Colorado Technical University

Doctor of Management in Private Sector Higher Education Leadership

Individuals interested in pursuing senior administrative careers in private colleges or universities might prepare for this professional goal by enrolling in Colorado Technical University's Doctor of Management in Private Sector Higher Education Leadership program. Continue reading for more information about this doctoral degree program.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Management in Private Sector Higher Education Leadership

School Offering Program:

Colorado Technical University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Aspiring students of the Doctor of Management in Private Sector Higher Education Leadership program might have some teaching or mid-level administrative experience in a private school setting. Applicants to Colorado Technical University's graduate programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

The Doctor of Management in Private Sector Higher Education Leadership program at CTU is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn human resource management techniques and organizational leadership strategies they could apply to administrative positions in academic environments. Topics designed to be addressed in concentration courses include change management, learning assessment and data analysis methods, higher education regulations, faculty management, and professional development. In the core curriculum, students could learn leadership theories, research methodologies, management principles, consulting practices, and strategic thinking. Field experiences in professional settings and a doctoral dissertation process must also be completed.

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 Private Sector Higher Education Leadership:

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)

Private Sector Higher Education Leadership Concentration Courses

  • HEDL 870: Higher Education Organizational Structure and Design (4 credits)
  • HEDL 872: Higher Education Learning Outcomes (4 credits)
  • HEDL 874: Policy and Regulatory Practices in Higher Education (4 credits)
  • HEDL 876: Managing Resources in Higher Education (4 credits)
  • HEDL 878: Advanced Career Strategies in Private Sector Higher Education Leadership (4 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

After earning CTU's Doctor of Management in Private Sector Higher Education Leadership, graduates could explore directorial or executive positions in private colleges or universities. They might oversee academic affairs, finances, policy administration, or the operations of individual schools or departments.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Private university or college president
  • Private university or college dean
  • Private university or college chancellor

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.