for projects that would contribute to smooth, efficient and reliable passenger and freight. That could be done by letting people travel earlier or later, encouraging people to use different means of transportation or by making more efficient use of the available vehicles. Says Koen Kennis, Antwerp’s alderman for transportation: “With this initiative we want to expand the current supply of smart transportation services to realize sustainable rush-hour avoidance and structural behavioral changes. Employers, travelers and logistics companies can go to the Mobility Marketplace to find comfortable and efficient transportation and logistics solutions. The 10 projects, six of which are focused on passenger traffic and four on logistics, can count on the city for financial support, information or professional expertise. Bike2Go is a ready-made solution for companies. This application supports the idea that cycling in a city—and to and from the city—is a smart choice as it is often faster than by car.” For more information on the Mobility Marketplace, go to For a video about the Bike2Go program, go to

May 04, 2017

Antwerp Management School’s Board of Directors (on March 27, 2017) and its General Council (on April 25) have unanimously agreed to renew the tenure of its Dean, Prof. Dr. Paul Matthyssens, for a second term, expressing confidence in his policies.

April 26, 2017

On Wednesday, April 26th, Antwerp Management School (AMS) and the Flemish Minister for Employment, the Economy, Innovation and Sport, Philippe Muyters, signed a new agreement. This 6-year agreement covers the period 2017 – 2022, during which time Antwerp Management School will receive annual funding to support academic research.

April 11, 2017

Antwerp Management School and the Knowledge Community Family Business have developed a unique online valuation tool in collaboration with UNIZO and with the support of the Agency of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: a simulator to determine the value of your company.

March 24, 2017

Belgian transport companies lose an average of 335 hours per lorry each year as a result of trucks being stuck in traffic jams. This congestion often occurs at well-known points along the road network but also builds up in queues at freight forwarders, receivers or terminals. With an economic value of 50 euros per hour, this represents a total loss of 16,750 euros per lorry each year. It comes as no surprise then that the sector is diligently searching for a solution. A study by the Smart Mobility Expertise Center shows that a communal trailer parking lot would save many lost hours.

March 17, 2017

Recent data shows that every two days, a child dies in a traffic accident involving a lorry & on average, Flanders has 120 speeding-related deaths on its roads every year. Meanwhile, it is perfectly possible to equip vehicles with software that sends freight transport along sustainable routes and which controls speed. The vital component for both of these measures is already available: the Flemish Traffic Sign Database.

March 16, 2017

In view of his expertise, VITO invited Omar Mohout as chairman of the valorisation board. The general management of Sirris approved this proposal. Following this approval, the formal appointment took place on 6 March, at VITO, during the March meeting of the valorisation board.

February 28, 2017

What else? Yesterday, Jamie Anderson and his colleagues won the Strategy and General Management category at the ‘Case Centre Awards and Competitions 2017’. The Centre granted him the award for having written the most commonly-used case in current business education.    

February 27, 2017

On Friday, February 18, Dean Paul Matthyssens launched a brand-new Alumni Chapter at the Belgian Embassy in Jakarta in presence of alumni and top managers.

February 03, 2017

The ninth Eduniversal World Convention held in Perth, Australia, brought together 250 representatives from the world’s best business schools including Harvard Business School, London Business School, Copenhagen Business School, Melbourne Business School and Fudan University School of Management, Antwerp Management School and many more.

January 13, 2017

As of February 2017, Antwerp will become a Low Emission Zone. Please be aware that Antwerp Management School is located within the Low Emission Zone.

December 16, 2016

AMS is making its global mission very explicit. For many years, Antwerp Management School has maintained good relations with China and has also organized many activities there. Several such activities are scheduled for this week. Right now, we are part of a trade mission with Seoul and Shanghai between the 10th and 17th of December. Together with mayor Bart De Wever, our Dean Paul Matthyssens signed The Memory of Understanding with Donghua University. They also visited the Yangtze River Delta City Project, of which AMS is the only foreign partner. Cross Cultural Negotiation Prof. Dr. Bart Cambré brought our PhD students and EMBA Director Peter Rafferty was accompanied by his European and Russian EMBA students. Bart Cambré: “I taught about Organization Theory and about Research Methodology. A good doctorate has a decent theoretical foundation and demands empirical research, which also causes the methodology to be important.” Together they learned about Cross Cultural Negotiation, they engaged in role playing and visited several companies. Internationale partners We opt for partnerships with schools who share our set of values. We have quite a few partnerships with universities and management schools in Europe, Asia and the United States. Students enrolled at those schools and universities can follow a full-time master program at AMS. Although students can also enroll directly with us, the collaboration with their alma mater offers certain advantages. One of the main advantages is the fact that we work with our partners to coach students with regard to job opportunities and prepare them for the remainder of their career. One of those long-standing partnerships is the one with the International Business School in Moscow. We organize an EMBA program for Russian executives. Shanghai, Guangzhou en Hangzhou In China we also have several important partnerships in three major east coast cities: Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hangzhou. In Shanghai we work with Shanghai Finance University, where we cater to top financial professionals and leaders. In Guangzhou we have partnered up with the leading school in the south of China, Lignan College of the Sunvatsen University – for our executive PhD. Antwerp Management School ranks 29th worldwide for its Master in Global Management and is number 1 in Belgium. For a school our size, this is a real feat. Many potential partners wonder how we have managed to do so. Our global activities have a strong link with our curriculum. During the recent trade mission our dean and the mayor have also met Astrid Philippron, Key Account Manager at Cisco and alumna of our Master of Global Management. In short, our overall mission is binding in all respects.

December 15, 2016

In 2018 Antwerp Management School is moving to the Boogkeerssite at Mechelseplein. On Thursday December 1, the first stone was laid for the new building.

December 13, 2016

AMS en BPACT engageren zich vanaf nu samen expliciet tot praktijkgericht relevant onderzoek met wetenschappelijke aanpak en inzichten.

November 16, 2016

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November 08, 2016

Antwerp Management School and HR service provider SD Worx have agreed to renew their partnership. Five years ago they jointly established the ‘Next Generation Work: Creating Sustainable Careers’ chair. Their aim: to map out the career policies of organizations and formulate recommendations to prepare both employers and employees for tomorrow’s job market.

September 13, 2016

Our new students have arrived! September 12th, 2016 our brand new students for the Full-time Masters program officially began their adventure, in the form of “Onboarding Days”. In this interactive three-day session, they become closely acquainted with the school and our values, ​​and experience for themselves what those values ​​mean.

September 13, 2016

On Friday, August 12, AMS and its construction team held a neighborhood get-together for businesses and residents of the Mechelseplein, where buildings in the Boogkeers area are currently being renovated for AMS’ relocation in 2018. “The new location makes it necessary to make use of the surrounding facilities, but the way in which Antwerp Management School builds sustainable relationships with the neighborhood is definitely unique”, says Frédéric Van Steene of HUB architects.

September 12, 2016

September 12, 2016, the Financial Times published its 2016 rankings of Master in Management programs. Antwerp Management School finds itself again on an upward path, with its Master in Management program climbing from 34th to 29th place in the global rankings while retaining its number 1 position in Belgium. The Financial Times ranking is considered the most representative and valued ranking project in the sector of international management education.

June 16, 2016

Alain Beyens has been appointed as the new Chairman of Antwerp Management School (AMS), succeeding Christian Leysen. Leysen held this role for 12 years.

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