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From entrepreneurs to CEOs, diplomats to consultants – our DBA candidates represent a diverse range of leadership backgrounds. All share a desire to collaborate, succeed and add to the knowledge of their field.


With flexible study options on five continents, our DBA is a truly international learning experience. The program will deepen your theoretical and practical knowledge of international-level senior management. And it will give you a platform to share your expertise through teaching.


Our DBA prepares you for the complex analyses and decision-making required of senior management, and equips you for a career in top-level leadership positions.

The student view

Having an international DBA with ISM allows me to make an impact globally.

I found it very helpful that you can break your coursework into manageable amounts so you can really focus on the coursework, but also continue to have a normal work and family life.

The culture at ISM facilitates success by motivating students while providing the individual support they may need.

ISM offers flexibility without compromising the quality of the academic experience.

Key Facts


Paris, with two-week programs available in New York, Shanghai, São Paulo, New Delhi and Cape Town. E-learning courses are an alternative way to study, with the option to take instead of, or alongside our three-day intensive courses in Paris.

Flexible e-learning options available. Read more


  • Self-paced
  • Typically completed in 3-5 years
  • Maximum duration: 6 years

Candidate Profile

  • Completion of a master’s-level program
  • Average of 8 years’ senior management experience
  • Steady career progression with increasing professional responsibilities
  • Strong written and spoken English

Don’t meet these requirements? Contact our Admissions Team to discuss your options.

Our Accreditation

Our Recognition

  • US State Authority to
    Confer Diplomas
  • Recognition from the French
    Ministry of Education
  • Établissement d'enseignement
    supérieur privé technique

Our Membership

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