Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership / Organizational Leadership
Concordia University – Chicago

Program Details

The PhD in Leadership with a specialization in Organizational Leadership is an online organizational leadership degree from Concordia University – Chicago that prepares students to identify and achieve personal learning objectives and professional goals while also making contributions to their organizations.  The curriculum aligns contemporary leadership theories with best leadership practices in a strategically focused and innovative program.  This program is designed to teach students how to grow their organizations.  You will learn to incorporate:

  • Strategic planning and forecasting
  • Innovative change initiatives
  • Organizational diagnostic strategies
  • Purposeful reform interventions

Courses cover a variety of topics, including leadership history and implementation, an ethical framework for effective decision making and organizational forecasting, and the ability to analyze tends, regression, growth management, and systemic change agenda.  Students learn to apply and analyze social and political contexts of organizational culture and decision-making to enhance high-performing organizations.  You will learn to use research to strengthen competitive advantage and to use creativity and adaptability to ensure effective organizational performance.

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Concordia University – Chicago is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

GRE, MAT

Applicaton Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent