|DBA Program Description|
The ISM DBA is designed for more experienced candidates who, having already completed a Masters program, are looking to further develop their practical and theoretical knowledge of the principles that govern international business.
Prospective DBA candidates should:
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Why Professionals Choose the DBA at ISM
The DBA program has two terminal degree options:
The Traditional Option
The Traditional Option, capitalizing on ISM's Paris campus, as well as its international programs, takes place in the classroom to provide candidates with the opportunity to network with one another face-to-face, and share their experience and knowledge. Given the intensive course format, ISM provides candidates with the necessary reading materials one month before each seminar.
The e-Learning Option
The E-Learning Option takes advantage of ISM's extensive E-Learning curriculum which offers candidates the possibility of completing some or even the majority of their DBA coursework on-line. It is designed for working professionals who may not be able to manage the travel-time required to attend each traditional seminars. With this option, candidates study as their schedules permit, adjusting the pace of the coursework to the demands of their personal and professional lives.
Candidates benefiting from the e-learning option can take up to 75 percent of their coursework credits online with at least 25 percent of credits to be fulfilled in the traditional classroom setting. The in-classroom requirement allows candidates to benefit directly from their peers and professors, exchanging knowledge and ideas while forging professional and academic ties to ISM's international community.
To complete the requisite classroom seminars, candidates may choose between the following options:
Please note that e-Learning candidates are not confined to the e-Learning curriculum, and may take as many traditional seminars as they wish to complete their degree.
While there are two different approaches, the degrees are equivalent, and the ISM diploma makes no mention of E-Learning.
DBA candidates will complete two Professional Assessment Case Studies as part of their degree program. The assessments take the form of two case study analyses and provide an opportunity to conduct in-depth research on an assigned company. In return, candidates will receive a detailed assessment of their work that will contribute to setting personal academic standards for future coursework at the school. Candidates complete the first case analysis before starting their program and will be assigned a second case towards the end of their studies at ISM.
The DBA Dissertation
The final element of the program involves researching and writing a Doctoral Dissertation. Conducted under the supervision of an approved Director of Research, the Doctoral Dissertation will be:
In order to receive the DBA degree, candidates will complete:
The tables below further illustrate the credit breakdown of the ISM DBA degree.
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