As virtually every organization – from businesses to nonprofit organizations (NGOs) to government departments or agencies – seeks to attract and retain qualified, trained individuals to help a company operate in a more efficient manner, the importance of an entity’s human resource management structure plays and policy cannot be undersold.
What is this degree/program of study about?
A number of human resources doctorate programs are available, including a doctor of philosophy in organization and management with a concentration in human resources management or a doctor of business administration, with a specialization or concentration in human resource management. Both degree options aim to provide advanced level study and training that, coupled with career experience, will help create our nation’s successful future corporate leaders.
What does it take to earn this degree, and what will it result in for graduates?
While a master’s degree is a general prerequisite for most doctoral candidates, some programs – including some human resources PhD or DBA degree offerings – promote concurrent master’s and doctoral study. Upon admission to the doctorate curriculum, however, students will study such topics as management theory, business strategy, ethics and social responsibility, and the practice of managing and organizing people. In addition to options as corporate leaders or university editors, the field of management consulting continues to grow exponentially as well – to the tune of 83 percent growth through 2018, with median salaries for consultants topping $81,000 annually (BLS.gov).