Colorado Technical University

Doctor of Management in Graduate Level Instructional Practices

Colorado Technical University's Doctor of Management in Graduate Level Instructional Practices program is designed for professionals who would like to learn about business education practices for opportunities within colleges and universities. Continue reading for more information about this doctoral degree program.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Management in Graduate Level Instructional Practices

School Offering Program:

Colorado Technical University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Aspiring students of the Doctor of Management in Graduate Level Instructional Practices program might be current teachers. They might even have experience teaching at the postsecondary level. Applicants to Colorado Technical University's graduate programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

The Doctor of Management in Graduate Level Instructional Practices program at CTU offers students the opportunity to learn leadership theories and strategies while focusing on higher education teaching and management principles. Concentration courses are designed to address curriculum development, online and digital learning tools, evidence-based learning instruction, learning assessment methods, and career options in the field. In the core curriculum, students could study leadership practices, organizational management, research methods, strategic thinking, professional ethics, and change management. Field experiences, research projects, and a dissertation process are included in the curriculum.

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 Graduate Level Instructional Practices:

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 802: Management Theory (4 credits)
  • MGMT 804: Principles of Research Methods and Design (4 credits)
  • MGMT 808: Management and Ethics (4 credits)
  • MGMT 812: Qualitative Research Methods (4 credits)
  • MGMT 814: Quantitative Research Methods (4 credits)
  • MGMT 818: Leadership Theory and Development (4 credits)
  • MGMT 822: Application of Action Research (4 credits)
  • MGMT 824: Strategic Thinking and Organizational Alignment (4 credits)
  • MGMT 828: Practice and Theory of Consulting and Intervention (4 credits)
  • MGMT 832: Organization Innovation and Scenario Thinking (4 credits)
  • MGMT 860: Doctoral Research I: Principles of Research and Writing (4 credits)
  • MGMT 861: Doctoral Research II: Annotated Bibliography (4 credits)
  • MGMT 862: Dissertation Research Process (4 credits)
  • MGMT 863: Doctoral Research III: Dissertation Literature Review (4 credits)
  • MGMT 864: Doctoral Research IV: Dissertation Methods (4 credits)
  • MGMT 865: Doctoral Research V: Dissertation Introduction (4 credits)
  • MGMT 866: Doctoral Research VI: Dissertation Findings (4 credits)
  • MGMT 867: Doctoral Research VII: Dissertation Discussion and Conclusion (4 credits)
  • MGMT 868: Doctoral Research VIII: Dissertation Conclusion (4 credits)

Graduate Level Instructional Practices Concentration Courses

  • HEDL 872: Higher Education Learning Outcomes (4 credits)
  • GLIP 870: Integrating Evidence Based Practices (4 credits)
  • GLIP 874: Managing Curriculum Development (4 credits)
  • GLIP 876: Instructional Design with Technology and Media (4 credits)
  • GLIP 878: Advanced Career Strategies in Graduate Level Instructional Practices (4 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Once they have earned CTU's Doctor of Management in Graduate Level Instructional Practices, graduates could begin exploring academic opportunities in public or private colleges or universities. They could also seek teaching positions in adult education programs or administrative positions in business schools or colleges.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Business professor
  • Curriculum development director
  • Dean, school of business or management

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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