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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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, and organizational capacity building. Core business courses address include business statistics, finance, and leadership.

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 33 foundation credits, 15 specialization credits, and 12 dissertation credits.

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

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
BTM 7101 Doctoral Studies in Business
BTM 7300 Scholarly Literature Review
BUS 7110 The Business Environment
BUS 7120 Business Financial Systems
BUS 7130 Business Leadership & Strategy
BUS 7200Business Statistics
BUS 7310Introduction to Business Research Design & Methodology
BUS 7320 & BUS 7321
or
BUS 7330 & BUS 7331
Quantitative Business Research Design and Methodology & Directed Qualitative Research

Quantitative Business Research Design and Methodology & Directed Qualitative Research
Doctoral Level Elective Course 1
CMP 9700B PhD-BA Portfolio
Specialization Courses
Select five courses from the following:
OL 7001B Conflict Resolution and Mediation
OL 7002BBuilding Organizational Capacity
OL 7003BLeadership for Excellence
OL 7004BTheory and Practice of Organizational Leadership
OL 7005BEthical Leadership
OL 7007BLeader as Coach
OL 7008BExecutive Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
Dissertation Courses
DIS 9901A Components of the Dissertation
DIS 9902A The Dissertation Proposal
DIS 9903A Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
DIS 9904A The Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

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