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PhD in Management


Contribute to the advancement of your field with Walden’s PhD in Management. 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.

Choose from our 4 specializations and focus on what matters to you

  • 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.

You also 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.

Completion Program

Walden offers an online PhD in Management Completion Program for students who have completed all PhD requirements at an accredited university except the proposal and dissertation. Through our completion program, you can transfer your doctoral coursework, finish your dissertation, and earn your PhD in Management. Learn more.

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

Why Our PhD in Management Program?

Optional Intensive Retreat Benefit from extra in-person writing support.
Exceptional Student Support — Take advantage of 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 155 countries.


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

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.