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Frequently Asked Questions/Would having a DBA give me the right to teach in universities?

Would having a DBA give me the right to teach in universities?

The answer depends on countries and institutions.

  • First of all, please note that no single qualification gives you the right to teach. In France, for example, it is the competitive entrance exams that give the right to teach in secondary and higher education. A thesis is never enough on its own.
  • The situation varies from country to country. In France, in order to be a full-time university professor, you must have a PhD qualification, and not a DBA. On the other hand, to teach in a Business School, professional experience and a DBA are appreciated.
  • In some countries, the shortage of teachers is such that high-quality DBAs combining managerial experience with a conceptual perspective are welcome.
  • It also depends on the quality of the programme followed, the quality of the thesis, publications, etc.