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PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership - Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization

University of the Rockies' Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership with a specialization in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program is designed to help professionals develop a deeper understanding of organizational theories, structures, and growth strategies. Read on to find out more about this doctoral degree program.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership with a specialization in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

School Offering Program:

University of the Rockies; School of Organizational Leadership

Degree Level:

Doctorate

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of this doctoral program could have earned a master's degree, possibly in management or business administration, and have some managerial experience in a corporate setting. Applicants to University of the Rockies' PhD programs must hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a graduate level cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or an earned doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Students entering the program who do not hold a bachelor's or master's degree in human performance technology, instructional systems design, human resource development, organizational leadership, industrial and organizational psychology, or a related field, are required to successfully complete ORG 5010 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership I (3 credits) and ORG 5011 Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership II (3 credits) as part of the program. These two courses are designed to prepare students for the remainder of the program. Those students not required to take the introductory courses at University of the Rockies are responsible for familiarity with foundational academic material from the field of organizational development and leadership.

Program Description:

After enrolling in University of the Rockies' Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership with a specialization in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, students could take courses and seminars addressing innovative approaches to organizational change, managerial practices, and global leadership. In specialization courses, students could study organizational design, creative managing techniques, competitive strategies, and global challenges in business innovation. Other required courses could offer discussions in personnel management, group and organizational behaviors, stress management, workplace motivation methods, performance assessment, change management, and professional ethics. In addition to traditional instruction, students could develop an understanding of concepts and theories discussed in the program through residencies, seminars, the development of their own business plan, and the writing and defense of a dissertation.

Learning Format:

Online and Denver

Program Length:

68 credits

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to students who qualify. Aid opportunities include scholarships, federal financial aid programs, and veterans benefits programs.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of the Rockies to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses

  • ORG 5010: Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership I (3 credits)
  • ORG 5011: Survey of Organizational Development & Leadership II (3 credits)
  • ORG 7519: History & Systems of Industrial & Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 8530: Influence, Motivation, & Persuasion in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 7500: Diversity in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • ORG 8511: Advanced Topics in Performance Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 8510: Advanced Seminar: Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 8518: Professional & Business Ethics in Organizational Leadership (3 credits)*
  • ORG 7410: Research Design & Methods - Qualitative (3 credits)
  • ORG 7400: Research Design & Methods - Quantitative (3 credits)
  • ORG 7402: Advanced Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 7101: Assessment Tools for Organizational Leadership (3 credits)*
  • ORG 7415: Advanced Statistics (3 credits)
  • ORG 8801: Organization Design for Innovation (3 credits)
  • ORG 8805: Managing for Agility (3 credits)
  • ORG 8810: Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • ORG 8803: Creating a Culture of Innovation (3 credits)*
  • ORG 8813: Advanced Market & Competitive Intelligence (3 credits)
  • ORG 8815: Global Issues in Innovation & Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • ORG 8770: Doctoral Capstone Seminar (4 credits)
  • ORG 8910: Dissertation Planning I (1 credit)
  • ORG 8912: Dissertation Planning II (1 credit)
  • ORG 8990: Dissertation (5 credits)

* This course may not be transferred in. For online students this is a weekend in-residence requirement in Denver (Friday midday to Sunday midday). Dates will be published in advance. Travel and related expenses are the responsibility of the student. However, these costs are included within the Federal Financial Aid Cost of Attendance.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Upon completion of University of the Rockies' Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership with a specialization in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program, graduates could be prepared to seek greater responsibilities in their current roles, or they could pursue executive or directorial opportunities in a business setting. They could work in areas of product development or business development for existing companies or oversee new business ventures. They might also consider a teaching or an administrative career at the college level.

Jobs graduates could pursue include:

  • Postsecondary business teacher
  • General or operations manager
  • Training and development manager
  • Industrial and organizational psychologist
  • Marketing manager
  • Public relations and fundraising manager

Special Terms and Conditions: The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization in the Doctor of Philosophy is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student's responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

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