Vesalius College

Introduction

Vesalius College is one of the few higher education institutions in Brussels that offers European-focused Bachelor’s degrees solely taught in the English language. Founded in 1987 by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Boston University, Vesalius College offers American-style education that includes small classes, low student-teacher ratios and participatory classroom experiences. Vesalius College takes full advantage of its location in the Capital of Europe with guest lectures from European policymakers, diplomats, business leaders, journalists and other experts. With a diverse student body drawn from all corners of the globe (50 + nationalities), Vesalius College provides an enriching academic and cultural experience.

Vesalius College is registered with the Ministry of Education of the Flemish Community (Belgium) as an Institute of Higher Education and all its programmes are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO).

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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BA Business Studies

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The Bachelor in Business Studies programme at Vesalius College gives students the skills and foundation necessary to become an internationally-versed business leader. [+]

BA Business StudiesThe Bachelor in Business Studies programme at Vesalius College gives students the skills and foundation necessary to become an internationally-versed business leader.Business students bring a wealth of international perspectives to the study programme and gain valuable insight into the world of international business, which is difficult to find elsewhere.The programme provides students with a combination of theoretical and practical skills, including an understanding of how businesses are organised, managed and function within the larger economic, social, legal and political context. In their last semester, students bring together what they have learnt, either in the analysis of case studies of business behaviour or in the development of a business plan for a small enterprise within a cohort of like-minded and highly motivated international students.Career perspectivesStudents graduating from our Business Studies programme possess a solid foundation in the functional areas of globally operating companies. The programme prepares students not only for prestigious management positions, but also for leadership responsibilities.Many of our students have used Vesalius College’s extensive academic network in Brussels and abroad to pursue a master’s degree in a wide range of fields, including management, business, banking & finance, economics, trade and more. Our Business graduates have successfully completed postgraduate studies in a number of prestigious universities, including Solvay Business School, the University of Saint Andrews, London School of Economics, IE Business School, Bocconi University, Boston University and many others.Degree structureTo complete the bachelor’s degree in Business Studies at Vesalius College, a minimum of 180 ECTS (credits or study... [-]


BA Communication Studies

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The BA in Communication Studies focuses on 2 key fields, namely, politics and business, and includes courses in mass communication, business communication, political communication, intercultural communication and film. [+]

BA Communication StudiesThe BA in Communication Studies focuses on 2 key fields, namely, politics and business, and includes courses in mass communication, business communication, political communication, intercultural communication and film. Students learn from experienced professionals via guest lecturers from media organisations and international corporations, and they gain practical experience thanks to the internship programme, which is invaluable in allowing them to quickly develop and operate within a professional environment.Career perspectivesAt Vesalius College, we prepare our Communications students for careers in various organisations, including political institutions, businesses and media conglomerates. At the end of the bachelor programme, graduates from the Communications major are well prepared to study or work as media practitioners, writers (radio, TV, cinema and the web), or organisational spokespersons in diverse fields such as public relations, lobbying, advertising, marketing, and communications. Graduates can aspire to play a leading role in the communication department of political institutions, lobbying firms, media companies and corporations.Vesalius graduates can continue their postgraduate studies in a wide range of fields, including in communications, leadership, management, marketing, PR, journalism, media management, business, and human resources. Our graduates who majored in Communications have successfully completed graduate studies in a number of prestigious universities, including Georgetown University in Washington, DC, London School of Economics, University of Edinburgh, Boston University, Kent University and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).Degree structureTo complete the bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies at Vesalius College, a minimum of 180 ECTS is required. Most students complete the intense and rigorous study programme within 3 years... [-]


BA in International Affairs

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Belgium Brussels

Vesalius College’s Bachelor in International Affairs equips students with the broad-ranging tools and in-depth capabilities for assessing the most pressing issues in national and global politics. [+]

BA in International AffairsVesalius College’s Bachelor in International Affairs equips students with the broad-ranging tools and in-depth capabilities for assessing the most pressing issues in national and global politics.The BA offers students a broad range of knowledge and skills taught by dedicated professors, as well as senior policymakers, diplomats and senior practitioners based in Brussels. By drawing on the expertise of world-class academics and policymakers, students gain fundamental insights into both the theoretical and practical hands-on dimensions of politics, economics and law. BA students are also able to complete an internship in a relevant organisation, such as at a major Brussels-based institution (ex. the European Union, NATO or the United Nations), NGOs or think tanks. This first-hand professional experience complements and deepens the practical aspects of their studies.Vesalius College’s department of International Affairs cooperates closely with the Brussels-based think tank the Global Governance Institute (GGI) – a leading research institute and NGO that unites top scholars and diplomats in the field of peace and security, the environment and sustainable development, global economics and global justice. High-achieving Vesalius College students gain exclusive internships and work placements, contributing significantly to our students’ employability and job skills in the world of think tanks and NGOs.Career perspectivesStudents are prepared to function in various settings and organisations, including international organisations (such as the United Nations, EU and NATO), and political institutions, ministries of foreign affairs, lobby organisations, NGOs and think tanks.Vesalius graduates can continue their postgraduate studies in a wide range of fields, including in... [-]


BA International & European Law

Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The BA in International and European Law at Vesalius College provides the knowledge, skills and foundation needed for an international career related to the law. [+]

BA International & European Law ***NEW as of Fall 2015!*** The BA in International and European Law at Vesalius College provides the knowledge, skills and foundation needed for an international career related to the law. This programme is ideal for students who are passionate about international and European legal issues. Students will gain an understanding of legal processes and apparatuses in order to provide legal and policy analysis. The curriculum allows students to develop an understanding of legal systems around the world and how they interact, as well as the international system, the European integration process, and European and international law-making. Students will also develop practical skills through reading and analysing recent legal materials, cases and reporting documents, as well as learning to write legal texts, giving oral presentations and working in group sessions. This programme offers a truly interdisciplinary approach where students can choose courses in a business as well as in an international and European legal context. Career Perspectives Graduates will be prepared for careers in: Public sector, the EU, the UN or other international organisations Diplomacy, public affairs and lobby organisations, NGOs and think tanks International businesses, banks and consultancies Prior to entering the workforce, International and European Law graduates can go on to pursue studies in a range of Master’s programmes in various fields, such as: Environmental Law Human Rights Public law Journalism Global Banking & Finance European Integration Competition Law Business IP & Information Law European Law Entry into traditional legal graduate programmes (leading to... [-]

Contact

Vesalius College vzw/asbl

Address Boulevard de la Plaine 5
1050 Brussels, Belgium
Website http://www.vesalius.edu/
Phone +32 2 614 81 70