Business Administration (Ph.D.) - Leadership

Business Administration (Ph.D.) - Leadership

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Business Administration Core Courses
BUSI 702PhD Program Orientation 13
BUSI 730Strategic Allocation of Financial Resources3
BUSI 740Managing the Supply Chain3
BUSI 745Marketing for Competitive Advantage3
BUSI 750Managing Human Resources3
BUSI 770Strategy Formulation and Strategic Thinking3
Total Hours18

BUSI 702 is a required first entry course for all students in this degree

Leadership Cognate
BMAL 702Leadership Theory3
BMAL 727Leading Effective Teams3
BMAL 770Ethical Leadership3
Total Hours9
Research Courses
BUSI 711Foundations of Fundamental and Theoretical Research Methods3
BUSI 815Qualitative Research Methods3
BUSI 816Advanced Qualitative Research Methods3
BUSI 820Quantitative Research Methods3
BUSI 821Advanced Quantitative Research Methods3
BUSI 886PhD Research Concept3
Total Hours18
Dissertation Courses
BUSI 987Dissertation I5
BUSI 988Dissertation II5
BUSI 989Dissertation III5
BUSI 990Dissertation IV0
Total Hours15

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
BUSI 702 PhD Program Orientation 1 3
BUSI 710 Foundations of Applied Research Methods 3
BUSI 730 Strategic Allocation of Financial Resources 3
BUSI 740 Managing the Supply Chain 3
Second Semester
BMAL 702 Leadership Theory 3
BMAL 727 Leading Effective Teams 3
BUSI 815 Qualitative Research Methods 3
BUSI 820 Quantitative Research Methods 3
Third Semester
BMAL 770 Ethical Leadership 3
BUSI 750 Managing Human Resources 3
BUSI 816 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods 3
BUSI 821 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods 3
Fourth Semester
BUSI 745 Marketing for Competitive Advantage 3
BUSI 770 Strategy Formulation and Strategic Thinking 3
BUSI 886 PhD Research Concept 3
Fifth Semester
BUSI 987 Dissertation I 5
Sixth Semester
BUSI 988 Dissertation II 5
Seventh Semester
BUSI 989 Dissertation III 5
Eighth Semester
BUSI 990 Dissertation IV 0
 Total Hours60

BUSI 702 is a required first entry course for all students in this degree.

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