IBR, as an integrated partner of Kairos University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, provides the Global PhD programme. Within this collaborative effort, Kairos University grants graduates the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. The Global PhD programme is overseen by affiliated professors from Kairos University who serve as mentors for the researchers pursuing their Global PhD.

Kairos University holds regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, which is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in the United States. Moreover, it has received national accreditation from the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

It's important to note that degrees from United States universities accredited by one of the six regional accreditation agencies in the country are widely acknowledged on a global scale. The Global PhD program at Kairos University is designed to integrate work, enabling international researchers to contribute to their home countries by applying the outcomes of their research.