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DBA Strategy, Project Leadership and PMOs

AIPMO has partnered with the SBS Swiss Business School to offer the first Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in the world for professionals who need to understand Strategy, Project, Program, Portfolio Leadership and PMOs. The SBS Swiss Business School is one of the top business schools in Switzerland. The DBA in Strategy, Project, Program, Portfolio Leadership and PMOs has been created by AIPMO and the program is jointly delivered by professors from both AIPMO and the SBS Swiss Business School.

This unique program uses the top professors in the world in the project management area such as Professor Ralf Müller, Professor Aaron Shenhar, Professor Robert Joslin and other members of the AIPMO Advisory Board to be available to be assigned as supervisors.

The SBS Swiss Business School Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Strategy, Project, Program, Portfolio Leadership and PMOs is an integrated work and research program for management practitioners and professionals, who are oriented towards making a significant contribution to the field of strategy, project, program, portfolio management and PMOs.

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This unique program uses the top professors in the world in the project management area such as Professor Ralf Müller, Professor Aaron Shenhar, Professor Robert Joslin and other members of the AIPMO Advisory Board to be available to be assigned as supervisors.
The SBS Swiss Business School Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Strategy, Project, Program, Portfolio Leadership and PMOs is an integrated work and research program for management practitioners and professionals, who are oriented towards making a significant contribution to the field of strategy, project, program, portfolio management and PMOs.

An Overiew for the Program

The program may be completed in a minimum of three years.

The coursework component takes place during the first year. Courses are conducted in the classroom in an intensive workshop model with face-to-face seminars. All courses are assessed by written assignments.

The transition from coursework phase to the research phase is by the candidate completing the set of assessed Research Proposals. On satisfactory completion of the coursework candidates enter the research phase where they undertake individual, supervised research projects.

The output of each research project is a research paper of publishable style and quality. The dissertation is submitted for external examination. Consequently there will be scope for requisite specialization within a general organizational and management framework. Graduates from the program are expected to make a key contribution to practice, so program work will relate to leadership, change and process management as well as research methodologies

Program Focus

The world of strategy formation and strategy execution is undergoing rapid and profound changes. Business models, and strategies to execute them in terms of portfolio, program and project approaches are failing today by not having the desired impact nor success that was expected on their outset.
Senior executives, technical and non-technical leaders and managers are increasingly confronted by novel situations and challenges that demand greater understanding in terms of theories, methods and approaches.
The SBS DBA program takes places on Saturdays and Sundays, every three months. The DBA comprises a total of 108 units and can be completed in a minimum of 3 years part-time / next to the job study. The program is taught in a classroom format based on the use of intensive workshops and includes coursework and research.

Course Summary

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Price: CHF 40’150.-
Member Price: CHF 39’150.-
Duration: 3 years
Method: Classroom
Location: Zurich
Language: English
PDUs: 60
 Date:  -

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Coursework Phase

  • Doctoral Program Seminars and Workshops (50%)

Research Phase

  • Supervision Workshops (50%)

Year 1

  • Semester 1
    Management Research Perspectives*
    Information Technologies for Sunday 27.01.2019 09H-18H Business Research*
    Eleven Schools of Project Management
    Critical Analysis of Research
  • *Course materials will be sent to the students
  • Semester 2Mega Projects and Complexity
    Research Methods in Business & Mangement
    Management Research Design & Management”Presentation of the student Research Proposal”

Year 2

  • Semester 3Doctoral Research Project
    Proposal Literature Review
  • Semester 4

   Doctoral Research 1

Year 3

  • Doctoral Research 2
  • DBA defence

BENEFITS

  • Explore are area that us focused and likely to directly conribute the the PMO, and project management community
  • Taught by the top AIPMO and SBS Swiss Business Schoool professors and have supervisors that give you time
  • Publish your thesis in managemanage.com and increase your value by professionals reading your article OR DBA by publishing where you are supported by your supervisor to publish your findings in the top research journals
  • Differentiate yourself from others by obtaining a DBA in the 3 areas most sought afterby organizations

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A Master in Project Management degree;
OR

Where other masters degree level qualifications are held, applicants may be asked to complete a
prescribed bridging program (normally designated courses from an MBA program);
AND

At least 5 years’ experience in management role.

All DBA candidates must be able to demonstrate their education and/or professional performance to undertake research at a doctoral level. They should be able to show success in their career to date and document how the DBA program fits into their personal or career plans for the future.

All DBA applicants must submit a 1,000 word outline of their proposed research topic/ idea as part of their admission application submission.

All DBA candidates must have a sound command of the English language, spoken & written, as evidenced by the criteria: Having completed a Masters degree in English;
OR
Submit proof of having achieved a TOEFL IBT score of minimum 90, IELTS test score of 6.5 or higher.
The final decision concerning the eligibility, acceptability of qualifications and research areas for the DBA Program rest with SBS Swiss Business School. SBS admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • PM, PMO Directors
  • PM PMO Managers and advanced team members
  • Senior project/program management professionals
  • Senior consultants (involved in projects and/or organizational change)
  • Project/program/portfolio managers with expertise in PMOs

Any professional interested in doing a MSc with the admission requirements and the passion to research

ABOUT AIPMO

AIPMO is the Association of International Project Management Officers, a professional Swiss based international association representing International Project Management Professionals (IPMO), including project, program, and portfolio managers involved in defining, establishing and running high performing, Project Management Offices (PMOs) in different industry sectors. AIPMO also offers specialist certification courses.
The AIPMO association is actively involved in the continuous process of improving the approaches and methods and promotes the participation of institutions, corporations, academy, associations, professionals, and operators in the field of PMO, to enhance AIPMO activity for defining, through an iterative process, the standard within the Project Management context and its variations between organizations and industry sectors.