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Partnership between the BSI and the CESAG

Partnership between the BSI and the CESAG

Partnership between the Luxembourg Business Science Institute (BSI) and the Centre Africain d’Etudes Supérieures en Gestion (CESAG) for the development of an Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (executive DBA)

The Business Science Institute and the Centre Africain d’Etudes Supérieures en Gestion (CESAG) have just signed an agreement to a partnership for the opening of a new campus in Dakar in 2015. This partnership is part of an effort to expand the first campus opened by the Business Science Institute at the CESAG in Dakar in January 2014. This program allows candidates, who are practicing managers with MBAs (or an equivalent title), to prepare an Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (Executive DBA) by drawing upon their managerial experience. The program takes place over two years; the first year consists of four training seminars lasting four days each, and the second consists of personalized follow-up by one of the thesis directors.

The Business Science Institute’s Executive DBA has a very unique structure; it is run by a Scientific Council composed of sixty professors from various international universities around the world. The program is already underway in North America, Geneva, Tunisia, and Luxembourg.

Both institutions wish to work together and pool their teaching resources to better serve their students.

The courses offered as part of the executive DBA program in Dakar will be officially sanctioned by diplomas from both the Business Science Institute and the CESAG, as well as the certificate presented by the University of Technology Sydney Business School at the end of the first year.

For professor Michel Kalika, scientific advisor of the Business Science Institute, this new partnership shows the desire of both institutions to offer business executives in Francophone Africa an exceptional doctorate program with high-quality professors, as well as to meet the expectations of African business and organization managers.

For Boubacar Baidari, CEO of the CESAG, this partnership presents an opportunity to provoke managers in Africa to reflect on current managerial issues, and hopefully to encourage them to bring reform to their environment and become key players in the development of Africa.

Contact BSI: info@business-science-institute.com
Contact CESAG: edba@cesag.edu.sn; www.cesag.sn/edba

Campuses of the Executive DBA