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Grand Canyon University’s innovative doctoral degree programs prepare learners for leadership roles in their professions, communities and society. Our dynamic online learning community, integrated dissertation process, wealth of resources and collaborative environment support a successful and meaningful doctoral journey. We believe earning a doctoral degree is a journey and similar to climbing a mountain—challenging, invigorating and completely rewarding when you reach the top. Our goal is to help you conquer your own mountain and succeed on your doctoral journey. Readers of The Doctoral Journey blog, presented by the College of Doctoral Studies, will find resourceful and knowledgeable posts regarding the doctoral process, research best practices and dissertation tips among other topics from GCU’s doctoral faculty.
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Grand Canyon University is known for exceptional doctoral studies programs, including our Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision. We combine world-class student support services with flexible learning options, including online and evening classes. With this degree from GCU’s College of Doctoral Studies, you’ll be equipped to pursue career advancements in academic or clinical environments.

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By Lily Cooper
Faculty, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

When you think of taking classes, usually the typical waking-up-in-the-morning image comes to mind. However, did you know that you can take evening classes when it comes to getting your doctorate?

Here are some benefits to taking evening doctorate classes!

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The majority of students in an undergraduate classroom are between the ages of 18 and 24. Although these students are certainly adults, the term “adult learner” is typically applied to someone who is in their late 20s or older. Adult learners bring new opportunities to the undergraduate classroom, as younger students can learn from their more developed worldviews and life experiences. But they aren’t without their challenges, as professors must find new ways of applying the curriculum in meaningful ways. If you pursue a career in higher education, you may one day find yourself facing these challenges.

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Is it possible to lend a helping hand to those who are down and out while still turning a profit? Increasingly, social entrepreneurs are answering that question with a resounding yes. Social entrepreneurship is where the for-profit and the not-for-profit intersect. It’s business, but with a charitable angle. If you choose to earn your Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Management, one of the topics you may study is the phenomenon of social entrepreneurship. Get a closer look at this concept through the lens of one budding social entrepreneur who is building a Hot Chicken Takeover empire in Ohio.

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Human capital is arguably the most valuable asset of any company, but employee management is also one of the trickiest skills to master. Every employee has skills to contribute to the company, even if not all of them are the easiest people to work with. If you’re fascinated by the ins and outs of employee management, you might consider earning your Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Management from Grand Canyon University.

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Created for licensed and practicing behavioral health professionals who want to develop their leadership and entrepreneurial skills, the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Behavioral Health can introduce you to new behavioral interventions and strategic planning strategies.

This program, offered by Grand Canyon University’s College of Doctoral Studies, features a diverse behavioral health curriculum. Continue reading to discover some of our Organizational Leadership and Behavioral Health EdD’s core courses.

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An individual’s moral compass guides every impactful decision he or she makes. But are ethics only under the jurisdiction of individuals? Can corporations have a moral compass? A corporation doesn’t have a soul, but it definitely needs ethical principles. As a Christian business leader, you already understand the importance of implementing company-wide policies and procedures that follow sound ethical standards. It isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s good business sense because it limits the company’s liability. Take a look at these case studies in organizational ethics and liability.

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