Doctor of Management

Homeland Security

CTU's Doctor of Management with a concentration in Homeland Security degree program was created to help fill the need for upper level managers who are educated to answer the call for expertise in areas important to national security. It features an “all-threat” curriculum – intended to help develop professionals in the fields of law enforcement, government, security, military and healthcare to pursue opportunities where they can play a role in protecting our nation.

  •  Classes start October 04, 2015

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Degree Requirements

Courses: Core
MGMT802 Management Theory

4

MGMT808 Management and Ethics

4

MGMT818 Leadership Theory and Development

4

MGMT822 Application of Action Research

4

MGMT824 Strategic Thinking and Organizational Alignment

4

MGMT828 Practice and Theory of Consulting and Intervention

4

MGMT832 Organization Innovation and Scenario Thinking

4

RES804 Principles of Research Methods and Design

4

RES812 Qualitative Research Methods

4

RES814 Quantitative Research Methods

4

RES860 Doctoral Research I: Principles of Research and Writing

4

RES861 Doctoral Research II: Annotated Bibliography

4

RES862 Dissertation Research Process

4

RES863 Doctoral Research III: Dissertation Literature Review

4

RES864 Doctoral Research IV: Dissertation Methods

4

RES865 Doctoral Research V: Dissertation Introduction

4

RES866 Doctoral Research VI: Dissertation Findings

4

RES867 Doctoral Research VII: Dissertation Discussion and Conclusion

4

RES868 Doctoral Research VIII: Dissertation Conclusion

4

Core Credit Hours: 76
Courses: Concentration
HLS870 Homeland Security Enterprise

4

HLS872 Risk, Resilience and Innovation in Security Policy

4

HLS874 Homeland Security Strategy and Policy

4

HLS876 Issues in Public Health and Emergency Planning

4

HLS878 Homeland Security Professional Development

4

Concentration Credit Hours: 20
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 96

MGMT802 Management Theory

The course examines the four critical aspects of a successful manger-leader: personal identity as a manager-leader, ability to embrace ambiguity, problem identification, and problem solving. The course will utilize classic and contemporary readings and research in Organizational Behavior and Management Theory.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

MGMT808 Management and Ethics

Students will look at moral dilemmas and choices in organizational life and professional careers. Students will review research and literature on socio-technical systems from the global perspectives.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

MGMT818 Leadership Theory and Development

This is an active course in leadership, building on critical and creative thinking. Students will be expected to build and develop their leadership with new doctoral students via cooperative research projects and programs of research.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

MGMT822 Application of Action Research

MGMT822 is the first of two practice courses which provides the student(s) with the opportunity to engage in field practice in an actual organization. This Course provides an opportunity to plan for the intervention in an actual client system using the theories, models, practices of Organization Development, Action Research, Process Consultation, and Appreciative Approaches to change. At the close of the course, the student(s) shall have produced a proposal which includes an overview of the project and organization, the methods to be employed, and how data will be collected and analyzed (and other components TBD by professor).

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

MGMT824 Strategic Thinking and Organizational Alignment

Develops and expands students’ ability to think strategically. This will involve various typologies and methods of exploration and an examination of heuristics and biases. Students will develop the capacity for concurrent action and ‘birds-eye’ perspectives of ongoing organizational activity.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

MGMT828 Practice and Theory of Consulting and Intervention

MGMT828 is the second of two practice courses which provides the student(s) with the opportunity to engage in field practice in an actual organization. This course supports the execution of plans made in MGMT822 to intervene in an actual client system using the theories, models, practices of Organization Development, Action Research, Process Consultation, and Appreciative Approaches to change. At the close of the course, the student(s) shall have produced a document/paper outlining the project, methods employed, analysis and learnings related to the theory, methods, the specific project, and self-as-instrument.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

MGMT832 Organization Innovation and Scenario Thinking

This course develops skills in futuring via Delphi, Future Search, scenario building and other techniques. Students will talk with futurists and futures organizations, becoming involved in the World Futures Society and tech trending with leading electronics and aerospace companies. They will develop a socio-technology plan for the future of the organization and will also look at formal models of innovation and diffusion of innovation.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

RES804 Principles of Research Methods and Design

This course provides a general understanding of both quantitative and qualitative methods within the context of research designs. Research design is the plan for the selection and application of accepted research practices. Research methods provide models for the appropriate collection, organization and analysis of data for decision-making, replication, and contribution to a knowledge base. Additionally, this course supports doctoral students’ abilities to demonstrate an understanding of the research purpose, nature and forms of research design and their relationship to research questions, methods for data collection and data analyses.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

RES812 Qualitative Research Methods

This course examines the fundamental principles of qualitative inquiry differentiating among various qualitative research designs. Includes active engagement and practice with capturing qualitative data including being a participant observer and an interviewer. Students will learn how to minimize threats to the internal validity of qualitative studies, focusing on specific techniques for interpretation of data that contributes to the authenticity of qualitative studies.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

RES814 Quantitative Research Methods

Students will learn fundamental concepts of designing, collecting and assessing quantitative data. The course covers descriptive measures as well as various forms of probability and inferential analysis. Exploration of multivariate statistics will be practiced via large datasets using statistical analysis software.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

RES860 Doctoral Research I: Principles of Research and Writing

RES860 is the first course of eight research and writing courses that result in a dissertation. Each term, the student progresses toward the completion of the dissertation by completing required elements of the dissertation process. This course: clarifies the research focus, defines the research question(s)/objective/hypotheses, and produces a written document that shows adequate progress toward completion of dissertation research.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

RES861 Doctoral Research II: Annotated Bibliography

RES861 is the second course of eight research and writing courses that result in a dissertation. Each term, the student progresses toward the completion of the dissertation by completing required elements of the dissertation process. This course: clarifies the research focus, defines the research question(s)/objective/hypotheses, and produces a written document that shows adequate progress toward completion of dissertation research.

Prerequisites

RES860

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

RES862 Dissertation Research Process

This course presents doctoral students to the dissertation research process and applies relevant integrative understanding of complementary disciplines. It examines in depth the research process and introduces doctoral candidates to the various aspects of conducting valid research. Topics in this course include: hypothesis formulization, designing a literature review, conniving data collection techniques, ethical issues in research, and dissertation research design.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

RES863 Doctoral Research III: Dissertation Literature Review

RES863 is the third course of eight research and writing courses that result in a dissertation. Each term, the student progresses toward the completion of the dissertation by completing required elements of the dissertation process. This course: clarifies the research focus, defines the research question(s)/objective/hypotheses, produces a review of the literature.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

RES864 Doctoral Research IV: Dissertation Methods

RES864 is the fourth course of eight research and writing courses that result in a dissertation. Each term, the student progresses toward the completion of the dissertation by completing required elements of the dissertation process. This course requires: fine tuning the research question(s)/objective/hypotheses, strengthening the review of the literature, drafting a methods chapter (min), and drafting a chapter one. Students may surpass this description as they are able.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

RES865 Doctoral Research V: Dissertation Introduction

RES865 is the fifth course of eight research and writing courses that result in a dissertation. Each term, the student progresses toward the completion of the dissertation by completing required elements of the dissertation process. This course requires the student to focus on: producing a defense-ready draft of Chapters 1, 2 & 3 (the research proposal), undertaking the Proposal Defense, undertaking modifications required by the dissertation committee, achieving an approved IRB application.

Prerequisites

RES864

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

RES866 Doctoral Research VI: Dissertation Findings

RES866 is the sixth course of eight research and writing courses that result in a dissertation. Each term, the student progresses toward the completion of the dissertation by completing required elements of the dissertation process. This course requires the student to focus on: undertaking the Proposal Defense, undertaking modifications required by the dissertation committee, achieving an approved IRB application, proceeding with Data Collection and Analysis.

Prerequisites

RES865

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

RES867 Doctoral Research VII: Dissertation Discussion and Conclusion

RES867 is the seventh course of eight research and writing courses that result in a dissertation. Each term, the student progresses toward the completion of the dissertation by completing required elements of the dissertation process. This course requires the student to focus on: proceeding with Data Collection and Analysis, working on initial drafting of chapters 4 & 5, and preparing for Final Defense. Course is pass/fail.

Prerequisites

RES866

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

RES868 Doctoral Research VIII: Dissertation Conclusion

RES868 is the eighth course of eight research and writing courses that result in a dissertation. Each term, the student progresses toward the completion of the dissertation by completing required elements of the dissertation process. This course requires the student to focus on: completing Data Collection and Analysis as needed, completing work on chapters 4 &5, undertaking the Final Defense, modifying document as required by the committee, editing of final document for publishing, and University sign off. Course is pass/fail.

Prerequisites

RES867

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

HLS870 Homeland Security Enterprise

This course will provide the student with a broad introduction to the field of Homeland Security. Among the topics covered will be: Terrorism, Counterterrorism, American Governance in the Context of Homeland Security issues, Homeland Defense, Defense Support of Civil Authorities, Critical Infrastructures, Transportation and Border Security, Public Health and Emergency Management.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Security Studies
×

HLS872 Risk, Resilience and Innovation in Security Policy

This course will focus on the security policy aspects of the homeland security enterprise. This will include focusing on areas such as: border security and immigration policy; transportation security (road, rail, aviation and maritime); risk analysis, protection and resilience issues surrounding critical infrastructures; cybersecurity policy, and the application of technology.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Security Studies
×

HLS874 Homeland Security Strategy and Policy

This course will focus on the in-depth study of homeland security-related laws, institutions, governmental structures, and policies. Among other topics, the course will cover: the role of federal, state and local governments, national strategies relating to homeland security institutions and governance, legal authorities, federal, state and local entities and policies, international models for homeland security laws and institutions, and integration of public and private sector activities.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Security Studies
×

HLS876 Issues in Public Health and Emergency Planning

This course will focus on the role of emergency management and public health in the homeland security enterprise. Topics will include: the National Incident Management System, emergency management institutions (federal, state and local government, plus private sector and non-governmental organizations) and their respective roles, disaster management, strategic communications, public health authorities and institutions, the basics of epidemiology and syndromic surveillance, and a primer on infectious disease and biological threats and their potential impacts.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Security Studies
×

HLS878 Homeland Security Professional Development

This course will focus on refining skills that are needed by employers across the homeland security enterprise. These include critical thinking, social networking, strategic and public communication, application of risk analysis, and effective written and oral communication (particularly briefings and memos).

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Security Studies
×

$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.

Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:

*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

CTU's Doctor of Management degree builds on the foundation of a master’s degree to help prepare students for senior level leadership, consulting, and teaching positions within business, government, nonprofit organizations, and higher education. DM students in this concentration are educated to discover new solutions to unsolved problems as a leader within global organizations. 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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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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