Doctorate - Management: Environmental & Social Sustainability

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Colorado Technical University's Doctor of Management in Environmental and Social Sustainability program could help you develop the management and organizational skills required to be a leader in the field of business sustainability and environmental awareness. Read on for more information about the Doctor of Management in Environmental and Social Sustainability program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The curriculum of the Doctor of Management in Environmental and Social Sustainability program at Colorado Technical University is comprised of online classes, residential sessions, and faculty-mentored research projects. Concentration courses focus on global resource issues, organizational systems, sustainability policies, and the impact of social, economic, psychological, and political factors in business sustainability and environmental concerns. A series of 12 research and writing courses further emphasize research methods and techniques as students work with mentors to complete publishable projects in the field. An optional emphasis can be taken in one of the following areas:

  • International Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Family Business Management
  • Non-violent Transformational Change Management

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should have current experience in a corporate setting upon enrolling in the Doctor of Management in Environmental and Social Sustainability program. Previous courses designed to develop management and organizational skills are beneficial. Applicants to all of Colorado Technical University's programs must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete 66 credits in the core curriculum and 30 credits in concentration courses for a total of 96 credits to earn the Doctor of Management degree in Environmental and Social Sustainability from Colorado Technical University. You will also be required to complete a dissertation or research paper option and attend two residential symposia per year.

Environmental and Social Sustainability Course Requirements

Core Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
MGMT 800Fundamentals of Management
MGMT 801Research and Writing I
MGMT 805Research Methods and Design
MGMT 806 Research and Writing II
MGMT 810 Qualitative and Ethnographic Methods
MGMT 811Research and Writing III: Action Research Theory
MGMT 815 Quantitative Methods
MGMT 816Research and Writing IV: The Practice of Action Research
MGMT 821 Research and Writing V: Process Consulting and Intervention Theory
MGMT 826 Research and Writing VI: The Practice of Process Consulting and Intervention
MGMT 831 Research and Writing VII
MGMT 836 Research and Writing VIII
MGMT 840 Philosophy of Science, Values, and Ethics
MGMT 841 Research and Writing IX
MGMT 845 Leadership
MGMT 846 Research and Writing X
MGMT 851 Research and Writing XI
MGMT 856 Research and Writing XII

Concentration Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
ESS 820 Systems Thinking for Sustainability
ESS 825 Organizational Performance and the Triple Bottom Line
ESS 830 Advanced Action Research for ESS
ESS 835 Policy and Governance in Trans-Organizational Collaboration for ESS
ESS 850 Strategic Thinking for ESS
ESS 855 Futuring and Innovation in ESS

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Colorado Technical University's Doctor of Management in Environmental and Social Sustainability program, you could seek management positions in many types of businesses. You could apply leadership skills you might have developed in the program to jobs in energy companies, government offices, nonprofit environmental organizations, or sustainability consulting firms. Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Director of energy projects
  • Ecological project manager
  • Environmental administrator
  • Hazardous waste program director

CTU does not guarantee employment or salary. University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University's catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.