Doctor - Business Administration: Management

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The Doctor of Business Administration program with a specialization in Management at Northcentral University provides an opportunity for you to build on your strong business background and sharpen valuable leadership skills that you could utilize in future careers. Read on to find out more about this program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Doctor of Business Administration program with a specialization in Management at Northcentral University is designed to help you further develop your existing business knowledge and skills. You may be able to take classes that focus on polishing skills in leadership, organization and research. You will also have the opportunity to choose from a variety of electives in addition to your foundation and research courses, so as to better focus on areas in which you have particular talents or interest. You will also have to take a series of dissertation classes before you complete the course. You will be required to pass all your courses with at least a B average, and successfully complete a doctoral comprehensive exam before moving on to the final dissertation course sequence.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying for this program, you should have keen organizational and leadership skills that you wish to improve. You should also have a knack for working with people and conducting yourself in a professional and authoritative way when the occasion calls for it. You are required to have a master's degree 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, 3 credit hours for the comprehensive exam, and a final 12 from dissertation courses.

Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration in Management

CourseCodeCourse Name
Required Foundational Courses
BTM7101, BTM7101-8 Foundations for Doctoral Study In Business
MGT7019, MGT7019-8 Ethics in Business
SKS7000, SKS7000-8 Doctoral Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies
BTM7104, BTM7104-8 Statistics I
Specialization Courses
Select 5 courses from the following:
MGT7000, MGT7000-8 Business Organization and Management
MGT7002, MGT7002-8 Marketing Management
MGT7006, MGT7006-8 Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior
MGT7007, MGT7007-8 Strategic Management
MGT7009, MGT7009-8 International Business
MGT7012, MGT7012-8 Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
MGT7013, MGT7013-8 Entrepreneurship
MGT7014, MGT7014-8 Business and Management Consulting
MGT7016, MGT7016-8 Managing Change
MGT7022, MGT7022-8 Organizational Development
MGT7023, MGT7023-8 Crisis Management
MGT7026, MGT7026-8 Effective Managerial Communications
MGT7027, MGT7027-8 Legal Implications in Management
MGT7029, MGT7029-8 Strategic Leadership
MGT7110, MGT7110-8 Leadership in Organizations
Research Courses
BTM7102, BTM7102-8 Business Research Methodology
BTM7103, BTM7103-8 Research Design
BTM7106, BTM7106-8 Quantitative (or Qualitative) Research Design
BTM7109, 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

Upon completing this program, you could pursue a career path of your choosing. By using the skills developed in this program, you could be able to apply for jobs working directly with people in a leadership role, with a team or individually. You could be able to find work in a variety of environments and on a variety of levels.

Possible career paths include, but are not limited to:

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