CBU announces new Ph.D. in Leadership Studies

Published Dec 04, 2018

Riverside – California Baptist University is now accepting applications for its Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Studies program that is expected to launch in 2019. The program is designed for emerging and established leaders who want to make learning and leading their lifelong purpose.

“History abounds with stories on how good leaders helped people, organizations and societies to thrive. The good news is that much of what it takes for good leadership to happen is actually learned,” said Dr. John Shoup, director of the Leadership Institute at CBU.

The interdisciplinary, 58-unit degree program can be completed in three years. It is designed for working professionals serving in administration, athletics, business, church ministry, education (K-12 and higher education), government, nonprofit and public health organizations and institutions.

“This Ph.D. in Leadership Studies program equips candidates with critical perspectives and skills to make the right things happen the right way in their personal and professional communities,” Shoup said. He said the curriculum is designed to prepare students to build a servant-leadership style based on a theoretical, scientific and practical knowledge of what constitutes an effective, ethical and transformational leader.

“Candidates will learn what is required to be an ethical and transformational leader, shape organizational cultures to align with core values, manage complex environments and implement creative and wise decisions,” Shoup said.

The Leadership Studies Ph.D. program will be the fifth doctoral program offered by California Baptist University. Click here to learn more about the program.

*Article modified on 11-12-18.