Doctoral Degree in Strategic Leadership

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by LadyExecutive, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. LadyExecutive

    LadyExecutive Member

    I know that Regent University offers a PhD in Strategic Leadership but is anyone aware of any others - here in the US or offshore? I am conducting a search as we speak but not achieving much success.
  2. JoAnnP38

    JoAnnP38 Member

    I hope I'm not too far off base here as your interest is way outside my field, but have you looked at the PhDs offered by Walden University? Am I thinking of someone else or are you the person who has an interest in public admin? If so, Walden offers a PhD program in Public Policy and Administration with several specializations. Some of which include:

    - Nonprofit Management and Leadership
    - Public Management and Leadership
    - Public Policy
  3. LadyExecutive

    LadyExecutive Member

    PhD - Leaderhip

    I am interested in Public Policy like you've said. However, the information re: PhD in Strategic Leadership is not for me. My best pal has decided to complete his PhD and wants to do it in Strategic Leadership as opposed to a DBA. He liked Regent, but he does not relish the idea of sitting for the GRE or having to attend so many Residential Institutes. He also does not like how long the Regent PhD in Strategic Leadership will take to complete.

    I believed he looked at Walden and determined that Walden was beyond what his budget allows.

    Thanks though, you've been very cordial.
  4. RobbCD

    RobbCD New Member

  5. PhD2B

    PhD2B Dazed and Confused

  6. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

  7. friendorfoe

    friendorfoe Active Member

    Ted. What is the difference between a PHD and a DSL?
  8. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    The DSL is supposed to be more applied and practical while the PHD is supposed to be more theoretical. Both are available online.
  9. friendorfoe

    friendorfoe Active Member

  10. LadyExecutive

    LadyExecutive Member

    DSL Regent

    I believe Regent requires GRE scores. His options appear
    to be limited, but he is quite a bit the way I am - we both try to avoid standardized tests like the plague.:D
  11. LadyExecutive

    LadyExecutive Member


    Lets, you and me, swap brains. Impressive...B.Sc Mathematics, Masters in Operations Research and now working on postgraduate degee in Business? I want to be like you when I grow up.

  12. PhD2B

    PhD2B Dazed and Confused

    Re: PHD2B

    I don’t know if you want to be like me...I’m still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. :)

    I am presently enrolled in two PhD programs: one in business at NCU and one in modeling and simulation at Old Dominion University (ODU). I took one course with ODU last summer, but decided that the program in business with NCU was a better fit for my present career field.
  13. cbkent

    cbkent Member

    RA only

    I note that admission requirements to the Regent DL programs include a degree from a RA institution.
  14. davidincolorado

    davidincolorado New Member

    Starting to draw conclusions

    I am at a point where I need to submit a reimbursement plan to my employer for obtaining my doctorate ement and after reading through many discussions here for the last year I have come to some conclusions.

    If I want to get a doctorate to advance in my career and have credibility to teach, even if it is just in the secondary market (DeVry, CTU, etc.), then I have ascertained that...

    1. Doctorate degrees in "leadership" or "Organizational Management" may not have the same credibility as a DBA. So I am ruling out Regent, which at one point I considered.

    2. It is not at all clear how DMs or DMgt degrees fair against the DBA. They seem to be obscure at best, so I am leaning toward ruling them out altogether (out goes George Fox or CTU - which is local to me).

    3. That leaves me with a few DL choices: The DBA program at Argosy, the DBA or PhD in BA at NCU, or the PhD in BA at Torou.

    My only minor hangup with NCU or Torou is the lack of any residential requirements...its just seems kind of flimsy when its done all online, and I realize that impression may be just because I have always preferred the dynamics of the face-to-face environment.

    It would be great to hear from any who may feel my conclusions are way off base....
  15. mbaonline

    mbaonline New Member

    Me too

    David, those are good assumptions and questions. I'll be interested in what others have to say.

    P.S. Hello to another Regis grad...did you go DL or onground (or both) for your MS?
  16. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    Re: Starting to draw conclusions

    If you want a program with residency, look into Nova Southeastern's DBA program.
  17. davidincolorado

    davidincolorado New Member

    P.S. Hello to another Regis grad...did you go DL or onground (or both) for your MS?

    I did most of my degree at Regis onground with one online class. I currently teach some hybrid onground/online classes with DeVry and think they have a lot of value to expediting the learning process, so I am very open to a DL program format....

    look into Nova Southeastern's DBA program

    Actually I like their program, but, unless I am reading it wrong, the residency is having to attend classes on weekends on a regular basis...kind of hard to do from Colorado. I prefer a once a year or twice a year format.
  18. mbaonline

    mbaonline New Member

    What about Fielding? If memory serves, about 2 residencies are required, I think the rest are voluntary.

    California is much more appealing for residencies, at least for this west-coaster.
  19. mbaonline

    mbaonline New Member

    David, at second look at Fielding I guess that degree is out for you because it is more of an "OD" program than a DBA, and they don't offer a PhD in BA.

  20. davidincolorado

    davidincolorado New Member

    Thanks for trying...

    Appreciate the lead on Fielding...but I'll stick with the BA side as the world I live in is very focused on the core areas around business administration...and since I am teaching at DeVry I am thinking it may better open doors to begin teaching with Keller as well.

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