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Executive DBA/Admissions/Application process

Application process

Step 1: Send a detailed CV

Submit your CV for review at cv@business-science-institute.com

Your CV should begin with a brief summary giving the following information:

  • Current profession (position, company, country)
  • Number of years of managerial experience
  • Highest and most recent qualifications

Within 48 hours, we will give you our feedback on the likelihood of your admission to the program.

If your initial enquiry receives a favourable opinion, we will then invite you to proceed to Steps 2 and 3 of the application process.


Step 2: Complete the application forms

Please complete the following 2 documents (forms n° 1 and n°10 included in the checklist in Step 3 below).

  1. Business Science Institute DBA application form
  2. iaelyon School of Management DBA application form

To download the documents, click on the link (opens a Word document in a separate window).


Step 3: Prepare the application documents

To be considered your application should be COMPLETE.  The online application procedure requires the following documents (N°s 1-11 below):

Please ensure that each document included in your application is referenced using the following structure: last name_number of document in list_name of document_cohort.

Example: Gordon_1_application form_Bangkok 3.

1 - Completed Business Science Institute application form
2 - Detailed CV* (PDF)
3 - Digital photo (JPG 3cm x 3cm)
4 - Highest-level qualification awarded (1 only).  Please note that all documents provided to Business Science Institute will be subject to a rigorous authentification process. (PDF)
5 - Copy of your passport (PDF)
6 - Transcripts from your MBA (or equivalent) (PDF)
7 - Proposed (not final) DBA thesis topic ** (between 3 and 5 pages) (PDF)
8 - Cover letter (PDF)
9 - Employer’s certificate (PDF)
10 -IAE application form (completed & signed – please add photo) (PDF)
11 - Copy of €150 application fee swift (PDF)

* Please indicate the following at the top of your CV: current profession (position, company and country), total years of managerial experience, highest and most recent qualifications.

** The DBA thesis project proposal (form n°7) should include the following:

  1. Title of the research project
  2. Planned area of research
  3. Managerial interest of the research topic for the applicant
  4. Importance and relevance of the DBA thesis project
  5. A list of works pertaining to the topic
  6. Proposed research methodology, specifying how the candidate will gain access to the field
  7. Bibliography of texts already read

Payment of the €150 application fee:
Application fees can be paid either by bank transfer or through PayPal (secured payment).

Once your payment has been made, you will receive a confirmation email from PayPal.Please contact us directly if you wish to pay by bank transfer: apply@business-science-institute.com