Doctor of Management

The Doctor of Management (D.M.) is a professional doctoral degree program designed to advance a candidate's knowledge of theory through an applied research approach. Broadly exposing students to both the historical and contemporary philosophical underpinnings of leadership and management, the D.M. program then challenges students to apply that knowledge and generate practical solutions to the complex and dynamic challenges facing leaders, executive decision-makers, and managers of both people and processes in today's environment of global change.

Designed with working professionals in mind, the D.M. offers both full-time and part-time pathways allowing students to progress through the program at a pace that matches their needs. The D.M. is offered through a combination of online coursework, Zoom enabled remote delivery and on-campus components. This flexible scheduling allows students to complete the program in as little as three years. 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 45 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.

For the academic year 2020-2021, DM students can be admitted to the program for the fall and spring semesters only. For the academic year 2021-2022, doctoral students can be admitted to the program for the fall and spring semesters only. To view the Academic Calendar & Important Dates, go to walshcollege.edu/academic-calendar.

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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