• Application Deadline
  • 60 months


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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 60 months
    • Duration description
      • Typically completed in 3-5 years
      • Maximum duration: 6 years
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description
      • Typically completed in 3-5 years
      • Maximum duration: 6 years
  • Credits
    54 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

During the program, each candidate must:
  • Accumulate a total of 54 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 Case Study Analyses I & II
  • 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


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 our DBA 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.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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

  • International

    16908 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 84562 USD for the full programme and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    16908 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 84562 USD for the full programme and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Paris

  • 1195 - 1780 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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