Weatherhead School of Management's PhD in Management: Designing Sustainable Systems program currently offers an extension to the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program, formerly known as the Doctor of Management (DM), at Case Western Reserve University, to our DBA students who have completed two years of our DBA program.
Once again at the forefront of innovation for doctoral education in management, Weatherhead's PhD in Management: Designing Sustainable Systems offers the first residency-based program intended to create an area for promoting evidence-based management and preparing experienced executives for careers in research universities.
A Fresh Approach to Management
Research in our program incorporates perspectives from new thinking about design and sustainability and complex systems as they relate to management in a global environment compared to DBA research which puts a strong emphasis on integrative knowledge and methodologies that synthesize concepts, research and experience.
Similar to the DBA, the PhD in Management: Designing Sustainable Systems program places a premium on:
- The use of multiple theories that stretch the issue beyond the boundaries of a single perspective
- Efforts that synthesize prior work from several disciplines
- Translation of previously-produced academic knowledge into terms that can guide policy and practice
- Proposals that integrate theory and experience
- Research that draws upon multiple methods and knowledge paradigms
The Weatherhead Way
At Case Western Reserve, you’ll study at one of the nation’s leading research universities—in one of the country’s most culturally robust neighborhoods. You’ll live and learn in a city known for industry and healthcare innovation, where nearly 40% of Fortune 500 companies are represented. You’ll learn breakthrough business concepts from the people who wrote the book on them.
- Learn more than just the core skills of business management,
- Discover yourself better as a person and as a leader, and
- Build the skills you need to reach beyond problem solving to solution innovation.
Want to find out how?