Doctor of Professional StudiesThe purpose of the D.Mgmt. is to provide active managers with a flexible approach for the advanced study of a managerial problem important to their organization. Individuals pursuing this degree are interested in examining a relevant business problem from a “hands-on” practical and applied perspective in order to derive applicable outcomes for their organization. Given the applied nature of the program it focuses on the solution of real world problems to the organization. It is often pursued with the direct support of the candidate’s company due to the intrinsic value of the program to the operations of the work-place. Individuals entering this program have the intention of building upon their significant practical experience in the work-place and taking that experience to the next level.


The D.Mgmt. is an internationally recognized degree equivalent to other Doctoral degrees. The successful candidate is allowed to use the title “Doctor” as is customary with the Ph.D. or D.B.A. degrees.

Areas of Study

All scholarship domains within management and administration are eligible under the D.Mgmt. degree. Candidates may also, upon the collaboration with the administration, design an interdisciplinary degree which can cover two or more study domains as well as areas outside of business administration as long as there is a clear correspondence to management practice.

Dr-Keller-1451The unique aspect of the DMgmt program is that if focuses on creating practical and applied solutions to real world problems facing a business. The DMgmt takes the applied nature of managerial study to its fullest and provides deliverables and outcomes that are readily implemented within the business. The DMgmt candidate shines by solving a real problem by providing real solutions and therefore makes real impact.

Dr. Gary Keller – Professor of Management


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The assessment of the D.Mgmt. degree is based on the quality of the final dissertation as defended to the committee.

Dual Degree (MMgmt / DMgmt)

Participants successfully completing the program will also obtain the Master of Practicing Management (MPM) degree.

Program Start Date

The program has a rolling admission and be started at any time.


The standard duration of the program is 36 months. Students may take up to 60 months to complete the program.

Study Modes

The program is completed online using the Monarch Learning Management System. The program may be followed in standard or independent study mode.

Program Open To

  • Graduates from accredited Master programs or Professional Certification (CPA, CFA, Etc.)
  • Bachelor students with a minimum of 10 years managerial experience.
  • Candidates lacking the above with substantial managerial experience may be admitted to the program at the discretion of the Dean.


Candidates register in the program on a yearly basis and are responsible to pay that year’s tuition fee on a quarterly basis in advance. All candidates may terminate a program upon 3 months written notice to the administration. There is an administrative transaction fee applied to all received wire transfers of 100 Euros.

  • Annual Tuition = 12,000 Euros (Paid Quarterly)
  • Dean’s Scholarship equal to 20% tuition reduction available
  • Independent study mode annual tuition = 5,000 Euros (Payable Semi-Annually).



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