PhD - Business Administration: Financial Management

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The Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program in Financial Management at Northcentral University is designed to help you achieve greater knowledge and abilities when dealing with monetary issues in global financial institutions and business organizations. Read on to find out more about this program today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program in Financial Management at Northcentral University is designed to provide you with studies of financial institutions and strategies for managing organizational finances. Courses are intended to explore such topics as financial risk management, resource allocation, return on investment analysis, and investment selection techniques. Additional subjects covered in this program range from international business issues to financial management of nonprofit organizations. You will also have the chance to complete courses in business research, professional ethics, and statistical analysis. By the end of the program, you will be required to pass a comprehensive exam course and write a complete theoretical dissertation in order to graduate.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to this program, you should have a master's degree from an accredited institution. You should also have a talent for working with people as well as money, and have a drive to improve your skills through intensive study.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program, you will need to complete at least 60 credit hours. Of those credit hours, 12 credits will be from foundational courses, 18 credits will be from research courses, 15 credits will be from specialization courses, three credits will be from an examination course, and 12 credits will be from dissertation courses.

Courses for a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Financial Management

Course NumberCourse Title
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
BTM8102-8 Business Research Methodology
BTM8103-8 Research Design
BTM8108-8 Qualitative Research Design
BTM8107-8 Statistics II
BTM8106-8 Quantitative Research Design
BTM8109-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Business
Specialization Courses
Select 5 courses from the following:
FIN7012-8 Advanced Corporate Finance
FIN7013-8 Investment Portfolio Analysis
FIN7014-8 Managing Financial Institutions
FIN7015-8 Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
FIN7016-8 Financial Management for International Business
FIN7018-8 Accounting and Control for Nonprofit Organizations
Examination Course
CMP9500B Doctoral Comprehensive Examination - Business (PhD)
Dissertation Courses
DIS9501B Doctoral Dissertation Research I
DIS9502B Doctoral Dissertation Research II
DIS9503B Doctoral Dissertation Research III
DIS9504B Doctoral Dissertation Research IV

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Once you complete this program, you may have the opportunity to seek a career with business corporations, banks, investment agencies, consulting firms, or higher education institutions. You could be able to pursue responsibilities in business strategizing, data analysis, budgeting, financial planning, or personnel administration.

Depending on your experience, possible career paths could include:

  • Business Manager
  • Corporate Financial Consultant
  • Investment Consultant
  • Accountant
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Entrepreneur/Small Business Owner