Beyond Borders | Story Annette Nijs, President

At BSN, we are passionate about Responsible Leaders. Leaders, who are able to create a positive impact on society. Leaders, who make their own organisations thrive and at the same time help to solve the challenges of today’s world. We have made a conscious decision to focus our activities on sustainable leadership, building a BSN global innovation & entrepreneurship community and 4 priority sectors, all of which are capable of transforming industry and society: agrifood, horticulture & water; life sciences & healthcare, new energy and responsible financial services.

From our teaching locations in Europe, Africa and China, we see the world as a place with ample room for different ideologies and cultures. We like to make our contribution to a connected world, like technology does, which connects everyone everywhere to everything.

And that is where you come in. We like to invite you to join us on our journey ‘Beyond Borders’. We need you – alumni, students, corporate relations and other partner organisations – to create real business bridges in your own country or beyond borders.

We had a busy year.

You can now apply for our new Global Executive DBA , a co-operation with the renowned Global Humanistic University from Curacao. 

For those in Africa, you or your staff can sign up for our new English language online ‘Master in Finance’, co-branded with our new US partner Cambridge College, Boston, Massachusetts. Or if you are living and/or working in Kenya, why not join us at the Riara University School of Business, which will start with our International Action Learning MBA early next year.

We want to invite Board Members, C-suite level leaders and successful owners and entrepreneurs from Latin America, Africa, Europe and China to participate in our completely new ‘Global Leadership Programme 2021-2022: Better People, Better Organisations, Better Society’. The programme, with modules in Montreux, Seville and Amsterdam is organised together with the Spanish SanTelmo Business School.

Our new series ‘Europe – China Connecting Conversations’ will kick-off after the summer holidays. It will allow you to zoom in on Europe-China relations relevant for business and provides you the chance to get connected with like-minded people. The conversations are on-line. With a minimum of time commitment, you maximise your understanding of our complex world, connect with our influential global speakers and hear first-hand their unique stories and learnings.

Our BSN students have carried out thousands of Action Learning Projects, delivering a direct positive impact to their organisations. We are proud that we use Action Learning in our MBA programmes. We are upgrading the Action Learning skills of all of our tutors and are extending the application of Action Learning to all our programmes, also our short courses and in-company programmes. You yourself can benefit from Action Learning by joining one of our ‘Action Learning Fundamentals’ courses, our ‘Action Learning Coaching’ programme or invite us to your organisation with our new ‘In-company Action Learning’ programme.

Enough good reasons to engage with us,

looking forward to greet you in person,

Annette Nijs

Annette Nijs

Interview Dick Gerdzen, founder of BSN, by Management Team

The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.

Tony Blair

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