Benedictine University's Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Business Administration (Ph.D./D.B.A.) Program in Values-Driven Leadership is the first of its kind, specifically designed for senior executives committed to using the creativity and discipline of business to:
The program offers a unique combination of research, theory, practice and action-based learning to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to lead strategically and have a transformative impact on business and society.
The program is designed to be completed in three years and is tailored to meet the exacting standards and demanding schedules of senior leaders who work full-time. To accommodate those who commute from around the globe, classes are held once a month on weekends and during an annual 8-day intensive.
Think Deeper, Lead Stronger
The Ph.D./D.B.A. Program in Values-Driven Leadership is a rigorous, collaborative learning community that connects students globally influential leaders and a broad range of opportunities for research and practice in the areas of leadership, sustainability, and organizational change.
Distinctive features include:
Visiting Thought Leaders Visiting scholars and executives from leading institutions do much of the program's teaching, exposing students to the latest theories and bold ideas with marketplace impact.
Leading-Edge Research Benedictine faculty and a global network of scholars work with students on research initiatives that explore the exemplary practices of sustainable, responsible companies and leaders.
Action-Based Learning To integrate theory and practice, students design and implement local and global application projects that have a direct and immediate impact on their organizations and communities.
Global Exchange Students and faculty travel internationally to engage in dynamic learning exchanges with top scholars and executives from other countries and cultures.
A Degree that Fits You Students select one of two tracks, a research-focused Ph.D. degree that concludes with a scholarly dissertation based on original research, or a practice-oriented D.B.A. degree that concludes with an applied dissertation based on the design and implementation of a major change initiative.
The Ph.D./D.B.A. Program in Values-Driven Leadership launched in 2011 with a full cohort of senior executives scheduled to graduate in May 2014.
The program is modeled after Benedictine University's award-winning Ph.D. in Organization Development Program. Founded in 1996, the Ph.D.O.D. is one of the world's premier executive doctoral programs with a graduation rate of close to 95 percent (compared to an average of less than 50 percent).
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To learn more about the Ph.D./D.B.A. program in Values-Driven Leadership, please contact program coordinator Deb Hellmuth at (630)829.6225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"If you are a senior leader and want to build a successful and sustainable enterprise by aligning social, ethical, and environmental performance with your core business strategies, I invite you to consider our Doctoral Program in Values-Driven Leadership. It will challenge you, stretch you, and open up whole new worlds of possibility. It will connect you with like-minded peers, the world's best thinkers, and the most advanced knowledge to help you elevate your leadership to the next level – personally, organizationally, and globally. Join us."
~ Jim Ludema, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and Director,
Center for Values-Driven Leadership
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