Doctor of Management - Executive Leadership

Colorado Technical University’s Doctor of Management degree program offers a focused concentration in Executive Leadership. This rigorous curriculum is built around five core leadership qualifications: strategic change; management of individuals and teams; accomplishment of goals; proficiency in HR, finance and IT; and coalition-building with local, national and international organizations. CTU's DM with a concentration in Executive Leadership is designed to develop leaders in areas of core qualifications defined by the US Office of Personnel Management. Students will be challenged to contribute to the current body of knowledge in this area through scholarly research and writing.

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
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • 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
    Total Credit Hours: 76
    Courses-Concentration
    CJUS870 Ethics and the Criminal Justice Leader 4
    CJUS872 Criminal Justice Organization and Management 4
    CJUS874 Collaboration and Cooperation Within and Among Criminal Justice Agencies 4
    CJUS876 Diversity in Society and Criminal Justice 4
    CJUS878 Issues and Trends in Today’s Criminal Justice Organizations 4
    Total Credit Hours: 20

    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 successful defense of a dissertation that requires a literature review and a research proposal. The research proposal must be approved by the student’s committee, consisting of a mentor and two readers. The dissertation is an extensive document that incorporates the literature review, a major study, and a proposal for further investigation. The dissertation must be approved by the student’s committee.


    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.
  • 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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  • Outcomes

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Design change management plans to meet organizational strategic vision and objectives
    • Apply leadership theories and team building principles to direct, develop, and guide diverse individuals and teams in meeting organizational goals
    • Evaluate the internal and external environments and make HR, finance, and strategic decisions to ensure organizational goals are being accomplished in the most efficient and effective manner
    • Demonstrate fluency with the body of knowledge in leadership in current management theory
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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
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