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PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership - Organizational Diversity Specialization

The Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership with a specialization in Organizational Diversity program at University of the Rockies is designed for aspiring or current professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge of cultural diversity and methods for managing within global business environments. Continue reading for more information about this doctoral degree program.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership with a specialization in Organizational Diversity

School Offering Program:

University of the Rockies; School of Organizational Leadership

Degree Level:

Doctorate

Program Prerequisites:

Before enrolling in this doctoral program, prospective students might have an academic and professional background in business or management and might have earned a master's degree. 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:

The curriculum of University of the Rockies' Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership with a specialization in Organizational Diversity program offers studies in diversity management and is designed to address areas of communications, training, quality control, and business systems. Specialization course topics could include the impact of diversity on organizational structures, community relations, diversity planning, cross-cultural communications management, and methods for meeting organizational goals within diverse environments. In the core curriculum, students could learn concepts and methods for recruiting and training employees, motivating personnel, assessing employee performance, managing organizational change, and demonstrating professional ethics in leadership. Completion of a residency and a dissertation will also be required.

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.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership, Organizational Diversity 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 and 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 7701: Theoretical Foundations for Diversity Work (3 credits)
  • ORG 7715: Social Aspects of Diversity (3 credits)
  • ORG 8270: Diversity & Inclusion - Research in Action (3 credits)
  • ORG 7705: Advanced Topics in Cross-Cultural Communications (3 credits)*
  • ORG 8520: Coaching for High Performance (3 credits)
  • ORG 7710: Cross-Functional Diversity Alignment (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:

Graduates of University of the Rockies' Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership with a specialization in Organizational Diversity program might pursue directorial or executive positions in businesses with a global presence. These types of businesses might afford the best opportunities to work with culturally diverse personnel. Graduates could seek work in areas of business development, production, human resources, marketing, or business planning. An academic career at a college or university could also be considered.

Jobs graduates could pursue include:

  • Industrial organizational psychologist
  • Human resources specialist
  • Training and development specialist
  • Labor relations specialist
  • Market research analyst
  • Postsecondary education administrator
  • Human resources manager

Special Terms and Conditions: The Organizational Diversity 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.