Doctor of Philosophy in Management
Our mission is to provide opportunities for you to become a practitioner, to develop your research and application skills, and to prepare you to serve as a leader and scholar in your organization. We also offer options if you wish to enhance your career through teaching or training.
Our program draws on the strengths of dedicated, talented faculty members who guide and mentor students through coursework and research projects. In fact, numerous students have partnered with faculty to research and co-author scholarly articles and to deliver conference presentations. In addition, we encourage a cohort model, and our current students and graduates espouse the value of developing and maintaining the relationships with both faculty and their fellow students.
The curriculum is designed to teach you how to conduct research and develop research proposals. No doubt you will work hard and make sacrifices to earn this degree. However, through perseverance and dedication, you are able to succeed and realize your dreams.

What qualities should a Doctor of Philosophy in Management student have?

  • Significant background in management
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to conceptualize problems

What specific skills or knowledge are taught in the Doctor of Philosophy in Management program?

  • Apply principles and theories of organizational management into a variety of organizational settings
  • Manage and facilitate change in organizations
  • Analyze and review research critically
  • Create and promote healthy organizations
  • Identify research topics in one of three concentration areas
  • Conduct searches of scholarly and practice literature
  • Select appropriate research designs and statistics
  • Design quantitative and qualitative based research studies
  • Develop expertise in a topic by conducting a major research project

What is the most important or unique thing about Sullivan’s Doctor of Philosophy in Management program?

  • Students conduct a qualitative research pilot study
  • Students conduct a quantitative research pilot study
  • Students are encouraged to engage in research and practice through research projects with faculty, becoming teaching assistants, and presenting at conferences
  • Cohort model

Doctor of Philosophy in Management Course Requirements

90 Credit Hours (Minimum)
Length: 36 months (Minimum)
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Total Credit Hours90
Ph.D. Research Core
GRAD 710Research Design and Analysis4
GRAD 712Quantitative Research and Analysis4
GRAD 716Qualitative Research and Analysis4
GRAD 717Advanced Qualitative Research and Analysis4
GRAD 718Advanced Quantitative Research and Analysis4
GRAD 719Mixed Methods Research and Design4
Management Core
MGT 711Organizations and External Environments4
MGT 712Seminar in Strategic Management4
MGT 713Individual and Group Behavior in Organizations4
MGT 714Seminar in Human Capital Management4
MGT 715Managing Innovation and Change in Organizations4
CMM/CSC/MGT 7970
Ph.D. Program Residency
MGT 798Comprehensive Doctoral Exam2
MGT 799Dissertation Research Minimum 12
Credit Hours58
CONCENTRATION AREAS
Conflict Management:
CMM 721Philosophical and Social Issues in4
Conflict Management
CMM 724Organizational Conflict Management4
Analysis and Intervention
CMM 730Specialized Topics and Readings4
CMM 795Proposal Development4
Credit Hours16
Human Resource Leadership:
HRL 721High-Performance Human Resource Leadership4
HRL 724Workforce Analytics and Technology4
HRL 730Specialized Topics and Readings4
HRL 795Proposal Development4
Credit Hours16
Information Technology Management:
CSC 722Data Mining and Business Intelligence4
CSC 724Knowledge Management4
CSC 730Specialized Topics and Readings4
CSC 795Proposal Development4
Credit Hours16
Strategic Management:
MGT 721Industry Structure and Competitive Strategy4
MGT 726Seminar in Strategy and Public Policy4
MGT 730Specialized Topics and Readings4
MGT 795Proposal Development4
Credit Hours16
Core, Exam and Dissertation58
Concentration Area16
Cornerstone Courses16
Locations Where One Can Enroll:

Online

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