Through Walden’s PhD in Management program, you can:

  • Learn to think critically about your newly acquired knowledge.
  • Incorporate learnings with your own insights and imagination.
  • Create your own scholarly contributions to the management discipline.

Choose from 4 specializations, or design your own, and focus on what matters to you. Walden also offers a Completion Program for students who have completed all PhD requirements at an accredited university except the proposal and dissertation. Learn more.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: May 30, 2017

Duration: 58 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 43 credits

  • Finance

    Develop and use financial models and theoretical tools to help gain an understanding of some of the most challenging national and international financial problems.

  • Human Resource Management

    Apply the latest theories and analytical tools to conduct original research and add to the body of knowledge in areas such as organizational effectiveness, conflict resolution, human capital development, and strategic human resource management.

  • Information Systems Management

    Broaden your understanding of all aspects of e-commerce systems, security management and risk assessment, and system design, while developing expertise in leading people, processes, and systems.

  • Leadership and Organizational Change

    Learn to think critically about conventional organizations and explore new ideas about leadership and change. You will develop alternative conceptualizations of management, develop an understanding of socially conscious leadership, and cultivate 21st-century leadership practices.

Walden's PhD in Management program offers the flexibility you need in order to complete your degree.

  • You have the option to create a Self-Designed specialization based on your individual goals and interests in management. Choose from any of the program’s specialization courses and work toward your degree under the guidance of a Walden faculty mentor.
  • If you have already completed all PhD requirements at an accredited university, you can transfer your doctoral coursework, finish your dissertation, and earn your PhD in Management. Learn more.

Learning Outcomes

In this multidisciplinary program, you can:

  • Examine current management concepts and theories in the scholarly literature.
  • Explore new strategies for leading people in an increasingly connected global society.
  • Discuss how innovations in management can be used to advance the greater good.

More about our PhD in Management program

  • Career Options

    Depending on your specialization, your career options may include a role in the following areas:*

    • Teaching at the college level
    • Consulting
    • Sales
    • Hospitality/tourism
    • Upper-level public policy or corporate policymaking
    • Leadership/administration

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Entry Requirements

    A master's degree or higher is required for entrance into the PhD in Management program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the PhD in Management program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

  • Accreditations

    ACBSPWalden University’s PhD in Management program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

    ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education worldwide.

Why earn your PhD in Management at Walden?

  • Global Network

    Walden students are from all 50 U.S. states and more than 155 countries.

  • Optional Intensive Retreat

    Take advantage of extra in-person writing support.

  • Exceptional Student Support

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.



“I learned to research everything. Since earning my Ph.D., I have conducted many projects that contribute to my profession and my community."

Marzita Soto | PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management) Graduate