The cohort based Doctorate Programs are collaboration between Plymouth University and the International University in Geneva and are specifically designed so that participants can study while continuing to work full-time.
The DPA degree is awarded by Plymouth University, one of the UK’s most prominent and dynamic universities with an educational history dating back to 1862. The Sunday Times Guide 2011 has named Plymouth as one of the top three modern universities in the UK. IUG is an accredited academic institution specializing in business education and is ranked among the top ten best business schools in Switzerland by Eduniversal.The program starts in October of each year.
Why DBA and DPA?
DBA and DPAs are part time research based programs in business and public administration with the aim to prepare business managers and future leaders. These degrees are academically rigorous and provide practical professional qualification. They are designed to enable participants to synthesize and develop professional practice, theoretical understanding and reflexive capability.
Furthermore, participants will enhance their personal and professional development by fueling their research curiosity, learn the importance of critical thinking and decision making and prepare themselves to address the unique challenges and opportunities of today’s business and public policy environment.
Many of the students work full time while pursuing the DBA or DPA. These degrees whilst being equivalent in status and challenge to a PhD, are more appropriate to advance professional practice.
"My experience as a DPA student of the Plymouth University/IUG since 2011 has been incredibly remarkable. The professors are friendly and ever-cooperative in teaching and providing much valued feedback to the students. The six module structure provided by the Universities, is suitable for the rigorous standard of modern doctorate learning."
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