PhD - Education: Global Training and Development

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Does your career goal include becoming a leader in corporate training, educational staff development, or management training consulting? Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Global Training and Development program provides you the opportunity to develop the administrative and leadership skills needed to explore these professional areas. Read on for more information about this online doctoral degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The curriculum of Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Global Training and Development program offers study in leadership strategies, training techniques and organizational theories. Topics of discussion in specialization courses include workplace performance and production, learning theories, global training practices, global management techniques, conflict management, organizational development, and training program evaluation methods. Foundation courses are designed to help you develop research and analytical skills necessary to complete the program's required dissertation. In the dissertation process, you will complete an extensive written and oral research project.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Prior to enrolling in Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Global Training and Development program, you should have already earned a master's degree and have some experience in an educational or corporate setting. You might also have an academic background in education, business administration, or management.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You will be required to earn a total of 60 credits to successfully complete the Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Global Training and Development program. This credit total reflects 48 credits in program coursework and 12 credits in the dissertation process. Coursework is taken in a specific sequence as shown below.

Required Basic Foundation Courses for a Ph.D. in Education with a Specialization in Global Training and Development

Course NumberCourse Title
EDU 8000-8 Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU 8001-8 Advanced Scholarly Writing
Specialization Course 1
EDU 8002-8 Educational Research Methodology
Specialization Course 2
EDU 8003-8 Statistics I
EDU 7702-8 Research Design
EDU 8005-8 Qualitative Research Design
Specialization Course 4
EDU 8006-8 Statistics II
Specialization Course 5
EDU8007 Quantitative Methods
Specialization Course 6
Specialization Courses (Select six of the following courses)
GTD 7000-8 Human Performance: Paradigms and Possibilities
GTD 7005-8 Strategic Links for Successful Global Training
GTD 7007-8 The Role of Technology in the Global Training Marketplace
GTD 7011-8 Best Practices for Training and Presenting to International Audiences
GTD 7013-8 Evaluating Training Programs
GTD 7019-8 Trainer as Consultant in the Global Marketplace
OL 7002-8 Building Organizational Capacity
OL 7001-8 Conflict Resolution and Mediation
ED 7017-8 Systems Dynamics
OL 7003-8 Leadership for Excellence
ED 7030-8 Development of Organizational Leadership

Doctoral Comprehensive Examination

Course NumberCourse Title
CMP 9500E Doctoral Comprehensive Examination

Dissertation Courses

Course NumberCourse Title
DIS 9501EPhD Doctoral Dissertation
DIS 9502EPhD Doctoral Dissertation
DIS 9503EPhD Doctoral Dissertation
DIS 9504EPhD Doctoral Dissertation

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

You could be prepared to pursue directorial or executive positions in a variety of professional environments after completing Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Global Training and Development program. You might oversee the development and implementation of training programs in corporations, colleges or universities, government agencies, military operations, or management consulting firms. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Human Resources Director
  • Corporate Training Director
  • Education Service Specialist
  • Director of Professional Development
  • Training Development Consultant