PhD in Business Administration – Executive Coaching Cultivate Your Coaching Skills


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Are you interested in gaining advanced business expertise and sharing it with others? Perhaps you’ve worked in business for years, and you see yourself passing on the knowledge you’ve gained by coaching other business leaders – or maybe you’d like to become a professor or the chair of an academic department. Either way, Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration – Executive Coaching may be a great fit for you.

Our business administration PhD in executive coaching is taught by a cade of expert professors with years of experience in business and teaching – so you can be confident in the quality of education that you’ll receive. Our online business administration doctorate is also backed by our decades of experience in distance education, our brick-and-mortar campus, and our unwavering commitment to the academic and personal success of our students.

The time to pursue your online business administration doctorate in executive coaching has never been better – and at Liberty, it has never been simpler. Partner with us, gain new skills, and take your career to new heights.

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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

As a pioneer in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to develop a rigorous online degree program that challenges you to grow while respecting your commitments to your job, family, and community. This degree program is offered 100% online with no required intensives – allowing you to further your education while remaining committed to the things that matter most.

This degree program can help you develop knowledge and expertise in the broader areas of business administration. The executive coaching specialization is designed to complement your business studies with focused training in leadership and talent development. Our PhD in Business Administration – Executive Coaching emphasizes practical, real-world applications in both the coursework and the dissertation.

Terminal degrees like our business administration PhD program in executive coaching also command respect in academia. By earning a doctorate, you can establish yourself as an authority in both business and executive coaching – empowering you to become a professor, a department chair, and more!

In this business and executive coaching doctoral degree, you will study a variety of topics designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to succeed at the highest levels of business and academia. This degree program consists of 4 sections: core business courses, the executive coaching specialization, research courses, and the dissertation sequence.

In the business section, you will begin by taking a PhD program orientation course before diving into classes covering the strategic allocation of financial resources, supply chain management, and marketing for competitive advantage. You will also study human resource management and strategy formulation.

The executive coaching section will guide you through leveraging data for decision-making, coaching theory and practice, and theories and research in industrial/organizational psychology. From there, you’ll branch into research courses – which include foundations of applied research methods, foundational and advanced qualitative and quantitative research, and more. It is in this section that you will likely begin thinking of a potential topic for your dissertation.

The dissertation sequence consists of 4 courses. Each step of the dissertation is designed to build on the previous – meaning that you will research, write, present, and defend your dissertation in a way that empowers you to gain full mastery of your topic.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Doctoral Full Time $595/Credit
Doctoral Part Time $650/Credit

Eligible current and former military service members and their spouses may qualify for a special rate of $300/credit hour (learn more).

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees

Military Tuition Discount

We want to help you find the doctoral degree you want – at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers eligible current and former service members like you or your spouse multiple pathways to earn a doctoral degree for only $300/credit hour. Find out how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity as you work toward your goal of reaching the pinnacle of your profession – for less.

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