In this article, Dr Eva Cools, DBA Manager & Research Manager, Vlerick Business School, Belgium aims to give a realistic view on what you can expect throughout the Doctorate of Business Administration journey.
Within the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), quite some lively discussions take place amongst participants and faculty members about the role of research in society, the aims of academic knowledge creation and the impact one wants to achieve. Everyone agrees in the end that the ultimate purpose is to strive for credible knowledge with practical applications. This philosophy of engaged scholarship underlies the DBA programme and also the recently finalised research charter of Vlerick Business School.
Over the past decade, the banking landscape has undergone radical changes: different customer approaches, different expectations, different working methods. And logically, that also means different leaders. Two years ago, Rabobank decided to abandon its classic approach to talent programmes. The result? An experimental leadership journey, developed in collaboration with Vlerick.
When he started his full-time MBA at Vlerick, Zeshan Bhatti wasn’t sure where he wanted his career to go. Just over a year later – with a prestigious MBA under his belt – he has both direction and confidence.
Civil engineer Carlos Ramírez loved working in real estate development. But he lacked the business knowledge he needed to move up in his role – so he started to think about developing his skills further. He made the move to Brussels and is now enrolled on the full-time MBA programme at Vlerick.