Sustainability & Critical Management Studies
Structural features of contemporary society, such as the profit imperative, patriarchy, racial inequality, and ecological irresponsibility, often encourage managers to see organizations as instruments of domination and exploitation. Driven by a shared desire to change this situation the program aims to develop critical interpretations of management and society and to generate radical alternatives. Our critique seeks to connect the practical shortcomings in theories of management and managerial practices to the demands of a socially divisive and ecologically destructive system. Critical Management Studies (CMS) is an approach to research that is “characterised by scepticism concerning the morality and ecological sustainability of prevailing forms of organisation” (www.cms.aom.org). Further, CMS provides a practical and scholarly platform for the critical exploration of unethical and exploitative or inequitable management practices in an attempt to provide insights to new workable solutions.
Candidates are able to progress through the program and develop their manuscripts on a step-by-step basis providing a higher chance for completion.
The program focuses uniquely on the acquisition of practical knowledge applied to the domains of sustainability and critical management studies to develop potent solutions to real world challenges.
Participants demonstrate their mastery of critical thinking by producing new insights and actionable outcomes on sustainability and critical management studies. The manuscript is typically 200 to 250 pages in length.
Areas of Study
All scholarship domains within sustainability, corporate social responsibility, governance, business ethics and critical management studies are eligible under the degree. Candidates may also, upon the collaboration with the administration, design an interdisciplinary degree which can cover two or more study domains as well as areas outside of business administration as long as there is a clear correspondence to sustainability and critical management studies.
The unique aspect of the Doctor of Sustainability and CMS program is that it focuses on creating practical insights and actionable outcomes to sustainability, governance, business ethics and corporate social responsibility problems facing a business. Participants are expected to take a critical approach to the nature of business in society and push the theoretical back into the applied business realm.
Dr. David Bevan – Professor of Critical Management Studies
Monarch Business School is the first distance-learning business school in the world to achieve triple accreditation by the International Standards Association (9001, 14001, 18001) and is accredited by the Swiss Federation of Private Business Schools. Monarch Business School is a member of ACBSP-the Association For Collegiate Business Schools & Programs, CEEMAN-The Central and Eastern European Management Association and ACUNS-The Academic Council of the United Nations System. See our accreditation page.
The program has a rolling admission and be started at any time.
Study duration varies depending on the study mode:
- Standard Duration = 3 Years
- Part-Time Duration = 5 Years
The program may be followed Full-time, Part-time or as an Independent Study.
Program Open To
- Graduates from accredited Bachelor & Master programs with +5 Years Management Experience;
- Candidates with a Professional designation and +5 years managerial experience may be admitted to the program on the discretion of the Dean.
Tuition is levied on a quarterly basis in advance. All candidates may terminate a program upon 3 months written notice to the administration.
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