Our DBA candidates have solid professional experience in any given field and wish to investigate a topic in the domain of business sustainability. They have the capacity to express their thoughts in a structured and substantiated manner and would like to use this to sharpen their intellectual and transdisciplinary thinking.
Who is eligible for this program?
Successful DBA candidates have the stamina and determination to commit to a research project over a long period of time.
If you can say “YES” to the following questions, then you are eligible to apply for the DBA program:
- At least 5 years of relevant professional working experience (you can explain why you believe it is relevant)
- EITHER a master’s degree in business or in a business related area, from a recognized university or institution OR the equivalent in terms of significant work experience (for professionals over 40 years of age) in a senior position of responsibility including management experience, adding up to a minimum total of 10 years of relevant professional experience.
- Fluency in English (having worked or studied in English or a TOEFL IBT Level of 100 or equivalent).
BSL Admissions Committee only reviews complete applications which include the following documents:
Application formWe only accept completed and signed application forms. Click here to download the application form.
Master degree or equivalentEITHER a master’s degree in business or in a business related area, from a recognized university or institution and at least 5 years’ pre- or post-master relevant professional working experience.
OR the equivalent in terms of significant work experience (for professionals over 40 years of age) in a senior position of responsibility including management experience, adding up to a minimum total of 10 years of relevant professional experience.
Official transcriptsOfficial transcripts (foreign official transcripts must be certified by a legal authority such as a Public Notary, with translation when necessary).
A transcript is a complete list of the courses taken and grades earned by a student throughout a course.
CVAn up-to-date curriculum vitae/resume (overview of studies, relevant working experience if any and activities). At least 5 years’ pre or post-master’s relevant professional work experience.
Motivation letterA motivation letter/essay highlighting your perspective on your professional future, the reasons why you wish to study business, why you believe BSL is the right school for you and your goals and experience as they relate to higher education.
Recommendation lettersTwo recommendation letters (signed and printed on official letterhead paper) from employers. These letters should include, for example, your skills, dependability, personal character, and accomplishments.
Fluency in EnglishFluency in English at a TOEFL IBT Level of 100 or equivalent.
PhotographsTwo identical passport photographs.
Copy of IDA copy of your passport or identity card.