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April 16, 2020

By Gert Van Esbroeck

The story of an EMBA student & doctor in times of Corona

General management COVID-19

Gert Van Esbroeck, eMBA student in the cohort 2019 and orthopedic surgeon writes in four chapters about his experiences during Corona. About the fact of being tested positive himself, being obliged to go in quarantine at home, about following his classes online and trying to get structure

April 15, 2020

By Hugo Marynissen

Crisis communication in times of coronavirus: “Lying is a definite no-go”

General management COVID-19 Crisis communication

Interview by Arno Meijnen with Prof. Hugo Marynissen published in Knack on 4 April 2020  Should we wear a face mask or not? Is the government communicating honestly about the corona crisis? Professor of Crisis Communication Hugo Marynissen: “There is no one, not even Steven Van Gucht or

April 10, 2020

By Antwerp Management School

Corona is mean. It's a wicked problem.

General management COVID-19

There is now a need for trans-disciplinary collaboration, but the question is, is there a ‘want’? We need both to succeed. No doubt you will also see them, the numerous memes, photos, GIF's, or movies where the Corona virus and its effects on our lives are portrayed in a playful way. At

February 5, 2020

By Philippe Deben

EMBA thesis, from paper to practice

General management

We are a group of 3 friends: Xavier, Kristof and myself: Philippe, who met during the eMBA program. After we did our thesis about starting a children's beverage brand, we decided to really start up the idea. With our little monsters Felix, Basile, Maya and Semm we started developing a


July 16, 2019

By Antwerp Management School

"The outcome of the in-company project confirmed our beliefs, the students exceeded our expectations""

General management

Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) recently entered into a partnership with a jewelry trade association and wanted to be fully prepared. They needed a market research done, quickly and efficiently. Niki and Eva, preparing for their master’s degree in Management at Antwerp Management


October 19, 2018

By Geert Scheipers

Shaping a smarter business: 10 simple rules for digital transformation

General management

On October 8, 2018, Professor Michael Porter received what we believe to be a long overdue honorary doctorate from the KUL. Driven by a sharp analytic eye, impressive teaching and consultancy skills, tons of energy and hints of pure brilliance, the forefather of such time-tested subjects


September 25, 2018

By Geert Scheipers

Digital transformation: A good friend’s advice

General management

On beer, friends and the value of good theory… Every so often we meet up with a few old friends to have a drink. A couple of weeks ago, we gathered in the beautiful oak guesthouse of one of them, hidden in the seclusion of her impeccable garden. After enjoying a few of the best beers

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May 7, 2018

By Antwerp Management School

The future of retail is hybrid

General management Business Design & Innovation

Are traditional retailers a dying breed? That is at least what some of them are starting to fear in sometimes desperate attempts to reinvent their businesses. So what is the answer to the relentless competition with purely digital players who are scooping up more and more market share?


April 26, 2018

By Antwerp Management School

Alumni Stories – Brush up your financial-economic knowledge

Alumni General management Financial Management & Accounting

Financial operations in the business world may be a bit of a challenge, especially for people who are not familiar with finances. That is why Antwerp Management School has developed the BENE program: Business Economy for Non-Economics. This nine-day program introduces you to the financial


February 15, 2017

By Antwerp Management School

Why you get more out of a smaller management school

General management

The head start a ‘boutique business school’ gives you In addition to his daily management responsibilities for AMS, dean Paul Matthyssens travels around the world teaching, advising on projects and liaising with other management schools. Fortunately we caught up with him at just the right

December 13, 2016

By Antwerp Management School

8 books for beneath the Christmas tree

Leadership Sustainable Transformation General management HR & Organizational Development Family Business Business Design & Innovation

In this blog post our thought leaders’ favorite books are featured. They all have written about a book they think other people should read. The works mentioned are divergent: from works of poetry to philosophical literature. We hope to inspire you with this list for Christmas and New Year

November 24, 2016

By Antwerp Management School

Alumni stories, PART FIVE: Hone your financial-economic management skills

General management Financial Management & Accounting

The economic goings-on of the business world can be a tricky subject, especially for those who are not at home in the financial world. For these people, Antwerp Management School offers the BENE program: Business Economy for Non-Economists. In just nine days, you will be introduced to the