Doctor - Business Administration: Organizational Leadership

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Northcentral University's Doctor of Business Administration program in Organizational Leadership is designed to blend studies in research, education and business to enhance your understanding of organizational leadership theories and practice. Find out more about this interdisciplinary Doctor of Business Administration program in Organizational Leadership here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

In addition to core topics in marketing, management, business information systems, business law, and business finance, the online Doctor of Business Administration program in Organizational Leadership at Northcentral University is designed to examine ethical principles of leadership. In addition, courses are designed to explore leadership as an applied science, and you'll have the chance to relate your studies to your own professional experiences. You'll have the opportunity to learn about conflict resolution and mediation processes, including the nature of conflict, concepts in proactive intervention, communication techniques, and methods for problem-solving. Other topics include building organizational capacity, fostering organizational learning, and leading nonprofit organizations.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you would like to enroll in the Doctor of Business Administration program in Organizational Leadership, you should already possess a master's degree from an accredited college or university. You may also have a professional background in business administration, human resources, nonprofit administration, or other related fields of management.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Doctor of Business Administration program in Organizational Leadership is 54 credits. This includes 12 foundational credits, 12 research credits, 15 specialization credits, three doctoral comprehensive examination credits, and 12 dissertation credits. An additional 12 credits may be allowed as required to complete the dissertation research.

Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration in Organizational Leadership

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:
OL 7001-8 Conflict Resolution and Mediation
OL 7002-8 Building Organizational Capacity
OL 7003-8 Leadership for Excellence
OL 7004-8 Theory and Practice of Organizational Leadership
OL 7005-8 Ethical Leadership
OL 7007-8 Leader as Coach
OL 7008-8 Executive Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
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

After completing the Doctor of Business Administration in Organizational Leadership program, you could be able to seek a variety of executive and upper management roles. Opportunities could be sought in corporate, government, nonprofit and educational organizations.

Depending on your professional background, as a graduate of this Northcentral University program, you could pursue positions such as:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Director of Operations
  • Management Consultant
  • Postsecondary Professor