Doctorate - Management: Project Management

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The Doctor of Management in Project Management program at Colorado Technical University is meant to help students gain an understanding of how to organize and direct business projects efficiently and effectively in a variety of situations. Read on to find out more about this program today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Colorado Technical University's Doctor of Management in Project Management program is designed to give students the opportunity to study doctoral research topics alongside specialized management and leadership subjects. This coursework is meant to allow students the chance to learn current techniques used in the business world for motivating and organizing people and resources. Students may also be able to study concentration courses that focus on specialized management topics such as risk and performance. To graduate from this program, students will be asked to maintain an acceptable GPA, and they must be able to defend their research in a dissertation. This program is offered online and at select campuses.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Individuals who wish to apply to this program should already have a bachelor's degree, and project management experience is recommended. Students should have a strong mind for developing plans and strategies as well as carrying them out effectively. 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 program is made up of a total of 96 credit hours. Of these credit hours, 76 credits are devoted to core courses and 20 are devoted to concentration courses. Many of the core courses are doctoral research classes.

Doctor of Management in Project Management 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
PM870 Life-Cycle and Performance Management
PM872 Portfolio & Program Management
PM874 Special Topics in Project Management
PM876 Risk and Quality Management
PM878 Advanced Career Strategies in Project Management

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program could decide to pursue numerous entry-level business and management positions as well as positions that offer greater challenges. These positions may rely on a graduate's skills in scheduling, interpersonal communication, and administration. Students could apply for work with large businesses as well as small ones and may be able to work in a number of different departments.

Potential job options include but are not limited to:

  • Project manager
  • Quality analyst
  • Project management consultant
  • Sales manager
  • Industrial production consultant
  • Information systems manager
  • Chief scheduler

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.