I've seen discussions on degreeinfo and elsewhere re: the DBA (Dr. of Biz Admin" as a way to break into high level consultancy. At one time, I believe, the MBA was seen as the way to break into high level consultancy. I did a quick search through HotJobs, in the consulting section, and the only mention of dotorates (using DBA resulted in a lot of database admin listings) were JD's, MDs, and a few PhDs. While it was not an exhaustive search by any means, I was unable to find any mention of Dr. of Biz Admin as even a requirement, desired attribute, or a plus. I've held that while an MBA is a good marginal revenue/marginal cost decision (though for how long is uncertain as the supply of MBAs seems to be exploding), a doctorate is more of a marginal utility decision. I did my DBA as a way to differentiate myself- even if slightly- from the MBA herd. However, in an exploratory test I did, I find a doctorate may actually keep one from being being considered for a position. Over the last few weeks, I performed a very short longitudinal experiment. First, I posted my resume on HotJobs and Monster. In my profile, I listed my highest degree as a doctorate. The result on HotJobs was a total of having my resume showing up in about 30 searches and viewed twice. Monster reported about four public views. When I changed my highest reported degree in my profile to my MBA, my resume showed up in over 150 searches and was viewed 42 times (Monster repoted 19 public views). I received several email inquiries. I did not change the resume. The degrees were listed in the posted resume. The only difference was the profile. Has anyone else any evidence, anecdotal or research based, that would answer the specific question "Is the DBA considered a preferred degree by clients seeking a high level consultant (thereby making it a preferred degree to obatain by those seeking such work)? A general follow-up question would be, "Does a doctorate lessen your chances as a job seeker to obtain an interview?"