2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (December 2011) 
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2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (December 2011) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Learning Management Specialization (Mixed-Model)

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The Knowledge Management and Learning Management specializations prepare students to develop innovative solutions to their organizations’ most critical challenges through the comprehensive creation, sharing, and use of knowledge, and the effective education of adult learners. The specializations focus on the effective use of knowledge, organizational change (e.g., total quality, Six Sigma, re-engineering, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award), and organizational learning, including the deployment of corporate universities.

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.

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:

Specialization Courses (16 cr.)

Students complete all four courses under Learning Management.

Two Appropriate KAMs (24 cr.)

Capstone Course (6 cr.)

Dissertation (20 cr.)