The Doctor of Professional Studies degree, D.Prof., is the pinnacle degree for the active professional manager. The purpose of the D.Prof. 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 degree is appropriate for mid-to-senior level managers who have a minimum of 5 year experience.
The D.Prof. 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. The degree is also referred to as D.P.S.
Candidates are able to progress through the program and develop their manuscript on a step-by-step basis providing a higher chance for completion.
The Doctor of Professional Studies focuses uniquely on acquisition of practical knowledge applied to existing managerial problems to develop potent solutions to real world challenges.
Participants demonstrate their mastery of critical thinking by producing actionable outcomes on a selected management problem. The manuscript is typically 100 to 125 pages in length.
Areas of Study
The areas of Information Technology its related fields as well as Leadership and Coaching are typical areas of focus for the Doctor of Professional Studies. However, study areas may include any of the typical management domains. Candidates may also, upon the collaboration with the administration, design an interdisciplinary degree which can cover two or more study domains.
The unique aspect of the DProf program is that if focuses on creating practical and applied solutions to real world problems facing a business. The DProf takes the applied nature of managerial study to its fullest and provides deliverables and outcomes that are readily implemented within the business. The DProf candidate shins by solving a real problem by providing real solutions and therefore makes real impact.
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The assessment of the D.Prof. degree is based on the quality of the final study manuscript as presented to the committee.
Dual Degree (MProf / DProf)
Participants will obtain the Master-in-Passing (MProf) after the first 3 chapters of the DProf manuscript is completed, or once 50% of the manuscript is completed in the evaluation of the Administration.
Candidates entering the program from non-business faculties or lacking a business oriented Master degree must complete 5 core courses from the DOAM program as leveling courses. These courses being: Managerial Performance, Principles of Accounting, Principles of Finance, Managerial Economics and Production Management.
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.
The study mode for the program is fully online. The manuscript may also be presented online. There is no requirement for a Candidate to attend on campus. However, Candidates may attend doctoral workshops on campus if they desire.
Program Open To
- Graduates from accredited Master programs.
- Bachelor students with a minimum of 5 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.
- Monthly Tuition Fee = 555.56 Euros
- Total Tuition Based On 36 Month Standard Duration = 20,000 Euros.
- Total Tuition Based On 48 Month Extended Duration = 26,667 Euros.
- Total Tuition Based On 60 Month Extended Duration = 33,333 Euros.
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