The Doctor of Business Administration in Leadership and Organizational Development is a multidisciplinary, 100% online program designed for professional administrators, executives, and leaders in both public and private industry. The program highlights the practical application of research to leadership challenges in an effort to enhance organizational development and make a positive social impact. Students benefit from a curriculum focused upon real-world knowledge creation, executive-level problem-solving, thought-leadership in practice, and an intensive emphasis upon applied research. The multidisciplinary approach to the curriculum prepares candidates for executive and/or administrative roles in government, corporate, nonprofit, educational, or community organizations.
*Program admission essay is an opportunity to demonstrate to the committee why you wish to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of the Southwest and showcase graduate-level writing abilities for their consideration. The essay should be 1,000-1,500 words explaining what you hope to achieve by pursuing a doctoral degree, the personal strengths that will help you succeed in a doctoral program, and describe how obtaining a DBA will help you institute a positive social change within your chosen field or industry.