Introduction of the International Business School for Veterinarians
The academic curriculum of veterinary schools, worldwide, has one glaring hole; Business and Leadership Education is not a part of the course work to become a veterinarian. Developing the skills and knowledge to build a successful and profitable veterinary business is difficult without the right tools. This becomes even more important nowadays with private equity introducing new business models in our profession, using skills and knowledge that veterinary professionals are lacking. The International Business School for Veterinarians is our new “golden standard” with a unique MBA program for veterinarians that want to make the difference. This program provides you the right insights, network and tools to become successful in the veterinary world, not only professionally but also personally and economically.
I have a background in marketing and business administration and I am a Professor of Marketing at the Euro MBA of IAE Business School of Université Paul Cézanne in Aix en Provence at Marseille, and the Institute of Business Studies at the University of Groningen. I was the dean of the Ricoh Business School in Den Bosch for five years and I was the MBA program director and dean of the IBO in Leusden for many years. I have written 14 books on marketing including ‘10 Stappen marketing- methode’, ‘Master in Marketing’,‘Changing the rules’ and the recently online available ‘Alle 25 goed!’ and ‘Van analoog naar digitaal’. Currently, I am the dean of the VvAA Business School for medical specialists and healthcare professionals.
In my 30-year career as veterinarian I have learned about the business side of our profession by trial and error. Doing my PhD at later age on the social and economic issues in the veterinary profession taught me that I was not the only one. I found some “brothers in arms” to design and provide business and leadership education for the veterinary profession at various levels all over the world introducing professional teachers from other industries and academia. Participants of our programs indicated they wanted more business education in a curriculum format. We then started our business school activities four years ago in the USA, two years ago in Europe and now we are proud to present our more in depth and intense veterinary MBA program.
Why Choose Our Institution
Doctors want to be led by doctors. Therefore we have built a sustainable MBA program for veterinarians that can bolster leadership competencies at all levels, in ways that veterinarians will welcome.
MBA for Veterinarians
The best MBA program especially for veterinarians. Learn together with colleagues from your field.
Carefully recruited professors
With each professor having expertise in his/her academic field, you can truly learn from the best.
Full access to the online library with a business and healthcare database.