DBA
Programme
knowledge
to enter
the business world

How to apply

You will need the following to complete your application:

  • University transcripts (including official translations, if applicable)
  • A copy of your passport
  • Possibly a CV or cover letter

 

During the educational interview, 

  • Please explain why you wish to study in this DBA program.
    Why IS-DBA?
    Why a DBA?
    Why this specialization?
    What thesis topic would you like to work on?

Entry requirements

General admission requirements

  • To enroll in the first year of the DBA program, a level 7 diploma (Bac+5 or bac+6) corresponding to 300 ECTS credits (European Credits Transfer System) or an equivalent outside the European system is required. Depending on your previous diplomas and your professional project, we will determine the choice of specialization path adapted to you, as well as the theme of the professional thesis.
  • Students with a level 6 qualification who have accumulated 240 ECTS, or with at least 5 years of professional experience, can be admitted to the “DBA Prep”. This is a year of preparation for the DBA cycle, similar to the former DEA (Diplôme d’études approfondies). This year consists of methodological modules, research seminars, technical modules and the writing of a research paper.
  • Students who have begun a doctorate in another institution of higher education may continue their thesis preparation at IS-DBA, provided that their work is in line with one of our school’s specializations, and that the research project is validated by the Academic Director.

CHOOSE A PHD OR A DBA?

The PhD is a classic university doctorate.

It is in a single discipline such as Economics, Management Sciences, Private Law, Public Law, Political Science, Applied Mathematics and Applications of Mathematics. It consists of working on a theoretical theme, generally unidisciplinary, and is mainly aimed at higher education and research. Professional opportunities following a PhD in science

The DBA is a professional doctorate in Management Sciences.

It is centered on the student’s professional project. The theme of the thesis corresponds to the problems that the student faces in achieving his or her professional goals. It begins with a skills assessment, an analysis of the professional project, market analysis, a profession, a company. Its objective is to obtain a promotion, the creation and development of a company, or to obtain a first job. The theme of a DBA is transdisciplinary, drawing on several disciplines to enable the realization of the professional project. 

When to apply

Online applications for the 2021-2022 school year are still open.

FEES

The 2022-2023 fee is €5700 for three-year DBA.

Programme fees cover tuition costs, course materials, essential reading texts and assessments. 

Accommodation is not included in the fee. You should make arrangements to stay in Paris during the modules.

If your application is successful, you will be informed to pay your course fees. 

Tuition fees  in France

Total

€5700

1st year

€1900

2nd year

€1900

3rd year

€1900

Any question about the programme?

Discuss your professional & individual goals and find out if this program is right for you.

Download our brochure

WHEN TO APPLY​

Online applications for the 2021-2022 school year arenow open.

HOW TO APPLY

You will need the following to complete your application:

  • University transcripts (including official translations, if applicable)
  • A copy of your passport

 

Possibly a CV or cover letter
During the educational interview,

  • Please explain why you wish to study in this BBS program.
    Why IS-DBA?
    Why a BBS?
    Why this specialization?

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

General admission requirements

To enroll in the first year of BBS, a level 4 diploma (Bac or equivalent) is required.

  • Registration in the second year of BBS is possible for students who have validated one year of higher education (i.e. 60 ECTS: European Credits Transfer System) in the fields of economics and management, law and political science, economic and social administration, applied mathematics for social sciences. Students who have validated 60ECTS in another discipline can obtain an equivalence according to their general knowledge.
  • Registration in the third year of BBS is possible for students with a level 5 diploma (Bac+2: BTS, DUT, DEUG) or who have obtained 120 ECTS credits or an equivalent outside the European system. Depending on your previous diplomas, we will determine the appropriate choice of specialization path.
  • Our BBS offers the possibility, as at the University, to integrate the year of higher education if the student has validated more than 30 ECTS during his previous year, without validating the totality. The student will be asked to take the unvalidated units with the possibility of validating both years of training simultaneously.

TUITION FEES (FOR NEW STUDENTS)

The 2022-2023 fee is 5700 for three-year BBS.

Programme fees cover tuition costs, course materials, essential reading texts and assessments. 

Accommodation is not included in the fee. You should make arrangements to stay in Paris during the modules.

If your application is successful, you will be informed to pay your course fees. 

 

Tuition fees  in France

Total

5700€

1st year

1900€

2nd year

1900€

3rd year

1900€

TUITION FEES (FOR STUDENTS ALREADY ENROLLED)

The 2022-2023 fee is 6100 for three-year BBS.

Programme fees cover tuition costs, course materials, essential reading texts and assessments. 

Accommodation is not included in the fee. You should make arrangements to stay in Paris during the modules.

If your application is successful, you will be informed to pay your course fees. 

 

Tuition fees  in France

Total

6300€

1st year

2100€

2nd year

2100€

3rd year

2100€

Any question about the programme?

Discuss your professional & individual goals and find out if this program is right for you.

Download our brochure