||The Ph.D. in Management has four phases:
- Doctoral Course Work. Students take a program of courses that consists of a Ph.D. Core of 5 courses covering consciousness-based managing for sustainability. There is also a required Research Methods Core of 6 courses, Professional Development seminars in teaching and writing, and a sequence of courses in the Science and Technology of Consciousness, which students learn to integrate with their academic studies in sustainable management.
- Written Comprehensive and Oral Qualifying Exams. Students undertake a written comprehensive exam and a written and oral qualifying exam. When a student successfully completes the qualifying examination, the student is advanced to Ph.D. candidate status.
- Dissertation Proposal. When a dissertation proposal is accepted, the student is advanced to Ph.D. researcher status.
- Dissertation Research and Defense. The Ph.D. researcher must write the dissertation research and successfully complete an oral defense of the dissertation.