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This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.
|Course Code||MGMT 8003M||Course||Gateway to Doctoral Management Studies||Credits||(5 cr.)|
Students begin their journeys as scholar-practitioners in this doctoral management gateway course. Students will learn what it means to earn a doctorate and a Walden PhD degree. No organization can succeed without being led and managed. Students will graduate with a unique perspective on organizational success. They will develop a personal navigational tool, the skills development and an assessment plan (SDAP) to identify their goals, assess the skills they will need to develop, and begin to consider the importance of managing their time as they deepen their journey into the program. Through this course, students will then be prepared for the journey that will take them from absorbing knowledge to becoming creators of knowledge. During this orientation course, students will grapple with some of the biggest questions facing the management profession. While engaging in these and other questions regarding the future of management, students will be introduced to the full spectrum of Walden resources and become familiarized with Walden's academic support systems. Designed to make them better critical thinkers and scholarly writers, these resources include the Writing Center, the Walden Library, the Academic Skills Center, and the Center for Research Quality. Students also focus on beginning their development of critical reading, writing, and questioning, and reflective skills, all of which are needed to succeed as scholar-practitioners.
|Course Code||MGMT 8705M||Course||Organizational Behavior Performance and Evaluation||Credits||(5 cr.)|
|Course Code||MGMT 8715M||Course||Human Resource Strategy, Legal, and Ethical Considerations||Credits||(5 cr.)|
|Course Code||MGMT 8725M||Course||Human Resource Talent Management||Credits||(5 cr.)|
The focus of this organizational behavior and human capital development course is on organizational behavior, motivation, collaboration, and performance and evaluation of individuals and teams. Some of the questions that may be explored relate to how human resource managers motivate and build resiliency in their organizational culture. Students will also consider the influence of organizational structure behavior of individuals and teams, how behavior and motivation are impacted in a global virtual environment, and the impact of expert systems and artificial intelligence on the behavior of employees.
The focus of this course is on strategic planning that supports labor relations, succession planning, retention of both tacit and explicit knowledge, as well as the strategic role of information technology in human resources management. Students will also consider the regulatory requirements for global organizations as well as establishment of a positive social and ethical environment.
Managing organizational talent in the 21st century requires organizations to fully engage their workforce to optimize their motivation, commitment, and productivity. Leadership and management of the organizational talent strategy to optimize the global talent is a current organizational necessity, which requires talent management leaders to consider new workforce strategies for selection, recruitment, and retention of the workforce. Topics to be considered include information technology impact on talent management, recognition and reward systems, compensation and benefits, as well as the need to engage an agile workforce.