Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Administration – Organizational Leadership is designed to help students effectively lead teams of people and oversee operations within colleges and universities. This program covers core aspects of postsecondary education administration as well as essential topics in business management. Students can develop marketable business skills and use their knowledge of management and leadership to help institutions of higher education thrive. This program is ideal for education professionals who wish to earn a doctoral degree but are seeking a faster alternative to a traditional PhD program. Additionally, the Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration – Organizational Leadership requires a final capstone project rather than a dissertation. Students can prepare to advance their career in university administration or branch out into roles at nonprofits, corporations, or government agencies. In addition to studying best practices in university administration, students can mix and match various business courses to fit their career goals. Some of the business topics students could explore include financial statement analysis, logistics, risk management, workforce planning, and organizational design. Upon graduation, students can pursue roles as corporate directors, management consultants, policy analysts, curriculum specialists, program directors, professors, and university administrators.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
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