Aug 18, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Strategic Leadership Studies, Ph.D.

This program emphasizes business principles, accountability, and leadership theory and applications, all areas of reform that national groups have touted as important for new organizational, nonprofit and higher education leaders. Students will be instructed in the broader visionary perspectives necessary for effective leadership. The program emphasizes practical applications grounded in sophisticated research skills needed for data-based, innovative decision-making in current and future practice.

The leadership course work encompasses models, theories and processes which are tested through application to situations faced by practicing leaders across multiple types of organizations and sectors. The capstone leadership course requires an externship. In addition to leadership course work, students enroll in clusters of courses centered on research methodology including: measurement; statistics and accountability; business administration; managerial finance and accounting for decision-making and control.  Along with program requirements, students can choose from a variety of course electives.

Assessment Course: 3 Credit Hours

Statistics and Business Required Courses: 18 Credit Hours

Required Statistics and Business Courses 1


1 Total credits in this area may vary depending on previous graduate courses taken. All requests for variable credit will be assessed individually by SSLS to ensure that the replacement course meets the academic rigor and content standards of the equivalent course at JMU. Students should speak with their adviser.

Total: 57-66 Credit Hours