Global Executive DBA

In Organisational Collaboration with the Global Humanistic University

Global Executive Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Become a responsible and effective senior leader in a rapidly changing global economy

An executive DBA programme is considered the pinnacle of practical business qualifications and is designed to deepen and leverage your overall business knowledge and understanding of high-level research and new decision-making skills to successfully meet the complex challenges of the new global economy.

There are many reasons to pursue a DBA, such as building your capabilities for digital entrepreneurship, developing your higher-level strategic thinking, improving your leadership style in a public or private organisation, internal promotion as a C-Suite Executive, or enhancing your expertise for a career in consulting.

The Executive DBA is awarded by the Global Humanistic University and BSN provides academic and marking support.

Dual-Accreditation & Credits

The Global Executive DBA carries dual accreditation from both the American Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the Accreditation Agency of Curacao (AAC) which is recognized by the Curacao government through the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sports. The Global Humanistic University itself is also officially recognised by the Curacao government

Business School Netherlands also has full accreditation status with the ACBSP

The Global Executive DBA carries 180 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System) which are equivalent to 90 credits on the US system.

About the Global Executive DBA

The Global Executive DBA is an emerging trend in business, and BSN is focused on giving you a leading edge on a global scale. The programme will develop your critical thinking, creativity, and applied research skills and enable you to integrate cutting-edge business theory and management practice. The focus of the Executive DBA degree is on providing a sound theoretical grounding and understanding of relevant research methodology to develop new solutions and create new value in the practice of business in the digital age. The programme is innovation orientated and emphasises the understanding, use and creative adaption of the most recent management thinking.

Are you interested in research topics relevant for Great Leadership, which include:

  • Responsible Leadership
  • Change Leadership
  • Decision-making Leadership
  • Performance Leadership

Reach out to us and experience the ‘BSN leadership experience’ which includes using the action learning method in small truly international peer groups of about 5-10 candidates. Once graduated, you will be invited to become an alumnus of BSN. Those who excel are invited to become a scholar of one of the BSN Impact Leadership Centers and to share their insights with leaders from companies and other organisations in the network of BSN.

Who are your peers?

They are Business Owners and Senior Managers of SME’s as well as multinationals or Senior Professionals like senior consultants and Human Resources Management advisors, Directors and Partners of professional services firms. They are, like you, curious, , enjoy technology, enjoy challenge, enjoy problem solving, enjoy learning, accept responsibility, maintain professionalism, are flexible, patient, enthusiastic and self-confident.

The programme consists of the following phases

PHASE 1 
ModuleECTS
Research Proposal*5
Academic Writing/Methods Skills*15
Review of Professional Capability (Reflection)*10
Planning an advanced Practitioner Research Programme (Exposé)30
* Any order60
  
PHASE 2 
ModuleECTS
Project Report (Thesis – Dissertation)85
Research Paper30
Oral Presentation and Viva Voce (Defensio)5
 120
Total180
 
 

The scientific and academic direction and quality is a collaborative effort of GHU and BSN. BSN arranges the courses, action learning projects and mentorship parts of the programme. BSN appoints a first advisor for the Project Report. The Project Report (Thesis- Dissertation) will contain between 42.000 – 70.000, normally written in English, but it will also be possible in the native language of a candidate. A GHU’s advisor will assess the Project Report as the second advisor.

For the Research Paper, the GHU advisor will be the first appraiser and the BSN advisor the second appraiser. The Research Paper is a summary of the Project Report (Thesis/Dissertation) and will contain about 15.000 words, normally written in English, but it will also be possible in the native language of a candidate.

Advantages of the Global Executive DBA

  • Entry is possible at any time.
  • The study programme is free from time and location constraints.
  • The collaborative DBA program is offered 100% online via the Online Campus.
  • The minimum duration is 3 years, the maximum duration is 7 years.
  • Study in English or in your own native language.
  • 180 ECTS (90 US credits).

Fees

$US 25,000 payable once-off
OR
$US 8,400 x 3 yearly payments

Start Dates

31 August 2022

23 November 2022

More information

If you want to know more about the Global Executive DBA programme or proceed with your application, please email international@bsn.eu.

Business School Netherlands

At Business School Netherlands (BSN) we have a globally successful tradition of more than 20 years of offering a Global Executive DBA programmes in many countries, including China, for which we received the renowned ACBSP accreditation from the US in 2016. We have been looking for a new partner in the Kingdom of the Netherlands to collaborate to make our DBA even more interesting and stronger. The partnership with Global Humansitic University (GHU) makes this possible whilst we continue to give the candidates the BSN DBA experience. The DBA diploma will be issued by GHU in organisational co-operation with BSN.

Global Humanistic University (GHU)

The Global Humanistic University (GHU) received its charter from the Ministry of Education of Curacao. This charter grants the GHU the right to establish a university in Curacao for the purpose of providing and teaching high-quality online study programmes in the fields of business administration, finance, and law. The bachelor, master, and doctoral programmes primarily cater to international students.

GHU’s modern operations make it possible for candidates across the globe to do their DBA in their native language be it English, Mandarin, Dutch, German, French, Spanish or otherwise. The GHU’s rector, vice-rectors, faculty, and staff have decades of experience in the higher education sector, and quality assurance is one of the foundations of the GHU.

Another principle of the GHU is to have strict policies that ensure that all individuals- regardless of ethnicity, religion, disability, immigration status or gender – have access to all our activities and study programmes.

We at BSN will organise a non-mandatory study week a year and may also organise a number of offline short courses, events etc. Candidates may be asked to make a financial contribution to such off-line gatherings.

DBA candidates which followed the BSN application process and were enrolled in the GHU system will be invited to the annual BSN graduation.

About the Global Executive DBA

The Global Executive DBA is an emerging trend in business, and BSN is focused on giving you a leading edge on a global scale. The programme will develop your critical thinking, creativity, and applied research skills and enable you to integrate cutting-edge business theory and management practice. The focus of the Online Executive DBA degree is on providing a sound theoretical grounding and understanding of relevant research methodology to develop new solutions and create new value in the practice of business in the digital age. The programme is innovation orientated and emphasises the understanding, use and creative adaption of the most recent management thinking.

Are you interested in research topics relevant for Great Leadership, which includes:

  • Responsible Leadership
  • Change Leadership
  • Decision-making Leadership
  • Performance Leadership

Reach out to us and enjoy especially during your first year of the programme the ‘BSN leadership experience’ which includes using the action learning method in small truly international peer groups of about 5-7 candidates. Once graduated, you will be invited to become an alumnus of BSN. Those who excel are invited to become a scholar of one of BSN Impact Leadership Centers and to share their insights with leaders from companies and other organisations in the network of BSN.

Who are your peers?

They are Business Owners and Senior Managers of SME’s as well as multinationals or Senior Professionals like senior consultants and Human Resources Management advisors, Directors and Partners of professional services firms. They are, like you, curious, , enjoy technology, enjoy challenge, enjoy problem solving, enjoy learning, accept responsibility, maintain professionalism, are flexible, patient, enthusiastic and self-confident.

The Global Executive DBA consists of the following phases

Phase 1: ECTS per module

Research Proposal*: 5
Academic Writing/Methods Skills*: 15
Review of Professional Capability (Reflection)*: 10
Planning an advanced Practitioner Research Programme (Exposé): 30
* Any order
TOTAL ECTS PHASE 1: 60

Phase 1: ECTS per module

Project Report (Thesis – Dissertation): 85
Research Paper: 30
Oral Presentation and Viva Voce (Defensio): 5
TOTAL ECTS PHASE 2: 120

TOTAL ECTS PHASE 1 AND 2: 180

The scientific and academic direction and quality is a collaborative effort of GHU and BSN. BSN arranges the courses, action learning projects and mentorship parts of the programme. BSN appoints a first advisor for the Project Report. The Project Report (Thesis- Dissertation) will contain between 42.000 – 70.000, normally written in English, but it will also be possible in the native language of a candidate. A GHU’s advisor will assess the Project Report as the second advisor.

For the Research Paper, the GHU advisor will be the first appraiser and the BSN advisor the second appraiser. The Research Paper is a summary of the Project Report (Thesis/Dissertation) and will contain about 15.000 words, normally written in English, but it will also be possible in the native language of a candidate.

Advantages of the Global Executive DBA

  • Entry is possible at any time.
  • Study program free from time and location constraints.
  • The collaborative DBA program is offered 100% online via the Online Campus.
  • Minimum duration is 3 years, maximum duration is 7 years.
  • Study in English or in your own native language.
  • 180 ECTS (90 US Credits).

Fees

US$ 25,000 payable once-off or as 3 yearly payments of US$ 8,400

Start Date

31 August 2022

23 November 2022

More information

If you want to know more about the Global Executive DBA programme and want to do an application, please email international@bsn.eu.

Business School Netherlands

At Business School Netherlands (BSN) we have a globally successful tradition of more than 20 years of offering a Global Executive DBA programmes in many countries, including China, for which we received the renowned ACBSP accreditation from the US in 2016. We have been looking for a new partner in the Kingdom of the Netherlands to collaborate to make our DBA even more interesting and stronger. The partnership with Global Humansitic University (GHU) makes this possible whilst we continue to give the candidates the BSN DBA experience. The DBA diploma will be issued by GHU in organisational co-operation with BSN.

Global Humanistic University (GHU)

The Global Humanistic University (GHU) received its charter from the Ministry of Education of Curacao. This charter grants the GHU the right to establish a university in Curacao for the purpose of providing and teaching high-quality online study programmes in the fields of business administration, finance, and law. The bachelor, master, and doctoral programmes primarily cater to international students.

GHU’s modern operations make it possible for candidates across the globe to do their DBA in their native language be it English, Mandarin, Dutch, German, French, Spanish or otherwise. The GHU’s rector, vice-rectors, faculty, and staff have decades of experience in the higher education sector, and quality assurance is one of the foundations of the GHU.

Another principle of the GHU is to have strict policies that ensure that all individuals- regardless of ethnicity, religion, disability, immigration status or gender – have access to all our activities and study programmes.

We at BSN will organise a non-mandatory study week a year and may also organise a number of offline short courses, events etc. Candidates may be asked to make a financial contribution to such off-line gatherings.

DBA candidates which followed the BSN application process and were enrolled in the GHU system will be invited to the annual BSN graduation.

“With the organisational collaboration between GHU and BSN, Global Executive DBA candidates will turn into Great Leaders of tomorrow. Great Leaders, who will stand out from the crowd by being responsible, by leading change, by taking well-informed decisions and by being performance-driven and focused on real impact”

Annette Nijs

BSN | President

Lisbe Hougaard | DBA Advisor

Lisbe van Wyk
BSN | Programme Advisor
E-mail: lvanwyk@bsn.eu

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