PhD - Business Administration - Homeland Security: Leadership & Policy

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Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program with a specialization in Homeland Security Leadership and Policy explores advanced concepts and strategies related to national security, including emergency management, critical infrastructure security, transportation security, intelligence, and terrorism. Discover more about the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program with a specialization in Homeland Security Leadership and Policy here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

In the online Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program with a specialization in Homeland Security Leadership and Policy at Northcentral University, you can learn about the various agencies associated with homeland security and the challenges and issues they face. Coursework examines U.S. intelligence agencies, emergency management operations and response organizations, regulatory agencies for aviation and ground transportation security, and the International Maritime Organization's International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS). Core business topics include business law and ethics, finance and accounting, marketing, management and leadership, global business and business information systems.

What Are the Prerequisites?

As a potential applicant to the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program with a specialization in Homeland Security Leadership and Policy, you must have already earned a master's degree from an accredited university. You may also have leadership experience in the fields of law enforcement, public safety or emergency management.

What Are the Course Requirements?

In order to complete the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program with a specialization in Homeland Security: Leadership and Policy, you must complete a minimum of 60 credits. Course requirements include 12 foundation credits, 18 research credits, 15 specialization credits, three doctoral comprehensive examination credits and 12 dissertation credits. Northcentral University will allow up to five additional dissertation courses if needed.

Courses for a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a Specialization in Homeland Security Leadership and Policy

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 8104-8 Statistics I
Research Courses
BTM 8102-8 Business Research Methodology
BTM 8103-8 Research Design
BTM 8108-8 Qualitative Research Design
BTM 8107-8 Statistics II
BTM 8106-8 Quantitative Research Design
BTM 8109-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Business
Specialization Courses
Select five courses from the following:
HS 7000-8 Homeland Security and Terrorism
HS 7004-8 Emergency Management and Civil Preparedness
HS 7010-8 Aviation and Ground Transportation Security
HS 7013-8 Intelligence and Law Enforcement
HS 7014-8 Strategy, Resiliency, and Coping with Fear
HS 7020-8 Security of the Maritime Transportation System
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
CMP 9500B Doctoral Comprehensive Examination - Business (PhD)
Dissertation Courses
DIS 9501B Doctoral Dissertation Research I
DIS 9502B Doctoral Dissertation Research II
DIS 9503B Doctoral Dissertation Research III
DIS 9504B Doctoral Dissertation Research IV

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

The skills and knowledge offered in the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program with a specialization in Homeland Security: Leadership and Policy can help you prepare for opportunities in homeland security, law enforcement and education. Depending on your professional background, you could be prepared to pursue advanced roles in areas such as:

  • Emergency Management
  • Border Security
  • Transportation Security
  • Homeland Security
  • Postsecondary Education