Time To Make An Impact

Real-Life Projects.
Soft and Digital Skills.

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“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”

Pablo Picasso

Real-Life Projects.
Soft and Digital Skills.

Business acumen and leadership develop mainly through guided practice and reflection, not lectures.

Carefully designed with the support of 80+ top recruiters, entrepreneurs and experts, FORWARD Bachelor in Business Leadership is about turning ideas into reality while leveraging business techniques. This will be highly satisfactory, but much harder than you think!

During the 3 year programme you will:

  1. Year 1: Drive social change on the ground and engage in an internship.
  2. Year 2: Design and implement digital solutions.
  3. Year 3: Train in consulting work with international organisations and engage in a 3 month internship.
  4. Years 1-3: Enhance your social and emotional intelligences .

Year 1: Turning Ideas into Reality

Everything starts with an idea: reduce plastic consumption, promote climate-friendly behaviours, support people with disabilities, curb racism, promote access to arts, launch a mentoring programme…

You will team up with 2-3 of your peers based on a common idea. Our Faculty will take you through a step-by-step approach to help you deliver impact.

  • Build up your expertise through literature reviews, best practice analysis and benchmarking on the topic of your project
  • Enquire on the field, around you thanks to observation techniques, surveys, behavior analysis, focus groups and interviews
  • Understand conditions for change with the help of change model frameworks, stakeholders analysis and marketing and nudge techniques
  • Design a solution thanks to (co-)design and ideation techniques
  • Turn your solution into a plan leveraging the basics of fundraising, critical path design, organisation, budgeting and controlling
  • Implement your plan on the field
  • Assess your impact thanks to evaluation and controlling methodologies


Along the way, you will gain strong project management skills and acquire a set of core business techniques. Above all, you will be proud of your achievements.

Expected workload: approx. 20h/week on average

“When you have to deliver something, you dig more.”

Pierrick Chabi, Founder & CEO of Wakatoon

Year 2: Digital Savviness

In the second year, you will design and implement a digital solution.

During FORWARD Bootcamp you will learn the basics of digital tools and start developing your own expertise in a specific field (coding, digital design, web design, web-marketing, data analysis).

Here again, you will team up with your peers and be guided through a step-by-step approach (agile methodology) towards impact. Projects will be carried out with a local partner organisation or on an entrepreneurial basis.

While deepening your digital expertise throughout the year, you will broaden your undersanding and practice of marketing (market survey, strategic positionning, go to market...) and finance (business planning, budgeting and controlling).

Expected workload: approx 20h/week on average

"Tomorrow everyone will be a digital officer in their own field."

Amelie Oudea, Chief Digital Officer @ Carrefour

Year 3: Work with Partner Organisations

In year 3, you will work as a consulting team to solve problems submitted by international organisations (NGO, corporate, start up or intergovernmental organisation), partners of FORWARD COLLEGE. Assignments will range from benchmarking, to exploring potential for a new product, communication strategy, co-design of a new solution or campaign...

You will work with professionals and leverage your project management skills, business techniques and digital experience. Our faculty will guide you through consulting methods and techniques to help you deliver impact for the partner organisation.

Year 3 will also be the time when you will take part in a 3 month internship.

Expected workload: approx 20h/week on average

“You learn strategy by doing it and you learn it by doing it in a context”

Chris Percy, Associate Director @ Firetail

Year 1-3: Developing Your Personality

Each term, we will address issues such as:

  • Stress management
  • Understanding and dealing with emotions
  • Making decisions
  • Engaging and influencing others
  • Coping with frustration or failure...


During these Term Modules, you will learn the science behind these issues while training in techniques to improve your social and emotional skills.

During the module in Stress Management, you will:

  • Set your expectations with your coach at the start of the term
  • Attend evening conferences to learn what science says about the nature, triggers and impact of stress
  • Attend master classes by a great Yogi
  • Participate in the weekly practice sessions (meditation or yoga)
  • Assess your progress with your coach.



Expected working time: 3 to 5 hours/week

"Coaching will point how far have you moved and how much remains to be done"

Hervé Borensztejn, Corporate Partnerships @ FORWARD COLLEGE and Managing Partner EMEA @ Heidrick & Struggles

Real-Life Projects.
Soft and Digital Skills.

Business acumen and leadership develop mainly through guided practice and reflection, not lectures.

Carefully designed with the support of 80+ top recruiters, entrepreneurs and experts, FORWARD Bachelor in Business Leadership is about turning ideas into reality while leveraging business techniques. This will be highly satisfactory, but much harder than you think!

During the 3 year programme you will:

  1. Year 1: Drive social change on the ground and engage in an internship.
  2. Year 2: Design and implement digital solutions.
  3. Year 3: Train in consulting work with international organisations and engage in a 3 month internship.
  4. Years 1-3: Enhance your social and emotional intelligences .

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”

Pablo Picasso

Year 1: Turning Ideas into Reality

Everything starts with an idea: reduce plastic consumption, promote climate-friendly behaviours, support people with disabilities, curb racism, promote access to arts, launch a mentoring programme…

You will team up with 2-3 of your peers based on a common idea. Our Faculty will take you through a step-by-step approach to help you deliver impact.

  • Build up your expertise through literature reviews, best practice analysis and benchmarking on the topic of your project
  • Enquire on the field, around you thanks to observation techniques, surveys, behavior analysis, focus groups and interviews
  • Understand conditions for change with the help of change model frameworks, stakeholders analysis and marketing and nudge techniques
  • Design a solution thanks to (co-)design and ideation techniques
  • Turn your solution into a plan leveraging the basics of fundraising, critical path design, organisation, budgeting and controlling
  • Implement your plan on the field
  • Assess your impact thanks to evaluation and controlling methodologies


Along the way, you will gain strong project management skills and acquire a set of core business techniques. Above all, you will be proud of your achievements.

Expected workload: approx. 20h/week on average

“When you have to deliver something, you dig more.”

Pierrick Chabi, Founder & CEO of Wakatoon

Year 2: Digital Savviness

In the second year, you will design and implement a digital solution.

During FORWARD Bootcamp you will learn the basics of digital tools and start developing your own expertise in a specific field (coding, digital design, web design, web-marketing, data analysis).

Here again, you will team up with your peers and be guided through a step-by-step approach (agile methodology) towards impact. Projects will be carried out with a local partner organisation or on an entrepreneurial basis.

While deepening your digital expertise throughout the year, you will broaden your undersanding and practice of marketing (market survey, strategic positionning, go to market...) and finance (business planning, budgeting and controlling).

Expected workload: approx 20h/week on average

"Tomorrow everyone will be a digital officer in their own field."

Amelie Oudea, Chief Digital Officer @ Carrefour

Year 3: Work with Partner Organisations

In year 3, you will work as a consulting team to solve problems submitted by international organisations (NGO, corporate, start up or intergovernmental organisation), partners of FORWARD COLLEGE. Assignments will range from benchmarking, to exploring potential for a new product, communication strategy, co-design of a new solution or campaign...

You will work with professionals and leverage your project management skills, business techniques and digital experience. Our faculty will guide you through consulting methods and techniques to help you deliver impact for the partner organisation.

Year 3 will also be the time when you will take part in a 3 month internship.

Expected workload: approx 20h/week on average

“You learn strategy by doing it and you learn it by doing it in a context”

Chris Percy, Associate Director @ Firetail

Year 1-3: Developing Your Personality

Each term, we will address issues such as:

  • Stress management
  • Understanding and dealing with emotions
  • Making decisions
  • Engaging and influencing others
  • Coping with frustration or failure...


During these Term Modules, you will learn the science behind these issues while training in techniques to improve your social and emotional skills.

During the module in Stress Management, you will:

  • Set your expectations with your coach at the start of the term
  • Attend evening conferences to learn what science says about the nature, triggers and impact of stress
  • Attend master classes by a great Yogi
  • Participate in the weekly practice sessions (meditation or yoga)
  • Assess your progress with your coach.



Expected working time: 3 to 5 hours/week

"Coaching will point how far have you moved and how much remains to be done"

Hervé Borensztejn, Corporate Partnerships @ FORWARD COLLEGE and Managing Partner EMEA @ Heidrick & Struggles

Time To Boost Your Learning

Time To Make An Impact

Co-Living in 3 Countries

Time To Become Who You Are

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