Doctorate in Executive Leadership Online
Doctor of Management - Executive Leadership
Even seasoned leaders have much to learn when it comes to motivating individuals and teams to achieve goals. You can develop your abilities by earning a Doctor of Management degree in Executive Leadership from CTU. In this program, you can study core leadership and management theories combined with research processes and methodologies. You can also enroll in electives that are designed to hone your skills in other areas like project management, global leadership, or non-profit leadership. If you’re seeking to advance your leadership skills or develop a consulting practice, this degree could be ideal for you.
Our doctoral program includes:
- An online curriculum with a residency component
- Multiple start dates throughout the year
- An opportunity to complete the program in three years
- Dissertation development integrated into the program
- In-person symposium experiences
At CTU, students come first. Our flexible online course schedule helps you to build a class schedule around your schedule. And with grants and scholarships available for those who qualify, a degree from CTU can be both achievable and affordable. Learn more below or fill out the form to speak with an admissions advisor.
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
- October 26, 2021
- December 07, 2021
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Course Title Course Description Credit Hours MGMT802 Management Theory 4 MGMT808 Management and Ethics 4 MGMT818 Leadership Theory and Development 4 MGMT822 Application of Action Research 4 MGMT824 Strategic Thinking and Organizational Alignment 4 MGMT828 Practice and Theory of Consulting and Intervention 4 MGMT832 Organization Innovation and Scenario Thinking 4 RES804 Principles of Research Methods and Design 4 RES812 Qualitative Research Methods 4 RES814 Quantitative Research Methods 4 RES860 Doctoral Research I: Principles of Research and Writing 4 RES861 Doctoral Research II: Annotated Bibliography 4 RES862 Dissertation Research Process 4 RES863 Doctoral Research III: Dissertation Literature Review 4 RES864 Doctoral Research IV: Dissertation Methods 4 RES865 Doctoral Research V: Dissertation Introduction 4 RES866 Doctoral Research VI: Dissertation Findings 4 RES867 Doctoral Research VII: Dissertation Discussion and Conclusion 4 RES868 Doctoral Research VIII: Dissertation Conclusion 4 SYMP801 Doctoral Symposium I 2 SYMP802 Doctoral Symposium II 2 Total Credit Hours: 80
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours LDR870 Self-Insight and Personal Development as a Leader 4 LDR872 Leading Change 4 LDR874 Special Topics in Leadership 4 LDR876 Leadership, Technology and Social Media 4 MGMT878 Advanced Career Strategies for the Scholar-Practitioner 4 Total Credit Hours: 20
Total Credit Hours: 100
Accreditations and Alignments
The program was developed to align with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Executive Leadership Core Qualifications for Senior Executives.
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The program emphasizes three areas of focus: Research and Writing; Leadership and Change Management; and the specific concentration discipline.
In addition to the successful completion of 100 credit hours with an acceptable GPA, students must also satisfactorily complete their research proposal and final dissertation. The research proposal must be approved by the student’s Research Supervisor and University Reviewer. The dissertation, which must be approved by the student’s dissertation committee, is an extensive document that includes the research study. In addition, graduation requires presentation of the final dissertation.
Doctoral programs at Colorado Technical University require a residential symposium. Additional information about CTU's doctoral symposium can be located in the Doctoral Symposium section of this catalog.
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