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 global issues in health care policy and management. In addition, the program is designed to explore topics in health care educational theory and research management, including research methods, publishing and authorship issues, intellectual property, and ethical and legal issues. Core business coursework includes business finance and accounting, marketing, management, business law and ethics, and global business.

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 12 credit hours in foundational courses, 12 research credit hours, 15 specialization credit hours, three doctoral comprehensive examination 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 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:
HCA 7012-8 Health Care Industry and Financial Management
HCA 7013-8 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care Research Management
HCA 7014-8 Advanced Concepts and Applications in Health Policy and Management
HCA 7015-8 Health Care Educational Theory and Application
HCA 7019-8 Managerial Leadership within Managed Health Care Systems
HCA 7020-8 Global Issues in Health Care Policy and Management
HCA 7022-8 Health Care Strategic Management
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 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