Doctor - Business Administration: Computer & Information Security

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The Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Computer & Information Security program at Northcentral University consists of classes meant to you the knowledge and skills that will be necessary if you choose to go into a computer security related business career. Read on to find out more about this program today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Computer & Information Security program at Northcentral University is designed to help you expand your current technical and business knowledge and give you the skills needed to understand and work in the field of computer security. Courses will explore research and foundational topics while giving you the chance to select from a variety of electives concerning information security. You will also be required to take an examination course and dissertation courses to demonstrate what you have learned during your time in the program. To graduate from the program, you will be required to maintain a B average and write a successful applied doctoral dissertation.

What Are the Prerequisites?

This program demands a solid mind for technical studies as well as an understanding of how businesses function. You should already have a foundation in business and should have a basic understanding of technology. You are required to have at least a master's degree prior to applying to this program at Northcentral University.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You are required to complete at least 54 credit hours in order to graduate from this program. Those credit hours will include 12 from foundational courses, 12 from research courses, 12 from dissertation courses, 15 from specialization courses, and three will be from an examination course.

Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration with a Specialization in Computer & Information Security

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Foundational Courses
BTM7101-8 Foundations for Doctoral Study In Business
MGT7019-8 Ethics in Business
SKS7000-8 Doctoral Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies
BTM7104-8 Statistics I
Research Courses
BTM7102-8 Business Research Methodology
BTM7103-8 Research Design
BTM7106-8 Quantitative Research Design
BTM7109-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Business
Specialization Courses
Select 5 courses from the following:
CIS7002-8 Organizations Corporate Computer and Network Security
CIS7003-8 Cyber Forensics
CIS7004-8 Fundamental of Systems Certification and Accreditation
CIS7005-8 Critical Infrastructure Protection, Information Warfare, and Cyber Terrorism
CIS7006-8 Foundations of Computer Network Auditing
CIS7007-8 Information Security and Outsourcing Computer Systems
CIS7008-8 Advanced Risk Management in Information Assurance and Security
CIS7009-8 Information Assurance from Legal and Ethical Issues Aspects
CIS7010-8 Disaster Recovery and Contingency Planning for the Security Professional
Examination Course
CMP9400B Doctoral Comprehensive Examination - Business (DBA)
Dissertation Courses
DIS9401B Doctoral Dissertation Research I
DIS9402B Doctoral Dissertation Research II
DIS9403B Doctoral Dissertation Research III
DIS9404B Doctoral Dissertation Research IV

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Upon completing this program, you may choose to pursue a number of different business-oriented career opportunities. Because your specialization is in computers, you may be able to find work that involves you interacting mostly with technology as well as jobs that test your interpersonal and organizational skills.

Possible career paths include but are not limited to:

  • Business Administrator
  • IT Specialist
  • FBI Worker
  • Computer Security Advisor
  • Security Program Designer/Producer
  • Cyber Criminal Investigator