Doctorate - Management: Organizational Development & Change

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If you have a desire to become a corporate leader in the areas of organizational design and change management, you could prepare for this career by enrolling in Colorado Technical University's Doctor of Management in Organizational Development and Change program. Continue reading for more information about the Doctor of Management in Organizational Development and Change program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Colorado Technical University's Doctor of Management in Organizational Development and Change program focuses on the development of strategic thinking, organizational, and management skills through a curriculum combining online study, research projects, and on-campus symposia. Core courses address management fundamentals and research methods, while concentration classes offer study in organizational analysis and design techniques, corporate and governmental interventions, strategic thinking, and future trends in the field. In addition to developing publishable research projects in a series of 12 research and writing courses, students have the opportunity to work on an advanced project in a business organization with domestic or international interests. 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 hold a master's degree in a related subject to enter the Doctor of Management in Organizational Development and Change program. Those who do not have a graduate degree have the option to pursue a master's degree from Colorado Technical University while working toward their doctorate. 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?

After enrolling in the Doctor of Management in Organizational Development and Change program at Colorado Technical University, you will be required to complete 96 credits to earn this doctorate. Additional requirements include a dissertation or research paper option and attendance at two residential sessions in each of the program's three years.

Organizational Development and Change 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
MGMT 820 Strategic Organization Design
MGMT 825 Large Scale Transformational Change
MGMT 830 Advanced Action Research
MGMT 835 Special Topics in Organization Development
MGMT 850 Strategic Thinking
MGMT 855 Futuring and Innovation

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Completion of Colorado Technical University's Doctor of Management in Organizational Development and Change program could prepare you for leadership or upper management positions in a variety of industries. You could also qualify for consulting positions in strategic management, change management, or organizational design. Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Operations manager
  • Human resources director
  • Training manager
  • Organizational development consultant

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.