Vlerick Business School joins the Future of Management Education (FOME) Alliance
Dr. Carin Peller-Semmens
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March 1, 2022
Dr. Carin Peller-Semmens
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March 1, 2022

Vlerick Business School has joined as the newest member of the Future of Management Education (FOME) Alliance. A leading business school in the Benelux region, Vlerick has distinguished itself through a commitment to a learner-centred ethos that combines experiential learning and flexibility with a progressive and digitally innovative approach. Entrepreneurship and digital transformation are central components of Vlerick’s educational vision and are incorporated throughout its postgraduate, executive education, and customised programmes.

Vlerick Business school joins eleven partners from across the globe as a member of the FOME Alliance: BI (Norway), ESMT (Germany), EDHEC (France), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong), IE (Spain), Imperial College Business School (UK), Ivey Business School (Canada), Johns Hopkins Carey Business School (United States), Singapore Management University (Singapore), The University of Melbourne (Australia) and Luiss Business School (Italy). This network brings together the expertise and vision of faculty, senior management, Edtech project managers, learning designers, and media experts from each institution to collaborate and create cutting-edge online learning experiences.

As a new FOME member, Vlerick Business School will support collaboration and development across the international network. Vlerick will also exchange best practices, develop joint learning experiences with existing members, and contribute to the advancement of digital learning innovation in business education across the globe.

Anne Swanberg, Associate Dean, BI Norwegian Business School and Chair of the FOME Alliance, comments: “On behalf of the FOME Alliance I am excited to welcome Vlerick Business School as our new member. As a learning community, we look forward to contributions and insight from Vlerick and to learn from their ten year journey in online learning. Their approach to and experience from learner centricity and transformational learning will add value to our work.”

Vlerick Business School’s digital strategy is based on a digital-first vision of learning that maintains a strong focus on the learner, whilst leveraging future-oriented technology and (strategic) partnerships in a market-driven ecosystem. This is represented through various innovative and impactful learning experiences including a top ten QS-ranked 100% Online MBA, as well as fully digital, blended and hybrid programmes, and highly customised initiatives for leading global companies. Joining the FOME Alliance fits perfectly within that vision.  

Marion Debruyne, Dean of Vlerick Business School, adds: “I am delighted to join the FOME Alliance, so we can share experiences and work together with other leading business schools and further push the envelope in digital learning.”

Dr. Carin Peller-Semmens

About the author

Dr. Carin Peller-Semmens is Academic Engagement and Partnerships Manager at insendi. Educated on both sides of the Atlantic, she holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College, an MA from Rutgers University, and a PhD from the University of Sussex. Her work as a historian focuses on 19th century American History, investigating racial violence and white supremacy. Carin’s first book is forthcoming from Louisiana State University Press.

Carin’s academic training is bolstered by years of corporate experience in communications, business development, and fundraising. As part of insendi’s Academic Engagement team, Carin manages and strengthens current partner relationships to support their successful strategic development and growth. She engages in multi-stakeholder user community building, including the award-winning FOME alliance. Additionally, Carin leverages her research background for thought leadership and insendi research projects to showcase edtech’s capabilities and potential. A devotee of the Oxford comma, Carin is passionate about diversifying higher education and the inherent ability of new innovations to widen accessibility and enrich learning.