PhD in Business Administration – Leadership This is the way – Lead the Way


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Businesses rely on sound decisions made by informed leaders. Liberty University’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration – Leadership can help you gain knowledge and skills in business that can be applied in current and future leadership and teaching roles. Our PhD in business leadership is designed to help you attain a high level of academic, professional, and practical competence to better prepare you for opportunities and responsibilities beyond your current role.

This leadership PhD program emphasizes theoretical and practical applications in both the coursework and the dissertation process. You’ll be able to learn a wide range of skills and advanced knowledge that can assist you in your current academic or business career. Our goal at Liberty is to help you develop leadership expertise that can be applied to broad areas of business administration in the ever-changing industry landscape.

Your PhD in leadership will culminate in a dissertation that enables you to apply what you’ve learned to develop solutions or alternative practices that contribute to the existing body of knowledge. Strengthen your expertise and make a difference in the business world with Liberty’s 100% online doctoral leadership degree.

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

At Liberty, we’ve designed our online doctorate in business leadership with your success in mind. Our professors seek to equip qualified professionals with the knowledge, skills, and values essential for impacting the world and contributing to the greater good of society.

In our PhD program, you can learn how to become an essential contributor in your field and the kind of leader who inspires others. Your final dissertation can further prepare you for success by giving you the proper tools to conduct both qualitative and quantitative research — allowing you to demonstrate your specific expertise.

Perhaps the greatest asset of our 100% online leadership degree is that it gives you the ability to pursue your education and conduct your research from the comfort of your own home. You can stay invested in the things that matter most — like your family, job, and community — while working towards your academic goals.

This PhD in Business Administration – Leadership degree offers a blend of classes focused on business management as well as specialized courses that cover successful leadership theories and styles. Utilizing your own experience in the business world, you can contribute to the current body of knowledge in business leadership through your dissertation.

Your core courses will explore a variety of pertinent topics, including:

  • Financial resource allocation
  • Human resource management
  • Strategy formulation
  • Supply chain management

You can also develop your leadership skills as you gain an overview of leadership theory and how to effectively lead teams. Additionally, you will explore ethics, reasoning, and worldviews from the perspective of a strategic leader to help you guide organizations using sound morals.

Liberty’s PhD program culminates in a dissertation, which is where you will put your knowledge to the test and solve a current business problem. Through this dissertation, you can combine theory with praxis and help contribute to the rapidly changing business field. The research you conduct may even set the foundation for future business leaders.

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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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