Personalize your doctoral experience with original, interest-based research. Become the business thought leader and change-maker your organization needs.
Chart your own path to a management PhD with Walden, the No. 1 granter of doctoral research degrees.1 Conduct original research in your area of interest to generate bold new insights, strategies, and best practices in the field. Build the next-level expertise, portfolio, and credentials you need to deepen your impact and drive your career further.
If you have achieved all-but-dissertation (ABD) status in another institution of higher education’s PhD in Management program, there’s no need to start from scratch. Our program offers a completion option that allows you to pick up where you left off. You’ll benefit from integrated dissertation support to help ensure you reach the finish line. Learn more about this option now.
Almost 95% of Walden alumni responding to our survey say that their program helped them to advance positive social change.*
More than half of Walden doctoral graduates who responded to our survey say their degree contributed to earning a pay raise.*
This specialization is ideal for those who want to pursue original research and advanced knowledge in areas such as risk management, corporate social responsibility, and ethics in finance. Explore changing organizational structures, alternative financial currencies, mergers and acquisitions, and more.
Immerse yourself in an exhilarating, self-directed learning experience with Walden’s PhD in Management program. Hone valuable critical thinking and research skills that empower you to shape real solutions to problems in the field. You’ll not only gain an elite career credential; you’ll build sought-after expertise that qualifies you for advanced career roles in teaching, R&D, and C-suite leadership.
As a graduate of Walden’s online PhD in Management program, you will be prepared to:
Earning your doctorate is the ultimate intellectual achievement, elevating you to the highest level of proficiency in your field. PhDs are highly valued in teaching at the university level, and organizations seek candidates with advanced critical thinking and research skills for executive leadership positions.
Walden’s online PhD in Management program equips you with a solid foundation in research as well as contemporary knowledge of key management topics. Enhance your résumé with relevant expertise and hands-on experience that pave the way to new career opportunities—and a competitive salary.
A PhD in Management degree can prepare you to work as a researcher, teacher, or high-level leader in a variety of organizations across all types of industries. Career options include:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
Imagine the feeling when someone addresses you as “Dr.” for the first time. With Walden’s PhD in Management program, you can earn a distinctive credential that puts you in an elite group of business leaders, educators, and innovators. We’re here to support your success every step of the way. Get started today and find out how Walden can help you achieve your career goals.
Walden University has played a key role in my career by, first, really opening my eyes to the social responsibility that we have as human beings to make a difference.This mental shift has caused me to dig deeper within myself to find ways that I can be a champion for social change.
I am retired Army, but I hope my DBA will allow me a degree of leverage where employment will be feasible.
The most rewarding aspect of pursuing my degree at Walden was the opportunity to change my doctoral topic and delve deeper into the research previously conducted by scholars.
1Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Database (IPEDS). Retrieved July 2018; includes 2017 preliminary data and all classifications of instructional programs (CIP) codes. A doctoral research degree is a PhD or other doctoral degree that requires advanced work beyond the master’s level, including the preparation and defense of a dissertation based on original research or the planning and execution of an original project demonstrating substantial artistic or scholarly achievement. Some examples of this type of degree may include EdD, DMA, DBA, DSc, DA, DM, or others, as designated by the awarding institution.
2Source: www.WaldenU.edu/survey_methodology; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2015 survey.
Walden’s BS in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and PhD in Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MS in Accounting and BS in Accounting programs are also accredited by the ACBSP and have earned the organization’s Specialized Accounting Accreditation.
Note: Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increases; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.