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  Sep 25, 2017
 
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

Doctor of Management degree plan

Doctor of Management



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The Doctor of Management is as 60-hour professional degree program designed to prepare graduates to apply research techniques and theories to create the most effective environment and practices for global business enterprises in the commercial, nonprofit, governmental, military or higher education sectors. As practitioners, consultants or faculty members, graduates will apply critical evaluation of the quality and applicability of published business research coupled with research operations and systems analysis to develop innovative approaches to issues in the areas of management, organizational behavior and human resource management.

Program Outcomes


  1. Graduates will be able to perform research and demonstrate expertise in the fields of management, organizational behavior and theory, and human resource management.
  2. Graduates will be able to perform analysis and research operations within the context of organizations functioning in a global economy.
  3. Graduates will be able to apply research techniques and theories to a wide variety of management problems.

Admission Procedures


Students desiring to enter the D.Mgt. program must submit the following documents:

  1. A completed graduate application for admission.
  2. An application fee of $200 (non-refundable).
  3. Official transcripts from each institution attended. A transcript is official if received by the Office of Graduate Studies or the external campus office directly from the issuing institution. It must bear the college seal, date, and appropriate signature. Hand-carried transcripts are considered official only if they are presented to Wayland in a sealed letterhead envelope from the issuing institution. If the master’s degree has not been conferred at the time the transcript is sent, an official transcript indicating the completion of the master’s degree must be forwarded after graduation. It is the responsibility of the student to provide official transcripts of all college work completed as of the date of the application. Failure to list all colleges attended is considered grounds for denial of admission into Wayland as well as possible immediate suspension for those currently enrolled at Wayland.
  4. Applicants must submit an official GMAT or GRE transcript for evaluation by the admissions committee unless choosing option A.
  5. Essay Discussing Professional goals and objectives, including probable fields of research (2 pages maximum).
  6. Three Professional or Academic Recommendations (at least one of each type).
  7. Current resume’

Application files will not be evaluated until all of the above requirements have been met. Wayland will consider for admission those students with earned master’s degrees from institutions accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Students with earned degrees from verified international institutions will also be considered for admission. Students may apply a maximum of four (4) times for admission to the graduate program. Admission criteria are listed below; there are two options for admission eligibility.

Points from either option must equal 1000 points in order for students to be eligible for admission.

Option A Option B
  • Non-refundable $200.00 Application Fee
  • Non-refundable $200.00 Application Fee
  • Master’s Degree (or higher) from a nationally or regionally accredited Institution of Higher Education recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Master’s Degree (or higher) from a nationally or regionally accredited Institution of Higher Education recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Official Transcripts of all Collegiate Work
  • Official Transcripts of all Collegiate Work
  • Essay Discussing Professional goals and objectives, including probable fields of research (2 pages maximum).
  • Essay Discussing Professional goals and objectives, including probable fields of research (2 pages maximum).
  • Three Professional or Academic Recommendations (at least one of each type)
  • Three Professional or Academic Recommendations (at least one of each type)
  • Current Resume
  • Current Resume
  • Graduate GPA x 200 points + Portfolio Points
  • Graduate GPA x 200 points + GMAT or GRE (combined Verbal and Quantitative scores)

Portfolio points for Option A are accumulated from

Portfolio Item Points
  1. Professional certifications as determined and approved by the admissions committee.  Documentation required.

100 Max

(50 each)
  1. Other certifications officially administered where a juried exam has been successfully completed as determined and approved by the admissions committee. Documentation required.

100 Max

(25 each)
  1. Professional experience at the executive/managerial level as determined and approved by the admissions committee.  Documentation required.

100 Max

(10 points per year)
  1. Teaching experience at the College level as determined and approved by the admissions committee.  Documentation required.

100 Max

(10 points per year)
  1. Advanced Management/Executive Training Programs as determined and approved by the admissions committee. Documentation required.

100 Max

(10 each)
  1. Continuing Professional Education from qualified sources as determined and approved by the admissions committee. Documentation required.

100 Max

(10 each)
  1. Development of professional training programs or curricula as determined and approved by the admissions committee.  Documentation required.

100 Max

(25 each)
  1. Leadership positions held in professional organizations as determined and approved by the admissions committee.

100 Max

(10 points per year)

 

Important Dates in Application Process


Time Period

Steps in the Process

Forms

April 1

Deadline for application to the D.Mgt. program: Summer start date.

-Application

-GMAT/GRE Score

-Writing Sample if required

-Resume

-3 Academic Recommendations

-Application Fee of $200.00

-Transcripts

-Essay

-If Option A, then other portfolio items.

April - May

Offers Extended

 

May - Summer VC Term

Classes start; Advisor Assigned

 

October 1

Deadline for application to the D.Mgt. program: Winter start date.

-Application

-GMAT/GRE Score

-Writing Sample if required

-Resume

-3 Academic Recommendations

-Application Fee of $200.00

-Transcripts

-Essay

-If Option A, then other portfolio items.

October - November

Offers Extended

 

November - Winter VC Term

Classes start; Advisor Assigned

 

 

Transfer Credit


Wayland considers for transfer collegiate-level work completed at an accredited institution of higher education recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). To be acceptable for transfer, the work must be of comparable level and content with the degree being sought at Wayland. For the transfer of work from foreign institutions, the original transcript and a copy translated into Standard English, certified by a translator approved by the university registrar, must be presented. An evaluation of the transcript may also be required. Transfer credit is assessed and students are informed of the amount of credit that will transfer prior to their enrollment whenever possible, but no later than the end of the first academic term in which they are enrolled.

For most doctoral programs, degree candidates may satisfy a maximum of 12 doctoral semester hours with approved courses transferred from another institution. To transfer credit from other institutions, a student must submit an official transcript of the courses to be considered and may be required to submit a catalog description of the course from the institution where the course was taken. In cases where an equivalency is not easily interpreted, the student may be required to submit a course syllabus that outlines the course competencies.  To transfer credit, the student must have earned a grade of B or higher in the course. The academic school dean, the director of graduate services, and the vice president for external campuses and graduate services must approve transfer credit.

Comprehensive Exams


The student’s learning in each area will be assessed by a Comprehensive Exam which will cover each area. In the final term the student will enroll in MGMT 6121 - Capstone Comprehensive Exam  in which a final determination will be made of the student’s success. Questions for each Comprehensive Exam will cover material from the coursework. These questions will require the student to synthesize the research materials which they have read or apply the research techniques from the Project Design and Methods areas. Should the student fail to successfully pass the exam with a score of 80% or better, he or she will have to retake the exam. A second failure to pass the exam will result in removal from the program.

Research Project


Students will also take a course in the tenth term which will require the successful completion of a project based on one of three proposals developed in MGMT 6303 , MGMT 6305 , and MGMT 6312 .  Failure to complete a project will require the student to retake that course. This project will ensure that the program outcomes are successfully met. The student’s project committee will evaluate the project.

Program Curriculum


The D.Mgt. requires satisfactory completion of 57 credit hours of coursework, 1 credit hour of comprehensive exam, and 2 credit hours of the research project.

The following is the schedule of courses in the D.Mgt. program by term:

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