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Doctor of Business Administration

ISM - International School of Management

60 months
16912 USD/year
16912 USD/year
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Whether you seek a deeper understanding of your profession or simply a new personal challenge, our DBA gives you the platform to expand your knowledge and make a difference to international business practice.

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The ISM DBA is flexible, allowing you to earn a high-level business qualification without pausing your career. It is self paced, giving you up to six years to complete the requirements. And by combining in-person courses with online e-learning, you have the freedom to study wherever your career and lifestyle takes you. 

ISM’s presence across the globe lends a valuable global outlook to your studies. Our Paris and New York locations allow you to work towards your DBA in two of the world’s most influential business centers. Our programs in Cape Town, New Delhi, São Paulo and Shanghai, meanwhile, give you unrivaled insight into business cultures and practices in key emerging markets.

Working alongside some of the sharpest and most ambitious minds in global business, you will learn how different cultures interpret and approach common leadership challenges. You will also become part of our thriving alumni network, giving you access to a world of career openings and academic opportunities.


All ISM programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). 

Programme Structure

During the program, each candidate must:
  • Accumulate a total of 53 credits
  • Complete a minimum of 21 credits of coursework, through a combination of courses in Paris, courses in other locations, and e-learning courses
  • Complete Capstone Case Analysis
  • Complete the dissertation research project: an original piece of research relevant to the candidate’s continued career progression, and which critically assesses current international business theories, practices and problems


The DBA empowers 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 higher level managerial positions by encouraging intellectual contribution and the practical application of advanced business theory.


All our professors are active in the business world and are recognized leaders in their fields. They bring a balance of current academic theory and practical experience, and their high professional standards challenge and inspire you to achieve excellence. Our small class sizes allow you to form close working relationships with both our faculty and your fellow candidates.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




53 alternative credits


  • Self-paced
  • Regular optional meetings
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of a master’s-level program
  • Steady career progression with increasing professional responsibilities
  • Strong written and spoken English

Work experience

  • Average of 8 years’ senior management experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 84562 USD for the full programme during 60 months.
  • National

    16912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 84562 USD for the full programme during 60 months.

Living costs for Paris

1195 - 1778 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


We aim to attract the brightest business minds to our degree programs, regardless of background or financial situation. To do this, we offer a range of need-based and merit-based scholarships of varying types and amounts.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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