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Chief Virtual Organization Architect (CVOA) Program Details


Basic CVOA Program Information


Basic Enrollment Information for the Master Designation Class of 20xx (September Year 1 – June Year 3)


Official School Breaks


CVOA Program Highlights


CVOA Program Course Schedule and Requirements


Basic CVOA Program Information

  • Type of Program:       Master Designation Program
  • Program Name:       Chief Virtual Organization Architect (CVOA) Program
  • Official Designation:       CVOA ™
  • Program Length:       2-Year Program
  • Program Fee:       $33,695
  • Name of Class:       Master Designation Class
  • Class Period:       September of Year 1 – May 31 of Year 3
  • Oral Defense of Case Study:       between March 1 – May 31 of Year 3
  • Oral Defense Application Deadline:       10 days prior requested defense date
  • Official Graduation Day:       Thursday, June of Year 3
  • Commencement Ceremony Rehearsal Date:       Tuesday, June of Year 3
  • Commencement Ceremony Date:       Thursday, June of Year 3

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Basic Enrollment Information for the Master Designation Class of 20xx (September of Year 1 – June of Year 3)

  • Application Deadline Date:       July 31st by 5 pm PST
  • Notification of Admissions Board Decision:       No later than August 15 by 5 pm PST
  • Official First Day of Class:
    • For USA & The Americas Students:      September – from 11 am-12 pm PST    
      (Go to https://timeanddate.com for your corresponding time zone)
    • For Europe-Asia-Africa students:      September – from 3 am-4 am PST    
      (Go to https://timeanddate.com/ for your corresponding time zone)
  • Virtual Campus Orientation (for new students):
    • Date:       Thursday, week prior first day of class.
    • Time:
  • Enrollment Support Info:

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Official School Breaks

  • Thanksgiving Break:       November – starting third week
  • Holiday Season Break:       December – starting third week
  • Summer Break:*       June break – August 31* does not apply to Case Study or Research Sabbatical participants

CVOA Program Highlights

  • Summary Data:
    • Total number of courses: 23
    • Total number of lecture hours: 92 hours
    • Number of experiential projects: 23
    • Total experiential project hours: 743 hours
    • Number of practicums: 8
    • Total number of practicum hours: 48 hours
    • 1-year case study: min of 832 hours
    • Grand total program hours: 1715
    • Passing grade for each course: 80% – 100%
  • Guaranteed Enrollment Promise:
    • If you meet our admission requirements, we guarantee your enrollment regardless of credit or income.
  • Course Highlights:
    • All courses are provided in lecture format by your instructor, live and in real-time, via videoconference.
    • Percentage of Total Grade. The lecture portion of the program represents 10% of the total grade.
  • Experiential Project Highlights:
    • There is no substitute for doing. Each experiential project deals with a real and specific virtual organization management issue at VOMI; and is designed to allow you to develop self-efficacy [and] competence in the subject matter discussed.
    • Percentage of Total Grade. The experiential portion of the program represents 30% of the total grade.
  • Practicum Highlights:
    • There is no substitute for doing. Upon completion of all courses and prior graduation, you will conduct a combined total of 8 virtual organization conferences and training sessions. You are required to devote a minimum amount of 48 hours toward the 8 practicums. Your final grade will reflect your presentation performance at these events.
    • Percentage of Total Grade. The practicum portion of the program represents 10% of the total grade.
  • 1-Year Case Study Highlights:
    • There is no substitute for doing. Upon completion of all courses, you will architect and lead a virtual organization from scratch either at VOMI or at an organization assigned by VOMI; and will prepare case study outlining procedures used, documenting results, and lessons learned. You are required to devote a minimum amount of 832 hours (min 16 hours per week) toward this case study.
    • Oral Defense of Case Study.     A successful oral defense of case study between March 1 – May 31 of Year 3 is required in order to graduate and obtain the CVOA designation.
    • Oral Defense Application Deadline.     An oral defense application form must be filled out online and submitted at least 10 days prior to the requested defense date.
    • Percentage of Total Grade.     The case study and defense portion of the program represents 50% of the total grade.
  • Time Zone Information for All Courses and Events: All courses and events are shown in PST (Pacific Standard Time) USA. To find the corresponding time for your country and/or city time zone, please go to https://www.timeanddate.com

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CVOA Program Course Schedule & Requirements

List of Courses:

  1.    Universal Virtual Organization Code of Ethics: A Priori Ethics
  2.    A Global Need for Principled Leadership
  3.    A Global Need for Principled Leaders
  4.    A Global Need for Principled Geopolitical Leaders
  5.    Treatise On Political Evolution
  6.    The Digital Currency Manifesto
  7.    Virtual Organization 101: What is a Virtual Organization?
  8.    What is Virtual Organization Management?
  9.    Virtual Internship 101: Best Practices, Policies and Procedures
  10.    Virtual Organization Recruitment: Best Practices, Policies and Procedures
  11.    Virtual Organization Fundamentals
  12.    From Virtual Chaos to Managing a Virtual Organization
  13.    Virtual Organization Insourcing and Training
  14.    Managing the Transition to Strategic VOM Business Partner
  15.    Managing the Transition to Strategic VOR Business Partner
  16.    Virtualization of the Workforce: Managing the Transition
  17.    Virtualization of the Workspace: Making the Right Choice
  18.    Virtualization Convergence: The Holy Grail
  19.    Global Dimensions of Virtual Organization Management
  20.    Global Aspects of Virtual Organization Recruitment
  21.    Making the Case for a Chief Virtual Organization Architect and Inclusion in the Boardroom
  22.    Training The VOM Trainer
  23.    Training The VOR Trainer

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CVOA Practicums

  • There is no substitute for doing. Upon completion of all courses and prior graduation, you will conduct, under your instructor’s supervision, a combined total of 8 virtual organization videoconferences and training sessions. You are required to devote a minimum amount of 48 hours toward the 8 practicums. Your final grade will reflect your presentation performance at these events.Summary of Practicum Requirements:Total Number of Practicums:8Total Practicum Hours:48 hoursPracticums Timeline:June 1 of Year 2 – May 31 of Year 3Final Date for All Practicums:May 31 of Year 3

1-Year Case Study & Oral Defense

  • There is no substitute for doing. Upon completion of all courses, you will architect and lead a a virtual organization from scratch either at VOMI or at an organization assigned by VOMI; and will prepare a case study outlining procedures used, documenting results, and lessons learned. You are required to devote a minimum amount of 832 hours (min 16 hours per week) toward this case study.
  • Summary of Case Study Requirements:
    • Case Study Hours:     832 hours minimum
    • Case Study Timeline (including oral defense):     June 1 of Year 2 – May 31 of Year 3. Case study papers should be completed by February 28 of Year 3 in order to allow sufficient time to prepare for and apply for defense.
    • Final Due Date for Case Study Papers:     February 28 of Year 3.
    • Oral Defense of Case Study.     A successful oral defense of case study between March 1 – May 31 of Year 3 is required in order to graduate and obtain the CVOA designation.
    • Oral Defense Timeline:     March 1 – May 31 of Year 3
    • Oral Defense Application Deadline:     An oral defense application form must be filled out online and submitted at least 10 days prior to the requested defense date.
    • Final Date for Oral Defense:     May 31 of Year 3.

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