Curriculum: Global & Organizational Leadership, Strategic Change, Corporate Sustainability

The Ph.D./D.B.A. in Values-Driven Leadership is based on the premise that business is the most powerful institution on the planet.

Leadership decisions made in the workplace shape the lives of individuals, economies, and the world more than any other single institution. Increasingly, smart business leaders are leveraging social, ethical, and environmental performance to drive innovation and profitable growth.

The Ph.D./D.B.A. curriculum integrates psychological, sociological, organizational and economic perspectives on responsible leadership in today’s global context. Students draw from their experience, action-learning initiatives, the latest research, and spirited dialogue with faculty and distinguished visiting scholars and executives.

Courses within the program explore three areas of study:

Global Leadership

Strategic Change

Corporate Sustainability

In addition to these three areas of study, students learn the research methods they need to complete their dissertation research. All courses challenge our executive students to expand their capacity to lead boldly at four levels:

  1. Personally: grow as a values-driven leader
  2. Interpersonally: develop others and build great teams
  3. Organizationally: build flourishing companies
  4. Globally: make a transformative impact on business and society

The program is fully-accredited and offered by the Center for Values-Driven Leadership (CVDL) in the Chicago-area, through the Goodwin College of Business at Benedictine University.

Find detailed descriptions of each course below.