Troy's Ph.D. in Global Leadership

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by chrisjm18, May 10, 2020.

  1. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    I don't know if this has been discussed before, as I did not do an exhaustive search.

    Troy University has an online Ph.D. in Global Leadership (tuition is $550/credit).
    • Public Administration
    • Organizational Leadership
    • Strategic Communication
    • Instructional Leadership, and Administration
    • Higher Education

    Although this program is not AACSB accredited, Troy's Sorrell College of Business is AACSB accredited (general and accounting).

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Nice find! Earning a Ph.D. from not a well-ranking school might not have a good return in investment.
  3. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    Which school are you pursuing your Ph.D.?
  4. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    For someone who presumptuously critiques other people's grammar on a regular basis, that is one of the most sloppily worded questions I have ever seen here.

    So perhaps Tom will simply ignore your question, just as you have ignored, like a chickenshit, the issue about you that I raised here:


    Back to my delightfully peaceful self-quarantine from DI . . .
  5. Garp

    Garp Active Member

    Steve has returned after his brief rapture! Does rather liven things up. Kind of the Howard Stern of Distance Learning.
  6. Garp

    Garp Active Member

    People seem to be happy to borrow 2 or 3 times the amount to earn a PhD at Walden or Capella. Not sure that is worth it. More likely to get some kind of boost from the lower cost PhD from Troy. Just my thought.

    Though I wonder if there are some positions or HR people where the doctorate over qualifies you and makes them wonder if you really would rather be a professor and why you are applying with them.
  7. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Oh, I don't know. Most people with PhDs have them from "not well-ranking" schools. While I'm pretty certain a school's reputation matters, it does not preponderate. So many other factors--what you researched, who supervised your research, what your future interests are--are big factors, too. And if you go to the private sector, it narrows even more. A few schools will stand out, but most will blend in. No one really knows or cares about the differences between Troy, Fielding, Union, or whatever. They might recognize a school because it is famous. They might recognize a school because it is infamous. But almost all schools fall somewhere in between, and people simply will not bother to make distinctions that make a difference.

    I have a doctorate from a no-name school. No one has ever--EVER--questioned it. I also have a doctorate from a school ranked 166th in the world. No one has ever--EVER--noticed that ranking. It just doesn't matter.

    What would matter more is the community you join in your doctoral studies. For most DL programs, that is non-existent or (in my case) irrelevant. But being around a bunch of scholars at a top-notch school could matter a lot--and a lot more than that school's ranking.

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I said, "might not"; it does not mean it does not have a good return on investment. I have seen some Harvard University Ph.D. holder working at Capella University. I also have been people graduate of California Southern University with a Doctor of Business Administration and unemployed. Also, someone who graduates from Capella University holds a solid position at a prestigious university. So, it depends on the individual. :)
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