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In the past, if you were to explore most successful businesses, you would have likely found a "type A", typical bull-headed individual leading the charge for an organization. Change occurred at a slower pace and usually those who had good contacts, and manufactured their products along a rigid business model would do just fine.

However, these days are long past and businesses have been forced to reassess the type of individuals who are needed at the helm of their organizations. Business models need to be constantly re-evaluated for flaws and for areas where the competition has advanced. Employees need to be able to adapt for continuously changing job descriptions and they also need to be able to be heavily relied upon to self-regulate their own changing duties. As a result, business leaders need to know how the work environment affects the nature of the worker.

The list of necessary leadership mental tools and skills is long and growing. PhD programs in business psychology provide students with the skills required to either teach the psychology of successful business leadership to organizations, or to take over the roll themselves. Opportunity for business leaders educated with the fundamentals of psychology is on the rise and shows no signs of slowing down.

What you will learn

Specifically, a PhD program in Business Psychology will provide you with knowledge in the following areas:

PhD in Business Psychology Concepts

  • Team performance enhancement
  • Issues associated with diversity
  • Ethics and legal issues
  • Organizational and industrial psychology concepts
  • Adult psychopathology
  • Techniques of group counseling
  • Business relevant statistics and psychometrics
  • Research methodology and design
  • Objective personality assessments
  • Market research issues & methodology
  • Human creativity, team synergy and breakthrough thinking
  • Leadership development
  • Business workplace culture and consequential performance

Salary Benefits

Below is a table created by May of 2008 Occupational Employment Statistics from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS)1:

Career

Median Salary

Average of top 10%

Training & Development Managers

$93,830 $149,050

Human Resources Managers

$103,920 $163,220

Organizational Psychologists

$86,460 $149,120

Resources:
Bureau of Labor and Statistics

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  • Listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2013, for the sixth consecutive year.
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the 4th consecutive year.
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • Main campus located in Chicago, Illinois with additional campuses in Southern California, Washington D.C., and online.
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  • Listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2013, for the sixth consecutive year.
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the 4th consecutive year.
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • Main campus located in Chicago, Illinois with additional campuses in Southern California, Washington D.C., and online.
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  • Formed in 2001, it has 28 locations across the United States.
  • Offers customized blend format of online and campus classes.
  • Extensive activity in the local campus communities.
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  • Formed in 2001, it has 28 locations across the United States.
  • Offers customized blend format of online and campus classes.
  • Extensive activity in the local campus communities.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • 95% alumni satisfaction rate.
  • Currently holds more than 500 professional alliances, including 19 of the top Fortune 100 companies.
  • Potential students may preview a free, one-week mini course to get an accurate impression of the student experience.
  • Courses are taught by expert faculty, with 86% of professors possessing a doctoral degree.
  • Offers credit for prior experience and learning, as well as scholarships, accelerated programs, and several other ways to help reduce tuition costs.
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  • 95% alumni satisfaction rate.
  • Currently holds more than 500 professional alliances, including 19 of the top Fortune 100 companies.
  • Potential students may preview a free, one-week mini course to get an accurate impression of the student experience.
  • Courses are taught by expert faculty, with 86% of professors possessing a doctoral degree.
  • Offers credit for prior experience and learning, as well as scholarships, accelerated programs, and several other ways to help reduce tuition costs.
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  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.
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  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.
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  • Online Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Received the 2013 Making a Difference for Students Award from Quality Matters.
  • Offers a free student app for smartphones and tablets, helping students keep up to date.
  • Golden Key International Honour Society and SALUTE Veterans Honor Society are both available on campus.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
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  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Received the 2013 Making a Difference for Students Award from Quality Matters.
  • Offers a free student app for smartphones and tablets, helping students keep up to date.
  • Golden Key International Honour Society and SALUTE Veterans Honor Society are both available on campus.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Flexible Scheduling
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