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
- 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 Total Credit Hours: 76
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours LDR870 Self-Insight and Personal Development as a Leader 4 LDR872 Leading Change 4 LDR874 Special Topics in Leadership 4 LDR876 Leadership, Technology and Social Media 4 MGMT878 Advanced Career Strategies for the Scholar-Practitioner 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 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.
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.
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.
Doctor of Management
- Criminal Justice
- Environmental and Social Sustainability
- Global Leadership
- Healthcare Management and Leadership
- Higher Education Leadership
- Higher Education Teaching and Learning
- Homeland Security
- Non Profit Leadership
- Organizational Development and Change
- Project Management
- Technology Management
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