Doctor of Management

The Doctor of Management (D.M.) is a professional doctoral degree program, advancing knowledge through theory and applied research and shaping candidates to effectively lead and manage contemporary organizations. Designed as an intensive, part-time program, the mix of online and residency coursework enables working practitioner to develop into scholar practitioners, able to make an indelible impact on a wide variety of organizations. D.M. graduates may seek careers as business leaders, consultants, or business educators.


The D.M. core courses are designed to provide an in-depth study of the issues associated with leadership, executive decision-making, and the management of people and processes in an environment of global change. The program is 60 semester hours. After 48 hours of concentrated coursework, D.M. students are required to take and pass a qualifying exam. Upon successful completion of that examination, students will begin the 15-semester hour dissertation process.

Candidate Evaluation

The purpose of the candidate evaluation is to determine a students ability to pursue and successfully complete the D.M. program. The review process will evaluate the entire candidate portfolio holistically rather than place specific limits or requirements on individual elements.

After completion of the candidate evaluation, the D.M. Program Committee will make the determination whether a candidate is accepted into the Program. The decision will be recorded and communicated to the applicant in writing.

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Apply online or speak with an advisor today. Call the Admissions office at 248-823-1600 or email us. Appointments are available Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are welcome on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.