Doctorate of Project Management


Program Description


The Doctor of Project Management (Ph.D.) goal is to provide the students with the necessary expertise to assume strategic leadership roles in leading projects through the use of theory and practice. The program will help students develop core strategic areas of required expertise such as knowledge management, project management leadership and ethical procurement. The Project Management program is designed to advance the professional development of experienced management graduates and professionals in the project management arena by extending their knowledge and equipping them with broad research and process project management skills, enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their chosen fields.

AIU’s Doctorate degree in Project Management goes one step further by allowing students to study and research multiple key areas of computer science to develop a unique foundation of practical knowledge and computer science theory.

Your AIU Distance Learning Doctorate program in Project Management will be a custom-made program, designed just for you by you and your advisor. This flexibility to meet your needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our program does not require every student to study the same subjects and use the same books and other learning materials as every other student. Instead, our online Doctoral programs are designed just for you. They are individually designed to meet your needs and help you to reach your professional and personal goals.

For South African citizens interested in our offers: Please note that our partner university AIU and it's programs are fully accredited by ASIC the UK Government body for accreditation of foreign Universities, however AIU is not yet recognised by SAQA within South Africa.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example.

Core Courses and Topics in Project Management:

  • Information Technology Management
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Project Procurement
  • Ethics
  • Organizational Theory
  • Project Management Leadership
  • Project Law
  • Project Feasibility and Selection
  • Human Resources
  • Communication Management
  • Time, Cost and Quality Management
  • Risk Management

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)
  • Fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)
  • Fundamental Principles I (Philosophy of Education)
  • Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)
  • Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree)

Research Project in Project Management:

  • Doctoral Dissertation Project
  • MBM900 Doctoral Proposal
  • MBM902 Doctoral Dissertation (15,000 words)

Publication: Each Doctor of Project Management graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Last updated June 2019

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