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.


The Doctor of Philosophy in Management degree focuses on teaching:

  • 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
  • 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

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.

Course Titles Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours 90
Ph.D. Research Core
GRAD 710 Research Design and Analysis 4
GRAD 712 Quantitative Research and Analysis 4
GRAD 716 Qualitative Research and Analysis 4
GRAD 717 Advanced Qualitative Research and Analysis 4
GRAD 718 Advanced Quantitative Research and Analysis 4
GRAD 719 Mixed Methods Research and Design 4
Management Core
MGT 711 Organizations and External Environments 4
MGT 712 Seminar in Strategic Management 4
MGT 713 Individual and Group Behavior in Organizations 4
MGT 714 Seminar in Human Capital Management 4
MGT 715 Managing Innovation and Change in Organizations 4
Ph.D. Program Residency
MGT 798 Comprehensive Doctoral Exam 2
MGT 799 Dissertation Research Minimum 12
Credit Hours 58
Conflict Management:
CMM 721 Philosophical and Social Issues in 4
Conflict Management
CMM 724 Organizational Conflict Management 4
Analysis and Intervention
CMM 730 Specialized Topics and Readings 4
CMM 795 Proposal Development 4
Credit Hours 16
Human Resource Leadership:
HRL 721 High-Performance Human Resource Leadership 4
HRL 724 Workforce Analytics and Technology 4
HRL 730 Specialized Topics and Readings 4
HRL 795 Proposal Development 4
Credit Hours 16
Information Technology Management:
CSC 722 Data Mining and Business Intelligence 4
CSC 724 Knowledge Management 4
CSC 730 Specialized Topics and Readings 4
CSC 795 Proposal Development 4
Credit Hours 16
Strategic Management:
MGT 721 Industry Structure and Competitive Strategy 4
MGT 726 Seminar in Strategy and Public Policy 4
MGT 730 Specialized Topics and Readings 4
MGT 795 Proposal Development 4
Credit Hours 16
Core, Exam and Dissertation 58
Concentration Area 16
Cornerstone Courses 16

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