Doctor - Business Administration: Computer & Information Security

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The Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Computer & Information Security program at Northcentral University consists of classes meant to you the knowledge and skills that will be necessary if you choose to go into a computer security related business career. Read on to find out more about this program today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Computer & Information Security program at Northcentral University is designed to help you expand your current technical and business knowledge and give you the skills needed to understand and work in the field of computer security. Courses will explore research and foundational topics while giving you the chance to select from a variety of electives concerning information security. You will also be required to take an examination course and dissertation courses to demonstrate what you have learned during your time in the program. To graduate from the program, you will be required to maintain a B average and write a successful applied doctoral dissertation.

What Are the Prerequisites?

This program demands a solid mind for technical studies as well as an understanding of how businesses function. You should already have a foundation in business and should have a basic understanding of technology. You are required to have at least a master's degree prior to applying to this program at Northcentral University.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You are required to complete at least 54 credit hours in order to graduate from this program. Those credit hours will include 27 from foundational courses, 15 from specialization courses, and 12 from dissertation courses.

Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration with a Specialization in Computer & Information Security

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
Quantitative Research Design

Qualitative Research Design
BTM 7109 Planning Dissertation Research in Business
CMP 9600B DBA Portfolio
Specialization Courses
Select five courses from the following:
CIS 7002 Organizations Corporate Computer and Network Security
CIS 7003Cyber Forensics
CIS 7005Critical Infrastructure Protection, Information Warfare, and Cyber Terrorism
CIS 7006Foundations of Computer Network Auditing
CIS 7007Information Security and Outsourcing Computer Systems
CIS 7008Advanced Risk Management in Information Assurance and Security
CIS 7009Information Assurance from Legal and Ethical Issues
CIS 7010Disaster Recovery and Contingency Planning for the Security Professional
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

Upon completing this program, you may choose to pursue a number of different business-oriented career opportunities. Because your specialization is in computers, you may be able to find work that involves you interacting mostly with technology as well as jobs that test your interpersonal and organizational skills.

Possible career paths include but are not limited to:

  • Business Administrator
  • IT Specialist
  • FBI Worker
  • Computer Security Advisor
  • Security Program Designer/Producer
  • Cyber Criminal Investigator