Being a very busy executive, I was looking for a doctoral program that was flexible enough to accommodate my work-family schedule. NIBS provided me with exactly what I wanted – a flexible timetable, experienced faculty, very helpful research assistants and a flexible payment schedule. The DBA journey at NIBS has improved my intellectual capacity tremendously and has provided me with a lot of practical industry perspective as a business executive and a leader.
The DBA program for me was an exhilarating experience. It was rigorous, daunting, intense and it stretched me beyond what I thought was my limit, but it also brought to the fore the relentlessness that lay deep within. It was an academic exercise that broadened my horizon, changed my perspective on a lot of issues, expanded my knowledge base and equipped me with strategies I now deploy in my business. We live in a knowledge-based environment as such knowledge and research are central to success in today’s extremely competitive climate regardless of industry and there is no better way to equip yourself than to enroll for the DBA program. I would recommend.
Right from childhood, my parents always motivated me to study and if possible, achieve the ultimate so doctoral studies are something that my family had always motivated me to pursue. Continuing to study a doctoral program after my Masters’s was the next thing I want to do. I have always loved to lecture in the future and am very passionate about adding to existing knowledge.
The program was definitely a turning point from a personal and professional perspective. On a personal level, it gave me a platform to interact with a diverse group of people- both members of my cohort and professors from various countries with varied work experience and expertise, some of whom I was able to form strong bonds and maintain contact with to date. I, therefore, have a global network friend. On a professional level, the professors and material were nothing short of excellent. I got a better sense of international business environment and I believe that I am a more rounded professional with knowledge and understanding of making decisions based on evidence. I strongly believe that this has brought an interesting twist in how I view the next chapter.
Doctoral studies were something that I wanted to undertake and the opportunity came at the right time. I wanted to go into full-time academia before going into full-time work but since I didn’t have that opportunity at the beginning of my career, I thought that this was the opportune time especially now that I have gained so much experience that could add to academics and contribute to practice.