Eligibility Criteria

DBA Admissions Overview

Excelling in Strategy and Consulting

Admissions Overview

Programme Dates

The programme is 9 months long, the coming cohort will start in September 2024 and graduate in June 2025.


The programme is fully funded and participants on the programme receive return flights to and from Dubai at the beginning and end of the programme, accommodation, medical insurance.

The DBA Applications are now open

Early Admissions

Applications open: 1 December 2023 – 31 January 2024 (11:59 PM GST)

Decision Announcement: 15 March 2024

Regular Admissions

Applications open: 1 February 2024 – 1 April 2024 (11:59 PM GST)

Decision Announcement: 31 May 2024

Eligibility Criteria

Recent university graduates who have:

  • Up to three (3) years of working experience
  • Proficiency in both verbal and written English, with ideally one (1) additional language
  • A keen interest in international and Dubai business
  • A curious, inquiring mind

Applicants should hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, however applicants are not required to hold a degree in Business – we recruit associates from diverse academic backgrounds.

For any queries, please write to us: recruitment@dubaibusinessassociates.ae

Eligibility Criteria

Application Process

To ensure a successful application, please research the programme thoroughly along with the learning and placement partners. We look for applicants that stand out and have a proven passion and ambition towards making a positive impact in the world, possess leadership potential, and are a strong fit with our placement partners for the first placement and consulting projects.

The application process requires you to submit the following and it is recommended that they are prepared in advance: