Doctorate Degrees in Leadership

Compare 18 PhD Programs in Leadership

Leadership

Many Leadership PhD programs are interdisciplinary and welcome candidates from many professional and academic backgrounds. PhD Leadership programs are designed for those seeking to study and lead change for the benefit of the people they serve, from whichever sector their experience lies.

Leadership PhD degrees are earned through a combination of coursework and research. Coursework may include such topics of study as negotiations and conflict resolution, morality and ethics for decision-making, theories in strategic leadership, and research based courses. Some examples of concentrations for Leadership PhD programs are business, education, political, organizational, and community leadership. There are options for full-time and part-time Leadership PhD studies so candidates that must continue to work can be accommodated.

If you are interested in a Leadership PhD, then take a look through the many options and find the program that is right for you!

 

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Ed.D. in Organization and Leadership

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time Part time 5 years August 2018 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Organization and Leadership is a unique program for working professionals who see themselves as educational leaders transforming their organizations through a learning perspective. [+]

PhDs in Leadership. Preparing leaders who serve schools, community and social agencies, government, and non-profit institutions in a regional and international world. The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Organization and Leadership is a unique program for working professionals who see themselves as educational leaders transforming their organizations through a learning perspective. Program Details The Organization and Leadership (O&L) Doctoral program is comprised of 60 credits of study beyond the master's degree and culminates in the completion of a doctoral dissertation. Program Delivery To meet the needs of working professionals, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays). “The size and structure of the program were appealing to me, a working professional and parent, and I was intrigued by the opportunities that existed to form strong bonds and work closely with my peers and instructors. I can confidently say that my greatest expectations were fulfilled. I had the opportunity to travel abroad, participate in experiential learning, establish close relationships, and work with dedicated and phenomenally talented professors and incredibly motivated scholars.” - Demerris R. Brooks-Immel, O&L Ed.D. Alumna Learning Outcomes The Organization and Leadership Program Learning Outcomes: The program brings before students a continuum of new knowledge and understanding that reflects current theories, research, and innovative practices. The program equips students to apply the principles of leadership theory in a broad range of settings to effectively lead individuals and organizations to success. The program equips students to select,... [-]

PhD in Transformative Studies (Online Program)

California Institute of Integral Studies
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

The primary focus of the doctoral program in Transformative Studies is to develop thought-leaders who are committed to exploring leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry. [+]

Transformative Studies (Online Program) FALL ADMISSION ONLY Scholarship, Creativity, Self-Inquiry The primary focus of the doctoral program in Transformative Studies is to develop thought-leaders who are committed to exploring leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry. The program places great value on developing the ability to participate in the scholarly discourse through publication, and on the importance of viewing academic inquiry as an opportunity for personal and social transformation, while grounding transformative processes in academic depth, rigor, and imagination. The program focuses on the development of the following capacities: Making an original transdisciplinary research contribution in a chosen area of inquiry. Engaging in inquiry as a creative and collaborative process in the context of a community of learners. Engaging inquiry as an integral, spiritual, and transformative process of personal and social transformation.Applying one’s research to real-world problems, articulating and embodying one’s values, and skillfully putting theory into practice. Program Format for the Transformative Studies Program The Transformative Studies program is offered in an online format. Students work in the online environment of the CIIS virtual classroom. During the two years of coursework, the students meet twice a year in the Bay Area for five- to seven-day residential intensives. Because intensives are an essential aspect of the learning experience, participation in the intensives is mandatory. Apply to the Transformative Studies Program This program draws diverse students-artists, attorneys, educators, ministers, social workers-who are passionate and self-directed, but who appreciate the creative questions raised by an international community of... [-]

Ph.D. or Ed.D. In Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Services

Cardinal Stritch University
Campus Part time 6 semesters June 2018 USA Milwaukee

The Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service provides advanced study in leadership that prepares graduates to make significant contributions to their organizations and communities. [+]

PhDs in Leadership. The Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service provides advanced study in leadership that prepares graduates to make significant contributions to their organizations and communities. The program is designed for professions with present or emerging leadership responsibilities in a variety of learning communities: universities, colleges, business and industry, health care institutions, community organizations, social services, unions, libraries, government agencies, vocational education, staff training programs, consulting organizations, international agencies, as well as K-12 public, private and parochial schools. Participants share a common interest in leadership and may use their own work sites as a focus of graduate study. In essence, the program is designed to facilitate the development of effective leaders across a broad community. A new cohort starts once a year in June. The program starts with a two-week, all-day Summer Institute, which is held on campus in Milwaukee. Upon completion of the Institute, classes meet at the City Center in downtown Milwaukee. Classes meet one weekend per month during the fall and spring semesters: Fridays 4-8 p.m., Saturdays 8 am - 4 pm, and Sundays 9 am - 1 pm. The Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service is a natural extension of our commitment to live and promote the Franciscan values of peacemaking, community, caring and hospitality. More specifically, the program involves the entire Stritch community in preparing men and women with leadership skills, cutting-edge knowledge and community-based opportunities to exercise responsible leadership in their organizations and communities. Stritch... [-]

PhD in Management

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The goal of the Department’s PhD program is to develop outstanding scholars who are able to become major contributors to the frontiers of management knowledge by publishing their work in the best management journals and who are able to teach in major research universities around the world. [+]

The Department of Management is well known for its excellence in research. It ranks among the top ten management departments in the world for faculty productivity over five years (2008-2012), based on the University of Texas at Dallas' survey of research publications in five premier management journals (Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal). Our faculty are well supported in their pursuit of research interests across diverse topics in management; they are also able to take advantage of their location in Hong Kong to provide unique research insights on China. The goal of the Department’s PhD program is to develop outstanding scholars who are able to become major contributors to the frontiers of management knowledge by publishing their work in the best management journals and who are able to teach in major research universities around the world. Our program provides solid training in the theory and methods of various fields of management. Apart from rigorous course work covering organizational behavior, human resource management, organizational theory and strategic management, students gain hands-on experience in the research process through working with faculty members on research projects from the early stages of their study; some of these projects have resulted in top-tier journal publications for our students. Thus, the program offers students a highly stimulating learning environment and enables them to cultivate first-tier research skills for pursuing academic excellence. Research Foci The main areas of research include topics related to organizational theory and... [-]

Doctor of Management

Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Cleveland

Business leadership is increasingly required to integrate multiple sources of knowledge, understand the perceptions of diverse parties and put human values into action. Executives are challenged to create social, intellectual and economic value for their organizations and for society at large based on rigorous and sound evidence. Recognizing these challenges, the Weatherhead School of Management offers... [+]

PhDs in Leadership. Doctor of Management Business leadership is increasingly required to integrate multiple sources of knowledge, understand the perceptions of diverse parties and put human values into action. Executives are challenged to create social, intellectual and economic value for their organizations and for society at large based on rigorous and sound evidence. Recognizing these challenges, the Weatherhead School of Management offers two doctorate degrees in management for working professionals: the Doctor of Management (DM) and the Designing Sustainable Systems track in the PhD in management. The DM is a three-year lockstep program with an option to pursue the Designing Sustainable Systems track in the PhD in management. DM students’ research projects are evaluated by a faculty review committee over the course of the program at critical research milestones. Year One Identify problem of practice Understand & synthesize relevant literature Complete conceptual paper Initiate qualitative research project Year Two Complete qualitative research paper Develop theoretical model Initiate quantitative research project Year Three Complete quantitative research paper Complete dissertation composed of qualitative and quantitative research projects Integrate research projects into dissertation Additional Year (PhD in Management, Sustainable Systems) Directed independent research Attend Research Workshops Comprehensive exam Proposal Defense Dissertation Defense Is This Program Right for Me? The purpose of the DM program is to develop thought leaders for the advancement of business and society. A Weatherhead DM student combines a disciplined approach to scholarship with a focus on compelling problems of practice. Candidates conduct several rigorous studies during the program that... [-]

PhD In Management

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 4 years October 2018 Portugal Évora

The PhD in Management aims to increase knowledge and develop research skills in the management area. [+]

PRESENTATION The PhD in Management It aims to increase knowledge and develop research skills in the management area. The aims of this course of study is to provide students with adequate and solid scientific training in a particular field of management; develop competencies and skills in the management of research methods; develop the ability to conceive, design, adapt and perform significant research respecting the requirements imposed by the academic quality and integrity; Promote the capacity for critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas; develop the ability to communicate with their peers, the academic community and society in general on the area of ​​specialization; Enhance the problem-solving capacity and creation of solutions in non-routine and unpredictable situations; promote self-employment, particularly for the development of entrepreneurial skills. Careers Academic career; Investigation; Public administration; Marketing Managers; Director of Finance; Director of Human Resources; Accounting direction; Director of Information Systems; Operations Department. [-]

PhD in Organizational Leadership

Pan Africa Christian University
Campus or Online Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi Kenya Online

The Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership program seeks to produce informed scholars for the local and global context of high integrity, who have a critical and a practical application of knowledge to issues related to organizational leadership, consulting, and research. [+]

PhDs in Leadership. PhD in Organizational Leadership Introduction The Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership program seeks to produce informed scholars for the local and global context of high integrity, who have a critical and a practical application of knowledge to issues related to organizational leadership, consulting, and research. Goal of the Program The goal of the PhD program in Organizational Leadership is to develop and enhance competencies in teaching, research, consulting and value-based leadership in all sectors of society. Entry Requirements For admission into the program, a candidate must be a holder of a relevant Master’s degree from a recognized institution with a minimum GPA of 3.00 or its equivalent. Expected Learning Outcomes At the end of the program students will be able to: Apply theories of organizational leadership and behavior Apply appropriate methodologies in research to address leadership issues at the national and international levels. Provide informed leadership in all institutions and organizations in Africa and internationally. Collaborate and consult with a network of leaders in Africa to support intellectual, professional and career development. Write and publish works relevant to the field of leadership. [-]

PhD in Management

Mykolas Romeris University
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 6 years October 2018 Lithuania Vilnius + 1 more

Doctoral programme includes studies, research and preparation of a doctoral thesis. Upon completion of a doctoral programme and public viva voce defence of the thesis, the doctor’s degree is awarded. [+]

Doctoral programme includes studies, research and preparation of a doctoral thesis. Upon completion of a doctoral programme and public viva voce defence of the thesis, the doctor’s degree is awarded. The studies are organized according to each candidate's individual work plan. However, each candidate must gather at least 30 ECTS gained through study subjects. The other part of the studies is allotted to the groundwork, the research, publication of at least 2 scientific peer-reviewed articles, participation in scientific conferences and research or study internship abroad and completion of the doctoral thesis. Requirements Master’s degree; 
English language proficiency – the level not lower than C1; Research proposal; Scientific publications Obligatory/optional international mobility details The programme includes compulsory research or study internship abroad (not less than one month during studies). Students can apply for Erasmus+ scholarships or other funding. Career prospects The PhD in Management is a research-intensive programme that prepares graduates for opportunities in teaching, research in management, policy development, public and governmental service, private sector and international organizations. [-]

PhD in Leadership Studies

University Of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 USA San Diego

As the nation’s first doctoral program in Leadership Studies, USD is internationally recognized as an institution of dynamic innovation and scholarly excellence. Known for our close student/faculty engagement and collaboration, we offer a rigorous yet practical course of study grounded in prevailing theory and a social change orientation. The program is designed to empower the next generation of researchers, scholars, and practitioners to make significant contributions to the field of leadership studies and efforts to address the pressing needs of the world at large. [+]

The PhD in Leadership Studies offers specializations in:

Higher Education Leadership Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership Organizational Leadership and Consulting Teaching, Learning and Leadership

As the nation’s first doctoral program in Leadership Studies, USD is internationally recognized as an institution of dynamic innovation and scholarly excellence. Known for our close student/faculty engagement and collaboration, we offer a rigorous yet practical course of study grounded in prevailing theory and a social change orientation.

The program is designed to empower the next generation of researchers, scholars, and practitioners to make significant contributions to the field of leadership studies and efforts to address the pressing needs of the world at large.... [-]


PhD in International Leadership

Horizons University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 France Paris + 1 more

The PhD Program at Horizons University prepares students for leadership positions in global organizations, careers as independent consultants, entrepreneurs, business researchers and also project managers and business owners. [+]

PhD in International Leadership The PhD Program at Horizons University prepares students for leadership positions in global organizations, careers as independent consultants, entrepreneurs, business researchers and also project managers and business owners. This program focuses on modern trends in leadership across the globe. Today’s leader is adaptable, a change agent, and demonstrates innovative thinking in a fast-changing environment. The global leader is culturally aware. A PhD will grant the ability to analyze data, anticipate events and influence teams to buy-in decisions. The rigorous doctoral training in a very flexible and one-to-one facilitation will allow every student to easily combine professional and personal obligations with academic requirements. Course Descriptions Foundation Seminars in Marketing/Finance/Ethics International Business Strategy Leadership Theory Academic Writing Quantitative and Qualitative Methods Global Economy Advanced Research in International Leadership Business Research Methods Survey of Global Leadership Practice Dissertation Writing/Defense Duration 3 years Admission Requirements High School Diploma or Equivalent Languages French (on-campus) or English (online) Credit Value 180 Credits (Honors 240)* Tuition and Fees 3000€/year + 60€ Registration Fee and 80€ Technology Fee. [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Project Management

IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The research in the PhD programme is an in-depth investigation of specific research issues related to a management discipline with the aim of enhancing and contributing to new knowledge in that discipline. [+]

PhDs in Leadership. At IUMW, our main business is providing you with quality and globally relevant education in Project Management with advanced knowledge, skills in management practices and research works. Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme is aimed prepare students for a career as an academic or a researcher in the public or private sector. It equips industry practitioners' scholarly level of awareness on project management issues and the skills to exploit their specialist knowledge in applied research and development within the academia and industry. Students are expected to have strong theoretical and research methodological foundations and be able to conduct their research fairly independently. Your educational journey has been meticulously designed to unlock full potential towards pursuing professional certification and postgraduate studies. All these and much more in unique education package inclusive of a vibrant university life in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Entry Requirements Applicants are required to possess one of the following qualifications: A Master's Degree or its equivalent in the relevant field; OR Other qualifications as approved by the University Senate; OR Applicant with a Bachelor's Degree with CGPA of 3.70 and above can apply directly for a PhD programme Programme Structure Phase 1 Coursework Two core courses Research Process and Academic Writing Research Design and Methodology Phase 2 Proposal Defence Each student must present and defend his/her PhD research proposal. The student is only allowed to continue with his/her research to Phase Ill on passing of the defence of his/her proposal Phase 3 Data Collection... [-]

PhD in Leadership in Performance and Change

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This is a structured research programme with research-based assignments and the application of research in practice, as the basis for the completion of the thesis. The aim of the qualification is to develop the advanced competence of the student in designing and developing organisational interventions and procedures. The qualification will make it possible for students to fulfil a leadership role and to adopt a critical and scientific approach towards performance and change. [+]

This is a structured research programme with research-based assignments and the application of research in practice, as the basis for the completion of the thesis. The aim of the qualification is to develop the advanced competence of the student in designing and developing organisational interventions and procedures. The qualification will make it possible for students to fulfil a leadership role and to adopt a critical and scientific approach towards performance and change. Admission requirements A Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Industrial Psychology or Human Resource Development as well as the completion of a research methodology module at Honours and/or Master’s Degree level with an average pass mark of 65% at NQF Level 8 or 9. A module at at least undergraduate level or above in Statistical Methods or Analytical Techniques. Students should have distinguished themselves previously as managers or human resource managers with considerable work experience in organisations (minimum of 3-5 years). Students must be computer literate and have Internet access. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process consisting of a full day assessment centre and psychometric assessments. Contact details Name: Ms A Ferreira Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2079 / Email: amandaf@uj.ac.za [-]

Ed.D. in Urban Leadership

Kean University
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New York Union + 1 more

The Kean Ed.D. program in Urban Leadership is a 90-credit program that prepares dedicated educational leaders who understand and appreciate the challenges of urban areas and who are able to make a positive difference in the state’s urban schools, educational agencies and communities. [+]

The Kean University Doctor of Education in Urban Leadership program is the first of its kind in New Jersey and one of only a handful of similar programs nationwide. The Kean Ed.D. program in Urban Leadership is a 90-credit program that prepares dedicated educational leaders who understand and appreciate the challenges of urban areas and who are able to make a positive difference in the state’s urban schools, educational agencies and communities.  The curriculum, based on an innovative, interdisciplinary, professional-oriented model, integrates coursework and practica culminating in a full-year internship in a school district or community education agency.

The Kean Ed.D. in Urban Leadership program is designed to create an advanced and diverse environment which supports personal and professional learning regarding school, family and community. Students are provided with the knowledge and advanced skills they need to work effectively to improve educational practice and improve the academic achievement of urban students.  The program provides solid intermediate and advanced training and the opportunity to put theory into practice through activities included in all course work and the full-year internship.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Global Leadership

Richfield University
Campus or Online September 2018 USA Los Angeles

The Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership (PhD) at Richfield College is a research - centered graduate study and degree program focused on the issues that have shaped our global community and its [+]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Global Leadership

The Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership (PhD) at Richfield College is a research - centered graduate study and degree program focused on the issues that have shaped our global community and its leadership. It provides the students with knowledge, research abilities, and leadership skills to develop solutions for global problems. The program is looking for individuals with a solid college education and professional achievements that desire to play a greater role in reshaping the world for the better. Individuals who have a passion and vision for developing high quality and practical solutions for the problems our planet and its people are facing are encouraged to apply to the program.... [-]


Interdisciplinary PhD in Leadership Studies

University of Central Arkansas
Campus Full time Part time 60 hours September 2018 USA Conway + 1 more

The University of Central Arkansas’s Interdisciplinary PhD in Leadership Studies (LEAD) program prepares scholar leaders to research and act for the common good. Students come to LEAD from across public sectors: education, public health, community arts, and community development. Throughout the program, students’ expertise is enriched by scholarly study of how integrative leadership and research can enhance the quality of life and well-being of Arkansans. Graduates of the program are prepared to lead through research to create social change. [+]

PhDs in Leadership. The University of Central Arkansas’s Interdisciplinary PhD in Leadership Studies (LEAD) program prepares scholar leaders to research and act for the common good. Students come to LEAD from across public sectors: education, public health, community arts, and community development. Throughout the program, students’ expertise is enriched by scholarly study of how integrative leadership and research can enhance the quality of life and well-being of Arkansans. Graduates of the program are prepared to lead through research to create social change. The PhD in Leadership enlists the Human Development Index (HDI) and other quality of life indicators to gauge vitality and need. With knowledge of networking, decision-making, and research, graduates advance community and human development by targeting educational attainment, community vitality, public health, cultural/fine arts, environmental sustainability, and other developmental factors. The PhD in Leadership program is the only degree program of its kind in Arkansas and is unique to this region of the United States. The program, taught by faculty from a variety of academic disciplines, offers a broad-based, interdisciplinary curriculum using scholarly skills and research for preparing active professionals to contribute to the knowledge of contemporary leadership and to assume organizational leadership roles. Program of Study This is a classroom-based program. Our courses are offered on nights and weekends; occasionally cognate courses may be offered online. The program is 60 total credit hours. I. Leadership Required Core (18 semester hours) The required core is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of contemporary organizations and the wide range... [-]