Doctor - Business Administration: Applied Computer Science

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Northcentral University's Doctor of Business Administration in Applied Computer Science examines the information technology field from an executive perspective. Read more about the Doctor of Business Administration program in Applied Computer Science here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Doctor of Business Administration program in Applied Computer Science at Northcentral University emphasizes both technology and leadership. You can choose from a range of courses that cover topics such as database software applications, management information systems, software engineering, and network architecture, administration and security. Coursework is designed with a focus on the application of research to the design and implementation of information technologies in order to maximize business and systems performance.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You must have already earned a master's degree from an accredited university before enrolling in the Doctor of Business Administration program in Applied Computer Science. You should also have a professional or educational background in the information technology field.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Doctor of Business Administration program in Applied Computer Science can be completed in 54 credit hours, although up to 12 additional credit hours will be allowed as required to complete the dissertation research. The program includes 27 credit hours in foundational courses, 15 specialization credit hours, and 12 dissertation credit hours.

Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration in Applied Computer Science

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
BTM 7101 Doctoral Studies in Business
SKS 7001Doctoral Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies - Eval Track Students
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
CS 7005 Complex Database Management Systems
CS 7009 Advanced Topics in Management Information Systems
CS 7010 Advanced Topics in Network Communications
CS 7014 Software Engineering Fundamentals for Technology Leaders
MIS 7005 Enterprise Network Architecture
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

As a graduate of the Doctor of Business Administration program in Applied Computer Science, you could be prepared for the continuously changing and growing field of information technology. You could seek employment opportunities in a wide range of businesses, software development companies, and nearly any other organization that utilizes information technologies. Depending on your professional background, you could pursue positions such as:

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Information Technology Project Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Administrator