The Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership and Management is an advanced degree program designed for professionals who desire to incorporate research-driven strategies and evidence-based concepts into their work. Throughout this course of study, students will improve their research skills and enhance their ability to lead and manage in diverse environments, equipping them to address the most prevalent challenges organizations face today.

*This program is pending SACSCOC approval. Approval will be forthcoming by December 31, 2018.

Upon completion of the program the graduate will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the application of leadership and management theories and models in diverse organizational contexts.
  2. Formulate strategies to address issues that impact contemporary organizations.
  3. Make evidence-based decisions that are responsible and ethically sound.
  4. Utilize quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to evaluate organizations.

Time Normally Required to Complete the Program

The Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership and Management may be completed in four years attending full-time. A student may take the courses on a part-time or full-time basis. This estimate includes coursework and the writing and acceptance of the dissertation.

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Required Courses for the Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership and Management

The Course Requirements of 51 semester credit hours for the degree program Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership and Management consists of an Orientation Course (3 semester hours, Research Courses (12 semester hours), Discipline Specific Courses (21 Hours), a Comprehensive Examination (3 semester hours), and Dissertation courses (12 semester hours).

 

Required Courses for the Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership and Management Sem. Hrs.
FD 9301 Foundations and Advanced Scholarly Writing for Doctoral Study 3
LD 9312 Management Theory and Practice 3
LD 9315 Leading Innovation and Change 3
LD 9318 Legal Aspects of Management 3
LD 9320 Human Development and Motivation 3
LD 9323 Ethical Leadership and Decision Making 3
LD 9327 Negotiation and Conflict Management 3
LD 9330 Current Trends and Topics in Organizations 3
RS 9361 Advanced Research Methods 3
RS 9362 Theory and Methodology of Qualitative Research 3
RS 9363 Design and Quantitative Analysis in Research I 3
RS 9364 Design and Quantitative Analysis in Research II 3
Total Required Hours for Doctoral Degree 36
Qualifying Examination for the Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership and Management  
RL 9030 Qualifying Examination for Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership and Management 3
Total Qualifying Examination Hours for Doctoral Degree 3
Research Dissertation Modules for the Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership and Management  
RL 9301 Research Dissertation in Org. Leadership Module 1 3
RL 9302 Research Dissertation in Org. Leadership Module 2 3
RL 9303 Research Dissertation in Org. Leadership Module 3 3
RL 9304 Research Dissertation in Org. Leadership Module 4 3
Total Research Dissertation Module Hours for Doctoral Degree 12
Total Hours for Doctoral Degree 51

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  • Universities
  • Business Education
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Business Management

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