I have been searching the forums for a few days now and have not seen this question discussed in other threads, and maybe that is because it is a non-issue, but I'll ask it anyway. Is there any credibility issues with the PhD programs in organizational management/leadership versus the PhD programs in Business Administration? My impression is that the post-graduate programs in organizational management/leadership have gained in popularity recently (last 10 years) and focus more on the human side of the organization whereas the business administration distinction is more established and reflects greater breadth across traditional organizational functions (e.g. Finance, Marketing, Business Process Management, Technology, as well as general management). I am looking into pursuing a DL PhD and narrowing my choices down to either the Business Admin focus or Org Management/Leadership focus. My goals are as follows: 1. I am a senior IT manager in a large non-profit that has seen double-digit growth over the last five years and having a PhD in Org Management/Leadership seems to be a good segway for more exceutive positions as they grow. This causes me to lean towards Capella's DL program. 2. However, my management background has been primarily in Logistics, BPM, and Technology, not much in tradional business areas such as marketing and finance, so it wouldn't hurt to add more education there, which causes me to also lean towards the DL programs at NCU or TUI, which are Bus Adm. 3. In my closer to retirement years (still 20 years away) I'd like to teach full-time, albeit doing this at a for-profit university or non-traditional B&M is fine so I think the credibility of RA DL schools like NCU, TUI, and Capella will suffice. Still, considering any PhD program worth its weight will be a considerable investment, I want as much credibility as is possible. So is there any credibility gaps with a PhD in organizational management/leadership as opposed to the traditional PhD in Business Administration? It would be great to hear from current students or graduates who have come from or are in either stream.