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

Ph.D. in Management


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Walden’s Ph.D. in Management, formerly the Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences, is one of the few Ph.D. programs in management offered online. The program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the field of management and its influence on the development of individuals and society. Students will conduct original research in a specific area of interest as they have the opportunity to learn theories, concepts, and techniques that provide the foundation for sound management decision-making. Students will help prepare to meet the challenges and opportunities in their profession and their organization; study ways to facilitate positive social change; and help enhance their capabilities as a researcher, scholar, manager, or consultant.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, students will be able to:

1. Articulate the evolution of the field of management and its relationship to human and societal development.
2. Analyze various theories, concepts, and tools that seek to explain and provide the basis for management decision making.
3. Evaluate management and systems-thinking principles at the core of the design and evolution of organizational and social systems.
4. Appraise the relevance of seminal, current, and emerging management theories and practices from an interdisciplinary and social-change perspective.
5. Assess identified gaps in the current research literature in the field of management and in their chosen areas of specialization.
6. Design efficacious and ethical research that addresses identified gaps in the body of knowledge in management and related sub-fields.
7. Advance the body of knowledge through original research in the field of management and chosen areas of specialization via the application of a variety of appropriate methodology, design, and analysis methods.
8. Communicate effectively to academic and general stakeholders the results of original research that advances the field of knowledge in management and chosen specializations and contributes to positive social change.

Curriculum

The curriculum for the Ph.D. in  Management offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of management. Students may elect the General Program, choose a specialization that fits a personal/career objective, or design an individualized specialization.

Specializations

Degree Requirements

KAM-Based Specializations

General Program, Accounting, Engineering Management, Finance, Leadership and Organizational Change, Operations Research, and Self-Designed Specializations

  • 102 total quarter credit hours
  • Foundation course (6 cr.)
  • Professional Development Plan and program of study
  • 5 Knowledge Area Modules (60 cr.)*
  • Satisfactory progress in   each quarter 
  • Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.)
  • Advanced Research course (4 cr.)
  • Proposal, dissertation, and oral presentation (20 cr.)
  • 16 units of academic residency (four 4-day residencies)

Option for KAM VII
Based on background and specific dissertation objectives, students often have very different research needs. Therefore, for all doctoral programs within the School of Management, the KAM VII requirement has been designed to provide students with three options to meet these different needs. With the approval of the student’s faculty mentor and the appropriate program administrator, the student may select one of the following options to complete:

  • An independent paper on a critical topic and two complementary doctoral-level courses
  • A traditional KAM, focused on the research design selected by the student

 

Mixed-Model (KAM-/Course-Based) Specializations

Information Systems Management Specialization

  • 98 total quarter credit hours
  • Foundation course (6 cr.)
  • Professional Development Plan and program of study
  • Core coursework (32 cr.)
  • Any 2 Knowledge Area Modules (24 cr.)
  • Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.)
  • Advanced Research course (4 cr.)
  • Proposal, dissertation, and oral presentation (20 cr.)
  • 16 units of academic residency (four 4-day residencies)

Knowledge Management and Learning Management Specializations

  • 100 total quarter credit hours
  • Foundation course (6 cr.)
  • Professional Development Plan and program of study
  • Core and specialization coursework (34 cr.)
  • Any two Knowledge Area Modules (24 cr.)
  • Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.)
  • Advanced Research course (4 cr.)
  • Proposal, dissertation, and oral presentation (20 cr.)
  • 16 units of academic residency (four 4-day residencies)

Course-Based Specializations  

 Information Systems Management, Leadership and Organizational Change, Finance, and Human Resource Management Specializations

  • 96 total quarter credit hours
  • Foundation course (6 cr.)
  • Professional Development Plan and program of study 
  • Core coursework (24 cr.)
  • Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.)
  • Specialization coursework (24 cr.)
  • Advanced Research course (4 cr.)
  • Proposal, dissertation, and oral presentation (20 cr.)
  • 16 units of academic residency (four 4-day residencies)

Program Data

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