Doctor in Applied Management

Executive Doctorate and Executive Philosophiæ doctor in Applied Economics

The Executive Doctorate and Philosophiæ doctor in Applied Management offers a strong foundation in preparation for your doctoral business and academic journey. This bridge to data analytics doctoral program is designed for visionary leaders who have earned a masters-level degree in a field other than business administration.

Prepare to Lead Business Innovation.

In this bridge to the applied Management doctoral program, you will complete the introductory courses required for all graduate-level business learners at FordBridge. This includes coursework in accounting, finance, statistics, marketing, and databases. The bridge courses provide an introduction to foundational content in the areas of business management as well as best practices for research, operations, and management.

The Doctorate in Applied Management at FordBridge is designed for expert data analysts seeking to spark new industry-wide innovation. As the global economy evolves at record speed, you will emerge from the Executive Doctorate in Applied Management with enhanced skills in the application of big data to solving complex business problems. Strengthen your knowledge of business intelligence, research design, data warehousing and mining, capital markets and other emerging disciplines.

The programs offered at FordBridge may vary by content and course length. For information about specific course content, credit length, please contact a counselor at

ACC-502: Accounting Practices Total Credits: 4 credits.

This course is designed for individuals who are preparing for more advanced coursework in accounting and for students who have not had accounting in undergraduate work. Topics covered include the principles and practices of financial accounting and the fundamentals of managerial accounting, such as cost behavior and budgeting. The course covers accounting theories using computational examples, and homework is problem-solving.

FIN-504: Finance Principles Total Credits: 4 credits.

This course is designed for individuals who are preparing for more advanced coursework in accounting and is designed for students who have not had finance in undergraduate work. Topics covered include financial analysis, financial planning, asset evaluation, capital structure, and working capital management.

SYM-506: Applied Business Probability and Statistics Total Credits: 4 credits. The purpose of this course is to prepare students in mathematical, probability, and statistical concepts for their upcoming studies in quantitative methods. The course is intended for those students who have not had any prior statistical education, although students who have had statistics should also consider taking the course as a refresher. MKT-607: Marketing Management Total Credits: 4 credits.

Management of the marketing function, market environmental analysis, and marketing planning, strategy, and control are the fundamentals of marketing management. The course examines the marketing process, marketing research, product development innovation and diffusion, pricing strategy, distribution value drain, advertising and promotion, and strategic marketing issues. Emphasis is placed on case study analysis and current academic research with a marketing plan as a significant curriculum component.

MIS-605: Introduction to Databases Total Credits: 4 credits.

This course introduces the basic role and uses of databases within business enterprises. Students examine database design types, development, staging, production environments, and maintenance of a database structure. Emphasis is on appropriate application and implementation of database functions about performing data analytics.

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* Please note that this list may contain programs that are not presently offered as program availability may vary depending on class size, enrollment, and other contributing factors. If you are interested in a program listed herein please first contact your University Counselor for the most current information regarding the availability of the program.