Online Doctoral Degrees in Organizational Leadership

An online doctoral degree in organizational leaderships may provide individuals with enhanced leadership and managerial skills within an organization. In this three to five-year program, students may learn how to drive an organization during transition, develop leadership methodologies, and create leadership models that achieve the goals of an organization.

Individuals who successfully complete the degree program may pursue employment in their chosen industry. Doctoral-level graduates may gain employment in operations management, human resources, executive-level management, training and development, and production.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree at minimum
  • Program Length: Three to five years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment
  • Projected Employment Growth: 15% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for doctoral-level organizational leadership degree programs may include both dissertation preparation courses and major-specific organizational leadership classes. These courses may teach individuals the meaning and theories behind organizational communication, how to conduct scholarly research, and how to conceptualize an organizational life cycle. Select core organizational leadership courses may include the following:

  • Organizational Theory and Design
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Communication
  • Followership
  • Trends in Organizational Leadership
  • Organizational Culture and Climate
  • Organizational Spirituality

Career Options

Doctoral-level graduates may explore career opportunities in areas such as operations, human resources, upper-level management, business development, and industrial production. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in organizational leadership are projected to increase by 15% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Operations Director
  • Human Resources Director
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Production Manager

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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