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Led by Dr. Kyle Small, the Anderson University Center for Leadership and Organizations is an innovative program specifically designed to equip individuals for the highest level of scholarship and leadership in business, ministry, education, public service, healthcare, and non-profit organizations.

Distinctives for The Center for Leadership and Organizations 

The Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership is a purely online degree program and is designed to equip individuals for the highest level of scholarship and leadership in business, ministry, education, public service, healthcare, and non-profit organizations.

This program is designed to prepare working professionals to understand and analyze the complexities and challenges of leading organizations. The program offers a focus on strategy and change in creatively leading complex organizations. This interdisciplinary program provides students with opportunities to engage in scholarship and research in developing professional competencies related to:

  • Organizational culture and change
  • Leadership strategy and practice
  • Team and employee engagement
  • Industry-specific knowledge and trends
  • Research methodology for understanding the current practices of organizations and leadership
  • Consulting and Coaching

The PhD in Leadership at AU currently provides two distinct pathways (concentrations) that enable you to align the program to your research interests. Concentrations consist of five elective courses (15 credit hours). Students declare a concentration upon application but are permitted to take two electives (6 credit hours) from a different concentration.

 

Dr. Kyle J. A. Small

It seems good and right that the graduate edge of a comprehensive Christian university is an interdisciplinary center and degree program focused on forming leaders in faith and enlivening organizations for the common good. This is the aim of the Center and the substance of our research.

Dr. Kyle J. A. Small
Professor and Director, Center for Leadership and Organizations

 

Find Your Degree

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PhD in Leadership - Business Concentration

The PhD in Leadership (Business concentration) enables students to advance as scholars and leaders in for-profit and non-profit environments. Prepared to accept high-level positions, graduates of the PhD in Leadership will be able to implement and create leadership models that assist organizations in improving and expanding their cultures of leadership.

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PhD in Leadership - Christian Ministry Concentration

The PhD in Leadership (Christian Ministry concentration) will equip individuals for the highest level of scholarship and performance in leading churches, denominational agencies, educational institutions, or ministry organizations.