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 successfully complete a comprehensive examination and 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, 12 will be from foundational courses, 12 will be from research courses, 15 will be from specialization courses, three will be from an examination course, and the final 12 will be from dissertation courses.

Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Foundational Courses
BTM7101-8 Foundations for Doctoral Study In Business
MGT7019-8 Ethics in Business
SKS7000-8 Doctoral Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies
BTM7104-8 Statistics I
Research Courses
BTM7102-8 Business Research Methodology
BTM7103-8 Research Design
BTM7106-8 Quantitative Research Design
BTM7109-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Business
Specialization Courses
Select 5 courses from the following:
MIS7000-8 Information Technology Management
MIS7002-8 Database Administration and Management
MIS7003-8 Information Technology Decision Support
MIS7004-8 IT Data Communications Management
MIS7005-8 Enterprise Network Architecture
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 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