The Thierry Graduate School of Leadership

Brussels, Belgium
The THIERRY way of how to learn leadership, or in essence how to lead better, is progressive and harmonised with one's personal and professional life. By grooming leaders one by one we focus on each person individually.



Founded by Jean-Pierre Bal, and in the millennium-bridging year 2000, the THIERRY school fosters an ambitious but peaceful mission of educating Better Leaders for a Better World, and nowadays fulfils its role by walking on the humble path of training leaders one by one.


  • The master's programme is composed of the diploma-curriculum in Applied Leadership Studies plus the Master of Arts in Leadership degree phase.
  • The doctoral programme is formed by the postgraduate curriculum and diploma in Advanced Leadership Studies (PALS) and the PhD degree path in Leadership.
  • The specialist programme in Environmental Leadership, called TERRA, is intended for persons who wish to focus on leadership for the environment ("green" leadership), for instance in view of climate change and environmental policy.

PhD Programmes

Business & Management (1)


Library services

The school's traditional physical library is located at the eco-campus House, Belgian Ardennes. There are many convenient reading spaces, study corners, and the shared main room.

Student Life

Campus life

The THIERRY ecological or environmental campus, the eco-campus, came into being in 2010. It replaced the earlier project of an urban campus in Brussels, a most central city. It was in the summer of 2004 already that the idea of a countryside type of campus emerged, and also to align with the original Latin 'campus' which means field or meadow.

The hills and forests and gardens and plains of very ancient centres of learning, for example Plato's academy in Ancient Greece, or the early type of universities that have existed in the mountainous areas of the Far East, were also sources of inspiration for creating the contemporary THIERRY campus, in Belgium.

The Global Study Awards

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