Did some research and the info is hard to come by. Does age or experience make a difference when pursuing a DBA? I was told prior to my MSc that experience is very important and should have around 5 years work experience under my belt prior to pursuing a Masters programme. As a stubborn person I started with just 2.5 years experience in low positions (i.e. no real decision making). Fast forward 2 years, I got all 8 modules A- to A+ ..... so I'm not in favor of the age thing. Since then I've moved to middle management and make some decisions, although I still do not manage people but am slowly getting into that as a mentor at this stage. I always believe that if a person really wants to achieve something s/he will. It's human nature. So the million dollar question is; what is the right age / combination of work experience needed to start a DBA? I would definitely start asap, targeting age 25/26 with 5/5.5 years work experience (8 -12 months from now).