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PhD in Management

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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: November 27th, 2017
Transfer Credits: Up to 43 credits

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

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.

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.

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

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.

A master's degree or higher is required for entrance into this 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.

Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 8552035779, to learn more about tuition costs for this 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.

Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855-203-5779.

ACBSPWalden’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), PhD in Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA), and BS in Business Administration 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 have earned the organization's Specialized Accounting Accreditation. ACBSP, which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), is a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education worldwide.

Why earn your PhD in Management at Walden?

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"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