PhD - Business Administration: Organizational Leadership

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You could have the opportunity to expand your leadership training and business knowledge by enrolling in Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Organizational Leadership program. Read more about the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Organizational Leadership program here.

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What Kind of Program Is It?

In the online Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Organizational Leadership program at Northcentral University, you'll have the opportunity to study leadership as an applied science, analyzing your personal experience in the field and exploring the importance of learning from peers. In addition, you'll have the chance to study leadership theories, ethical principles of leadership, and leadership for nonprofit organizations. Coursework is designed to examine the nature of conflict, conflict resolution and mediation techniques, organizational capacity building, and organizational learning theories. Core business courses address include business law and ethics, finance and accounting, marketing, management and leadership, global business, and business information systems.

What Are the Prerequisites?

As a potential applicant to the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Organizational Leadership program, you must possess a master's degree from an accredited university. You may also have a professional background in business and management.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Organizational Leadership program requires the completion of at least 60 credits, although up to 15 additional credit hours may be allowed for dissertation research. Course requirements include 12 foundation credits, 18 research credits, 15 specialization credits, three doctoral comprehensive examination credits, and 12 dissertation credits.

Courses for a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Organizational Leadership

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Foundation Courses
BTM 7101-8 Foundations for Doctoral Study in Business
MGT 7019-8 Ethics in Business
SKS 7000-8 Doctoral Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies
BTM 8104-8 Statistics I
Research Courses
BTM 8102-8 Business Research Methodology
BTM 8103-8 Research Design
BTM 8108-8 Qualitative Research Design
BTM 8107-8 Statistics II
BTM 8106-8 Quantitative Research Design
BTM 8109-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Business
Specialization Courses
Select five courses from the following:
OL 7001-8 Conflict Resolution and Mediation
OL 7002-8 Building Organizational Capacity
OL 7003-8 Leadership for Excellence
OL 7004-8 Theory and Practice of Organizational Leadership
OL 7005-8 Ethical Leadership
OL 7007-8 Leader as Coach
OL 7008-8 Executive Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
CMP 9500B Doctoral Comprehensive Examination - Business (PhD)
Dissertation Courses
DIS 9501B Doctoral Dissertation Research I
DIS 9502B Doctoral Dissertation Research II
DIS 9503B Doctoral Dissertation Research III
DIS 9504B Doctoral Dissertation Research IV

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Organizational Leadership program, you could be able to seek executive roles in business and government organizations, or pursue scholarly endeavors at colleges or universities.

Depending on your professional experience, you could be able to pursue the following positions:

  • Postsecondary Professor
  • Director of Operations
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Management Consultant