Curriculum

The curriculum breakdown for the Ph.D. in Global Leadership program is described below. For more details on the coursework required for this program, you can view the coursework.

Research core

The research core is six courses totaling 18 credits. The coursework focuses on research methods, scholarly inquiry and technical writing, critical analysis of literature, and statistical analysis.

The research core also includes development of a qualifying paper offering critical analysis of literature on an approved topic. This qualifying paper may become a component of a student’s dissertation.

Global leadership core

The global leadership core is six courses totaling 18 credits. The courses explore leadership topics related to change, communications, ethics, social responsibility, teamwork, and global strategy.

Leadership specializations

Students choose a specialization consisting of six courses totaling 18 credits.

Organizational management specialization

Students in the organizational management specialty will pursue coursework designed to prepare them for increasing leadership roles within for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. This specialty is ideal for a student seeking added responsibility in his or her current field of expertise, or for faculty in the field of leadership, organizational management, or related disciplines.

Academic administration specialization

Students in the academic administration specialty will pursue coursework designed to prepare them for increasing leadership in higher education. This specialty is ideal for faculty in the field of leadership or related disciplines as well as administrators in areas such as academic affairs, student services, financial aid, admissions, or athletics.

Dissertation

The dissertation is the culmination of the Ph.D. program. It must address an original investigation of a problem of significance in the student’s area of specialization and demonstrate that the candidate is capable of conducting and reporting research and analysis in this area of specialization.