Doctor - Business Administration: Criminal Justice

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Northcentral University's Doctor of Business Administration program in Criminal Justice can help you prepare for leadership roles within the fields of criminal justice, law enforcement and education. Continue reading to learn more about the Doctor of Business Administration program in Criminal Justice.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Doctor of Business Administration program in Criminal Justice at Northcentral University examines the social, economic and cultural factors that contribute to juvenile delinquency, gangs and gun violence; organized crime, including organizational traditions, criminal activities, structure and connections to organized crime in other nations; maritime smuggling activities; and the American Penal System, from minimum security to maximum security facilities. You'll have the opportunity to learn about the ethical challenges and responsibilities faced by law enforcement professionals as you study police tactics, techniques and best practices for evidence collection, forensics, psychological profiling and agency collaboration. Core business topics include business law and ethics, business finance, accounting, economics, marketing, management, leadership, global business, information systems, research methods and statistics.

What Are the Prerequisites?

As an applicant to the Doctor of Business Administration program in Criminal Justice, you should already possess a master's degree from an accredited institution. You should also have an educational background and work experience in criminal justice or law enforcement.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Doctor of Business Administration program in Criminal Justice requires a minimum of 54 credits and allows up to 12 additional credits as necessary to complete the dissertation research. The program includes 12 foundational credits, 12 research credits, 15 specialization credits, three doctoral comprehensive examination credits and 12 dissertation credits.

Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration in Criminal Justice

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:
CJ 7002-8 Delinquency and Criminal Justice
CJ 7004-8 Organized Criminal Gangs
CJ 7006-8 Illegal Maritime Activities
CJ 7007-8 Criminal Justice Research Methods
CJ 7009-8 Institutional Corrections
CJ 7010-8 Effective Police Tactics, Techniques, and Methodologies
CJ 7011-8 Ethics and Criminal Justice
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 in Criminal Justice can help you prepare for employment opportunities in criminal justice academia at colleges and universities, or with law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal level. Positions you could pursue as a graduate include:

  • Police Chief
  • Postsecondary Associate Professor
  • Postsecondary Professor