Description

Whether you seek to share your expertise as an educator, a consultant, or a business leader, Waldens ACBSP-accredited Ph.D. in Management program can help you gain the skills you need to reach your professional goals. Examine the influence of management on employees and organizations and learn theories, concepts, and techniques for more effective decision making. Through a choice of specializations, you can prepare to meet the continuing challenges and opportunities that exist within your profession while conducting original research in an area that complements your interests.

Specializations (in addition to the General Program)

  • Accounting
  • Engineering Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Learning Management
  • Operations Research
  • Self-Designed

Walden Universitys B.S. in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.), and Ph.D. in Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education.

This accreditation reaffirms the quality of Waldens programs and support services, as well as our commitment to continuous assessment and improvement. Earning an ACBSP-accredited degree can better prepare you to compete and succeed in the global marketplace. Employers recognize the value of graduates of a program with educational standards modeled on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, used by businesses, government, and other organizations as a measure of quality.

Contents

This specialization (often referred to as management science or by the acronym OR/MS) prepares you to understand new and innovative approaches to operations management.

Completion Requirements

  • 102 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (6 cr.)
    • 3 core Knowledge Area Modules (KAMs I, II, III) (36 cr.)
    • 2 specialized Knowledge Area Modules (KAMs V or VI, and VII) (24 cr.)*
    • Foundation research sequence (12 cr.)
    • Advanced research course (4 cr.)
    • Proposal, dissertation, and oral presentation (20 cr.)
  • Professional Development Plan
  • Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days

*Students may substitute three graduate-level courses or two graduate-level courses and an independent study for KAM VII with the approval of their faculty mentor and the program chair, provided that they complete a minimum of two KAMs.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.


USA requirements for international students

Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


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Requirements

A master’s degree or higher*. Transfer of credits based on a course-by-course evaluation of relevant transcripts.

English Language Requirements

TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience is required.

Three years of related professional or academic experience.

Technological Requirements

Access to a computer and the Internet

Funding

Federal Financial Aid

Walden University is certified by the U.S. Department of Education as eligible to participate in a variety of grant and loan programs. Financial aid programs include:

Grants

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
  • TEACH Grants
  • State Grants

Loans

  • Federal Direct Loans
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans
  • Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans
  • Private Loans

Do you have questions about financial aid? If you haven´t yet applied to Walden, please contact an enrollment advisor.

Funding Options

Scholarships

Walden University is committed to providing broad access to higher education. Our scholarships are an investment in the future of our students and the future of the communities they serve as advocates for positive social change.

Walden offers merit-based scholarships for academic and professional accomplishments. Certain scholarships may be available to international students.

Fellowships

To recognize and encourage the research and social change efforts of current students and faculty, Walden offers competitive fellowships. These fellowships are administered by the Office of the President, not the Office of Financial Aid.

  • Don E. Ackerman Research Fellowship in Educational Leadership
  • Fellowship in Research and Applications for Social Change
  • Research Fellowship in Distance Education

Other potential sources for funding include:

  • Higher Education Professional Development Program
  • Financial Assistance for International Students
  • U.S. Military and Veteran Benefits
  • Nursing Scholarship Resources
  • Monthly Payment Plans

Some states also have grant programs that they permit their state residents to use to use to attend Walden

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Accreditation

Walden Universitys Ph.D. in Management program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Among other benefits, ACBSP accreditation provides:

  • Validation that your program meets nationally recognized standards of quality endorsed by businesses, government, and other organizations.
  • Assurance that your program can provide you with the skills you need to compete in todays global marketplace.
  • Recognition by employers, graduate schools, and regulatory organizations.

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