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Online Ph.D. in Leadership Careers

What Can I Do With A PhD in Leadership Studies Degree?

Management Analyst1

University of the Cumberlands' online PhD in Leadership Studies program offers a number of career avenues for you to explore – including management analysis and leadership development on the corporate side. If you choose to pursue a career as a management analyst, there’s good news. The job rate in the field is projected to grow 14 percent while the median income is currently at $93,000 annually.

Postsecondary Instructor2

As a graduate of this Online Leadership Doctorate Degree, you’ll also have the skills to pass your knowledge and experience on to the next generation of leaders. The median annual salary for postsecondary instructors is $79,640, and employment opportunities are projected to grow 12 percent by 2030.

Postsecondary Administrator3

Leaders are needed at the university and college administrative ranks, as well. Wages for postsecondary education administrators in colleges, universities, junior and community colleges as well as technical and trade schools currently average $96,910 in annual salary. And the prospects are looking up with job growth rates projected to rise to 8 percent over the next decade.


  • Business Analyst
  • Employment Programs Analyst
  • Leadership Development Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Business Professor
  • Business Administration Professor
  • Management Professor
  • College Administrator
  • Dean
  • Research Department Manager

$93,000 Median Annual Pay for Management Analysts1

1Management Analysts
2Postsecondary Teachers
3Postsecondary Administrators