|Application deadline:||Rolling admission process|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||January 2014, April 2014, October 2013|
|Credits:|| 54 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||48 months|
|Teacher support:||Continuous support with feedback on request|
|Project type:||Open, Predefined|
ISM's DBA degree takes the critical last step towards helping candidates master the problems and skills essential to their professions. Some degrees go further than the rest, and ISM's DBA is one of them. A doctoral degree with managerial relevance, the DBA 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 is designed to cultivate the leadership and efficacy necessary to tackle the challenges of senior management on an international level. It is based on an American-style curriculum and centers around a series of highly interactive and intensive seminars. Professors at ISM are rigorously selected worldwide from among the best consultants and professionals in their fields with many holding positions in America's top business schools.
In addition to the seminar component, candidates will complete two Professional Assessment Case Study analyses as well as a doctoral dissertation. As the culminating portion of the DBA program, the doctoral dissertation is a research project that is both original and pertinent to international business theory and practice. Candidates work closely with their Director of Research in creating a comprehensive project tailored closely to their professional interests and aspirations.
The DBA program has two terminal degree options:
The Traditional Option, capitalizing on ISM's Paris campus, as well as its international programs, takes place in the classroom to provide candidates with the opportunity to network with one another face-to-face, and share their experience and knowledge. Given the intensive course format, ISM provides candidates with the necessary reading materials one month before each seminar.
Paris: Each seminar in Paris constitutes 1.5 credits and is taught over a three day period; Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm.
International Combinations: The New York, New Delhi, and Shanghai programs represent 5 credits each per session, and are each offered in a 2-week intensive format, with 3-4 seminars per session. The New Delhi program is offered each April, the New York program each July and August (consisting of three 2-week sessions) , and the Shanghai program each November.
The E-Learning Option takes advantage of ISM's extensive E-Learning curriculum which offers candidates the possibility of completing some or even the majority of their DBA coursework on-line. It is designed for working professionals who may not be able to manage the travel-time required to attend each traditional seminars. With this option, candidates study as their schedules permit, adjusting the pace of the coursework to the demands of their personal and professional lives.
Candidates benefiting from the e-learning option can take up to 75 percent of their coursework credits online with at least 25 percent of credits to be fulfilled in the traditional classroom setting. The in-classroom requirement allows candidates to benefit directly from their peers and professors, exchanging knowledge and ideas while forging professional and academic ties to ISM's international community.
To complete the requisite classroom seminars, candidates may choose between the following options:
Please note that e-Learning candidates are not confined to the e-Learning curriculum, and may take as many traditional seminars as they wish to complete their degree.
While there are two different approaches, the degrees are equivalent, and the ISM diploma makes no mention of E-Learning.
DBA candidates will complete two Professional Assessment Case Studies as part of their degree program. The assessments take the form of two case study analyses and provide an opportunity to conduct in-depth research on an assigned company. In return, candidates will receive a detailed assessment of their work that will contribute to setting personal academic standards for future coursework at the school. Candidates complete the first case analysis before starting their program and will be assigned a second case towards the end of their studies at ISM.
The final element of the program involves researching and writing a Doctoral Dissertation. Conducted under the supervision of an approved Director of Research, the Doctoral Dissertation will be:
This is the list of seminars offered for the DBA program.
Candidates in the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree program come from diverse professional backgrounds and possess considerable senior-level management experience. From successful entrepreneurs and CEOs, to diplomats, consultants, and a variety of other professions, candidates join ISM's DBA program to deepen their expertise, collaborate and network with their peers, and prepare for the complex analyses and decision-making required of senior management.
DBA candidates at ISM are a passionate, diverse group of working professionals joined in their desire to share and expand on their experiences and qualifications, stay current in todays best business practices, and reap the benefits of an international education.
Prospective DBA candidates should:
At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.
Individuals are allowed to pay tuition fees in either one lump sum payment or in payment plans of three to four installments.
If tuition is paid in one lump sum, candidates would receive a special tuition rate of 53,100EUR (includes 10% financial assistance)
If tuition is paid over three installments, candidates would receive a special tuition rate of 54,575EUR. The three installments are to be paid as follows:
If a candidate chooses to pay his or her tuition over four installments, he or she will pay four installments of
14,750EUR in 6-12 months or over the period of their studies.
Companies that pay the entire tuition in one lump sum would receive a special tuition rate of 57,600EUR.
The Bursar's Office is available to work with all applicants in order to create a special tuition payment plan during the application process.
ISM Tuition Assistance Grants are awarded on a highly competitive basis to prospective candidates who exhibit strong academic ability and have substantial professional experience intending to pursue full-time or part-time study in any degree program at the International School of Management. There are also new scholarships available for 2012 applicants with five or more years of professional experience.
Dean's Opportunity Scholarship - A limited number of Dean's Opportunity Scholarships are available as need-based awards for candidates from under-represented or economically disadvantaged minorities intending to pursue full-time or part-time study in any degree program at ISM.
Women back to Education Scholarship - Women back to Education Scholarships are offered to women returning to graduate degree programs after taking time away from their professional lives to raise a family. This scholarship provides mothers with an excellent opportunity to learn the latest management techniques used in international business.
The Next Step Scholarship - The Next Step Scholarship is a competitive scholarship available only to ISM graduates who are enrolling in a doctoral study on a full-time or part-time matriculated basis.
Department of Veterans Affairs Recognition
ISM's DBA program is officially recognized by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. US Military personnel interested in applying to the DBA program through the Department of Veterans Affairs should contact the Admissions Office at +33 (0) 1 45 51 09 09 or by email at email@example.com for additional information.
The DBA program, as well as all degree programs at ISM, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ( ACBSP), the first accreditation institution recognized by the US Governmental Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
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