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.

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Total Credit Hours74
Ph.D. Research Core
GRAD 710Research Design and Analysis4
GRAD 712*Quantitative Research and Analysis4
GRAD 716*Qualitative Research and Analysis4
GRAD 717*****Advanced Qualitative Research and Analysis4
GRAD 718**Advanced Quantitative Research and Analysis4
GRAD 719***Mixed Methods Research and Design4
* GRAD 710 prerequisite
** GRAD 710 and 712 prerequisites
*** GRAD 710, 716 and 712 prerequisites
**** Last term of doctoral classes
***** GRAD 710 and GRAD 716 prerequisites
Credit Hours 24
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
Credit Hours 20
Conflict Management Area0
CMM 721Philosophical and Social Issues in Conflict Management
CMM 724Organizational Conflict Management Analysis and Intervention
CMM 795****Proposal Development
Credit Hours 12
Human Resource Leadership Area
HRL 721High-Performance Human Resource Leadership4
HRL 724Workforce Analytics and Technology4
HRL 795****Proposal Development4
Credit Hours12
Information Technology Management Area
CSC 722Data Mining and Business Intelligence1
CSC 725Knowledge Management Practical Application1
CSC 726Knowledge Management Practical Application
CSC 727Knowledge Management Practical Application
CSC 728Knowledge Management Practical Application
CSC 795****Proposal Development
Credit Hours12
Strategic Management Area
MGT 721Industry Structure and Competitive Advantage 4
MGT 726Seminar in Strategy and Public Policy4
MGT 795****Proposal Development
MGT 798Comprehensive Doctoral Exam
MGT 799Dissertation Research
Minimum 16
Credit Hours30

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