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 study foundation business concepts, such as ethics and business research, while also letting you study more specialized subjects of your own choosing. The program will require that you complete 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, 27 will be from foundational courses, 15 will be from specialization courses, and 12 will be from dissertation courses.

Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration in General Business

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
BTM 7101 Doctoral Studies in Business
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
Recommended Specialization Courses
FIN 7012 Advanced Corporate Finance
HRM 7004 Supervising in the 21st Century
IB 7012 Global Economic Environment
MGT 7110 Leadership in Organizations
MGT 7000 Business Organization and Management
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

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