2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (December 2011) 
    
    Dec 11, 2019  
2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (December 2011) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Management Specialization (KAM-Based)


Return to: Ph.D. in Management 

The Engineering Management specialization allows either practicing engineers who plan a move into management or engineers who are already managers to learn the social and behavioral aspects of management. Students gain foundational knowledge in the areas of social change, human development, organizational and social systems, and principles of societal and behavioral science research to add to their understanding of engineering principles.

Foundation Course (6 cr.)


All beginning KAM-based/mixed-model track Ph.D. in Management students are required to successfully complete this course and are automatically enrolled in it during their first quarter. In this course, students develop a Professional Development Plan and a Plan of Study as their guide to the rest of their program.

Core KAMs I–III (36 cr.)


Core KAM I: Principles of Social Change (12 cr.)


Perspectives in social and behavioral sciences as they influence human values and lifestyles, communication, social networks, and forecasting alternative futures are addressed. Students begin to integrate theoretical constructs into practical applications for their own interest areas.

Core KAM II: Principles of Human Development (12 cr.)


This KAM covers basic theories and current research on biological, psychosocial, cognitive, and affective human development, including normal developmental patterns and crises that may occur. Students explore developmental questions in the context of both chronological time and underlying physical, social, and psychological experiences.

Core KAM III: Principles of Organizational and Social Systems (12 cr.)


This is an introduction to systems theories from various disciplines. The primary models of structured system theories are presented as a background and theoretical framework for the other knowledge areas. Also considered are theories that impact micro and macro levels of social, political, and economic systems.

Foundation Research Sequence (12 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 8100Z must be completed during the second term (third term for course-based students) and is a prerequisite for Residency 2 of the academic residencies. RSCH 8200Z and RSCH 8300Z must be completed prior to registering for Residency 3 and for the dissertation.

Advanced Research Course (4 cr.)


Ph.D. 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:

Specialized KAMs (24 cr.)


Students may choose between writing KAM V or VI. KAM VII is required.

Specialized KAM VI: Engineering Management of Globally Competitive Goods and Services (12 cr.)


Specialized KAM VII: Research (12 cr.)


Dissertation (20 cr.)