Prof. Dr. Theo Bosma
Laureate of the John Naisbitt University

Program Manager Master Financial Management and Control 

Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Quality Synergy Management Consulting

Results-proven, client-focused business executive with 35+ years of success leading professional service delivery practices and sales organizations and planning multi-year, multinational project engagements. Skilled builder of business partnerships with recognized strengths in proposal development, contract negotiations, project delivery, and client relationship management. Highly respected builder and leader of top-tier, self-sustaining teams with the proven ability to grow revenues, turn around faltering operations, and deliver gains to customer satisfaction, A/R collection, P&L performance, and margin growth. Backed by solid credentials including a summa cum laude PhD in Management and Organization (with leadership specialization), a cum laude Masters Degree in Management Information Systems and a Bachelor Degree in Education (English and German). A “roll-up-your-sleeves” work ethic and a long-standing reputation of performance and adaptability in domestic and international markets.

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Personal quote: It is remarkable how much knowledge we need to have before we know how little we know – education and research help!

Dr. Schelte Beltman is an organizational anthropologist and has a broad experience in higher education in the area of research methodology and supervising students at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. Schelte coordinates research programs within The Hague university of applied sciences, The Marnix university of applied sciences (Penta Nova), and Kingston University, London. The main drive is to make applied research applicable, useful, interesting, and ‘fun’ for both students and staff. He supervised over 750 master's students in areas like culture and leadership, international communications, business, and (risk) management. His own research area is in the field of leadership and organizational culture in relation to performance within institutions for higher education. With a passion for high-quality education and research Schelte participates in various examination boards, assessment- and curriculum committees, and coaches management and executive boards within education.

Main activities

Coordinator applied research (Penta Nova and The Hague university of applied sciences – Graduate School)

Chair and member of various examination boards

Member of assessment- and curriculum committees

Designing and delivering research methodology programs

Supervising master students in the thesis phase

Co-promotor Universiteit Twente/Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – research into the role and function of learning within organizational change

Advisor in education (embedding applied research in curricula)

Advisor in education PO/VO leadership practices

Advisor accreditations (NVAO, AMBA, Epas) higher education


Beltman, S.H. (2009). 'Cultural Capital as a driver for performance in higher education', in Proceedings of the European Conference on Intellectual Capital, Academic Publishing Limited, Reading, pp. 77-84.

Beltman, S.H. (2010). The way to get on. De rol van de Research School bij het onderzoek binnen Hogeschool Inholland.

Beltman, S.H. (2011). A pattern for success. De invulling van de activiteiten van de Research School binnen Hogeschool Inholland.

Beltman, S.H. (2011). Culture within higher education. A portrait of manifestations of the culture within higher education in England and the Netherlands in the post-Bologna era. London: Kingston University.

Beltman, S.H. (2012). The rise of the faculty. Het bouwen van een ‘scholarly culture’ in het hoger onderwijs.

Beltman, S.H. (2017). Lessen uit de culturele antropologie; Tribaal leiderschapprachtig en krachtig. School Management Totaal Jaargang 19 Februari 2017 Nummer 1 pp. 30 - 33.

Beltman, S.H. (2017). Onderwijskundig Leiderschap; De continue bijdrage aan Schoolontwikkeling. De Nieuwe Meso december 2017 | jaargang 4 | nummer 4 pp. 89 – 93.

Beltman, S.H. (2019). Blended leadership; Goed leiding geven aan onderwijs en onderzoek. Hoger onderwijs management april 2019 nummer 2 pp. 14-17.

Beltman, S.H. (2020). Fundament onder schoolleiderschap; Waarden als rots in de branding. Basisschoolmanagement mei 2020 nummer 5 pp. 27-29.

Diermen, O.G. van, and Beltman, S.H. (2016). Managing working behaviour towards new ways of working: a case study. Journal of Corporate Real Estate, Vol. 18 Iss 4 pp. 270 – 286.

Co-auteur – boek Methoden en technieken van onderzoek:

Saunders, M., Lewis, P., Thornhill, A., Booy A, Booij, M., Borggreve, A. en Beltman, S. (2015). Methoden en technieken van onderzoek 7de ed. Amsterdam: Pearson Education Benelux.

Saunders, M., Lewis, P., Thornhill, A., Arnoldy, M., Booy, A., Borggreve, A. en Beltman, S. (2019). Methoden en technieken van onderzoek 8ste ed. Amsterdam: Pearson Education Benelux.