DBA-PhD School


Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is one of the oldest Business Schools in the Netherlands, and the first that launched a DBA Program. MSM also supports qualified participants the possibility of pursuing the degree of PhD. To this end, MSM makes available its academic network to help students find a promotor at a recognized Dutch university who is willing to supervise the participant until a PhD dissertation is successfully defended. Both the DBA and the PhD program fall under MSM’s Doctoral Programs.

Through the development of research competencies, analytical skills, independent and creative thinking and problem-solving within ethical parameters, our doctoral programs aim to equip candidates with a life-long advantage in consulting, management practice or in the academic field. Currently, with more than 200 doctoral participants from 34 countries in the world, the MSM DBA program is the largest DBA Program in Europe, with ample possibilities for cross-cultural networking and knowledge exchange.


Examples of recent (co-authored) publications by our doctoral participants.

  • Jayashankara, P., Ashtab, A. & Rasmussenc, M. (2015). Slow money in an age of fiduciary capitalism, Ecological Economics, 116, 322–329.
  • Kamau, P., Inanga, E.L. & Rwegasira, K. (2015). The use of currency derivatives in multilateral banks, Management Research Review, 38(5), 482–504.
  • Wang‹ombe, J.G. & Van Dijk, M.P. (2015). Sharing gains of the potato in Kenya: A case of thin governance, International Journal of Agricultural Marketing, 2(2), 34–45.

DBA Team

  • Prof. Wim Naudé
    Prof. Naudé is Dean of Maastricht School of Management. He also holds the special Chair in Business and Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets at the Maastricht University School of Economics and Business, in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Prof. Naudé is also the Associate Dean Research and the Executive Director of the MEUSE-Institute. He is also a Professor of Development Economics and Entrepreneurship.
  • Dr. Pascale Hardy,
    Dr. Pascale Hardy is the Director of the DBA School and Online Education.
  • Ms. Nora Stel
    Nora Stel works as an Assistant Professor in Governance and Human Rights. She is an expert in qualitative research methodology.
  • Ms. Jakomijn van Wijk
    Jakomijn van Wijk is Head of RMS and Supervisory Training. She is also an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Business.
  • Ms.  Terry Kakeeto-Aelen
    Terry Kakeeto is a member of the Research Board. She is also an Assistant Professor in Marketing.
  • Ms. Iris Weijenberg
    Iris Weijenberg is the Doctoral Admissions Officer. She teaches Literature Search and is also Manager of the MSM Information Center.


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