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Walden University M.B.A. Graduate

Ph.D. in Management

Begin the next chapter in your career with a Ph.D. in Management from Walden University. Using an interdisciplinary approach to the study of management, this ACBSP-accredited program allows you to conduct self-directed, practical research on the issues that matter most to you.

Whether you’re preparing to share your expertise as a researcher, scholar, manager, or consultant, Walden’s Ph.D. in Management will give you the credentials you need to help you reach your goals.

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Ph.D. Management

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In this program, you will:

  • Study current issues from faculty with leadership experience in the business world.
  • Gain insight on how management has evolved and its impact on society.
  • Learn how to analyze and explain management-related research and its ability to promote positive social change.
  • Analyze various management principles and identify how they affect decision-making.
  • Position yourself as a thought leader through original research in the field of management.

Transfer of credit

If you have completed your M.B.A. or another eligible master’s degree program, you may be able to receive credit for two courses when enrolling in the Ph.D. in Management program, which can save you time and money.

Specializations (in addition to the General Program)

  • Accounting
  • Engineering Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Operations Research
  • Self-Designed

When selecting between Walden's Ph.D. in Management program and Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) program, consider which features are right for your learning style and career aspirations here.

Walden University’s B.S. in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.), and Ph.D. in Management programs are 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. 

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.

For more information about our online Business and Management programs, financial aid, tuition and scholarships request free information or call one of our enrollment advisors.

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