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Chicago Doctor of Education (EdD) Degree in Organizational Leadership

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The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Leadership program at Argosy University, Chicago is designed to prepare students to successfully lead complex organizations facing such strategic challenges as increasing globalization, changing economies, and societal shifts. One of the highest degree offered in the field, the Doctor of Education program focuses not only on developing managerial attributes, but on cultivating the qualities of transformational leadership.

The first step toward earning your Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Organizational Leadership is to apply today. You can learn more about financial aid options, available to those who qualify, by visiting our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.

About the Doctor of Education (EdD) Degree in Organizational Leadership at Argosy University, Chicago
The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Leadership is a 60 credit hour degree program that can educate and train students in such areas as team leadership development, collaboration, conflict resolution, ethics, communication, change facilitation, global diversity, and interpersonal effectiveness. At the core of the program is a belief that the success of an organization is directly linked to strong, capable leadership.

Designed to enable busy professionals to balance the demands of career, family, and school, most coursework is offered in both blended and online formats. Classes are offered online and at our facilities in the heart of downtown Chicago. The doctoral research segment of the Doctor of Education degree program may focus on either traditional dissertation research or an applied organizational research project. The program can be completed in as little as 40 months.

The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Leadership program attracts a diverse group of accomplished students, and offers smaller class sizes, flexible class schedules, and a collaborative learning environment. Students are taught and mentored by accomplished faculty members who have received numerous professional honors and awards in the fields of teaching, research, consulting, and community service. Their scholarly works have been published in books, academic journals, and industry and professional association publications.

Beyond the classroom, students have an opportunity to participate in various management and leadership workshops, as well as on-campus professional networking and entrepreneurial events.

What knowledge and skills can I gain from completing the Organizational Leadership doctoral program?
Graduates of the program can develop an extensive knowledge of key management and leadership theories, concepts, and practices. They can develop strong qualitative and quantitative research skills, analytical and conflict resolution skills, interpersonal communication skills, and practical leadership skills that are directly applicable in interpersonal, group, organizational, and inter-organizational settings.

What career opportunities are there for graduates who earn their Organizational Leadership doctoral degree?
As a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership, you can be prepared for an extensive variety of rewarding career opportunities in the fields of teaching and research, education administration, general administration, consulting, and entrepreneurship. Graduates are equipped to compete for such positions as college or university faculty, Chief Executive Officer, Controller, Director of Human Resources, Finance Manager, General Manager, Human Resources Consultant, Director of Marketing, Organizational Development Specialist, Risk and Insurance Manager, or Training Director.

Graduates of our Chicago Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program have been recruited by such companies and organizations as the NBA Players Association, the City of Chicago, Western Michigan University, Dominican University, LLG Consulting Services, Newly Weds Foods, Teen Living Programs, and the DuPage Education Foundation.

How to Apply
The first step toward earning your Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Organizational Leadership is to apply today. You can learn more about financial aid options, available to those who qualify, by visiting our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.


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