Personalize your doctoral experience with original, interest-based research. Become the business thought leader and change-maker your organization needs.
The PhD in Management program is designed to empower working professionals to excel as researchers, leaders, and change-makers in both business and academia.
Explore challenges and opportunities in the fast-evolving field of management through the ACBSP-accredited PhD in Management program from Walden University. Conduct original research in a specific area of interest to generate new knowledge, strategies, and best practices in the field. You can also study ways to facilitate positive social change through original research in ethical decision-making and socially responsible business practices.
Walden University’s PhD in Management program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Key benefits of ACBSP accreditation are:
Graduates of this program will be prepared to:
Walden’s PhD in Management program offers a variety of specializations to help you meet your personal and professional goals:
Students in Walden’s online PhD in Management hail from a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds. This interdisciplinary program is focused on developing relevant, valuable skills and competencies that are universally applicable to any career field.
As a PhD in Management graduate, you will be prepared to bring fresh knowledge, ideas, and perspectives to your field through a variety of potential career fields, including:
Through a personalized and practical learning experience, our online PhD in Management can empower you to make more of an impact in your current role—or uncover exciting new possibilities along your career path.
Walden understands the rigors involved with preparing for your doctorate. To signify how far you’ve come on your journey, you will be eligible to be awarded a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree upon completion of program requirements, prior to completion of your dissertation.
Walden is one of a few universities that offer this advanced research master’s degree. Highlight your academic achievement and show employers and others that you possess comprehensive knowledge in your field of study.
The opportunity to transfer credit offers a cost-efficient way to continue your education. You may be able to reduce your required coursework by applying eligible academic credits toward your Walden degree program.
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.
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.