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Action Learning: learn to act, act to learn

Online Action Learning Leadership Programme (Online ALLP)

Faster, cost-efficient, big impact, boost your career and organisation

The course is specifically designed to meet the developmental needs of SME entrepreneurs, managers or management trainees. The online-delivery method aims to meet the needs of managers and leaders from public and private institutions, especially for those working in small and medium-sized organisations, international/national NGOs or government departments.

Participants will focus on improving their decision-making, creativity and other managerial skills, while learning to analyse their own organisations, develop inspiring new insights and finalise a development plan for themselves as well as the organisation.



Characteristics Online ALLP
  • English programme
  • The unique Action Learning methodology
  • Focus 100% on real-time topics of relevance to you or your organisation
  • Renowned international faculty from different branches
  • Inspired by international and valued peers from various business backgrounds
  • Maximum 8 participants per group
  • Coaching, in small groups and individually
  • Part-time and online studying
  • No conventional examinations
What are the benefits?
  • New and improved personal leadership skills
  • Knowledge and hands-on skills to meet existing and future organisational and personal challenges
  • The direct result on your project and organisation (high ROI)
  • Learn how to benefit from other disciplines and industries and apply gained insights to your personal work environment
  • Be able to analyse your organisation
  • Broaden and deepen your internal and external network
We are looking for you, if you…
  • Are SME entrepreneurs, managers or management trainees
  • Want to stregthen their effectiveness as a manager
  • Develop from specialised professional to General Manager
  • Build a theoretical foundation
  • Become a better discussion partner in the board or management team
  • Acquire knowledge of new concepts and insights in managing and organising
  • Be able to provide broader advice at a strategic level
  • Increase your own distinctive character
  • Continue to develop yourself
Why choose BSN?
  • One of the oldest and largest business schools in The Netherlands
  • Active for more than 30 years in developing and offering MBA and DBA Programmes
  • Thousands of Action Learning Projects have been implemented worldwide
  • A worldwide dynamic alumni network
  • Experienced coaches and tutors from various industries



You are admissable to the Online ALLP if you:
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent diploma certificate
  • Have access to internet and a personal computer
  • Have a minimum of two years appropriate and relevant postgraduate work experience
  • If English is not your mother tongue, you will be required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS language test result. The minimum pass mark for TOEFL is 550 (paper); 213 (computer) or 79/80 (internet based) and IELTS 6.0.



The following modules are covered during the Online ALLP:

Module 1: Action Learning and Learning to Learn
Module 2: Management and Leadership
Module 3: Decision-making and Creativity
Module 4: Interpersonal Skills
Module 5: Teams and Team Building
Module 6: Presentation Skills
Module 7: Organisational Culture
Module 8: Organisational Structure
Module 9: Operations Management
Module 10: Human Resources Management
Module 11: Marketing Management
Module 12: Financial Management
Module 13: Information Management
Module 14: Strategic Management

Course Delivery

The course is delivered through BSN’s online learning environment. To help you maintain a work-life balance during the course, the content is divided into fourteen manageable modules that you can complete online in your own time at your own pace, keeping in mind the mandatory submission deadlines.


Students will be required to write an Organisational Analysis (OA) of their company and undertake an Action Learning Literature Review (ALLR). This is based upon your current leadership skills and competencies, and you will be encouraged throughout the programme to consider areas for development. Students are encouraged to read all information and modules provided in order to complete their assignments.




Start Dates:

25 November 2019
15 February 2020
15 March 2020


EUR 2,000 (VAT Exempt)

Included: ALLP study materials, online coaching and assessments

Payment options are availabe. Please contact us for more information

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Application procedure

A completed and signed application form should be scanned and emailed to admissions@bsn.eu along with the following mandatory supporting documentation:

  • a copy of your valid passport
  • a copy of your latest curriculum vitae/resume
  • a copy of your Bachelor’s degree or equivalent diploma certificate and transcripts
  • a copy of your business card
  • a TOEFL or IELTS test result (If applicable to you)

Further pricing information is available at international@bsn.eu.




‘An MBA allows people to expand their knowledge on their chosen sector issues. I find this to be crucial, especially in emerging countries.’

Matilde Gomes Mendes

MBA Alumna, Guinea-Bissau

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