Walden offers two basic approaches to doctoral study in [the] School of Management. [The] two approaches are called, one is a mixed-model approach, and [the] second one is a KAM-based approach—Knowledge Area Module, KAM-based approach. In [the] mixed-model approach, we have students … take a set of courses, then [a] few KAMs, Knowledge Area Modules, before they undertake a dissertation. Whereas in a KAM-based approach, students will start working on Knowledge Area Modules right from [the] beginning before they work on their dissertations. So which option is best for what type of students? It depends on what your strength as a student is. If you are more … research-oriented, then probably it is [a] better idea for you to choose a Knowledge Area Module approach—KAM-based approach. So you come into the Walden program, from day one, you start writing. You start producing hundred-page documents of those Knowledge Area Modules, six of them, before you start working on [your] dissertation. In a mixed-model approach, you may not have ever [been] exposed to research before, so we ask you to come … and take [a] set of graduate classes, typically 10 to 12 classes, where you learn about what is happening in the industry through the academic texts and the classroom teachings and work on some mini … papers, you know, 10 to 15 pages per paper in each classroom. And you take those 12 classes, then work on three out of four Knowledge Area Modules before you proceed to a dissertation. So two basic approaches to doctoral study: [a] KAM-based approach and a mixed-model approach, and it all depends on what your strengths are. Are you ready to do research on day one? If so, KAM-based approach. You are not, then you take some graduate classes [and] understand what research is before you undertake KAMs.