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About Antwerp Management School

About Antwerp Management School

Antwerp Management School is an internationally renowned business school in the city of Antwerp, Belgium, the heart of Europe.

For the past 60 years AMS has been at the forefront of innovation, transformation, entrepreneurship and ecosystems, always in the best interest of people and society. In all these years our ambition has remained unchanged. Our baseline perfectly captures what we stand for: “Opening minds to impact the world”. Our three key values haven’t changed either: global perspective, societal consciousness and self-awareness are still at the heart of everything we do.

AMS differentiates itself by its thorough entrepreneurial character and no-nonsense approach. It is a research-driven business school.

We look beyond the mere transfer of technical knowledge. As our mission statement explicitly mentions, we also want to stimulate your personal development. Our approach is straightforward: the better you feel as a person, the more confident you are when dealing with complicated business situations. The more accurate your self-image, the better you are able to work with other people and lead others in a responsible manner that commands respect.

We are looking forward to accompanying you on your journey of lifelong learning.

Mission & vision

Antwerp Management School wants to help our customers to create sustainable value by cultivating talent to become Global Citizens, mastering the art of making decisions and leading people.

Three mission pillars are at the core of our programs:

1. Self awareness
Leads to stronger cooperation with others.

2. Global perspective

Leads to a developed global mindset, allowing you to find better solutions to problems and complex issues. 

3. Societal Consciousness

Leads to sustainability in essential economic processes, a fundamental value in business.

We don't want to educate the best leaders OF the world, but FOR the world. AMS passionately promotes responsible management, entrepreneurship, sustainability, leadership and professionalism.

Accreditations and rankings

Through the EQUIS accreditation of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Antwerp, AMS has joined a select group (1%) of business schools worldwide with three international accreditations (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS), or a so-called “Triple Crown”.

AMS is also listed in the Financial Times Rankings. In these rankings, our EMBA is nr° 1 in Benelux and the 50th worldwide.

Our master's programs are highly ranked in Eduniversal Rankings en QS World University Rankings.

Read more about our accreditations and rankings in Financial Times, Eduniversal Rankings en QS.


AMS team

Steven De Haes, PHD is dean. A dynamic, empowered team of faculty and staff do their utmost to provide you with an inspiring learning experience.

Who is who at AMS?

General Council

Herman Van Goethem, PHD, rector of the University of Antwerp is the chairman of the General Council.

Who is part of the General Council?

Board of Directors

Jan Remeysen, CEO BASF Antwerpen is the chairman of the Board of Directors.

Who are the members of the Board of Directors

International Advisory Board

Who are the members of this board

Campus De Boogkeers

Our campus is located in the city center of Antwerp. The "Boogkeers" is an historical building that was completely renovated, a completely new part was added.

The open house philosophy, so typical for AMS, fully takes shape in this new building.

The renovated Boogkeers is a sustainable, socially responsible building with respect for its historic value.

The Boogkeers is situated at Mechelse plein and easy to reach.

Read more about the Boogkeers

How to reach our campus?

Working at AMS

Antwerp Management School is very conscientiously building on its social responsibility to create leadership talent. We are regularly looking for talents to join our team. Do you want to help propagate our values?

Check our vacancies

You are always welcome to submit an open job application by sending your CV + motivation letter via this link.

Responsible Management Education

AMS became a signatory of PRME in 2012.

The Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) are inspired by internationally accepted values such as the principles of the United Nations Global Compact.

The PRME are a global call for business schools and universities worldwide to gradually adapt their curricula, research,teaching methodologies and institutional strategies to the complex challenges and opportunities faced by business and society in the 21th century.

It is the ambition of AMS to incorporate these principles in core activities in research and education while leading by example, in line with our mission and vision.
The PRME principles help us to better respond to the demands of the business to integrate
environmental, social and governance issues and to meet the new needs and expectations of the business world on the one hand and the demands of a new generation of students with regard to sustainability and good corporate citizenship on the other.

Read more about the principles of responsible management education

Powered by the University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp (UAntwerp), particularly the Faculty of Business and Economics and Antwerp Management School are strategic partners.

The rector of the University of Antwerp is chairman of the general council, the board of directors includes two representatives of UAntwerp and many professors of UAntwerp teach at AMS.

Both institutions complement each other in what they offer. At the university, you can pursue bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. AMS is a business school and offers education for professionals, company specific programs and master after master's programs (both for recent graduates and professionals).

For senior executives who want to apply relevant knowledge and research skills to current business problems in their industry or workplace, UAntwerp and AMS jointly organize an PhD program for executives.


Antwerp Management School is the University of Antwerp’s autonomous management school. It boasts a rich experience of over 60 years. The school was founded in 1959 as IPO (Institute for Postgraduate Education) and is nowadays an internationally renowned business school.

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AMS fund

AMS has established a special fund to express its social responsibility as a business school.

The fund makes sure less wealthy Belgian students or students from less developed countries get the chance to obtain a master's degree.

More than 20 students from less developed countries all over the world have graduated with financial help from this fund. They are currently developing their business ideas in their home country.

Read more about the AMS fund and how you can support it


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