Doctor of Philosophy in Managing Organizational Systems
Saybrook University

Program Details

Saybrook University offers an organizational leadership degree online, the Doctor of Philosophy in Managing Organizational Systems.  This program examines organizational systems in professional and global environments while developing strategic leader-managers who are prepared to manage complex organization systems.  You will learn to work in challenging situations, identify and address complex problems, and collaboratively design and implement solutions that make a difference while gaining experience in systems-based leadership and management.  The flexible curriculum fits the students’ general or specific areas of interest within the broad focus of organizational systems design and transformation, innovative leadership, collaborative management, distributive organizational behavior, and sustainability and social innovation.  Graduates are prepared to meet the demands of organizations in modern times, operating in a sustainable and socially responsive manner while developing innovative, successful systems that help an organization reach its full potential in a global economy. 

You can choose from the following specializations:

  • General
  • Collaborative Strategic Global Management
  • Leadership for Sustainable Organizations
  • Educational Leadership
  • Humane Education

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Saybrook University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • The program begins with a one-time, two-day Residential Orientation. Students will also participate in two five-day long required residential conferences per year.