Management Research & Development

EurAka and StatMind

PhD and DBA

The PhD and DBA are designed to be the flagship programmes of EurAka and StatMind. Our main partner for doctoral studies is EurAka University, in Switzerland. EurAka is rapidly becoming the leading doctoral school in Switzerland. In addition we cooperate with ranked universities in the Netherlands and Belgium.

The programs are unique in many ways. Since they optionally include a complete Master of Research the program is open to holders of a Bachelor degree. The coursework is highly innovative and trains students in the use of the latest techniques and tools. New techniques, tools and topics are continuously developed resulting in elective courses; in consultation with their supervisors, students can tailor the coursework to their needs. All students will benefit from the feedback not only of their supervisors but also from a committee that monitors their progress. This structure aims at a 100% success rate. 

For detailed information about the PhD/DBA; the MRes; the workshops; and the organization please refer to the prospectus! 

Master Programs (with EurAka University Switzerland)

We now offer a variety of Master Programs:

  • Master of Research (preparing for our doctoral programs)
  • MBA in General Management
  • MBA in Project Management (based on a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management that can be topped up to the MBA)
  • EMBA in Consultancy
  • A brand new Master in Business Analytics. This highly innovative Master is an alternative to the Master of Research as it too prepares for our doctoral studies.
  • Seminars/workshops on all modules of the Master of Research and Master of Business Analytics will be organized. Target groups are researchers who want to have access to state-of-the-art tools and techniques in research. 

EMBA in Consultancy

The eMBA in Consultancy prepares candidates for their roles as professional consultants. The aim is to educate the responsible consultant who understands the general picture and wider implications by which organizations of different kind and industries are driven and should be developed further.

Contemporary consultants must also respect high standards of ethics and moral, which are indispensable elements within the demand for sustainable management meeting the multiple challenges of economy and society. In today’s complex environment consultants have to respect the objectives of multiple constituents and a variety of stakeholders with differing interests.

Internalizing these criteria into the studies significantly enhances Graduates’ employability within organizations, but especially career opportunities for a self-employed context at the same time. The programme of studies supports Graduates to differentiate themselves from employees, whose capabilities are limited to professional experience alone.

This eMBA provides candidates with extended and superior knowledge being fully concentrated on latest reconnaissance and developments, but focuses on modern organizational challenges and forces and values driving these. The course combines knowledge on organizations with key management practice skills and respects acknowledged findings of latest research.

Strategic Aims

Shared aims unite all modules in the eMBA in Consultancy. These objectives are:

§ To use theory, case study insights and practical demonstrations to enhance candidates’ intellectual caliber, professional and leadership skills and problem-solving capacity for application as consultants.

§ To communicate sophisticated understandings of present and future problems and challenges typically found in contemporary organizations and identify scope for general and particular improvements in a globalized economy.

§ To identify and foster appropriate leadership roles, being essential for consultants, embedded in the respective responsibilities by sophisticated approaches to drive organizational development and to meet the needs of demanding markets and multiple organizational constituents and contexts.

§ To explore the scope and content of effective organizational and functional strategies focused on turbulent markets, organizational sustainability and progress within the permanently changing environment in a national, international and global context.

Learning Outcomes

This eMBA course develops knowledge and is specifically designed for prospective careers in consultancy by providing capabilities on value-oriented developments contemporary organizations need. Therefore the content delivered in the individual modules and the seminars addresses knowledge on the level of Postgraduate studies.

The program’s particular intended learning outcomes are:

§ Develop critical thinking and analytical approaches to theories and practices of contemporary organizational contexts by in-depth analysis of the internal and external environment.

§ Enhance the ability to read, understand and make sense of the specific organizational needs in a consultancy role for sustainable organizational progress in a variety of businesses and contexts.

§ Extend the capacity to evaluate and critically select between strategies, tactics and operational models in contemporary and future-oriented market environments.

§ Through consultancy provide organizations with necessary insights and robust structures for becoming a socially responsible citizen.

§ Apply high standards of moral and ethical behavior to the own work and to that of an organization. 

The aims for each of the individual modules that make up the eMBA in Consultancy are set out in the individual module specifications.

Course Structure

This programme of studies consists of four self-study modules; a workshop; and a Master Class.

The topics of the self-study modules are based on the latest knowledge, in which students’ critical and analytical thinking is extended by feedback from the course coordinators.

A major driver of the workshop and the master class is to interactively develop a knowledge-based understanding of the managerial challenges at hand, and to translate and adopt best practices to organizational growth, competitive advantages, and sustainable management.

The duration of this course is structured to be twelve (12) months but may be extended to two years on request.