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Doctor of Management in Environmental and Social Sustainability

Students of Colorado Technical University's Doctor of Management in Environmental and Social Sustainability program have the opportunity to develop management and organizational skills relating to business environmental and social responsibility. Learn more about the Doctor of Management in Environmental and Social Sustainability program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Management in Environmental and Social Sustainability

School Offering Program:

Colorado Technical University

Degree Level:

Doctor of Management

Program Prerequisites:

Those seeking to enter the Doctor of Management in Environmental and Social Sustainability program should hold a comparable master's degree. For students without a graduate degree, Colorado Technical University offers the option to pursue a master's degree after starting this doctoral program. Applicants to Colorado Technical University's graduate programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

Colorado Technical University's Doctor of Management in Environmental and Social Sustainability program combines a core curriculum in research and projects with coursework focusing on sustainability policies, procedures, and processes. Courses in the area of concentration cover global resources, strategic thinking, technological trends, organizational systems in sustainability, and economic, social, and environmental business concerns. Students have the option to pursue an emphasis in advanced topics of management, which offers specific areas of interest. These areas include:

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

Learning Format:

Offered online and at selected campuses

Program Length:

96 credits

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify, and Colorado Technical University's staff help students identify aid options. Aid opportunities include federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs. Financial aid options differ based on the program's learning format.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Management in Environmental and Social Sustainability:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado Technical University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses

  • MGMT 800: Fundamentals of Management (5 credits)
  • MGMT 801: Research and Writing I (3 credits)
  • MGMT 805: Research Methods and Design (5 credits)
  • MGMT 806: Research and Writing II (3 credits)
  • MGMT 810: Qualitative and Ethnographic Methods (5 credits)
  • MGMT 811: R&W III: Action Research Theory (3 credits)
  • MGMT 815: Quantitative Methods (5 credits)
  • MGMT 816: R&W IV: The Practice of Action Research (3 credits)
  • MGMT 821: R&W V: Process Consulting and Intervention Theory (3 credits)
  • MGMT 826: R&W VI: The Practice of Process Consulting and Intervention (3 credits)
  • MGMT 831: Research and Writing VII (3 credits)
  • MGMT 836: Research and Writing VIII (3 credits)
  • MGMT 840: Philosophy of Science, Values, and Ethics (5 credits)
  • MGMT 841: Research and Writing IX (3 credits)
  • MGMT 845: Leadership (5 credits)
  • MGMT 846: Research and Writing X (3 credits)
  • MGMT 851: Research and Writing XI (3 credits)
  • MGMT 856: Research and Writing XII (3 credits)

Concentration Courses

  • ESS 820: Systems Thinking for Sustainability (5 credits)
  • ESS 825: Organizational Performance and the Triple Bottom Line (5 credits)
  • ESS 830: Advanced Action Research for ESS (5 credits)
  • ESS 835: Policy and Governance in Trans-Organizational Collaboration for ESS (5 credits)
  • ESS 850: Strategic Thinking for ESS (5 credits)
  • EM 855: Futuring and Innovation in ESS (5 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Upon completion of Colorado Technical University's Doctor of Management in Environmental and Social Sustainability program, graduates could pursue management and leadership positions in a variety of businesses or industries. They could apply management skills and knowledge about sustainability policies and procedures to jobs in consulting firms, energy companies, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or manufacturing companies.

Positions graduates could seek include:

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

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.

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