Doctor of Business Administration

  • Diploma
    DBA degree
  • Mode
  • Course date
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Accreditation

MSM has been offering the DBA program since 1995. Our graduates enjoy senior positions in their organizations and many are recognized in their business community.

We guide our DBA participants through the research process in a structured fashion, commencing with an intensive Research Methods and Skills (RMS) training program. After the successful completion of the RMS course work and positive assessment of your academic competencies, you are assigned a supervisory team to draft your research proposal. We aim to find the perfect match between you and the supervisors in terms of theoretical framework, methodological approach and professional experience. MSM furthermore offers an excellent and stimulating research environment for its DBA participants with its yearly research conference and many research workshops and lectures. Finally, MSM is well-known for its strong and vibrant alumni network, providing ample of opportunities to get connected across the globe.

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This degree is awarded in terms of the international AMBA, ACBSP and IACBE accreditations.

Note: The DBA degree is not an equivalent to a Dutch doctoral or PhD degree in terms of the Dutch law on Higher Education and Research (WHW).

“A few years after completing my MBA, I needed a new intellectual challenge which I found in the DBA program. The DBA helped me in getting a more profound understanding of one specific chosen topic of interest. The DBA has a significant impact on the way I think, and analyze problems. It helps me a lot in my day-to-day work and therefore I would recommend it to people who are looking for a nice challenge”.

Dr. Stefaan Schatteman, MSM DBA alumnus and General Manager Mundipharma France