Research that matters.
The doctoral program in Management is a unique opportunity for students to pursue innovative research that connects theory, knowledge, and business practice together through a transdisciplinary approach. Students engage in dynamic research empowered by the distinct principles of Peter Drucker’s philosophy of management as a human-centered endeavor that empowers the common good.
Our program is typically completed in five years of full-time study. The first three years are typically course-based, following a core curriculum of Drucker management theory, along with business analytics and research methodologies. We offer the opportunity to develop a personalized curriculum based on the student’s interests by taking courses not only within the management program but also in departments across the university, such as economics, organizational psychology, information systems, and more.
The program is academically rigorous, yet flexible, as students work closely with faculty on robust research relevant to critical issues affecting management practices worldwide. Students will produce research, publications, and a dissertation in the final three years of the program.
- Building on Peter Drucker’s management principles and his legacy of innovation, the PhD will allow you explore and examine important issues in management
- Determine your own pace – take classes while employed and transfer up to 24 units from master’s level coursework completed at an accredited institution
- Learn research methodologies from multiple departments at CGU to create original, transdisciplinary research that breaks new ground
- Your degree is AACSB accredited—the highest standard for business education