Walsh Catalog 2021-2022

Walsh

Doctor of Management (DM)*

Program Overview

Introduction

The Doctor of Management (DM) in is a professional doctoral degree program, advancing knowledge through theory and applied research and shaping candidates to effectively lead and manage contemporary organizations. The goal of the program is to develop scholar practitioners and is an intensive, part-time program, with a mix of on campus and online coursework, designed for working professionals. DM graduates may seek careers as business leaders, consultants, or business educators.

 

DM Program

The DM core courses are designed to provide an in-depth study of the issues associated with leadership, executive decision-making, and the management of people and processes in an environment of global change. The program is 60 semester hours. After 45 hours of concentrated coursework, DM students be required to take and pass a qualifying exam. Upon successful completion of that examination process, students will begin the 15-semester hour dissertation process.

Program Time Limits and Residency Requirements

All students enrolled in the program must successfully complete all coursework and comprehensive qualifying examinations within a maximum of seven years (84 months) after commencing the program. The Program Director and/or Program Committee will review any exceptions beyond the stated criteria.

All students are required to attend all of the Residency sessions. Failure to attend a scheduled Residency will result in a pause in the student's academic progress until that particular Residency session is offered again and is successfully completed.

Admitted students will receive a handbook containing other information pertinent to the doctoral program.

The Doctoral Handbook serves as program guidance and governance for doctoral students. The Doctoral Handbook will cover course and grading policies; academic progress structures; Preliminary Exam and Proposal Presentation Defense requirements; program governance and student compliance details; and dissertation specifications.

DM Program Requirements

Online Course Orientation
The free and no credit Moodle orientation (MDL*001*R1) is mandatory for all students. MDL*001*R1 must be taken prior to the start of the first course.

Management Core Courses

FIN 748FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC MODEL ANALYSIS

3

MGT 700DOCTORAL STUDIES SEMINAR

3

MGT 707MANAGEMENT AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS

3

MGT 718LEADERSHIP THEORY AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN COMPLEX ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS

3

MGT 722MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE

3

MGT 726ADVANCED TOPICS IN ORGANIZATIONAL KNOWLEDGE CREATION & DISSEMINATION

3

MGT 739INNOVATION MANAGEMENT AND AGILE ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS

3

MGT 753STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

3

MKT 743MARKETING STRATEGY, STRUCTURES, AND SYSTEMS

3

Research and Methods Courses

RES 711RESEARCH METHODS: INTRODUCTION AND SCOPE

3

RES 712QUALITATIVE AND EXPLORATORY RESEARCH METHODS

3

RES 713QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS I: DATA MANAGEMENT AND NON-EXPERIMENTAL

3

RES 714QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS II: EXPERIMENTAL AND STATISTICAL

3

Residency Courses

MGT 758RESIDENCY #2-METHODOLOGICAL SYNTHESIS

3

MGT 759RESIDENCY #3-DISSERTATION TOPIC POSTER PRESENTATION

3

Dissertation Courses

DIS 796DISSERTATION I - CHAPTER 1

3

DIS 797DISSERTATION II – CHAPTER 2

3

DIS 798DISSERTATION III – CHAPTER 3

3

DIS 799DISSERTATION IV- CHAPTER 4

3

DIS 800DISSERTATION V – CHAPTER 5

3

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the prescribed requirements to graduate with a doctoral degree from Walsh:

  • Complete the program of study within a period of 84 calendar months (seven years) from the initial date of course enrollment (as designated by the first semester attended on the student’s Walsh transcript). Extensions to this time requirement will only be granted upon review of the request by the Doctoral Program Director or designee.
  • Students preparing for graduation must file an official Application for Graduation Form with the Records and Registration office. Students can make an appointment with the Doctoral Program Advisor to review graduation requirements.
  • Earn a minimum 60 doctoral semester credit hours, which may include up to a maximum of 30 semester credit hours of advanced standing, therefore requiring 30 semester credit hours in residence in the doctoral program.
  • Prepare and successfully defend the Dissertation Proposal.
  • Prepare and successfully defend the final Dissertation.
  • Achieve a cumulative grade point average of “B” (3.000) or better within the degree requirements at Walsh.
  • Students can view their program completion progress any time by logging into Self-Service for Students through the portal and clicking on “My Progress.”

 

*ACBSP requires new programs to be in place for two years and have graduates from the program before it will be reviewed for accreditation