Doctor - Business Administration: Management Information Systems

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The Doctor of Business Administration program in Management Information Systems at Northcentral University is designed to enhance your data organization and business leadership skills. Read on to find out more about this program today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Doctor of Business Administration program in Management Information Systems at Northcentral University is designed to explore how you can utilize information systems to manage business operations, improve organizational performance, and help with decision making. You will have the chance to gain an overview of design strategies for systems applications, networks, and enterprise architecture. Courses will also cover such subjects as business ethics, statistical analysis, and data communications. You may be able to organize your schedule to study in a sequence that suits your interests, time constraints, and abilities. You will be required to write a complete dissertation at the end of the program, as well as maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before applying to this program, you should have earned a master's degree from an accredited institution. You may have a talent for organization and should enjoy working with computers to make things run smoothly and efficiently. Strong writing skills and a knack for working with numbers could also prove helpful.

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 will be from foundational courses, 15 will be from specialization courses, and the final 12 will be from dissertation courses.

Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems

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
MIS 7000 Information Technology Management
MIS 7002Database Administration and Management
MIS 7003Information Technology Decision Support
MIS 7004IT Data Communications Management
MIS 7005Enterprise Network Architecture
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

Once you finish the program, you may choose to pursue career paths that cater to your individual business and management abilities. Depending on your interests and availability, you could seek opportunities working closely with individuals or, conversely, with large groups and organizations.

Possible career paths include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • IT Specialist
  • Communications Manager / Specialist
  • Business Consultant
  • Network Manager / Administrator