You’re advising a friend. Your friend’s only decision-critical goals in choosing a doctorate are obtaining work in the United States as a postsecondary instructor or work that includes as a large part postsecondary instruction, that preferably this work should be stable, and that preferably this work should reach a living wage. They’d be open to a postsecondary teaching position with a research productivity requirement, as they’d be open to a postsecondary teaching position with no research requirement or expectation. Your friend holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a Master of Arts in Leadership. Although not from a business school, their master’s includes 18 semester hours with the department code Business Administration. Their master’s was earned online from a principally B & M university with RA, but no specialized accreditation is attached to their degree or credits. Your friend’s academic record is widely accepted for admissions to doctorates either in leadership or in business, no additional levelling courses needed for either. Your friend’s interests and capacities in the ‘leadership’ field of study are equal to their interests and capacities in the ‘business’ field of study. Your friend has an inalterable final shortlist of three doctorates. All three are online, though two are offered from principally B & M universities. The cost in money for all three is functionally equal. The cost in time for all three appears to be functionally equal. PhD in Leadership RA Carnegie M2 Nonprofit B & M University – School of Graduate Professional Studies DBA in Business RA + ACBSP Widely Advertised For-Profit Online University – School of Business DPS in Business RA + AACSB Carnegie R3 Nonprofit B & M University – School of Business Rank these choices in the order in which you recommend them to your friend. You might use signs like >, =, or ±. If there’s a large gap, you might use multiple > signs, for example, >>>.