Doctor of Management (DMan) (Taught Doctorate Degree)


Program Description

Course Overview

This course provides for an advanced research study in the field of Management. It aims to provide aspiring managers and business specialists with key insights into research theory and practice within the management discipline. Specifically, the objectives of this course are:

To develop advanced research training and leading-edge research practice and management theory at a professional and academic level.

To provide an interdisciplinary context to research, gaining support from a variety of technical, academic and disciplinary contexts.

Develop and apply key knowledge and understanding of Management theory and research practice to complex systems, both systematically and creatively, to advance and improve management theory and practice.

To enhance independent and high-level learning skills and personal development (critical awareness of the limits of various research techniques via taught modules and debates) so that researchers are able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to the management discipline.

Learning & Teaching

The modules contained within this course use a wide range of teaching and learning approaches. Standard lectures are supplemented by group discussion and group problem-solving exercises and group games in order to consolidate learning and apply theory into a range of research environments. Collaboration with companies and discussions with successful Managers from a wide range of businesses and organisations will provide an enhanced view of the practical world of management and will assist in defining the topic area of the research thesis. The research thesis will encourage students to work within organisations in order to apply for their research work into a real-life setting. Part-time students will be expected to apply their research in their place of work so that companies will benefit from the investment made in attending the course.

A significant amount of work will be required by the students through independent learning and self-study. During these periods the supplemented by the Moodle VLE where key texts and research papers will be available for students to use.

Each student will be supported by the allocation of a personal tutor who will provide pastoral support for the student's time on the course. The Course Director will also provide strategic leadership and direction to the course and will be available to each student who has specific issues regarding course content and structure.

Employability & Careers

It is expected that many graduates from this course will go on to undertake research degree programmes and also obtain senior positions within a range of businesses managers/directors.

Entry Requirements

The programme is designed for graduates from a range of different disciplines. The specific entry requirements include:

  • A recognised Bachelor degree in a relevant subject (2.1 or above).
  • 120 credits at Level 7 in a relevant subject (may provide an exemption from some or all of the Level 7 module on the DMan programme).
  • A recognised Masters degree in a relevant subject (may provide an exemption from some or all of the Level 7 module on the DMan programme).
  • A Master of Research (MRes) degree in Management.
Last updated October 2019

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