Doctor - Business Administration: Applied Computer Science

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Northcentral University's Doctor of Business Administration in Applied Computer Science examines the information technology field from an executive perspective. Read more about the Doctor of Business Administration program in Applied Computer Science here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Doctor of Business Administration program in Applied Computer Science at Northcentral University emphasizes both technology and leadership. You can choose from a range of courses that cover topics such as Visual C# and C++ programming languages, database software applications, management information systems, distributed computing systems, software engineering, and network architecture, administration and security. Coursework is designed with a focus on the application of research to the design and implementation of information technologies in order to maximize business and systems performance.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You must have already earned a master's degree from an accredited university before enrolling in the Doctor of Business Administration program in Applied Computer Science. You should also have a professional or educational background in the information technology field.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Doctor of Business Administration program in Applied Computer Science can be completed in 54 credit hours, although up to 12 additional credit hours will be allowed as required to complete the dissertation research. The program includes 12 credit hours in foundational courses, 12 research credit hours, 15 specialization credit hours, 12 dissertation credit hours, and three doctoral comprehensive examination credit hours.

Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration in Applied Computer Science

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Foundation Courses
BTM 7101-8 Foundations for Doctoral Study in Business
MGT 7019-8 Ethics in Business
SKS 7000-8 Doctoral Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies
BTM 7104-8 Statistics I
Research Courses
BTM 7102-8 Business Research Methodology
BTM 7103-8 Research Design
BTM 7106-8 Quantitative Research Design
BTM 7109-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Business
Specialization Courses
Select five courses from the following:
CS 7001-8 C# Programming for Doctoral Research
CS 7002-8 C++ Programming for Doctoral Research
CS 7005-8 Complex Database Management Systems
CS 7006-8 Advanced Networking Technologies for Technology Leaders
CS 7009-8 Advanced Topics in Management Information Systems
CS 7010-8 Advanced Topics in Network Communications
CS 7013-8 Programming Language Fundamentals for Technology Leaders
CS 7014-8 Software Engineering Fundamentals for Technology Leaders
CS 7015-8 Distributed Computing Fundamentals for Technology Leaders
MIS 7005-8 Enterprise Network Architecture
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
CMP 9400B Doctoral Comprehensive Examination - Business (DBA)
Dissertation Courses
DIS 9401B Doctoral Dissertation Research I
DIS 9402B Doctoral Dissertation Research II
DIS 9403B Doctoral Dissertation Research III
DIS 9404B Doctoral Dissertation Research IV

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Doctor of Business Administration program in Applied Computer Science, you could be prepared for the continuously changing and growing field of information technology. You could seek employment opportunities in a wide range of businesses, software development companies, and nearly any other organization that utilizes information technologies. Depending on your professional background, you could pursue positions such as:

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Information Technology Project Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Administrator