Doctor of Business Administration

Partnership Program   GHU (Global Humanistic University) - BSN (Business School Netherlands)

GHU and BSN - two Institutions, two Accreditations one DIPLOMA

The Global Humanistic University (GHU) and Business School Netherlands (BSN) are proud to announce their new partnership, which will begin with the official launch of the collaborative DBA program on January 1st 2022.  

This DBA program will give students the opportunity to earn one diploma issued by the GHU whilst benefiting from the  collaboration of the two accredited institutions (the GHU by AAC / Curacao and BSN by the ACBSP / U.S.A. since 2016.  
ACBSP Accreditation (US)
AAC Accreditation (CW)
DBA doctoral candidates will receive a massive career advantage by studying at both institutions and the program will offer them a unique international perspective as well as provide them with all the necessary skills to deal with today’s global business challenges and opportunities. 

Both, the GHU and BSN are committed to their strong international reputations and BSN has built up a worldwide network with partner schools in countries such as China, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Egypt, Netherlands, Czech Republic and Surinam. 

Admission Requirements DBA

Extensive professional experience as  well as completion of a diploma or  master's degree (300 ECTS  or equivalent Credit Points) or other equivalent studies at a recognized tertiary educational institution. Good knowledge of English is recommended.

Subject of the Research

  • Business Administration  

  • Finance  

  • Law  

Possible Research Topics

  • Finance

  • Logistics

  • Tourism

  • Real Estate Management

  • Banking and Insurance

  • Public Administration and Management

  • Energy

  • Sports

  • Management Consulting

  • Environment

  • Communication

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Business and Taxes

  • Sustainable Management

  • Marketing Management

  • Health

  • Company Restructuring

  • Leadership

Structure of the study

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) covers a study period of three to maximum seven years, is divided into two phases and concludes with 180 ECTS. The following services must be  provided in the course of study: 

Phase 1

Module ECTS
Research Proposal* 5
Academic Writing/Methods Skills*
Review of Professional Capability (Reflection)*
Planning an advanced Practitioner Research Programme (Exposé)
* Any order 60

Phase 2

Module ECTS
Project Report (Thesis - Dissertation)
Research Paper
Oral Presentation and Viva Voce (Defensio)

Total 180

Application Process

The doctoral study process may start with the initiative and application of the doctoral student  candidate. 

After contacting:  

  1. The applicant fills  in the forms and sends the required information (title and abstract of the  intended research). The following documents must be sent in digital form: extended curriculum  vitae, copy of passport, copies of education and degrees (i.e. academic courses, Bachelor, Master, Mag., Dipl.‐Ing., Licenciado, etc.) with the name of the corresponding institution, place, date, subject, credit points), passport photograph (in jpg  or pdf format).  

  2. GHU’s Academic Registry  office checks the entirety of the transferred documents by the applicant and declares admission (or not) to the doctoral study program within a period of four  weeks.  

  3. GHU’s office informs the applicant about the formal admission (or not) to the doctoral study program and sends the partial payment invoice of about 500 USD.  

  4. GHU looks for an appropriate  advisor for the students’ intended research and makes contact between advisor and doctoral  student.  

  5. Advisor and student then arrange a meeting (virtual) where the advisor will be doing the interview in order to determine whether he will  take responsibility for advising the intended research project of the doctoral student applicant.  If this is the case the applicant is finally admitted to the doctoral study program and the advisory agreement  between both is signed; if negative there will be a second attempt with a new advisor.  If in this second interview the new advisor will not take responsibility for instructing,  the doctoral student candidate is declined. The partial payment of 500 USD is charged for this procedure. If the student is admitted, the total amount is credited to the sum payment of 25.000 USD.

Advantages of enrollment at the prestigious Global Humanistic University in partnership with BSN - Doctoral program

  • Entry is possible at any time. 

    Study program free from time and location constraints.

    The collaborative DBA program is offered 100% online via the Online Campus.

    Minimum duration is 3 years, maximum duration is 7 years.

    Study in English or in your own native language.

    Tuition fees for the whole program: 25.000, - USD – can be paid in installments.

    No additional application fees.

    180 ECTS (90 US Credits).

    DBA recognized and  accredited.


Upon completion, the Doctor of Business Administration degree of the Global Humanistic University will be awarded (DBA or Dr.).


The Doctor of Business Administration is an internationally recognized degree issued after a minimum of three years of doctoral studies at the 3rd level of the Bologna classification.  After successfully completing the DBA study course, graduates may take the title DBA or Dr.


Since only a limited number of doctoral students can be enrolled, the admission will be decided in this order: Date of the binding registration, the admission criteria, and appointment of an Advisor. 

If the application for doctoral studies is rejected, because of a lack of requirements, there are no fees or costs and the next application will be used.  


USD 25,000.-- in total


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