Doctor of Management

Colorado Technical University’s Doctor of Management program offers you the opportunity to develop management expertise in one of several concentrations. CTU's Doctor of Management program is designed to be 3 years1 in length and help enable you to develop a leadership style that can allow you to critically evaluate, analyze and solve problems – and ultimately make key contributions – to your field.

CTU offers twelve concentrations for the Doctor of Management, allowing students to focus their degrees.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

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  • Total Credits 

    96
  • Program Availability

    Online | Denver

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  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses - Concentration
    DM ElectivesSelect 20 credit hours from any DM program concentration course20
    Total Credit Hours:20
    Courses - Core
    MGMT802Management Theory4
    MGMT808Management and Ethics4
    MGMT818Leadership Theory and Development4
    MGMT822Application of Action Research4
    MGMT824Strategic Thinking and Organizational Alignment4
    MGMT828Practice and Theory of Consulting and Intervention4
    MGMT832Organization Innovation and Scenario Thinking4
    RES804Principles of Research Methods and Design4
    RES812Qualitative Research Methods4
    RES814Quantitative Research Methods4
    RES860Doctoral Research I: Principles of Research and Writing4
    RES861Doctoral Research II: Annotated Bibliography4
    RES862Dissertation Research Process4
    RES863Doctoral Research III: Dissertation Literature Review4
    RES864Doctoral Research IV: Dissertation Methods4
    RES865Doctoral Research V: Dissertation Introduction4
    RES866Doctoral Research VI: Dissertation Findings4
    RES867Doctoral Research VII: Dissertation Discussion and Conclusion4
    RES868Doctoral Research VIII: Dissertation Conclusion4
    Total Credit Hours:76

    Total Credit Hours: 96

     

    The Doctor of Management (DM) at Colorado Technical University is the terminal degree for management professionals. The program prepares students to think and act strategically and enhance their abilities to make positive contributions in their chosen area of management expertise. The program emphasizes three sets of competencies: (1) Research and Writing; (2) Leadership and Change Management; and (3) the specific Concentration discipline.


    The program thus includes ten core instructional courses, five concentration instructional courses, plus nine doctoral research courses. Each class is conducted online.

    In addition, graduation requires the approval of a dissertation which documents the student’s research processes and presents the findings and conclusions of that research, and suggests future research. The dissertation is divided into two major segments: the proposal and the full dissertation. The proposal will be developed by the student, and then submitted by the mentor to the University Review Board.  The research will then be conducted and written up, resulting in the full dissertation, which is then reviewed by a committee. These processes are conducted under the supervision of CTU’s professors.


    Graduation Requirements

    In addition to the successful completion of the above 96 credit hours with an acceptable GPA, students must also satisfactorily complete and defend their research with a dissertation.

    Symposium

    Doctoral programs at Colorado Technical University require a residential symposium. Additional information about CTU's doctoral symposium can be located in the Doctoral Symposium section of this catalog.

    Degree Completion and Post-Doctoral Study

    The student must be continuously enrolled until meeting all graduation requirements. A student who has not completed the research requirements by the end of the formal coursework continues by registering for RES893 Dissertation Research Continuation according to CTU’s re-take policy.


    CTU offers a Post-Doctoral Certificate for applicants with a terminal degree from a regionally accredited program. This program offers accelerated applications of management theories and research design methods. Students must demonstrate advanced knowledge in a field of study through research and scholarship. Each candidate will be appointed a distinguished mentor at the beginning of their program to supervise research and guide scholarly goals. Candidates will be required to publish their research in a CTU approved peer reviewed journal.

    To receive a Post-Doctoral Certificate students must successfully complete the five concentration courses offered in their selected program of study. Students are required to produce and publish the results of their postdoctoral research in a CTU approved peer reviewed journal. Due to the temporary nature of postdoctoral programs, candidates must complete the program within a maximum of three years (extension may be granted by the Provost or Vice Provost). Candidates are required to be continuously enrolled in RES893 until their research publication is accepted by a CTU approved peer reviewed journal.


    The Doctoral Advantage

    While a relevant master’s degree is ordinarily required for admission to CTU doctoral programs, there is also the option of completing a CTU MBA or MSM while starting work on the Doctor of Management. The program outcomes remain the same for the DM and the MBA or MSM under this option, but the normal completion time for the degrees in the combined program is reduced. Through this program, doctoral work is started after completing ten of the twelve required master’s courses. Program plans must be approved by the Provost, Vice Provost, Dean or Director for Graduate Programs. In no case will a master’s concentration be awarded unless all of the concentration courses (with the exception of a capstone course) have been completed.

    The MBA or MSM degree will be awarded upon successful completion of the ten approved master’s courses plus two approved DM courses.

     

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  • Tuition

    $57,408 Tuition

    $4,000 Symposium Fee*
    $200 Graduation Fee

    We understand that paying for your education is an investment in your future. Visit our tuition resources page for links to full tuition, books and fees.

    *A $1,000 non-refundable fee is charged to a student’s account each quarter in which a student is registered for symposium (attendance at four symposia are required as part of the degree). This fee covers administrative costs such as conference rooms, AV equipment, academic event materials and supplies that are associated with the symposium event. Please see the Doctoral Symposium section of the catalog for more information.
    **Financial aid available for those who qualify

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    CTU's Doctor of Management degree builds on the foundation of a master’s degree to prepare students for senior level leadership, consulting, and teaching positions within business, government, nonprofit organizations, and higher education. Students develop analytic and research skills to define problems, study advanced content knowledge to discover innovative solutions, and practice consulting and leadership techniques to facilitate innovative change in organizations, communities, and society. Using these skills, graduates may find opportunities as leaders within nonprofit organizations and businesses, as consultants, or as faculty within higher education.

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