Doctor of Management - Environmental and Social Sustainability
The sustainability and environmental policies and practices of companies are becoming a greater focus regardless of industry. Focus on understanding business with a focus on its environmental impact with a Doctor of Management degree in Environmental Social Sustainability from CTU. This program, which was developed to align with the standards of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, is focused on the challenges ESS leaders face in dealing with social sustainability of environmental issues. You may also work to predict future trends in sustainability based on research and qualitative methods and, ultimately, strive to contribute to new environmental and social sustainability literature.
Our doctoral program includes:
- An online curriculum with a residency component
- Multiple start dates throughout the year
- An opportunity to complete the program in three years
- Dissertation development integrated into the program
- In-person symposium experiences
At CTU, students come first. Our flexible online course schedule helps you to build a class schedule around your schedule. And with grants and scholarships available for those who qualify, a degree from CTU can be both achievable and affordable. Learn more below or fill out the form to speak with an admissions advisor.
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
- Aurora (Denver Area)
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours 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 SYMP801 Doctoral Symposium I SYMP802 Doctoral Symposium II Total Credit Hours: 80
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours ESS870 System Thinking and Transformative Social Systems in Sustainability 4 ESS872 Organizational Performance: Economic, Ethical, Technological, Social Justice, and the Environment 4 ESS874 Trans-Organizational Policy and Governance Related to Sustainability 4 ESS876 Current Topics in Environmental and Social Sustainability 4 MGMT878 Advanced Career Strategies for the Scholar-Practitioner 4 Total Credit Hours: 20
Total Credit Hours: 100Program Areas of Focus
The program emphasizes three areas of focus: Research and Writing; Leadership and Change Management; and the specific concentration discipline.Graduation Requirements
In addition to the successful completion of 100 credit hours with an acceptable GPA, students must also satisfactorily complete their research proposal and final dissertation. The research proposal must be approved by the student’s Research Supervisor and University Reviewer. The dissertation, which must be approved by the student’s dissertation committee, is an extensive document that includes the research study. In addition, graduation requires presentation of the final dissertation.The dissertation 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 faculty.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.Program accreditations and alignments
The program was developed to align with Professional Standards of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals.
Doctor of Management
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