International School of Management

International School of Management

With study options available worldwide, ISM provides students with the global perspective they need to thrive as modern business leaders.

Our accredited IMBA, DBA and PhD offer high-level executives the flexibility to study around their busy professional and personal lives. Our degrees are taught in small, diverse groups to maximize contact with our world-class professors, and to heighten exposure to different ideas and business cultures.

ISM students also become part of a supportive community of alumni and staff. This community serves as their global professional network, giving them access to a lifetime of cross-cultural ideas and career opportunities.

To learn more, request a brochure here.

Doctor of Business Administration

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.

International School of Management

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

Degree Requirements:

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 Comp Exams
  • 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

To see the full curriculum, download the DBA brochure.

You can find out more specific information on our DBA here.

International PhD Program

If you’re an experienced business executive wanting to shape and inspire future leaders, or an innovative teacher or researcher seeking to leave a mark on your field of study, our PhD is for you. Deepen your understanding of how management is practiced and interpreted in different organizations, sectors and cultures. Refine your teaching and research skills to inspire new thinking in your area of expertise. Learn from faculty members who’ve earned worldwide acclaim for their applied research. And take advantage of flexible learning to keep working while you study. Our PhD provides the platform for you to give back to the business community. It equips you for careers of engaged instruction and opens you up to opportunities for original research.

Candidate Profile

  • Completion of a master’s-level program
  • Average of 10 years’ senior management experience
  • Strong written and spoken English
International School of Management

Degree Requirements

During the program, each candidate must:

  • Accumulate a total of 68 credits*
  • Complete 18 multidisciplinary business course credits
  • Complete 8 research methods course credits
  • Validate the teaching or publication requirement
  • Comp Exams
  • Successfully complete a doctoral dissertation under the close supervision of an assigned adviser

To see the full curriculum, download the PhD brochure.

You can find out more specific information on our International PhD here.

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