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Executive DBA: The doctorate for managers in Luxembourg
Business Science Institute (BSI), an international structure of higher education, has the purpose of developing the Executive DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration) at an international scale. A real network organization, the Business Science Institute’s Scientific Council has more than eighty professors authorized to supervise research, all hailing from leading universities and schools in Europe, West Africa, and North America. In December, the next cohort of doctoral candidates will begin in Luxembourg.
The BSI was created in response to an unmet demand for training. Managers holding an MBA or equivalent degree, have the ability to become creators of knowledge. Confronted with new complex situations requiring decision making on a daily basis, managers represent a real source of knowledge creation. It is from this observation that the BSI was born.
The Executive DBA is precisely designed for managers who are currently practicing. It enables them to pursue a doctoral thesis of high quality, under the supervision of a University Professor, based on the existing research in the field and on their knowledge of managerial practices, without ever losing sight of the regulatory requirements mandated by a highly valued faculty. The Executive DBA builds a different type of knowledge, allowing managers to conduct thorough research, and, incidentally, to differentiate themselves in a market in which holders of MBAs are numerous. It offers a pragmatic alternative to a university doctorate, more directly in tune with the issues organizations face today. The successful marriage of the best of both worlds...
Based on the success of the first group of candidates, which started in Luxembourg in 2014, the next cohort, ready to begin in December 2015 in Luxembourg, will bring together managers from all professional backgrounds. The courses will be conducted in English in order to meet the demand of international candidates. Five three-day seminars will bring together students between December 2015 and September 2016.
This will make the seminars in Luxembourg accessible to doctoral students from Belgium and Germany. The 2nd and 3rd academic years are focused on the definition of a thesis topic and thesis writing under the supervision of a University Professor (in Luxembourg, the BSI Scientific Council is composed of faculty members hailing from leading Belgian, Luxembourgish, French, British and Canadian institutions).
In a professional world where an MBA is no longer a means to differentiate candidates, and where a tradtional Doctorate is not accessible to managers who are employed, the Executive DBA of the Business Science Institute provides an ideal alternative. It gives managers the opportunity to conceptualize their experience and their knowledge, to step back and publish, and to become creators of knowledge in their on right.
Registration for courses in Luxembourg is now open.