Bahar Öztürk has a profound passion for supply chain. She has always worked in this field and loves that it involves so many factors to make it a success. Started her career in Toyota as a specialist where she learned lean principles and just in time approach within European operations, she then moved to Caterpillar to lead projects on a more global scale.
Valérie De Clerck’s varied career has taken her from veterinarian at an equine hospital to scientific researcher at a fertility start-up – then to scientific communication advisor at a pet food company. Then she decided it was time to develop her skills further.
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.