Doctor - Business Administration: Public Administration

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Northcentral University's Doctor of Business Administration program in Public Administration can help you develop the skills needed to meet the challenges of public budgeting, urban planning, program evaluation, and environmental compliance in government management at the local, state, and federal levels. Continue reading to discover more about the Doctor of Business Administration program in Public Administration.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Doctor of Business Administration program in Public Administration at Northcentral University is designed to offer you a historical perspective of the major ideas, developments and influences of American public administration. You'll have the opportunity develop an understanding of the organization, operation and politics of the United States Federal Government; analyze the three major branches of the federal government and their political process; and study budget formulation, implementation, and execution systems at the federal, state and local levels. Additional topics include administrative law, the use of technology in public administration, human resource management, urban political issues, and the processes and practices of strategic urban and regional planning.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before enrolling in the Doctor of Business Administration program in Public Administration, you should have already earned your master's degree from an accredited institution. You may also have experience working within public or government agencies.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Doctor of Business Administration is a 54-credit program, not including up to 12 additional credit hours, which may be allowed as required to complete the dissertation research. The program includes 27 credit hours in foundational courses, 15 specialization credit hours, and 12 dissertation credit hours.

Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration in Public Administration

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
Select five courses from the following:
HRM 7000 Human Resources Management
PUB 7000Public Administration
PUB 7002Administrative Law
PUB 7004Urban and Regional Planning
PUB 7005Public Budgeting and Finance
PUB 7012Technology in Public Administration
PUB 7014The U.S. Federal Government
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 Graduation?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Doctor of Business Administration program in Public Administration, you could be prepared to seek advanced opportunities within higher education and government and public agencies. Job duties may include budget analysis and planning, policy planning and personnel management. Examples of positions you may wish to pursue include:

  • City Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Labor Relations Management Specialist
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Postsecondary Associate Professor
  • Postsecondary Professor