Antwerp Management School

Antwerp Management School

Antwerp Management School, the autonomous management school of the University Antwerp, is a top-ranked business school. A strong network stimulates personal development, fosters innovative entrepreneurship and inspires people to play an active role in society.

Top reasons to study here

  • At AMS, we look beyond the mere transfer of technical knowledge, we also want to stimulate your personal development ("opening minds to impact the world").
  • AMS wants to contribute both to science and society. The aim is to base all programs on state of the art scientific insights.
  • AMS is accredited by NVAO and AASCB and has top rankings in Eduniversal & Financial Times. Studying at AMS kickstarts students’ careers.

PhD Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Antwerp Management School is founded as IPO (Instituut voor Postuniversitair Onderwijs) in 1959. At that time it had 1 flagship program: PPB (Postuniversitair Programma in Bedrijfsbeheer), an EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration) “avant la lettre”. It had a major impact on the development of Antwerp, and in many leading companies and organizations, we find PPB/EMBA alumni back.


Antwerp Management School offers Full-Time Master programs for recent graduates, an Executive MBA, an Executive PhD, Masters for Professionals, Executive Masters and Company Specific Programs.

  • Our Masters in Management are ranked #34 in the Financial Times Ranking (2015) - #1 in Belgium
  • Our Executive MBA is ranked #59 worldwide in the Financial Times Ranking (2014) - #1 in Belgium


Our Faculty wants to create knowledge through scientific research. The aim is to contribute both to science and society and to base all programs on state of the art scientific insights.


Antwerp Management School is developing its corporate social responsibility to create leadership talent. To be able to strengthen us in our mission, we are constantly looking for new talent.


Housing services

The standard of hotels in Belgium is high. Double rooms have either double beds or twin beds and all hotel rooms have a shower or bath. A breakfast buffet is included in the room rates (unless mentioned otherwise).

Antwerp management School has negotiated special rates with the following hotels. It is your responsibility to contact, book and pay for your hotel.

  • Hilton
  • Radisson
  • Hylitt
  • Prinse
  • Mercure
  • Park Inn
  • Century
  • Elzenveld

Library services

Antwerp Management School is regularly present in the media with press releases and articles about the School and its Faculty members.

Student Life

Campus life

Combining the charm and tradition of a rich history with the vigor and progress of modern industrial Flanders, Antwerp is a city with a distinctive character. In the 16th century, Antwerp became the main commercial center of Western Europe. Churches, museums and historical buildings bear witness to this golden age. The city remains one of Europe’s major industrial centers. The Port of Antwerp, the fourth largest in the world, plays an important role in international trade and Antwerp’s petrochemical industry is second only to Houston, Texas. Antwerp is also known as the world center of diamond trade, its volume being by far the largest in the world.


AACSB The University Antwerp has obtained the prestigious accreditation of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for its management programmes in the faculty of Applied Economical Sciences and at Antwerp Management School. The University Antwerp is the first Belgian university to acquire this accreditation.

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