Candidates in the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree program come from diverse professional backgrounds and possess considerable senior-level management experience. From successful entrepreneurs and CEOs, to diplomats, consultants, and a variety of other professions, candidates join ISM's DBA program to deepen their expertise, collaborate and network with their peers, and prepare for the complex analyses and decision-making required of senior management. DBA candidates at ISM are a passionate, diverse group of working professionals joined in their desire to share and expand on their experiences and qualifications, stay current in today’s best business practices, and reap the benefits of an international education. Click here to read what our current candidates have to say about their experience.
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ISM's DBA degree takes the critical last step towards helping candidates master the problems and skills essential to their professions. Some degrees go further than the rest, and ISM's DBA is one of them. A doctoral degree with managerial relevance, the DBA allows top managers to deepen their expertise, contribute to the knowledge of their profession, and prepare themselves for the complex analyses and decision-making required of senior management.
In addition to the seminar component, candidates will complete two Professional Assessment Case Study analyses as well as a doctoral dissertation. As the culminating portion of the DBA program, the doctoral dissertation is a research project that is both original and pertinent to international business theory and practice. Candidates work closely with their Director of Research in creating a comprehensive project tailored closely to their professional interests and aspirations.
The DBA program, as well as all degree programs at ISM, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ( ACBSP), the first accreditation institution recognized by the US Governmental Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
In addition to its Paris seminars, the program offers students the opportunity to make corporate contacts and pursue academic study in some of the world's most important commercial capitals: at Amity University in New Delhi , with ISM's strategic partnerships Shanghai, and St. John's University in New York.
|Richard Belloff - DBA alumnus from the United States|
I enrolled in ISM's DBA program with the explicit intention of teaching full-time at the university level. I was both p...Full Testimonial
|Victor Arnold - ISM DBA Alumnus from Portugal|
I chose ISM for its international programs, its strong accreditation and the classwork and research involved in earning...Full Testimonial
|Karl Campbell - DBA Candidate from the Netherlands|
I found the Change Management seminar with Prof. Smits excellent. I recently attended a change management program at Er...Full Testimonial
|Tejroi Naipaul - DBA Candidate from the United States|
I have attended the ISM-NY Program at St. John’s University and have taken online courses. I do like this mixed m...Full Testimonial
|Russell Zwanka - DBA Candidate from the United States|
I chose the ISM DBA program because of its enrollment standards, flexible program, and the intense focus on internation...Full Testimonial
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