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PhD in International Leadership

On-campus in French / Online in English


Overview
- Year-by-Year Breakdown - Course Description


The PhD Program at Horizons University prepares students for leadership positions in global organizations, careers as independent consultants, entrepreneurs, business researchers and also project managers and business owners.

This program focuses on modern trends in leadership across the globe. Today’s leader is adaptable, a change agent, and demonstrates innovative thinking in a fast-changing environment. The global leader is culturally aware. A PhD will grant the ability to analyze data, anticipate events and influence teams to buy-in decisions. The rigorous doctoral training in a very flexible and one-to-one facilitation will allow every student to easily combine professional and personal obligations with academic requirements.

Duration 3 years
Credit Value 180 Credits  (Honors 240)*
Admission Requirements Master’s degree or equivalent
Languages French (on-campus) or English (online)
Study Options Online or On Campus
Tuition 3200€ yearly
Registration Fee 60€ yearly
Technology Fee 80€ yearly

 

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Year-by-Year Breakdown

 

Year 1
PHD620 (10 ECTS) Leadership Theory
PHD650 (10 ECTS) Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
PHD740 (10 ECTS) Business Research Methods
PHD790 (10 ECTS) Dissertation Proposal Writing
Year 2
PHD720 (10 ECTS) Intelligence in International Leadership 
PHD780 (20 ECTS) Journal Writing
PHD610 (10 ECTS) International Business Strategy
PHD800 (40 ECTS) Dissertation Writing/Defense
Year 3
PHD820 (10 ECTS) The Future of Leadership
PHD822 (10 ECTS) The Ethos of Leadership
PHD800 (40 ECTS) Dissertation Writing/Defense

 

 

 

  1. Leadership Theory
  2. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
  3. Business Research Methods
  4. Dissertation Proposal Writing
  5. Intelligence in International Leadership
  6. Journal Writing
  7. International Business Strategy
  8. The Future of Leadership
  9. The Ethos of Leadership
  10. Dissertation Writing/Defense

 

CORE COURSES

PHD620 -  Leadership Theory. 

This course delves into the theoretical aspects of leadership as social-psychological phenomena.  It examines traditional perspectives of leadership as well as current thinking which explains leadership from a variety of perspectives.  Theories based in the social sciences are examined in order to conceptualize leadership and the process by which it is applied to contemporary environments.

 PHD650 - Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

This is an advanced study of the investigation procedures used in business research.  Considerations for using techniques such as Action Research, Focus Groups, Interviews, Experimental Designs, Factor Analysis, and are other methods are covered.

PHD740 -  Business Research Methods. 

This course is a doctoral-level introduction to conducting business research.  Emphasis is placed on designing and executing an original research project similar to those undertaken by various stakeholders in an international business environment.

PHD790 -  Dissertation Proposal Writing. 

This course focuses on the development of the dissertation proposal under the supervision of a doctoral faculty member.  Students will be guided through the completion of a proposal which will be eligible for submission to the university.

PHD720 - Intelligence in International Leadership. 

This course focuses on perspectives and methodologies related to research in global leadership.  It introduces popular streams of academic research on leadership in various social and business-related contexts and prepares the student to conduct his/her own research ideas in the area of leadership. Leadership problems and challenges are examined in various geopolitical, industry-related, and regulatory contexts.

 PHD 780 -  Journal Writing. 

This course facilitates the student’s ability to write, review, edit, and format an original paper to meet the publication standards of an academic journal.  When completed, the course results in a published article in Horizons University Business Journal.

PHD610 - International Business Strategy.

This course is grounded on the fundamental principles of strategic management and focuses on strategy-making decisions in international business corporations.  Emphasis is given to corporate-level analysis, strategy formation and implementation, and the goal of crafting a sustainable competitive advantage in a global market.

PHD800 - Dissertation Writing/Defense. 

Credit is given in this course for satisfactory work completed towards the doctor dissertation, following the acceptance of a proposal through the preparations for the defense.

PHD820 -  The Future of Leadership.

This course addresses future directions for leadership in an increasingly interconnected and globalized world, focusing on areas of opportunity and challenges.  Topics include the experiences of contemporary business leaders as they relate to technological and managerial problems.

PHD822 -  Ethos of Leadership. 

This course analyzes the psychological, social, and cultural formations of personal leadership development.  The focus of the course is on the characteristics of the leader, as an independent agent, rather than on the leadership process per se.

PHD720 - Intelligence in International Leadership. 

This course focuses on perspectives and methodologies related to research in global leadership.  It introduces popular streams of academic research on leadership in various social and business-related contexts and prepares the student to conduct his/her own research ideas in the area of leadership. Leadership problems and challenges are examined in various geopolitical, industry-related, and regulatory contexts.

 

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