Doctor of Business Administration (DBA ) is a management practitioners degree and, while not a requirement, continued involvement in an organisation is important for keeping the theoretical and methodological contents of your DBA studies grounded in a practical setting. A DBA focuses on developing a scientific attitude, rather than merely completing a research project. Application of research methods within a theoretical framework is a skill which will serve you throughout your career.
Upon completion of a DBA at Business School Netherlands you will:
DBA & Action Learning
The student is the centre of attention during the DBA programmes of Business School Netherlands, bringing with them their personality, experience and perspective, the practical work-related challenges and opportunities, knowledge creativity and energy. Business School Netherlands provides the expertise and knowledge, the extensive experience in creating a supportive learning environment in which the students own ideas and interests develop. We will support, challenge and guide the student and provide the enviromnment to develop. A large part of this is done through Action Learning.
From the beginning the student will be immersed in an Action Learning Environment. Following a brief introduction to its principles and methods, subsequent learning activity takes place using Action Learning methods. Action Learning is emotional and behavioural as well as intellectual. It develops personal capacities and professional effectiveness as well as intellectual capabilities.
The DBA programmes of Business School Netherlands will, during each workshop series, engage in what we call Intervision. The objective of Intervision is to develop personal capacities and effectiveness by examining habits of character. Focusing on specific work situations, Intervision is invaluable for improving performance and outcomes. The emphasis is on reflection, helping to think through how one can become more effective and professional in work interactions.
The Doctorate programme is structured in four phases. In the first phase you will be challenged to develop your own identity and vision as a researcher. The second phase focuses on developing your skills as a researcher, the instruments of your profession. The third phase focuses on integration. The final phase consists of thesis research and writing.
Typical structure of a DBA Programme*:
*Above schedule only reflects the average duration of a BSN DBA programme, please refer to your Regional Centre for more information.
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Upon completion you will receive a DBA degree by Business School Netherlands and Sheffield Business School.
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