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, business finance, accounting, marketing, management, global business, information systems, 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 12 foundational credits, 12 research credits, 15 specialization credits, three doctoral comprehensive examination 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 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:
HS 7000-8 Homeland Security and Terrorism
HS 7004-8 Local 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 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

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