South Africa - Business School Netherlands
Innovative Solutions through Action.
South Africa - Business School Netherlands - the Organisation
Business School Netherlands, a University of Applied Science, strives to offer all South African managers affordable high quality and recognised management programmes. This is to accelerate the development of new and well-equipped managers to meet the challenges of South Africa.
Vision and Mission South Africa - Business School Netherlands
Business School Netherlands recognises the exponential growth of the body of knowledge. Even enthusiastic students will fail to fathom it all in a lifetime, let alone during a two-year course. That is why we look at the academic part of an MBA- or management programme from a different point of view.
We start with the problem, your problem, a relevant issue that your organisation needs to solve. Once identified, you will learn to critically evaluate available knowledge in the respective field, weigh the alternatives, and propose an appropriate solution. It doesn’t stop there. The Action Learning concept recognises that real learning only takes place when we have implemented the solution and seen the result. Confucius worked it out ages ago: “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand”.
Although we take a few written exams, we do not wish to find out how well you can memorisesix or seven hundred pages of financial theories and formulas. We would rather see you taking action and learning from that.
In BSN's vision, Learning to Learn is the most important part of doing a Management Programme. If you develop skills to analyse a problem, identify the core issues, and know where to look for possible solutions and ideas, you will be better equipped to cope with tomorrow’s challenges than people who are able to recite yesterday’s theories. We realise this is not mainstream thinking and we are proud of that. What we offer is an unconvential and proactive MBA, fitting most managers who study with us well.
BSN has been delivering Action Learning MBA’s and management programmes for nearly 25 years now. As one of the largest Dutch International Business Schools and an official Dutch University of Applied Sciences, our management programmes are accredited by the NVAO.
Business School Netherlands is not alone in recognising the value of Action Learning. Progressive organisations such as Shell, Exxon, General Electric, Unilever, Rabobank, Aloca Agro, Motorola, Arthur Andersen, General Motors and Lyondell Chemical Co. also believe in the Action Learning approach. They have achieved amazing results in the field of problem-solving, identifying competitive advantages, reducing operating costs and becoming learning organisations. Over 2.000 students from all over the world have joined our programmes in countries like South Africa, Czech Republic and China.
Our ambition is to be an enabler in the development and success of managers and organisations worldwide, through unique Action Learning programmes providing answers to current management issues.
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