The program provides a platform that enables the participant 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.
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. The program includes the following courses:
Year 1 – Courses
- Social Issues In Management
- Authentic Leadership
- Leadership Of The Self
- Spirituality & Coaching
Year 2 – Courses
- Theories of Counselling
- Group Dynamics
- Mixed Research Methods
- Research Plan Perfecting Module
Year 3 – Module
- Thesis Focused on the Integration of Theory to an Applied Leadership Issue
Everyone 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 Business School is the first distance-learning business school in the world to achieve triple accreditation by the International Standards Association (9001, 14001, 18001) and is accredited by the Swiss Federation of Private Business Schools. Monarch Business School is a member of 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 (MOAL / DOAL)
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.
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.
Candidates will complete a thesis between 125 to 150 pages focused on a critical leadership problem providing real world applied solutions.
The program has a rolling admission and be started at any time.
Study duration varies depending on the study mode:
- Standard Duration = 3 Years
- Part-Time Duration = 5 Years
The program may be followed Full-time or Part-time. The program is not available as an Independent Study.
Program Open To
- Graduates from accredited Bachelor & Master programs with +5 Years Management Experience;
- Candidates with a Professional designation and +5 years managerial experience may be admitted to the program on the discretion of the Dean.
Tuition is levied on a quarterly basis in advance. All candidates may terminate a program upon 3 months written notice to the administration.
After 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.
Lea Annandale – Doctor of Applied Leadership Candidate
Join the Monarch DOAL Program And Become A More Effective Executive Leader & Coach.