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Equip yourself to create and lead a better tomorrow

Part-time Executive MBA: Leading with Purpose

People, businesses and society are looking for change and answers in an uncertain world. At VU, we help pioneering leaders to dig deep to uncover their purpose, their ambitions and to use that energy to transform the world for the better.

Because like you, we stand on the side of progress and are committed to helping you take the next step. 

Breaking free from conventional approaches, our Executive MBA: Leading with Purpose is all about knowledge co-creation and working together to ask the big, challenging questions and go deeper into the issues of today and tomorrow. In doing so, the programme will help to accelerate your development into a more forward-thinking and purpose-driven leader.

Here, you’ll gain not just the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing us today, but also the mindset and support to equip you for what’s to come tomorrow, and to develop into a forward-thinking and purpose-driven leader.

Part-time programme

Because the Executive MBA is part-time, you can earn your Executive MBA without interrupting your work or personal life.

More than a programme, it’s an opportunity and challenge to join a truly progressive community of change-makers ready to move the world forward.

Through the Executive MBA: Leading with Purpose, we will support you in:

  • Reflecting on your leadership purpose and the purpose of your organisation
  • Developing a holistic, cross-functional perspective on your organisation and its operations
  • Anticipating disruptions of your organisation’s business model and seize new business opportunities
  • Combining your experience with data-driven knowledge to make decisive strategic decisions that give your organisation a competitive edge
  • Leading the transformation of your organisation 
  • Establishing your role as a societal thought leader who leads the way forward
  • Leading your organisation through times of crises and uncertainty

Executive MBA: Leading with Purpose at a glance 

  • MBA programme in 18 months
  • Part-time: The courses take place once a month from Thursday-Saturday
  • You receive a Master of Science (MSc.) from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Start: September 2024
  • Tuition fee: € 43,500 (find out more)
  • Scholarships are available (Discover the opportunities or download the brochure)
  • We offer a 10% lifelong learning scholarship to all VU alumni


The quality of the programme was independently assessed by a panel of external experts to determine official NVAO accreditation. This accreditation was officially recognised and granted in March 2021.

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Why choose this MBA Programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam?

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university and is ranked among the best universities in the world. With a longstanding tradition of executive education, VU’s School of Business & Economics is in the Academic Ranking of World Universities Top75 Business Schools in the fields of business administration and management.

VU Amsterdam is located in Zuidas, Amsterdam's high-profiled international business district and centre of research and education. From the university, it is a short train ride to Schiphol Airport as well as Amsterdam’s historic city centre.

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
School of Business and Economics Executive Education
De Boelelaan 1105