Global Executive DBA

In Organisational Collaboration with the Global Humanistic University

Global Executive Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Learn how you can adapt to change and manage uncertainty in the new digital economy 

 

The need for leaders to be strategic, innovative, and confident in decision-making is more important than ever.

The DBA degree from Business School Netherlands and the Global Humanistic University prepares you to manage change confidently.  This powerful, 36-month, online program combines high-level business thinking with practical leadership experience.

You will have many opportunities for networking through optional in-person conferences and workshops. This will let you develop your identity as a leader in business challenges & opportunities in your field.
 

As part of the Doctorate, you’ll work with the innovative Action Learning method which will give you a useful framework to make decisions.

Action Learning

With well-respected professors and facilitators from around the world, the DBA gives you the leading edge and mentorship necessary to develop your leadership style and contribution to the body of business knowledge.

Dual-Accreditation & Credits

INQAAHE         AAC

The Global Executive DBA has double 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 is also officially recognized by the Curacao government.

The DBA’s state accreditation in Curacao results in the degree falling under the jurisdiction of the Bologna Process.

The Bologna Process is a series of ministerial meetings and agreements between European countries, as well as several non-European countries, to ensure comparability in the standards and quality of higher-education qualifications.

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 United States system

The Ideal Global Executive DBA Candidate

You should ideally be a senior leader, consultant or professional interested in results-driven business research and managing change responsibly and effectively.

You should be curious about the business world and its challenges, opportunities and crucial questions. The programme is designed to produce responsible, effective, well-informed and results-driven leaders who maintain the highest levels of professionalism at all times.

 

“With the organisational collaboration between GHU and BSN, Global Executive DBA candidates will turn into Great Leaders of tomorrow. As one of these Great Leaders, you 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 | Former State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science , The Netherlands

About the Global Executive DBA

The Global Executive DBA is a very popular choice for aspiring business leaders. The DBA is designed to develop your critical thinking, creativity, and applied research skills and enable you to combine modern business theory with effective management practice. The focus of the Executive DBA degree is on providing you with a strong theoretical grounding and understanding of research methodology.

It trains you to develop new solutions and create new value in the practice of business in the digital age.

The DBA is an excellent choice for you if you are interested in research topics relevant to 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 international peer groups of about 5-10 candidates. Once graduated, you’ll be invited to become an alumnus of BSN. Those who perform well 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 BSN network.

Who are your peers?

They are Business Owners and Senior Managers of SMEs 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 a 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).

Admission Requirements 

  • Hold an MBA or Master’s level qualification in a relevant field
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience
  • Be employed in a senior management capacity or similar leadership position, or in the process of making the career move into such a position
  • Be pursuing or have pursued a career in professional or business areas that fall within the research interest of the GHU or BSN
  • Be approved for application through a pre-application interview with BSN
  • Have access to reliable internet and email services

Fees

$US 25,000 payable once-off

OR

$US 8,400 x 3 annual payments

OR

$US 4,250 x 6 bi-annual payments

Start Dates

08 March 2023

25 October 2023

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’ve been offering executive DBA programmes for 30 years in many countries 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 with to make our DBA even more interesting and stronger. The partnership with Global Humanistic University (GHU) makes this possible whilst we continue to give the candidates the BSN DBA experience. The DBA degree will be issued by GHU in organisational cooperation 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.

You’ll be able to take part in an optional study each year and there will also be various short courses and conferences that you may choose to attend. 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.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) assessments results DBAAverage Score
A. Doctoral level in-depth knowledge and understanding of one or more areas of business and management60,0
B. Knowledge and understanding of Action Learning principles and the ability to lead reflective debates in teams solving strategic, cultural, business and management problems and challenges68,8
C. In-depth knowledge of research design, research methodology and the management of research64,8
D. Be able to develop applicable new knowledge/practices/approaches in the areas of business administration and/or management60,0
E. The ability to defend research proposals and outcomes. High proficiency in written, oral and group presentation skills; (assignment: Thesis)60,0
F. Independent critical thinking and thorough understanding of the business, the cultural and ethical context in which the research is carried out64,0
Average62,0
Student satisfaction
Student satisfaction7,8
% under the norm of 75%
Number of students67
Graduated in 2020/20215
Programme results DBA 2021
Graduation rate: 50%
Average studytime: 71 months

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).

Admission Requirements 

  • Hold an MBA or Master’s level qualification in a relevant field
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience
  • Be employed in a senior management capacity or similar leadership position, or in the process of making the career move into such a position
  • Be pursuing or have pursued a career in professional or business areas that fall within the research interest of the GHU or BSN
  • Be approved for application after a pre-application interview with BSN 
  • Have access to reliable internet and email services

Fees

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

Start Date

08 March 2023

25 October 2023

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’ve been offering executive DBA programmes for 30 years in many countries, 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 with to make our DBA even more interesting and stronger. The partnership with Global Humanistic 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 cooperation 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.

You’ll be able to take part in an optional study each year and there will also be various short courses and conferences that you may choose to attend. 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.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) assessments results DBAAverage Score
A. Doctoral level in-depth knowledge and understanding of one or more areas of business and management60,0
B. Knowledge and understanding of Action Learning principles and the ability to lead reflective debates in teams solving strategic, cultural, business and management problems and challenges68,8
C. In-depth knowledge of research design, research methodology and the management of research64,8
D. Be able to develop applicable new knowledge/practices/approaches in the areas of business administration and/or management60,0
E. The ability to defend research proposals and outcomes. High proficiency in written, oral and group presentation skills; (assignment: Thesis)60,0
F. Independent critical thinking and thorough understanding of the business, the cultural and ethical context in which the research is carried out64,0
Average62,0
Student satisfaction
Student satisfaction7,8
% under the norm of 75%
Number of students67
Graduated in 2020/20215
Programme results DBA 2021
Graduation rate: 50%
Average studytime: 71 months
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