Doctor of Management (D.M. or D.Mgt.) is a doctoral degree awarded on the basis of advanced study and research in management. The D.M. was introduced at Case Western Reserve in 1995, and several universities have since developed their own programs. The program is similar to a PhD in management, but additional to research, is "focused on developing the talents, skills and abilities of management-level staff"; compare Doctor of Business Administration.
To be admitted as a doctoral student, one must hold a management-related Master's degree, have sufficient managerial experience, and pass a comprehensive entrance exam. The student must then complete necessary coursework (typically focused on leadership and strategy, and including training in research methodology), perform independent research under supervision of a qualified doctoral advisor and pass the thesis defense, and, in some cases, teach examinable courses. The D.M. usually takes about four to six years to complete.
The degree is offered at the following universities: