Organizational Leadership

Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership

Overview

The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Leadership program is designed to meet the special requirements of working professionals who wish to develop their knowledge and skills to handle the changing needs of modern organizations. The program is designed to enable working professionals to pursue their personal and professional goals through the completion of a graduate program.

Based on the belief that success for an organization is directly and substantially linked to leaders within the organization, Argosy University offers the Organizational Leadership program, which provides practicing professionals with opportunities for personal and professional development. The faculty are committed to providing their students with a learning environment that informs, enhances, challenges, and supports the development of organizational leaders ready to successfully face the complex issues present in an ever-changing world.

Gainful Employment Information

The program focuses on the qualities of transformational leadership, not just managerial attributes. This approach enables the faculty members to dedicate themselves to preparing students to lead complex organizations faced with an abundance of strategic challenges, such as increasing globalization, changing economies, societal shifts, and individual-organizational relationships. It is the premise of the program that leaders prepared in this manner can be visionaries and innovators, leading viable organizations capable of meeting the challenges of the future.

Course List

Research Core Requirements (15 Credit Hours)

Students enrolled in the EdD in Organizational Leadership degree program are required to complete four research core courses and one research elective course (15 credit hours).

Research Core Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

R7001 - Introduction to Research Methods
(3)

(3)

R7031 - Methods and Analysis of Quantitative Research
(3)

(3)

R7035 - Methods and Analysis of Qualitative Research
(3)

(3)

W7000 - Advanced Academic Study and Writing
(3)

(3)

Students Choose One of the Following Research Core Electives

 

R7034 - Advanced Statistical Methods
(3)

(3)

R7036 - Program Evaluation Methods
(3)

(3)

R7037 - Survey Techniques
(3)

(3)

R7038 - Applied Research
(3)

(3)

R7040 - Advanced Qualitative Methods
(3)

(3)

Research Core Requirements—15 Credit Hours

 

Core Course Requirements (24 Credit Hours)

Students enrolled in the EdD in Organizational Leadership degree program are required to take eight core courses (24 credit hours).

Core Course Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

B7401 - Organizational Behavior
(3)

(3)

B7426 - Strategic Talent Management
(3)

(3)

L7101 - Foundations of Leadership
(3)

(3)

L7432 - Professional Development in Leadership
(3)

(3)

L7438 - Team Development and Leadership
(3)

(3)

L7451 - Leading Through and Beyond Change
(3)

(3)

L7454 - Organizational Consultancy and Assessment
(3)

(3)

L7900 - Conflict Management
(3)

(3)

Core Course Requirements—24 Credit Hours

 

Elective Requirements (9 Credit Hours)*

Students enrolled in the EdD in Organizational Leadership degree program are required to take three elective courses (9 credit hours). Please note that students are required to obtain advisor approval before taking doctoral level business (B-prefix) courses. Doctoral level business (B-prefix) courses may have prerequisites or may be otherwise unsuitable for students who are not enrolled in the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree program. In addition, students can take one advanced research course that has not already been taken to fulfill the program's Research Core Elective Requirements as one of their elective choices.

Elective Requirements—Students Choose Three of the Following

 

L7431 - Theory and Development of Motivation
(3)

(3)

L7450 - Interpersonal and Organizational Communication
(3)

(3)

L7456 - Administration in Human, Health, and Social Service Organizations
(3)

(3)

Doctoral Level Business (B-Prefix Course) with Advisor Approval (3)
  • Doctoral Level Business (B-Prefix Course) with Advisor Approval (3)
Advanced Research Course (3)
  • Advanced Research Course (3)
Elective Requirements—9 Credit Hours

*Students enrolled in this program at Argosy University, Dallas may select doctoral level theological (TH) courses with advisor approval.

Doctoral Qualifying Examination

Students are required to successfully complete a Doctoral Qualifying Examination (DQE) that focuses on the learner outcomes that are associated with the required core courses of their programs. Students must take the DQE the session after successfully completing all required core courses and must pass it within three sessions of successfully completing all required core courses.

Doctoral Research Requirements (12 Credit Hours)

Upon successful completion of the prerequisite coursework and the doctoral qualifying exam (DQE), students enroll in doctoral research courses. To progress through each doctoral research course, students must successfully complete specified course objectives. If all objectives of the course are successfully met, students will earn a PR grade, permitting them to enroll in the next doctoral research course as outlined in the course sequence of their program of study. If objectives of a doctoral research course are substantively but not fully met (67% completed) by the end of the course (as determined by the research mentors) students will earn a grade of Incomplete Progressing (IP) for the course and must complete an IP contract outlining a plan for completion of the remaining course objectives. Students must successfully complete all remaining course objectives by the due date specified in the IP contract before enrollment is permitted in the next doctoral research course. If little to no progress has been made in a doctoral research course (less than 67% of the course objectives were successfully completed) or the IP contract is not successfully fulfilled within the specified timeframe, students will earn a grade of No Credit (NC). Students who earn a grade of NC in a doctoral research course are required to retake the course. A student may only receive any combination of two NC, W, or WF grades in doctoral research courses. Upon receiving the third NC, W, or WF grade in a doctoral research course, the student will be dismissed from the program. Published course objectives for each doctoral research course apply unless the student and research mentors agree to and confirm in writing alternative specified objectives more appropriate for a particular doctoral research topic. Students must fulfill the prerequisites of each doctoral research course before enrollment is permitted.

Doctoral Research Requirements - Students Are Required to Take the Following
DR8801-A - Doctoral Research I - A
(1.5)

(1.5)

DR8801-B - Doctoral Research I - B
(1.5)

(1.5)

DR8802-A - Doctoral Research II - A
(1.5)

(1.5)

DR8802-B - Doctoral Research II - B
(1.5)

(1.5)

DR8803-A - Doctoral Research III - A
(1.5)

(1.5)

DR8803-B - Doctoral Research III - B
(1.5)

(1.5)

DR8804-A - Doctoral Research IV - A
(1.5)

(1.5)

DR8804-B - Doctoral Research IV - B
(1.5)

(1.5)

Doctoral Research Requirements - 12 Credit Hours

Doctoral Research Requirements - 12 Credit Hours

Admissions Requirements

  • A graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution approved and documented by dean of the Graduate School of Business and Management, or an appropriately certified foreign institution.
  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) in work leading to the master's degree and in any subsequent graduate study.
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, English Language Proficiency Policy.

All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department of the individual campus to which application is being made. An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form
  • Official transcripts from the institution that conferred the master's degree and any institutions where graduate coursework was subsequently taken. Bachelor's level transcripts are not required.