SBS-Swiss Business School & AIPMO

IPMO Advisory’s educational partner, AIPMO, has partnered with the SBS Swiss Business School to offer the first Master of Science (MSc)  and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in the world for professionals who need to understand Strategy, Project, Program, Portfolio Leadership, and PMOs.

IPMO Advisory as an exclusive partner of AIPMO – The Association of International PMO’s is proud to present its clients in with the opportunity to bring both the MSc & DBA in Strategy, Project Leadership and PMOs  higher educational programs from SBS-Swiss Business School to your organization’s doorstep by organizing them in-house on your company’s location, only for your executive management team.

MSc in Strategy, Project Leadership and PMOs

AIPMO has partnered with the SBS Swiss Business School to offer the first MSc in the world for professionals who need to understand Strategy, Project Leadership, and PMOs.

SBS Swiss Business School is one of the top business schools in Switzerland. The MSc in Strategy, Project Leadership, and PMOs have 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 to deliver project, leadership and PMOs modules. Professor Ralf Müller, Professor Aaron Shenhar and Professor Robert Joslin teach alongside SBS Swiss Business School professors.

The SBS Swiss Business School Master of Science (MSc) in Strategy, Project Leadership, and PMOs is a part-time, one-year, 90-ECTS program, which provides an in-depth examination of global strategy, PMOs, projects, programs and portfolios ranging from complexity, megaprojects, competencies to cross-cultural leadership. The language of instruction is English.

The SBS Swiss Business School MSc in Strategy, Project Leadership, and PMOs is a direct-entry program requiring no previous professional or work experience. It utilizes an innovative approach to team-based learning which reflects today’s progressive workplace. The SBS Swiss Business School and AIPMO’s joint MSc will open the door to the international career opportunities by allowing you to understand, create and lead complex operational and project related areas at the highest levels.

Aside from the regular in-class sessions and coursework, SBS Swiss Business School also arranges for its students, value-added activities including CV Writing and HR Workshops; Guest Speakers; Language Lessons; Company Visits; Career Opportunities, and more. Students benefit from these activities by learning more about industries, companies and business practices that are involved in these events, and extending their networks and realizing opportunities that are in line with their career goals.

The SBS Swiss Business School’s joint MSc is a one year program:

First Year

In a years’ time, students will complete the academic courses and studies. This period concludes with the submission and defense of a thesis in front of a panel jury. Students are encouraged to choose a business-related subject linked to their prospective career. This project is mentored by an SBS Swiss Business School approved supervisor or instructor.

Students that have taken and successfully passed AIPMO’s Master certification (IPMO-M) will receive 3 credits to the MSc.

Students who successfully complete the academic and professional experience requirements will be awarded the degree of Master of Science in Strategy, Project Leadership and PMOs from the SBS Swiss Business School and accredited by AIPMO.

DBA in Strategy, Project Leadership and PMOs

SBS - Europe’s Premier Doctoral Business School

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 have 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.

An Overview of 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.