To gain admissions to the DBA programme you will need:

  • An MBA or a Master’s degree in a suitable management-related field.
  • A minimum of three years of business and management experience.

You will also need access to an appropriate organisation for your research – typically your employing organisation, which should be supportive of your DBA. Applicants need to demonstrate their English skills through an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. All applicants will be interviewed prior to admission.

You will need to submit an application form along with a personal development statement, two references (one academic and one from your current employer), an up-to-date CV and an outline of your research topic.

The application deadline is June 15th fort the DBA programme starting in October of the same year.



International Institute for Strategic Leadership
Knowledge Foundation
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Reutlingen University
D-72762 Reutlingen