PhD in Leadership

PhDinLeadershipFirstCohort2017 The PhD in leadership programme intends to equip the reflective practitioners and ground their knowledge to African realities without neglecting the competencies needed for global leadership. It provides an opportunity for those who has a M.A. in Leadership to further develop their skills, knowledge and aptitude as competent leaders. The expected outcome of the learning experience are graduates who will provide effective leadership within their local communities and countries, while being totally comfortable and confident to occupy a position at the global level, if called to do so, in order to enhance the synergy of the Church, the community and society

  • A well-rounded curriculum designed to equip and train leaders without plucking them out of their context, thus combining a unique African perspective with a global one.
  • An educational programme of the highest quality at an affordable price.
  • Exposure to the dynamics of leadership through interaction with well qualified and spiritually committed faculty coming from all over the world.
  • Earning of a recognized degree from a chartered institution.
  • Studying in a modern institution with easy access to the facilities (lecture halls, internet, library, etc.).
  • Furthering the development of research skills to do empirical studies with the aim of building, enhancing and sharing knowledge with both researchers and practitioners
  • Getting an opportunity to develop a network of professionals from all over the world

  1. Organizational Leadership
  2. Business and Not-for-Profit Leadership
  3. Public Health 
No Courses Credits Hours  
CORE COURSES 18  
1 LEAD 702 - Biblical Foundations for Leadership 3  
2 LEAD 712 - Legal and Policy Aspects of Leadership 3  
3 LEAD 735 - Ethical/Moral Formation for Leadership in Africa    3  
4 LEAD 740 - Emotional and Social Intelligence for Leaders 3  
5 LEAD 743 - Leadership in Cross-Cultural Setting 3  
6 LEAD 763 -  Leadership Competencies and Change Management 3  
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATIONS
ORGANIZATIONAL  LEADERSHIP 18  

1

LEAD 711 – Corporate Strategic Leadership and Systems Thinking

3  

2

LEAD 739 - Leadership and Governance Issues

3  
3 LEAD 773 – Developmental Theories in Organizational  Leadership 3  
4 LEAD 753 - Leadership and Spirituality 3  
5 LEAD 783 - Selected Leadership Competencies 3  
6 LEAD 787 - Advanced Topics in Organizational Leadership Research 3  
Electives for Organizational Leadership (Select one course from the electives) 18  
1 LEAD 738- Performance-Driven Leadership in Organizations 3  
2 LEAD 750 - Theories of Team Building for Leadership Excellence 3  
3 LEAD 773 Developmental Theories and Leadership 3  
4 LEAD 775 - Leadership Theories, Models and Styles 3  
5 LEAD 777 -The Influence of Worldview on Comprehension of Truth 3  
6 LEAD 703 – Theology and Practice of Leadership 3  
BUSINESS AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT LEADERSHIP 18  
1 BUAD 708 Business, Church and Society 3  
2 BUAD 723 - Advanced Strategic Management and Planned Change 3  
3 BUAD 734 - Issues in Organizational Leadership and Management 3  
4 BUAD 776– Advanced Conflict and Crisis Management 3  
5 BUAD 816 - Applied Entrepreneurship and Creativity 3  
6 BUAD 815 - Advocacy, Lobbying and N/working for Organizations 3  
Electives for Business and Not-for-Profit Leadership (Select one course) 18  
1 BUAD 711 - Corporate Strategic Leadership and Systems Dynamics 3  
2 BUAD 731 - Public Procurement Policy and Supply Chain Management 3  
3 BUAD 742- Financial Management 3  
4 BUAD 745 - International Business Environment 3  
5 BUAD 805 -  Advanced Project Management and Resource Mobilization 3  
       
PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP 18  
1 PHAD 713: Communication Skills in Public Health Leadership  3  
2 PHAD 788: Issues in Public Health Leadership 3  
3 PHAD 789: Public Health Policy Development and Management 3  
4 PHAD 814: Advanced Topics in Public Health Leadership Research 3  
5 PHAD 842: Group Dynamics and Team Leadership in Public Health 3  
6 PHAD 856: Law and Ethics for Public Health Leaders 3  
Electives for Public Health Leadership (Select one course) 3  
1 PHAD 721 Global Health Ethics 3  
2 PHAD 724 Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Health Programs 3  
3 PHAD 764 Financial Management in Public Health 3  
4 PHAD 767 Competencies for Public Health Leadership Excellence 3  
5 PHAD 857 Public Health Informatics in Healthcare Management 3  
RESEARCH AND STATISTICS 18  
1 BURM 790 Research Methods and Statistics 3  
2 BURM 791 Applied Qualitative Research Method 3  
3 BURM 792 Applied Quantitative Research Method 3  
  DISSERTATION    
1 LEAD 899 Dissertation 12  

Course delivery for the programme is a mixture of blended, face-to-face, and online learning.

  1. A Master’s degree in Leadership or its equivalent with a minimum of 42 semester credits and a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.33 (on a 4-point system)
  2. A relevant Master’s degree with a minimum of 42 semester credits and a minimum CGPA of 3.33. In some cases, selected leadership core courses may be required as programme prerequisites/bridging courses
  3. Successful completion of at least six (6) credits of coursework in research and statistics at the postgraduate level. This requirement is in addition to the completed and accepted thesis/project done at the postgraduate level
  4. A statement of purpose, career goals and commitment to academic excellence is required. This statement should be a maximum of five (5) pages, typed, double-spaced. It should be submitted together with the other application materials
  5. Three letters of recommendation are to be submitted with the application materials:
  • One professional recommendation
  • One academic recommendation
  • One character recommendation