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Redefining Executive Education

I chose the ISM DBA program because of its enrollment standards, flexible program, and the intense focus on international business. Not only could the curriculum fit my schedule, but attending class with other classmates from around the world helped form relationships that will last long after the program. The international and varied perspectives presented in class made for a well-rounded and enriching learning environment. In most things in life, you get out of them what you put in. At ISM, I feel like I got even more than I expected. My operating scope and global awareness increased a hundred-fold through this program. I would highly recommend this program to any of my associates or friends.

I enrolled in ISM's DBA program with the explicit intention of teaching full-time at the university level. I was both pleased and impressed with the academic rigor of the program. This experience included work with both New York and Paris based faculty.

Importantly, I found the faculty and staff universally supportive of my goal to join the academic community. Much credit must go to Dean Horn, who provided guidance along the way, and a helpful reference as I sought faculty positions. In addition, he was charged with reading my Dissertation, not a small feat by any means.

I recommend the ISM DBA program without reservation. It is a challenging program and appropriately so. In the end, the outcome clearly justified the effort.

I found the Change Management seminar with Prof. Smits excellent. I recently attended a change management program at Erasmus University and was therefore able to compare the two programs. The Erasmus program was very focused on a specific change methodology, where I felt the ISM program focused on the broader dynamic of change. I found some of the opposing thinking that Prof. Smits introduced to be very valuable and helpful in explaining a business change that I am personally experiencing.

Regarding the ISM program, I have found the level of teaching to be very professional. The learning through class discussion, exploring the respective experiences, adds tremendous value to the overall experience.

I have been a student of the International School of Management for approximately 5 years and have recently graduated from the DBA program. The school’s teaching methods are excellent and my instructors were knowledgeable, encouraging and patient. The unique program philosophy has allowed me to learn and make progress towards my personal and professional goals. The administration of the school is professional and the teaching method follows an organized progressive structure that is both innovative and challenging. The caliber of the students is outstanding and the university provides multiple opportunities to support collegial learning and professional networking. It has been an amazing experience and I would highly recommend the university, the faculty and the experience.
ISM has a unique position as a practitioner oriented doctoral program that is international in scope, in its faculty and in its student body, with flexibility in courses at different times in different cities that make the learning stimulating and doable for a busy executive. I enjoyed immensely the Shanghai courses and professors and left thinking I really understood where China was today and where I could get involved in business there. The classes in Paris have been very good with excellent classmates.

The international scope of all the classes, but even more so the student body, is also unique and a huge asset. Taking classes in Paris and Shanghai and interacting with people from India, Japan, Hong Kong, Nigeria, and Brazil, along with all the Europeans and Americans, has been wonderful.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience, the people I have met and the courses. I look forward to staying involved and connected. I have and would recommend ISM to others.
ISM was my first and best business school selection to pursue my DBA degree. The knowledge, study materials, and academic supervision all were above the academic standards. Relating what I learned to my work enhanced the work performance and I experienced more management techniques to implement. ISM environment is like my family. Thanks to ISM.

I consider myself very lucky to have had the opportunity to study at ISM and continue my postgraduate studies. My DBA program gave me the chance to be one of those successful candidates and establish a good friendship with many students.

ISM is the best school to offer an intensive international program that helped me gained valuable field experience with the right combination of theory.

Because of the flexibility of the program, ISM students take the advantage to continue study without abandon their work. From my own experience I do encourage the candidates who are looking forward to continuing their education to study at ISM.