Online Doctoral Degrees in Management

An online doctoral degree in management may provide individuals with advanced perspective on business management and leadership. In this three to five-year program, students may learn how to create practical solutions to current issues in the field of business. Program coursework may integrate dissertation research courses and major coursework including management of decision making, current management topics, and leadership.

Upon graduation of the doctoral degree program, students may seek employment in their chosen management capacity. Doctoral-level graduates may gain employment in non-profit organizations, government, education, healthcare, and corporations.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree at minimum
  • Program Length: Three to five years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment
  • Projected Employment Growth: 5% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for doctoral-level management degree programs may include a combination of dissertation research classes along with major specific business management courses. These online courses may teach students how to develop innovative management strategies, analyze the concept of decision-making, and conduct scholarly research to advance management theories. Business management coursework may include the following:

  • Managing in Human and Societal Development
  • Management of Decision Making
  • Leadership, Influence, and Power
  • Current Topics in Management
  • Managing Organizational Systems and Complexity
  • Challenging Conventional Leadership
  • Developing a Prospectus

Career Options

Doctoral-level graduates may gain employment in a number of industries including finance, government, politics, education, and healthcare. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, top executive employment opportunities are projected to increase by 5% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Director of Operations
  • University Professor
  • Legislator
  • Chief Financial Officer

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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