2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022) 
    Nov 30, 2022  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022)
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MGMT 9000M - Doctoral Dissertation

(continuous enrollment in 5 credits per quarter for a minimum of 4 quarters until completion)
In the final Dissertation, independent scholars demonstrate their ability to examine, critique, and synthesize knowledge, theory, and experience so that new ideas can be tested; best practices identified, established, and verified; and theoretical, practice, or policy constructs evaluated and advanced. In all cases, independent scholars engage in rigorous inquiry that results in new knowledge, insight, or practice, demonstrating efficacy in the world of business and management. Through this course, independent scholars gain assistance in working through the process of the dissertation. They design personal best practices for completing their study within a designated context. They also select their committee members, with whom they establish and maintain strong working relationships and on whom they rely to mentor and approve their proposal and final study. Ultimately, independent scholars completing the dissertation make a fresh contribution to the field of practice in the professional business environment.

Students take this course for a minimum of four quarters and are continuously enrolled until completion of their dissertation with final chief academic officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the chief academic officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

  • MGMT 8991 or MGMT 8991M or MGMT 8920M
  • RESI 8401
  • RESI 8402 or RESI 8402D or RESI 8402E

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