Doctor - Business Administration: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

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The Doctor of Business Administration program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Northcentral University is designed help you develop your organizational leadership and development skills. You'll also have the chance to study human behavior in business environments. 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 Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Northcentral University is designed to explore workplace behavior and methods for leading employees. You'll have the opportunity to learn to manage turnover, increase production and efficiency, and motivate personnel. Courses are designed to examine a variety of relevant topics, including professional ethics, organizational development, and the impact that individuals and groups have on behavior in an organization. You will be asked to successfully complete a dissertation in order to demonstrate your knowledge and abilities. You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 to graduate.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you want to apply to this program, you should have a master's degree from an accredited institution. You should have an excellent mind for organization and business, and a firm understanding of how to function in a leadership role. You should also be willing to work with groups and individuals.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program, you will be required to complete at least 54 credit hours. Of those credit hours, 27 of them of them will be from foundational courses, 15 of them will be from specialization courses, and 12 of them will be from dissertation courses.

Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

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
Specialization Courses
IOP 8400 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
IOP 8404Consulting in Business, Education, and Health
MGT 7006 Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior
MGT 7022Advanced Topics in Organizational Development
MGT 7110
HRM 7008
Leadership in Organizations

Legal Issues in Human Resources 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

Upon completion of this program, you could be able to pursue additional responsibilities related to your a current position. In addition, you could seek opportunities with large companies as well as small ones, while working with individuals as well as in groups. You could be able to use your communication and analytical skills to help numerous types of businesses and organizations achieve enhanced efficiency and operation.

Possible career paths include but are not limited to:

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Industrial Business Administrator
  • Business Consultant
  • Small Business Owner
  • Business Organization Specialist