Effective Leadership

The program provides a platform that enables participants to develop as effective leaders and coaches by examining their personal skills, beliefs and value-sets as they relate to those with whom they interact. Participants will develop insight and skills to mature into more effective leaders and managers. Insight into managerial and leadership effectiveness increasingly points to emotional intelligence and congruence. Knowing the Self enables leaders to better know their employees and effectively lead. The program is uniquely designed for the working professional who wishes to immediately apply the knowledge of the program back to their working environment.

Applied & Practical

The program employs a blended learning methodology that includes one-to-one coaching, practical workplace application, applied leadership scholarship and individual reflection. Success in the program is defined as higher performance as a leader and coach in the real world of the participant's existing workplace. The program covers material considered to be essential to applied leadership. Contemporary themes covered include: Ethics & CSR, Leadership, Change, Sustainability, Congruency, Personal Psychology, and Spirituality. You may download the program schematic here.

Leadership Capacity Building

Leadership is the key to a developing a resilient organization. Through exceptional teaching and real world applications the DOAL program develops managers ready to take a leadership role within their organizations.

3 Years - Fully Online - Rolling Admission

Dr. York, Applied Leadership & CoachingEveryone is an individual and each individual has their own set of personally held beliefs and values. These beliefs and values may come into conflict with those of the organization. Personal mastery is the key to mediating this conflict and moving forward in a congruent manner. Monarch develops the necessary skills to enable candidates to lead this change process either in themselves or with others.

Dr. Donald York - Dean of Student Development & Professor of Leadership

Monarch Digital Campus

Is the central hub for your studies. It is also your passport to success in your program at Monarch. As a graduate research institute technology is key to the smooth development of research. Monarch has used digital technology as a driver for research success within its various programs since its inception. From the MDC you can access the Monarch Cloud storage, the Nobilis Learning Management System and the suite of Microsoft Office 365 apps. The MDC also includes access to the Monarch Digital Library databases, access to the Dissertation Wikis, and the research database. All resources are available on mobile devices through the Google or iPhone store.

Candidates commence with research skill courses followed by Research specific modules.

Social Issues In Management (Link)
Authentic Leadership (Link)
Leadership Of The Self (Link)

Spirituality & Transformation (Link)
Theories of Counselling (Link)
Group Dynamics (Link)

Research Skills (Link)
Manuscript Preparation (Link)
Research Presentation (Link)


Monarch Business School is the first distance-learning business school to achieve triple accreditation by the International Standards Association (9001, 14001, 18001). Monarch Business School is a member of EFMD-The Premiere European Accreditaiton Agency, ACBSP-the Association For Collegiate Business Schools & Programs, CEEMAN-The Central and Eastern European Management Association and ACUNS-The Academic Council of the United Nations System. See our accreditation page.


Evaluation is concluded through the submission of papers and case studies. There are no examinations within the program.

Dual Degree

Upon successful completion of the program participants will receive the Master and Doctor of Applied Leadership.

Flexible Course Based Design

Students have full flexibility as to when they wish to start each course and may take longer than the standard 12 weeks. The program may be completed up to 60 months.

Thesis Submission

Candidates will complete a thesis between 125 to 150 pages focused on a critical leadership problem providing real world applied solutions.

Lea Annandale, Applied Leadership & CoachingAfter considering various options to pursue my interest in management and leadership, I selected Monarch Business School as the most suitable for completing my doctorate. The DOAL programme, which is very practice-orientated, creates exciting new career paths and has enhanced my ability to lead with confidence. The programme is very convenient for students who work full-time, as you are allowed to study at your own pace. It offers a demanding curriculum and you have access to learning resources on-line any time you need them. I especially appreciate the dedicated faculty who provide excellent supervision and guidance.

Dr. Lea Annandale - Doctor of Applied Leadership Graduate

Doctor of Applied Leadership Candidates

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