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Action Learning: Learn to act, act to learn


Online Executive DBA

Transforming higher education and building capabilities in digital entrepreneurship

The Online Executive DBA programme is aimed at Senior Professionals, Chief Executive Officers or Managing Directors who want to pursue this degree as a means of building their capabilities in digital entrepreneurship, transforming higher education, energy or health industries, leadership in a public organisation, internal promotion as a C-Suite Executive, or to enhance their expertise for a career in consulting.

Characteristics of BSN’s Online Executive DBA
  • English language
  • Unique Action Learning methodology
  • Part time (online) study
  • International student body
  • Renowned international faculty
  • Maximum number of students per set: 20
  • Individual coaching
What are the benefits?
  • Accredited DBA diploma by ACBSP
  • Direct high return on investment
We look for Senior Professionals, CEO’s or MD’s, who
  • Want to pursue this degree
  • Building their capabilities in digital entrepreneurship
  • Would like to promote as a C-Suite Executive
  • Wish to enhance their expertise in consulting
  • Would like to develop themselves
Why choose BSN for the Online Executive DBA?
  • One of the oldest business schools in The Netherlands
  • Active for more than 30 years in developing and offering DBA and MBA Programmes
  • Thousands of Action Learning Projects have been implemented worldwide
  • A worldwide dynamic alumni network
  • Experienced coaches and tutors from various industries

For applying an Online Executive DBA, you should

  • Hold an MBA or a master’s qualification in a relevant area, and have at least five years’ experience;
  • be in a professional capacity with significant responsibility or
  • be in a senior management role or
  • be the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of a small and medium-sized enterprise or
  • be in an equivalent position;
  • be pursuing, or have pursued, a significant career in professional or business areas that fall within the research interests of Business School Netherlands, and display evidence of the potential to do doctoral level work, and have written and verbal fluency in English.
  • should the applicant’s mother tongue not be English, TOEFL or IELTS examinations are required. The minimum score for TOEFL is 580 (paper); 237 (computer) and 91 (internet) or a 6.5 IELTS score.

Phase 1 Startup:
  • Research Methodologies
  • Shaping business minds
  • Business foresight capability
  • What is Action Learning?
  • Change Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement
Phase 2 (6 months):
  • Draft Proposal submitted to BSN
  • Appointment of Internal Supervisor
  • Identify, analyse and formulate a business-driven Action Learning project
  • Finalise research methodology
  • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise in the subject discipline(s) required of your thesis (upon request Thesis can be conducted in Dutch)
Phase 3 (28 months):
  • Monthly contact with supervisor
  • Three monthly reports back to Academic Board
  • Literature Review
  • Independent Research
Viva Voce (6 months):
  • Internal Evaluation
  • External Assessment
  • Academic Board Approval
  • Graduation

Next start dates

23 September 2019
25 November 2019

Study Cost

Application fee: EUR 200
Full programme fee without conferences: EUR 18,500
Fee with 20% BSN Scholarship (EUR 3,700): EUR 14,800
Optional conference fee: EUR 2,000

BSN Scholarship

The candidate will need to commit to BSN’s Mentorship programme for a period of two years after graduation – in lieu of the scholarship.

I am sure the DBA International programme will grow in prominence. The concept of making consultants redundant is very interesting.”

George Woods

BSN Alumnus International DBA, LinkedIn-profiel

Merel van der Ham
Tel: 0344-579044

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