Doctor - Business Administration: Health Care Administration

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The Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Health Care Administration program at Northcentral University is designed to offer you the managerial perspectives and skills necessary for leadership roles within the health care industry. Discover more about the Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Health Care Administration program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's online Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Health Care Administration program is designed to examine the historical development, structure and operation of health care delivery systems. You'll have the opportunity to study key principles related to health care policy-making, planning and strategic management. Courses are also intended to cover financial management for the health care industry and explore topics in health care educational theory and research management, including research methods, publishing and authorship issues, intellectual property, and ethical and legal issues.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before enrolling in the Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Health Care Administration program, you must have already earned a master's degree from an accredited university. You may also have professional experience as a health care administrator.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete 54 credit hours to earn the Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Health Care Administration. The program includes 27 credit hours in foundational courses, 15 specialization credit hours, and 12 dissertation credit hours. Up to 12 additional credit hours will be allowed as required to complete the dissertation research.

Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Health Care Administration

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
or
BTM-7108
Quantitative Research Design

Qualitative Research Design
BTM 7109 Planning Dissertation Research in Business
CMP 9600B DBA Portfolio
Specialization Courses
HCA 7012 Health Care Industry and Financial Management
HCA 7013 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care Research Management
HCA 7014Advanced Concepts and Applications in Health Policy and Management
HCA 7019Managerial Leadership within Managed Health Care Systems
HCA 7022Health Care Strategic 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 I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Health Care Administration program, you could be able to seek a variety of leadership roles in hospitals, private practices, nursing homes, and a range of other health care delivery organizations. You could be able to seek responsibilities in such areas as quality management, strategic planning and health care policy analysis.

Examples of positions you could pursue include:

  • Health Care Administrator
  • Operations Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Consultant