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PhD in Management


Contribute to the advancement of your field with Walden’s PhD in Management, one of the few such programs offered online. Learn to think critically about your newly acquired knowledge, incorporate it with your own insights and imagination, and create your own scholarly contributions to the management discipline.

This program offers face-to-face residencies that allow you to network with expert faculty members and other doctoral students while you hone your research, writing, and critical-thinking skills.

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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.


Career Options

Walden's PhD in Management program will help you attain a new level of expertise, credibility, and influence - and prepare for even more professional opportunities. Depending on your specialization, your career options* may include a role in the following fields:
  • Teaching at the college level
  • Consulting
  • Upper-level public policy or corporate policymaking
  • Leadership/Administration

Why a Walden PhD in Management

Shorter Time to Completion As little as 30 months to earn your degree.
Optional Intensive Retreat Benefit from extra in-person writing support.
Exceptional Student Support from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.
Global Network  Walden students are from all 50 U.S. states and more than 150 countries.

Alumni Profile

Dr John Cherry '09

PhD Management

After I was accepted at Walden in 2005, I volunteered to go to Iraq...

John Cherry


*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.

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Walden’s BS in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and PhD in Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MS in Accounting and BS in Accounting programs are also accredited by the ACBSP and have earned the organization’s Specialized Accounting Accreditation.
This accreditation reaffirms the quality of Walden’s programs and support services, as well as our commitment to continuous assessment and improvement. Earning an ACBSP-accredited degree can better prepare you to compete and succeed in the global marketplace. Employers recognize the value of graduates of a program with educational standards modeled on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, used by businesses, government, and other organizations as a measure of quality.