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The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Leadership degree program is designed to provide students with a learning environment that integrates the knowledge and skills needed for the development of organizational leaders ready to face the complex issues present in an ever-changing world.
Based on the premise that an organization’s success is directly and substantially linked to its leaders, the program is designed to prepare students to lead organizations faced with strategic challenges, such as, increasing globalization, changing economies, societal shifts, and individual organizational relationships. Students will have the opportunity to apply ethical and evidence-based techniques to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness to meet the challenges of the future.
Students should be aware that they will at times need access to an organization–whether their employer or any other organization–to maximize the opportunity to develop their competencies.
Program Learning Outcomes
Program Outcome One: Leadership in Teams
Evaluate the needs of teams and respond to them through appropriate and evidence-based leadership techniques that demonstrate an appreciation for diversity.
Program Outcome Two: Ethical Leadership
Identify, evaluate, and apply ethical solutions to resolve leadership dilemmas.
Program Outcome Three: Change Management
Integrate the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate organizational change through effective communication and motivation techniques.
Program Outcome Four: Application of Theory and Research
Evaluate and apply appropriate leadership theories to influence people and their decisions to increase organizational efficiency and effectiveness through research and analysis.
Program Outcome Five: Conflict Resolution
Apply appropriate conflict resolution skills at individual and organizational levels to maximize productivity and organizational effectiveness.
- 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.
Applications to Multiple Campuses
Applicants who are undecided with respect to the location they wish to attend should submit an application and full set of application materials to their location of first choice. Applicants who are accepted into their location of first choice and who, prior to beginning the program, determine they want to complete the same program at a different location, should notify the initial location of record of that intent. Provided that the same program is available, all previous approvals and credit hours accepted will remain in force. If an individual requests to change programs, he or she will need to meet all admission requirements of the new program.
- Satisfactory completion of 60 credit hours beyond the master’s degree that includes:
- 15 credit hours of research core requirements
- 24 credit hours of core requirements
- 9 credit hours of elective requirements
- 12 credit hours of doctoral research requirements
- A grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a scale of 4.0); any course in which a student earns a grade below “B-” must be retaken
- Satisfactory performance on the Doctoral Qualifying Exam
- Successful completion and defense of the Doctoral Research Project
- Completion of these requirements within seven years of matriculation into the program
- A completed and approved Petition to Graduate submitted to campus administration
Academic Progress Requirements
Students who earn a grade below B- in any course are required to retake the course and raise the grade to at least a B-.
Students enrolled in the EdD in Organizational Leadership degree program are required to successfully complete 60 credit hours, distributed as follows: research core course requirements, 15 credit hours; core course requirements, 24 credit hours; elective requirements, 9 credit hours; and doctoral research requirements, 12 credit hours. In addition to the course credit hour requirements, students are required to successfully complete the Doctoral Qualifying Exam (DQE).