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Organizational Leadership

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This programs prepares graduates for positions of leadership in education, business, public, and social agencies with the knowledge and capacity to understand organizations and to facilitate organizational change.

The Doctor of Philosophy in the Dreeben School of Education with a Concentration in Organizational Leadership provides an interdisciplinary curriculum involving the Schools of Education, Business, as well as other disciplines within the University. Students enrolled in this  program will experience collegiality and collaboration among students, and as organizational leaders between faculty and students. The course work offers flexibility so that each student can meet individual objectives and have opportunities to take action in practicums and consultation work. The core curriculum grounds the students both in theory of organization and in the tools and methodology of research so that they can contribute to scholarly endeavors and apply theory to problems facing organizations, institutions, and society.

The Organizational Leadership Concentration has four components

Reflection: Core and concentration courses in leadership, organizational culture, research, technology, and ethics. Allied courses in business, organizational development, innovation, and education

Action: Practicums in organizational intervention and leadership

Assimilation: Research projects and the Qualifying Examination

Synthesis: Dissertation Research

Specialty Areas

The curriculum allows you to take 18 hours of graduate level courses in the following areas (included in your program of study):

Program Evaluation, Online Teaching and Training, Adult Education, Sports Management & Kinesiology, International Education and Entrepreneurship, Student Services, School Leadership and other approved areas.

Program Outcomes

  • Knowledge of Leadership Theory and Practice: Characteristics, history, research, theory, skills, and application
  • Theory and application of research methods and tools: Understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, an understanding of constructivist approaches to research, familiarity with specific research tools
  • A focused application of leadership studies in education, business, or other areas of organizational development

The Degree Plan specifies 57 semester hours of course work, a Qualifying Examination, and 9 semester hours of Dissertation Writing. The curriculum includes required courses in the fields of Leadership Studies, Organizational Development, Education, and Business and allowance for electives within specialized fields.

Coordinator: Dr. Norman St. Clair, 210-829-3138,

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