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Executive PhD Program

Executive PhD Program - Testimonials


The best publicity for our PhD comes from the people who already graduated and are now taking full advantage of their new knowledge in an exciting international career or a personal venture.

Our alumni are the real hands-on experts when it comes to explaining how they experienced the program, how it changed their careers and their lives, how it helped them to grow.

We invite you to go through these testimonials and immerse yourself in the life of a PhD student at Antwerp Management School.

For me, and after doing an extensive search for part-time PhD programs, I found that the Executive PhD in AMS is the most flexible for full time employees who wish to pursue their studies. In addition, all the team members, from the director to the coach, professors, program managers and administrative staff are very supportive and always do their best to facilitate students’ progress. One more important part are the program modules. The knowledge and guidance we are getting from the lecturing professors are very beneficial and help me to find the right directions in the research oceans where I frequently feel lost. Everyone in the team is willing and happy to help. And for all the above mentioned reasons, I’m so glad that I made the correct choice.

— Nirmeen Al Essa - Instructor of Marketing and Business Management American College of the Middle East (Kuwait)

Maintaining an executive position, after excessive experience in the corporate world, hinders the one from stepping into research focused programs. Nevertheless, the AMS Executive PHD’s design, offers the flexibility as well as the opportunity to simultaneously develop your academic expertise while still successfully performing your full- time role. A congregation of worldwide senior executives with valuable cultural diversification enriches the academic input provided by the program, to build over it tangible and solid variety of corporate experiences. To orchestrate all this together, a dedicated, driven, and professional team supports you through the way, by providing tailored backup depending on your individual progress level. Half- way through, I have been passionately enjoying every step of this journey while being consistently mentored to successfully reach my ultimate objective.

— Dima K. Braiteh - Senior Banking Executive Beirut- Lebanon

The Executive PhD here at AMS is fantastic. You get to know a lot of exciting peers, industry experts and professors from all over the world. Combined with fast response times and strong support from my PhD promoters makes it a well-tailored program fitting my situation as a busy manager. I’m very happy that I made the right choice.

— Fabian Hänle - Managing Director of the Blickle Group, China

A wonderful educational journey. Together with like-minded peers from literally all over the globe we get introduced to every relevant aspect for our PhD journey with an international array of top notch professors, both within Antwerp Management School and University of Antwerp and additionally from other universities in Europe. The instructed material is practical for both academic and managerial work and continually gives you new insights that forces you to rethink and lets you grow as a scholar but also as a person. This experience keeps you wondering: is it the journey, the destination or both? AMS - Opening minds to impact the world.

— Ronald Kerckhoffs - Managing Partner, CLS Inter

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Elke Tweepenninckx

Phone: +32 3 265 47 36


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