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Doctoral degree

Doctor of Management

3.2 years

Approximate Program Length

54

Total Credits

$810

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date:

Register by: Jun 30, 2021

Don’t just think outside the box — remove it. Our Doctor of Management (DM) equips you with the critical thinking skills to find creative solutions to complex problems, so you can bring out the best of your leadership skills. Courses are just 8 weeks long, so they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

  • Use management, organization design and leadership theories to solve complex business problems

  • Apply critical and creative thinking skills to address modern managerial and leadership issues

  • Create new business systems, structures and processes using organization theory

  • Contribute original and scholarly work that offers solutions to management issues

  • Make ethical decisions to demonstrate social responsibility within your organization

Courses

1

Course at a time

8

Weeks per course

5

Courses per year

Dissertation

You’ll begin your dissertation in your third course and follow a schedule of milestones throughout your program. This helps you manage your dissertation in smaller segments and helps identify any research methodology challenges early, so surprises or delays can be addressed.

Symposium

While some doctoral programs require on-campus residency, we’ve shifted to an 8-week online symposium. In the required course you’ll:

  • Receive a detailed overview of each milestone in the doctoral journey
  • Understand what the University expects from doctoral students
  • Understand what doctoral students can expect from the University

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Doctor of Management. You may also enroll in an optional, zero-credit, zero-tuition/fee one-weekend seminar in Phoenix.* The seminar provides an opportunity for personal interaction with faculty and peers as well as instruction around the framework of your dissertation.

*Students are responsible for their own travel costs.  

What you'll learn

When you earn your doctor of management online, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Management, organizational design and leadership theory
  • Modern issues in management and leadership
  • Developing sustainable systems, structures and processes
  • Research and scholarship in management
  • Ethical decision-making

Specializations

Specialize your DM with one of these elective tracks

Organizational Leadership: Design and conduct practical, data-driven research to solve problems and inform managerial decisions. Courses include Architecture of Leadership, and Organizational Diagnosis and Intervention.

Information Systems and Technology: Use technology to lead innovation and gain a competitive edge in your organization or industry. Courses include Global Information Systems Management, and Information Systems Management Architecture.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Doctor of Management?

A DM can prepare you to be a: 

  • Management analyst
  • Business teacher, postsecondary
14 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for management analysts is projected to be much faster than average between 2018 and 2028.

Career Services for Life

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

Tuition

Paying for school

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

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Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty

28

Average years of industry experience

27

Chief Executive Officers

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.