For those who are seeking a doctorate in organizational leadership, Grand Canyon University's EdD in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Organizational Development is designed to support scholars who are interested in the science of studying leadership and its influence on organizational change. Learners seeking a doctorate in organization leadership will become experts at analyzing these effects and may aspire to leadership roles in education, business, clergy, military or non-profit organizations.
With an emphasis in organizational development, this doctorate degree will focus on leading an organization involved in "change activity,‟ a description that applies to virtually all organizations, profit and non-profit alike. Coursework will examine the shift from a traditional organizational structure to a learning organization and how to build organizations that last. The relationship between individual differences and organizational outcomes, and how these differences can be leveraged for greater effectiveness will also be explored.
The mission of Grand Canyon University is to develop learners who are global citizen, critical thinkers and responsible leaders. As such, the EdD in Organizational Leadership will examine topics such as ethical dilemmas and stewardship, corporate social responsibility from the perspective of ethical decision making, and will study the development and evolution of leadership theories. Learners will also explore opportunities, challenges and resilience required of leaders in today's global and turbulent economy.
For those seeking a doctoral level degree designed for those in business or management roles, you may also want to consider these programs:
For some individuals, a doctoral degree may seem out of reach. At Grand Canyon University, we have developed a program that includes an integrated dissertation process as well as a dynamic community that supports you along your doctoral journey.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.