PhD in Managing IT Resources and Change Management

OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology in Switzerland

Programme Description

PhD in Managing IT Resources and Change Management

OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology in Switzerland

3 TOP UNIVERSITIES = 1 EUROPEAN DOCTORATE All students will have in addition to ABMS Switzerland Doctorate a Joint Doctorate with University of Dąbrowa Górnicza (WSB) and Taras Shevchenko National University (KNU). ABMS is certified by EFMD EOCCS, the Swiss National Quality for Education (EduQua) and ASIC UK. WSB Is a European state-recognized university and KNU is a European public University founded 200 years ago and ranked among top 500 universities in the world. 3 Top European Universities = Best Virtual/Online Programme = 1 Top European Doctorate SWITZERLAND + EU + TOP RANKED 500 Ph.D. in Managing IT Resources and Change Management is a department of study that is related with management of information technology as well as changes that take place inside the workplace. The students who pursue this course are taught about various strategies that can allow them to manage the IT related resources inside an environment in an efficient fashion. These can have the inclusion of hardware, computer, data, network, software, data centre facilities etc. Not only this, staff which is hired for the maintenance of these facilities is also considered in the definition. Students pursuing this qualification inside an organisation have to develop complete command over various important functions related to business management some of these are being mentioned below:

  • Budgeting
  • Staffing
  • Controlling
  • Organizing
  • Change management
  • Technical support
  • Network planning
  • Designing software

Change management, on the other hand, is a concept which includes the considerations present in an organisation and the areas where change is needed. The focus is on understanding that in what manner teams, as well as people, change or are influenced by transition inside organizations. It actually relates to different departments and a qualification in Ph.D. In Managing IT Resources and Change Management prepares the students to deal with various challenges that are imposed by Management of IT related structure as well as changes that take place in the setting of the workplace. This program is equivalent to EQF (European Qualifications Framework) Level 8 - Doctorate Level. This program is equivalent to 180 ECTS How long should be my thesis? Usually from 60.000 – 100.000 words, students are allowed to have 10% less or more. Do you mention on the Ph.D. online or distance? No. Can I use the title? We have asked the Swiss Authorities about the title, and their answer was (Students are allowed to use the title they got from the school) Is there a "Thesis Defence"? Yes, and we recommend students to do it in Switzerland however it can be done ONLINE too, you need camera and microphone. Study Language: this study program taught entirely in English. We have 4 intakes per year: January, April, July, and October Is ABMS Accredited by a recognized European accreditation body? Yes, ABMS is authorized, validated, certified, accredited and an institutional member of over 50 public / private organizations.

Admission Requirements

  • Duration: 1-year study + thesis (thesis takes in average 2 years)
  • Age: Minimum age 25 years
  • Previous study: Master Degree or equivalent
  • English level: IELTS or equivalent (Only for students from non-English speaking countries or students who did not study at English speaking school)
  • Study Method: 100% Online / Distance
  • Fee: 3460 Euro per Semester

Note: Study fee does not include application and reservation fee (to guarantee you a study place) of 240 Euro (onetime payment and non-refundable).


For the Ph.D., your thesis is the most important part, you have to write the whole thesis about the "Managing IT Resources and Change Management" with one of our supervisors. The following modules you will study during the first year:

  • Global Management
  • Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Information System Analyses
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Research Methods
  • Electronic Research Methods
  • Dynamic Websites
This school offers programs in:
  • English
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3,460 EUR
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Switzerland - Zürich, Zurich
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