Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership
Online Ph.D. Degree Overview
The Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership is a research-based terminal degree that ignites the passions and ethical leadership abilities of strategic mid-career professionals and entrepreneurs through its multidisciplinary theoretical approach, enabling graduates to teach, research, and prepare leadership development programs. Our Academy of Strategic and Entrepreneurial Leadership (ASEL) accredited Ph.D. program offers a values-oriented educational perspective based on a Biblical foundation and Christian worldview, a substantive distinction for our doctoral program.
Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership Degree Highlights
Courses: Leadership students are taught using the cohort model, progressing together through a standard core curriculum prior to focusing their doctoral studies on one of five concentrations: Entrepreneurial Leadership | Ecclesial Leadership | Human Resource Development | Organizational Leadership | Individualized
Course Map: See course sequence and decsriptions.
Length: 60 credits. May be completed in as little as four years. Students may begin the program in the fall or summer semester.
Format: Offered in a cohort model. Students may begin the program in the fall or summer semesters. All Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership courses are offered in a flexible online format. Three, four-day on-campus residencies are required.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership degree will prepare you for positions as a college or university professor, consultant, or leadership development department head.
Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership degree graduates will:
- Conduct research that advances theories of leadership and organizational studies.
- Determine appropriate organizational leadership theories to analyze, explain and predict organizational phenomena.
- Conduct consulting assistance to a client, improving the client's organization.
- Explain what contributes to successful teaching of organizational leadership in an online environment.
- Conduct exegetical and hermeneutical research of the sacred Scriptures to explore the Biblical roots and applications of organizational leadership concepts.
- Present at a national or international face-to-face or virtual academic conference.
- Analyze prevailing world social, cultural, religious and political conditions and trends' impact on leadership theory and practice.
- Explain effective communication across cultural and linguistic boundaries.
- Compare leadership theories from a global perspective.
- Understand how to positively impact global organizations and communities from a Biblical perspective.
The faculty and staff of the School of Business & Leadership value students and truly want to see each succeed. Throughout the program and when life challenges arise, we want to provide as much support as possible to encourage students to continue on their educational journey and complete their degree. Our Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership students are assigned a Ph.D. professor to serve as an advisor during the program.
Ph.D. Degree Program Policies
Ph.D. students will follow all of the Regent University Policies found in the Regent University Catalog and the Regent University Student Handbook. Also, the School of Business & Leadership requires that all Ph.D. students either be continuously enrolled or on an approved leave of absence. Please keep in mind that the leave of absence does not extend the seven-year time limit to complete the Ph.D. If you wish to request a leave of absence, please discuss the option with your academic advisor. For more details on important program specific policies please review the PhD policies.