Online Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership

Become an Expert in Organizational Leadership

The Touro University Worldwide (TUW) Doctor of Management (D.M.) in Organizational Leadership is a professional doctorate from a managerial perspective in a variety of areas including leadership, organizational culture and organizational design.

The D.M. doctoral degree program in organizational leadership provides students with comprehensive knowledge, critical thinking skills, and competencies in management, organizational design, and leadership theories to solve complex real-world business problems.

Students in the program will learn ethical decision-making, apply the Scholar-Practitioner Model to real-world research and take an evidence-based approach to problem-solving in organizational settings, contemporary issues in management, and leadership.

Graduates of the program will possess a discerning understanding of how applied principles for business, organizational behavior and leadership, and management systems can inform evidence-based management.

The program will give students a comprehensive understanding of the theories and research needed to expand competencies in their current and/or future managerial/executive positions as they face the challenges of individual and institutional functions in today’s technologically sophisticated, media-connected, and culturally diverse global environment. Students can use applied knowledge in the dissertation phase of the program to address any managerial area of interest, including but not limited to Organizational Leadership, Business Management, Government and Society, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Change, Global Business and Management, Strategic Management, Innovation, Enterprise Risk, Human Resources Management, and information technology.

What makes this Doctor of Management program different?

  • 100% online
  • Affordable tuition
  • Nonprofit Accredited University
  • No residency required
  • No GRE required
  • Accelerated admissions process
  • 6 starts throughout the year
  • 8 weeks session
  • Learn from scholar-practitioners with expertise in the industry.

Note: This degree does not lead to any form of licensure or certification.

The TUW Doctor of Management concentration in Organizational Leadership has several unique features:

  • Instructors themselves are scholar-practitioners actively involved in their own professional work, solving problems and improving performance to keep pace with major trends in today’s world.
  • The program is designed to use TUW’s unique pedagogy and online delivery method that allows students to conveniently advance their education and still maintain busy schedules, work, and family lives.
  • A convenient program course structure, including course assignments and research options that provide students the flexibility of completing their doctorates at their own pace.

Program Benefit

The program is designed to:

  • Provide students with the professional skills and tools to design evidence-based management solutions in their professional area of interest.
  • Provide a doctoral-level environment that includes faculty research guidance, technology, and learning opportunities that lead to developing the professional research competencies needed to translate theory into evidence based managerial solutions. .
  • Provide a support system dedicated to student success at the Doctoral level.

Tuition Information

TUW’s tuition for the Doctorate of Management is $700 per semester credit unit.

Your employer may offer a tuition assistance program so speak with your human resource representative to find out if financial support is available to you. A TUW Tuition Assistance Counselor is available to you in order to determine your eligibility for financial aid and other tuition assistance programs.


Program Requirements

The program includes several steps. The first steps are courses in theory, research and putting theory to practice. Upon completion of the required courses, the student begins the phase of pre-Dissertation (Proposal) and Dissertation. Each student will work with a faculty dissertation chair  and committee in completion of the proposal and dissertation phase. To personalize their academic journey for greater outcomes, students will chose a topic to help them focus their research activities and allow for skill development that helps conduct applied research resulting in real-world solutions.

For additional information , please visit the TUW Catalog.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking to enroll in Touro University Worldwide’s Doctor of Management program must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  1. Have earned a Master’s degree from an accredited institution. If the degree was awarded oversees, it must be from an institution that is approved by the Ministry of Education.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.4 in the accredited Master’s Program

Students, who meet the above criteria, will be required to complete the following steps in order to be admitted and enrolled at TUW:

  1. Submit an application to the University.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institutions. Students who completed college coursework outside the United States must have their transcripts translated and evaluated. (See Foreign Credit for additional information.)
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation: one from someone familiar with the prospective student’s academic work; and a professional reference from someone who has supervised the prospective student in a work environment (preferably the current supervisor, excluding family members ).
  4. Submit a Doctoral Entrance Essay:
    The entrance essay is an essential part of the Doctoral Program and serves as the initial component of the student’s research portfolio.
    The entrance essay takes the form of a narrative presenting candidates’ biography, career plan, and goals in pursuing the doctorate at Touro University Worldwide.

The Doctoral Admissions Committee will evaluate the essay. Committee members seek evidence regarding critical qualities and abilities including:

  • Motivation, maturity of judgment, and creativity;
  • Evidence of a sound personal agenda that includes achievable personal and professional objectives;
  • Awareness of intellectual strengths as well as skills needing development;
  • Awareness of program requirements
  • Proficiency with standard written English including the ability to express concepts and communicate meaning in concise writing

The Doctoral Entrance Essay components should include the following:

  1. Biographical Component
    Earlier learning experiences, both formal and informal, should be described. Characterize in terms of the nature and general outcome prior study, related work experience, and participation in scholarly research (if any).
  2. Career Plan Component
    Explain how a doctoral-level education fits with stated career plan and goals. How will doctoral study, in conjunction with background and interests, further those goals?
  3. Goals in Pursuing the Doctorate
    Briefly discuss why the reasons for enrolling in doctoral study at Touro University Worldwide, including but not limited to:

    1. The reasons for selecting the TUW program rather than another doctoral program;
    2. The particular goals anticipated to be attained through completion of the doctoral curriculum;

Proposed topics being considered for the dissertation.


Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Touro College Los Angeles (Lander Campus) is a division of Touro University Worldwide.

For more information on WSCUC, visit or write WSCUC at 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501.