2016-2017 Walden University Catalog (September 2016) 
    
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2016-2017 Walden University Catalog (September 2016) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Self-Designed - PhD in Management


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Students create their own specialization based on their individual goals and interests in management. They choose specialization courses from the program’s other specializations. Assignments will focus on the practical application of writing and critical-thinking skills and the integration of professional practice at the doctoral level. Students may also request to apply transfer credits from previous doctoral-level study toward their elective courses.

Specialization Courses (20 cr.)


Students may request to use Transfer of Credit from prior doctoral-level work or choose five courses from any of the other PhD in Management specializations.

Curriculum


Foundation Research Sequence (15 cr.)


Courses comprising the Foundation Research Sequence are conducted online and require weekly readings, participation in discussions, and assignment completion. Course instructors guide discussions and evaluate discussion and application assignments. RSCH 8100 or 8110 is a prerequisite for Residency 2 of the academic residencies.

Advanced Research Course (5 cr.)


PhD students are required to complete one advanced-level research course that mirrors the methodology of their intended dissertations. The university offers three advanced courses. Students should refer to their specific programs of study to determine program-specific requirements.

One of the following three courses is required:

Mentoring (0 cr.)


All course-based students will be enrolled in MGMT 8100 each term following the completion of MGMT 8990 until beginning the dissertation in MGMT 9000.

Residency Requirements


  • Residency 1 - Complete face-to-face as soon as you begin your program; no later than within 90 days of completing MGMT 8015.
  • Residency 2 - Complete Residency 2 as face-to-face or virtual at the beginning of your second year, around the time of second research course (RSCH 8210M/RSCH 8310M).
  • Residency 3 - Complete Residency 3 face-to-face near the end of your second year, around the time of your advanced research course or at the time of your data collection and analysis.
  • Residency 4 - Complete Residency 4 (after completion of MGMT 8991):
    • a face-to-face or virtual residency (RESI 8404)
      OR
    • an approved professional conference (RESI 8900 based on program availability)
      OR
    • a dissertation intensive (DRWI 8500) during MGMT 9000 in the dissertation writing phase to progress toward completion and defense of the dissertation. Contact Academic Advising to register.
  • Optional: Complete a dissertation intensive retreat (DRWI 8500) face-to-face during MGMT 9000. Contact Academic Advising to register.

Recommended Course Sequence


Quarter Course Course Length in Weeks Credits
Year 1: Quarter 1 MGMT 8015 - Gateway to Doctoral Studies♦   11 wk. 5 cr.
 

Complete Residency 1 face-to-face as soon as you begin your program; no later than within 90 days of completing MGMT 8015.

   
Year 1: Quarter 2 MGMT 8025 - Perspectives on Organizations and Their Implications for Leaders♦   11 wk. 5 cr.
MGMT 8035 - Complexity and Applied Systems Thinking♦   11 wk. 5 cr.
Year 1: Quarter 3 MGMT 8045 - Mechanics of Individual and Group Decision Making♦   11 wk. 5 cr.
RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods  OR RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods    11 wk. 5 cr.
Year 1: Quarter 4 MGMT XXXX - Specialization course 6 wk. 4 cr.
MGMT XXXX - Specialization course 6 wk. 4 cr.
Year 2: Quarter 1 RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  or RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis   11 wk. 5 cr.
 

Complete Residency 2 as face-to-face or virtual at the beginning of your second year, around the time of second research course (RSCH 8210M/RSCH 8310M).

   
Year 2: Quarter 2 (first half) MGMT XXXX - Specialization course 6 wk. 4 cr.
MGMT 8990 - Developing a Prospectus   6 wk. 2 cr.
Year 2: Quarter 2 (second half) MGMT XXXX - Specialization course 6 wk. 4 cr.
 

Complete Residency 3 face-to-face near the end of your second year, around the time of your advanced research course or at the time of your data collection and analysis.

   
Year 2: Quarter 3 RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  or RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis   11 wk. 5 cr.
MGMT 8100 - Dissertation Mentoring   11 wk. 0 cr.
Year 2: Quarter 4 RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  or RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis  or RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis   11 wk. 5 cr.
MGMT 8100 - Dissertation Mentoring   11 wk. 0 cr.
Year 3: Quarter 1 MGMT 8991 - Writing a Proposal   6 wk. 4 cr.

Complete Residency 4 (after completion of MGMT 8991).

   
MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation   11 wk. 5 cr.
  Optional: Complete a PhD Dissertation Intensive retreat (DRWI 8500) face-to-face during MGMT 9000. Contact Academic Advising to register.    
Year 3: Quarter 2 MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation   11 wk. 5 cr.
Year 3: Quarter 3 MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation   11 wk. 5 cr.
Year 3: Quarter 4 MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation   11 wk. 5 cr.

Note: Following the completion of MGMT 8990 - Developing a Prospectus, students will be continuously registered in MGMT 8100 until entering MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation. This course will be 0 credits and $0 per credit and is designed to allow time for students to work with their mentor through the early stages of the dissertation process.