The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is designed to cultivate the leadership necessary to tackle the challenges of senior management on an international level. A doctoral degree with managerial relevance 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. The program emphasizes an understanding of management as a system; understood as it operates across organizations, sectors, and cultures.
The primary objective of the program is to empower senior managers, business owners, entrepreneurs, researchers, and faculty to continue to develop their respective professions through promoting advanced theories and practices. This program prepares candidates for careers in higher levels of managerial positions by encouraging intellectual contribution and the practical application of advanced business theory.
International experience is critical for today’s executive. ISM offers candidates the opportunity to fulfill their degree requirements through a combination of seminars in one or several of our locations, and e-learning. This flexibility allows DBA students to gain true insight into the countries’ business policies and culture.
Candidates come from diverse professional backgrounds, from successful entrepreneurs to CEOs, to diplomats, consultants and a variety of other professions. DBA candidates join this program to deepen their expertise, collaborate and network with their peers and faculty members, and prepare for the complex analyses and decision-making required of senior management.
- Educational Background - Hold a bachelors degree or equivalent from an accredited undergraduate institution and completion of a masters level program
- Work Experience - Average of eight years of senior management experience, steady career progression with increasing professional responsibilities
- Languages - A strong grasp of written and spoken English is compulsory
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 with ISM's strategic partnerships: at St. John's University in New York, Amity University in New Delhi, HSM Educação in São Paolo, and Fudan University in Shanghai.
The New York, New Delhi, São Paulo, and Shanghai programs represent approximately 2.5 credits per week of study, with a total of 5 credits possible each session. Students have the opportunity to attend one of three, two-week sessions, offered in New York. Students can also participate in the New Delhi, São Paulo, and Shanghai programs.
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