Doctor - Business Administration - Homeland Security: Leadership & Policy

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Northcentral University's Doctor of Business Administration program in Homeland Security: Leadership and Policy offers you a rigorous examination of issues and strategies associated with terrorism, emergency management and national security. Read here for more information about the Doctor of Business Administration program with a specialization in Homeland Security: Leadership and Policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Doctor of Business Administration program in Homeland Security: Leadership and Policy at Northcentral University introduces you to the various government agencies associated with homeland security and examines the intelligence issues they face on a daily basis. You'll have the opportunity to learn about local emergency management operations, Incident Command System functions and the use of emergency response organizations; aviation and ground transportation security regulatory agencies; and the risks, issues and strategies for maritime security, including the International Maritime Organization's International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS). Business administration topics include business law and ethics, research methods and statistics.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should have a master's degree from an accredited institution before enrolling in the Doctor of Business Administration program in Homeland Security: Leadership and Policy. You may also have professional experience in fields such as public administration, law enforcement or public safety.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To earn the Doctor of Business Administration in Homeland Security: Leadership and Policy, you must complete 54 credit hours. This includes 27 foundational credits, 15 specialization credits, and 12 dissertation credits. Up to 12 additional credits will be allowed as necessary to complete the dissertation research.

Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration in Homeland Security: Leadership and Policy

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
BTM 7101 Doctoral Studies in Business
BTM 7300 Scholarly Literature Review
MGT 7019 Ethics in Business
BTM-7104 Statistics I
BTM 7303 Research Methods
BTM 7103 Research Design
BTM 7106
or
BTM-7108
Quantitative Research Design

Qualitative Research Design
BTM 7109 Planning Dissertation Research in Business
CMP 9600B DBA Portfolio
Specialization Courses
HS 7000Homeland Security and Terrorism
HS 7004Local Emergency Management and Civil Preparedness
HS 7010Transportation Security
HS 7013Intelligence and Law Enforcement
HS 7014Strategy, Resiliency, and Coping with Fear
Dissertation Courses
DIS 9901A Components of the Dissertation
DIS 9902A The Dissertation Proposal
DIS 9903A Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
DIS 9904A The Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

The Doctor of Business Administration program with a specialization in Homeland Security: Leadership and Policy can help you prepare for opportunities in education, homeland security and law enforcement organizations. As a graduate of the program, you could seek opportunities in areas such as:

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