Doctor - Business Administration: General Business

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The Doctor of Business Administration program in General Business at Northcentral University is focused on helping you gain an understanding of business skills and information that can be applied to a number of different positions in the business field based on your interest and goals. Read on to find out more about this program now.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Doctor of Business Administration program in General Business at Northcentral University is designed to give you a broad look at the different aspects of what it takes to work in many areas of the business field. Courses will give you the chance to learn basics, such as ethics and business foundations, while also letting you study more specialized subjects of your own choosing.. The program will require that you complete a comprehensive examination and a dissertation project in order to demonstrate what you have learned in your courses. You will also be required to pass all your courses with at least a B average.

What Are the Prerequisites?

It would be helpful to have a background in business that you wish to expand upon throughout this program. You are required to have a master's degree from an accredited institution prior to applying to this program at Northcentral University.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program, you will be required to complete 54 credit hours. Of those credit hours, 12 will be from foundational courses, 15 will be from specialization courses, 12 will be from research courses, three will be from an examination course, and 12 will be from dissertation courses.

Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration in General Business

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Foundational Courses
BTM7101-8 Foundations for Doctoral Study In Business
MGT7019-8 Ethics in Business
SKS7000-8 Doctoral Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies
BTM7104-8 Statistics I
Recommended Specialization Courses
FIN7012-8 Advanced Corporate Finance
HRM7004-8 Supervising in the 21st Century
IB7012-8 Global Economic Environment
MGT7017-8 Contemporary Policy Issues in Business
MGT7110-8 Leadership in Organizations
MGT8010DBA-8 Applied Management Capstone Project
Research Courses
BTM7102-8 Business Research Methodology
BTM7103-8 Research Design
BTM7106-8 Quantitative Research Design
BTM7109-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Business
Examination Course
CMP9400B Doctoral Comprehensive Examination - Business (DBA)
Dissertation Courses
DIS9401B Doctoral Dissertation Research I
DIS9402B Doctoral Dissertation Research II
DIS9403B Doctoral Dissertation Research III
DIS9404B Doctoral Dissertation Research IV

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Once you complete this program, you may be able to seek out a job that suits your interests and abilities, whether it's working with groups in a leadership capacity, as part of a team, and in many other types of environments.

Possible career paths include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Administrator
  • Small Business Owner
  • Entrepreneur
  • Manager
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations