Doctor of Philosophy in Management

Take your career to the next level with a Ph.D. in Management degree

Sullivan University offers the Ph.D. in Management to meet the growing need for practitioner-scholars who can apply their knowledge and experience in diverse employment settings. The Ph.D. program builds upon a strong research foundation with advanced study in management and practical applications of management knowledge. The degree is available in both online and hybrid settings with concentrations in Strategic Management, Conflict Management, Human Resource Leadership and Information Technology Management. The program features a flexible learning delivery system that allows working professionals to complete their studies without having to give up their careers. The Ph.D. program at Sullivan University has four major objectives:

  • To prepare students to conduct scholarly research relevant to the management of organizations in the public and private sectors;
  • To prepare students for responsible positions in private and public sectors;
  • To prepare management practitioners to develop research and application skills that will enable them to serve as leaders and scholars in their organizations;
  • To help public and private sector organizations solve critical problems, make better decisions, and foster environments built on performance excellence.
Course offered at the following campuses:
Degrees Offered
Doctor of Philosophy

Program Success
Ph.D. in Management Success

Course Titles
Credit Hours
MGT 711 Organizations and External Environments
4
MGT 712 Seminar in Strategic Management
4
MGT 713 Individual and Group Behavior in Organizations
4
MGT 714 Seminar in Human Capital Management
4
MGT 715 Managing Innovation and Change in Organizations
4
GRAD 710 Research Design and Analysis
4
GRAD 712 Quantitative Research and Analysis
4
GRAD 716 Qualitative Research and Analysis
4
GRAD 718 Advanced Quantitative Research and Analysis
4
GRAD 719 Mixed Methods Research and Design
4
CMM/CSC/MGT 795
Doctoral Seminar: Proposal Development
4
CMM/CSC/MGT 797
Ph.D. Program Residency
0
CMM/CSC/MGT 798
Doctoral Comprehensive Exam
2
CMM/CSC/MGT 799
Dissertation Research
12
CONCENTRATIONS TO CHOOSE FROM
Conflict Management: (16 Credit Hours)
CMM 721 Philosophical and Social Issues in
4
Conflict Management
CMM 724 Organizational Conflict Management
4
Analysis and Intervention
CMM 728 Contemporary Issues in Conflict Management
4
CMM 729 Directed Readings in Conflict Management
4
Information Technology Management: (16 Credit Hours)
CSC 722 Data Mining and Business Intelligence
4
CSC 724 Knowledge Management
4
CSC 728 Contemporary Issues in Information Technology Management Strategy
4
CSC 729 Directed Readings in Information Technology Management
4
Strategic Management: (16 Credit Hours)
MGT 721 Industry Structure and Competitive Strategy
4
MGT 726 Seminar in Strategy and Public Policy
4
MGT 728 Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management
4
MGT 729 Directed Readings in Strategic Management
4
Human Resource Leadership: (16 Credit Hours)
HRL 721 High-Performance Human Resource Leadership
4
HRL 724 Workforce Analytics and Technology
4
HRL 728 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource
4
Leadership
HRL 729 Directed Readings in Human Resource Leadership
4
Core, Exam and Dissertation
58
Concentration Area
16
Cornerstone Courses
16
Total Credit Hours
90

*Courses subject to change.

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