Regardless of whether you’re pursing a DBA to broaden your current skill set, climb the ladder or launch a start-up, it’s probably safe to say that you’ve done a lot of thinking, weighing and measuring: time, money, effort, outcomes etc.

So, having decided to take the plunge, all you have to do now is choose the right school which, in theory, shouldn’t be that difficult. If you have an idea of the delivery you’re looking for, the budget you have to work with, and the geography you’d consider – see our MBA/DBA search tool – you’ve gone some way to narrowing the field, which is a great start. However, not all DBAs are created equal, which makes putting together a shortlist a lot more challenging, but this is the point at which we can help. We look beyond the marketing brochures and ad campaigns and examine the nuts and bolts of a DBA: the learning environment, class sizes, tuition fees, faculty, delivery methods, international diversity, gender make-up and more.

Our objective is simple: to identify schools which marry exceptional quality with great ROI. DBA results, or ‘rankings’ as we call them, will be available later this year.