• International accreditation provided by IACBE

  • High quality, intensive supervision and digital support

  • Blended learning principles as a standard

  • Focus on Business and Academical trajectories

International accreditation IACBE
High quality, intensive supervision and digital support
Blended learning principles as a standard
Focus on Business and Academical trajectories

As an institute for higher education, SSM wants to contribute the leaders of tomorrow that further social and economic development in their regions. Therefore, we promote a research agenda in our doctoral program. On that agenda we have a few fields that are key aspects of social and economic development, namely: competitiveness, logistics management, high performance organizations (HPO), small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) an entrepreneurship & social and economic development.

Competitiveness

When talking about competitiveness one finds multiple definitions that differ quite heavy in some cases. At SSM, we use a combination of the definition given by the OECD, World Economic Forum (WEF), and some elements from the field of biology.

According to WEF, competitiveness is: “the set of institutions, policies and factors that determine the level of productivity of a country.” Other definitions exist, but all generally include the word “productivity”. At SSM, we also do research on regions, continents, and organizational level.

Productivity is important because it has been found to be the main factor driving growth and income levels. And income levels are very closely linked to human welfare. So understanding the factors that allow for this chain of events to occur is very important. Basically, rising competitiveness means rising prosperity. (WEF, 2017)

Competitiveness on organizational level has lots to do with the composition of its resource base, the value chain, and the value proposition. On the regional level, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and other networks of organizations are subject of competitiveness research. On the national, subjects of research are the ability to compete on the global market, wealth creation, job creation, capture and return of investment, innovation, and entrepreneurial environment.

We invite our students to draft a research proposal that matches our views on competitiveness.

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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

At SSM Research Center you will find a variety of DBA programs. DBA Studies are one of the most challenging and highest rewarding levels in Higher Education. SSM Research Center has developed an outstanding Doctor of Business Administration Programs. These programs have unique features, which add significant values to graduates beyond the rewarding Doctor Degree.

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

At SSM Research Center you will find a variety of PhD programs. A PhD is the highest university degree that is conferred after a course of study by universities in most English-speaking countries. PhDs are awarded for programs across the whole breadth of academic fields.

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