Doctorate - Management: Private Sector Higher Education Leadership

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Colorado Technical University's Doctor of Management in Private Sector Higher Education Leadership program is designed to give students the opportunity to study current techniques and trends in the world of education as well as strategies for directing and organizing groups and resources. Read on to find out more now.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Doctor of Management in Private Sector Higher Education Leadership program at Colorado Technical University is meant to help students get a look at what sorts of structural and regulatory skills are required of those who work as leaders in the education world. Coursework is designed to focus on current practices in school and educational organizations alongside more broad research and management topics. Students will be asked to draw off of their already strong organizational skills and knowledge to improve their abilities as an instructor and a strategic thinker. By the end of the course, students will be required to complete a series of doctoral research courses and then defend their research through a dissertation to graduate. This program is offered online and at select Colorado Technical University campuses.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Applicants to this program should have a passion for education and a strong sense of how to direct and organize people efficiently. They should already have a bachelor's degree prior to enrolling. 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?

This Colorado Technical University's total of 96 credit hours are broken down into two categories. The core courses make up 76 credit hours and the concentration courses make up 20 credit hours. Many of the core courses are doctoral research topics.

Doctor of Management in Private Sector Higher Education Leadership Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
MGMT802 Management Theory
MGMT804 Principles of Research Methods and Design
MGMT808 Management and Ethics
MGMT812 Qualitative Research Methods
MGMT814 Quantitative Research Methods
MGMT818 Leadership Theory and Development
MGMT822 Application of Action Research
MGMT824 Strategic Thinking and Organizational Alignment
MGMT828 Practice and Theory of Consulting and Intervention
MGMT832 Organization Innovation and Scenario Thinking
MGMT860 Doctoral Research I: Principles of Research and Writing
MGMT861 Doctoral Research II: Annotated Bibliography
MGMT862 Dissertation Research Process
MGMT863 Doctoral Research III: Dissertation Literature Review
MGMT864 Doctoral Research IV: Dissertation Methods
MGMT865 Doctoral Research V: Dissertation Introduction
MGMT866 Doctoral Research VI: Dissertation Findings
MGMT867 Doctoral Research VII: Dissertation Discussion and Conclusion
MGMT868 Doctoral Research VIII: Dissertation Conclusion

Concentration Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
HEDL870 Higher Education Organizational Structure and Design
HEDL872 Higher Education Learning Outcomes
HEDL874 Policy and Regulatory Practices in Higher Education
HEDL876 Managing Resources in Higher Education
HEDL878 Advanced Career Strategies in Private Sector Higher Education Leadership

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Once a student graduates from this program, he or she may be able to apply for entry-level work in education or management as well as positions that require further responsibilities. These positions could rely on the leadership qualities as well as the teaching and coaching techniques emphasized in this program. Graduates could seek jobs working with students, professionals, or school administration.

Potential career paths include but are not limited to:

  • College and university administrator
  • Public school administrator
  • Corporate training leader
  • Educational policy administrator
  • 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.