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On June 26th, 2018, the Business Science Institute became a member of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). This further reinforces its existing commitment to promoting values such as sustainable development, responsibility and ethics in teaching and research. As the first ever signatory member in Luxembourg, it joins some 650 leading business and management schools in over 80 countries, dedicated to advancing these core values while working to achieve the sustainable development goals promoted by the United Nations.

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DAKAR – Cohort 5 (2018-2021) – Seminar 2: Data analysis – March 9th-11th, 2018

The doctoral student-managers and Professor Jean Moscarola.


DOUALA – Cohort 1 (2018-2021) – Seminar 1: Managing the Executive DBA thesis – March 29th-31st, 2018

The first seminar for the newest Business Science Institute cohort in Douala took place in the presence of Professors Marielle-Audrey PayaudEmmanuel KamdemMichel Kalika and 6 doctoral students from Cameroon and the Central African Republic, coming mainly from consulting firms and large companies. This program has been launched in partnership with and on the premises of the IME. IME is a private institution for higher education in Cameroon. It is an associate member of the EFMD and offers an MBA in partnership with UQAM.

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PARIS – Cohort 2 (2017-2020)

  • Seminar 5: Quantitative methodology – February 8 -10, 2018

The six DBA student-managers of the second Parisian cohort in the presence of professors Nicolas Poussing and Pierre Louis Dubois.


LUXEMBOURG (GERMAN) – Cohort 1 (2017-2020)

  • Seminar 3: Thematic paradigm II – February 22 - 24, 2018

The six DBA student-managers of the first German-speaking cohort in Luxembourg in the presence of professors Michel Kalika, Thomas Gergen, Christoph Barmeyer, and Ewald Eisenberg.

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You are cordially invited to attend the workshop "Cycle Management and Leadership: the XXIst Century Leader", on Wednesday February 21st from 14:00 - 17:15 at Neimënster 28, Rue de Münster 2160 in Luxembourg.

The seminar will address two main questions:

1 - What does it mean to be a XXIst century leader?

1.1 - What are the differences between being a ‘leader’ and being a ‘boss’

1.2 - An investigation of different typologies of leadership styles

2 - How can you capitalise on your managerial experience and expertise?

2.1 - Continuous education

2.2 - Share your experiences


Please sign up online: http://club.paperjam.lu/event/xxist-century-leader

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On December 5th 2017, The Conversation published an article written by Emmanuel Josserand and Sarah Kaine on what Amazon's entry to Australia means for Australian industrial relations. 

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The Business Science Institute Executive DBA program was created in response to the demands and needs of experienced executives that wish to take a step back from their managerial practices to conduct research, create knowledge, to write and defend an Executive DBA thesis.

This collection, composed of three series, presents not only the work of the Business Science Institute professors, but also the work of Business Science Institute doctors and doctoral students.

Visit the publisher's website for the entire collection.


Certain publications are now available in English!

"How to successfully complete your DBA?" by Professor Michel Kalika

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"Discovering new theories" by Professor Isabelle Walsh

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This book entitled "How to successfully complete your DBA?", written by Business Science Institute President Michel Kalika aims to answer the questions of managers who wish to gain perspective, defend and publish a thesis grounded in their managerial experience and create knowledge.

What is a DBA? What are the differences between a DBA and a PhD? How to prepare a DBA in three years? Should you choose a face-to-face or distance learning DBA? How to choose your thesis supervisor? How to start your DBA? What methodology (ies) to choose for your DBA? What plan to adopt for the DBA thesis? And finally: How to enhance your DBA?

The author provides clear and pragmatic answers to all these questions on the basis of his experience in managing DBA programs and he takes the reader through a three steps plan:
1. Choosing a DBA
2. Choosing a thesis theme
3. Managing your DBA

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Press Release - March 24th 2017

The Business Science Institute, which organizes an international DBA with more than 100 doctoral students, has summarized the motivations of managers applying to this doctoral program. Based on the qualitative analysis of admission interviews, two main motivators have appeared: the private and the professional.

In the private sphere, the candidates are looking for satisfaction in three areas: the pleasure of engaging in a process of reflection, the pride of obtaining the title of doctor, and finally the desire to have their work published.

Professionally, managers first seek to differentiate themselves in an environment where the MBA has become the norm. Others also see the DBA as an opportunity for professional development, especially in large international organizations. Finally, for those engaged in consulting, the DBA is a tool of legitimacy.

Motivations differ according to candidates’ profiles. For younger candidates, professional motivations dominate, while private considerations take precedence for senior managers.

The following table (translated from French) provides the managers’ quotes, illustrating what they are looking for in a DBA.

Book “Comment réussir son DBA ?” [How to succeed in your DBA?]

by Michel Kalika, published by EMS, 2017.

To find out more, visit the publisher’s website (in French), page 30.

Contact: www.business-science-institute.com

Julia Widdig: julia@business-science-institute.com tel + 312 621 376 588

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Press Release - February 9th 2017

The Business Science Institute Luxembourg (BSI) and the European Institute for Knowledge- and Value- Management (EIKV) have signed a partnership agreement for the mutual development of a German language Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) group in Luxembourg.

Professor Michel Kalika (IAE Lyon, University Jean Moulin, Business Science Institute) and Professor André Reuter (Chairman European Institute for Knowledge- and Value- Management (EIKV))

The two institutions of higher education and research, based at the castle of Wiltz and Niederanven respectively, wish to unite their academic potential in order to meet the demands of German-speaking managers wishing to prepare a DBA thesis.

The course, which will be conducted in German and English in Luxembourg, is intended for active managers with least 5 years of professional experience and an MBA (or equivalent).

The doctoral seminars will be lead by professors from both institutions.

The course will start the last week of September at the Château de Wiltz and the following seminars, held over three days every two months, will take place in Luxembourg.

The partners are planning to develop other German-speaking DBA programs in Germany.


Contact and information:

BSI:     julia@business-science-institute.com; +352 621 376 588


EIKV:   andre.reuter@eikv.org; +352 621 360 245


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Annual International BSI Week

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