Entry Requirements

DBA Entry Requirements

  • Master’s degree or equivalent, preferably in a related field
  • IELTS 7.0 / TOEFL 85 / Duolingo Test 130-135 (official English exam results) / Cambridge C1 / Pearson 66 or proof of studying previously in an English-speaking environment for a minimum of 3 years
  • Scanned copy of all required academic diplomas, transcripts, certificates
  • Extensive previous business/professional experience
  • Photocopy of a valid passport/national ID
  • Resume/CV
  • Reference letters from a former academic institution and from your current employer (if applicable)
  • Completion of the Thesis Proposal Form. (Find some tips on how to write a Thesis Proposal HERE.)

DBA Admission Process

  1. Submit Application: Applications from prospective students are reviewed only once all documents are submitted and admission criteria are met.
  2. English Test: As English is the common language used in Geneva Business School, TOEFL/IELTS/DET test scores, online, phone or face-to-face interviews measure each student’s English proficiency level. Online English tests can be an alternative if necessary
  3. Interview: After all references have been checked, a final interview takes place and then a final letter of admission is sent to the prospective student.
  4. Confirmation: The Registrar validates applications and informs the students. The Registrar reviews applications that may not completely fulfill the admission criteria and may accept them upon evidence-based competency proofs. In some instances, an “entrance exam” may be added to assess candidates’ proficiency in reading, writing, verbal, analytical, and quantitative proficiencies.

    Admission Criteria for Credit-Transfer Students
    Credit transfer allowance: No credit transfer accepted


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