The innovative notion of OWKU came up with considering the matured person’s Knowledge earned by way of Lifelong Hands on Work Experience Knowledge and to elevate their career prospects by conferring a Non-Orthodox, Flexible Professional Knowledge Degree with the option to use legitimate title of DKMgt (EU) for Doctorate, MKMgt(EU) for Master and PGDip.KMgt(EU) after their names. Work-Based Non-Academic Knowledge Higher Education, resulting in a Generic Doctorate where candidates undertake to project their professional successful activities and offering a special university award of Doctor of Professional (DProfs). The Lifelong Blended Work Knowledge Degrees are focused upon specifically on Matured Work Experienced Professionals with a mix of taught workshops and lifelong work experience over Twenty-Five Years for Knowledge Doctorate, Fifteen Years for Masters andTen Years For Post Graduate Diploma as a compulsory condition. The personal detailed profile as the Assignment and Dissertation and Compulsory Attendance of Three Oral Examinations.
The University of Chester's DProfs are an extension of its existing negotiated work-based programmes taking this into account recently led to the development of similar doctorates in other UK universities, such as the University of Chester. Without share of a doubt, the Flexible Lifelong Blended Knowledge Degree Qualifications are confirming the Professional Knowledge Capability this can be categorised as an equivalent to the Traditional Orthodox Class Room Modular Learning Degrees. The similar awarding concept was pioneered by Pace Universityin the year of 1906 as a Private, Co-Educational, and Comprehensive Multi-Campus University in New York Metropolitan Area with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York. This unique innovative Pace University was founded by two brothers, Homer S. Pace and Charles A. Pace, initially as a business school for men and women and progressed to confer practical degree in conjunction to work Learning & Experiences. Furthermore, the first Professional Executive Doctoral Programme in the United States known as the one of the flagships Professional Knowledge Degrees. But Professional Doctorates became established in the United Kingdom in the 1980’s, when it was recognised as a high-level vocational programmes which were designed for work experienced professional practitioners.