The SBS/AIPMO MSc and DBA programme are titled ‘Strategy, Project Leadership and PMOs’ which allows the candidates to select and develop inter-domain topic from an MSc level and if they choose to develop the research further at the doctorate level.
SBS/AIPMO graduates have unique opportunities to select topics that can directly impact the direction of PMOs because AIPMO uses the concept of a ‘leading’ PMO standard. This mean research findings clarify confusion and little understood areas within the PMO management domain will quickly be included into the training materials and/or exercises of AIPMO certification courses. The research findings will be tested in context of the courses and then used as input to the next version of AIPMO’s PMO Body of Knowledge.
Referring to the figure on the left, PMO professionals taking graduate degrees will be guided as to which topics need urgent research and if they choose to select these topics are likely to help contribute to the evolution of PMO management. In addition, they will be contributing in developing building blocks for the PMO management profession.