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“Research is about the Big Questions. How can you answer them if you have to write papers all the time?”

“Too theoretical, too rigid, too little innovation, too detached from reality.” The going is tough in scientific research today. Its impact is frequently too limited, Dr Marco Busi claims. As befits a good researcher, he has hit a raw nerve. But he also offers guidelines for researchers who do strive to make an impact and really want to make a difference.


Defining your Doctorate in business administration Research Idea

Many experienced professionals will seek out an intellectual challenge at some point in their careers. Some choose to return to the world of academia – and if you’re a senior executive, you might decide a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) or Executive PhD is the right next step for you.


What’s the difference between a DBA and an MBA?

Depending on where you are in your career – and where you hope to go next, an MBA or a DBA could be perfect for you. But these programmes are completely different. So if you’re thinking about starting a Vlerick journey, it’s crucial to understand what each one is and who it’s for. These are the key differences between an MBA and a DBA:


Why follow a Doctorate in business administration?

A Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is intensive, challenging and deeply rewarding. So why do people decide to embark on this research and learning journey? We asked some of our applicants to tell us what motivated them to follow a DBA – here are their top three reasons.


Wherever you are in the world, you can join our DBA programme

If you’re a senior executive looking for a flexible, tailored and rewarding research opportunity, then our Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) programme is perfect for you. Whether you live and work in Belgium or elsewhere in the world, you can shape the programme to fit your needs.

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