2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) 
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Post-Doctoral Bridge to Management Certificate

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The Post-Doctoral Bridge to Management Certificate program is designed to provide students who hold a doctoral degree in management or a non-management field with core knowledge in a management discipline outside their previous doctoral studies. Students explore such topics as ethical leadership, information systems management, financial decision making, and performance improvement implementation. This certificate program emphasizes management aspects in a global context and explores relevant trends students can apply in settings that include postsecondary education, research, and consulting.

With the exception of MGMT 8000, any courses used toward the completion of a doctoral program cannot be applied toward the completion of the post-doctoral bridge certificate.

Certificate Requirements

  • Hold a recognized terminal degree in a business or non-business field
  • 25 total quarter credit hours
  • Foundation course (5 cr.)
  • Focus courses (20 sem. cr.)


Focus Courses (20 cr.)

 Choose from one of the following five-course focus sequences:*

Course Sequence





 MGMT 8015 Gateway to Doctoral Studies  

5 sem. cr.

 2 +

 Focus courses

20 sem. cr.

*Note: Students take courses in the sequence they are listed.

Program Data

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