PhD - Business Administration - Homeland Security: Leadership & Policy

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Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program with a specialization in Homeland Security Leadership and Policy explores advanced concepts and strategies related to national security, including emergency management, critical infrastructure security, transportation security, intelligence, and terrorism. Discover more about the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program with a specialization in Homeland Security Leadership and Policy here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

In the online Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program with a specialization in Homeland Security Leadership and Policy at Northcentral University, you can learn about the various agencies associated with homeland security and the challenges and issues they face. Coursework examines U.S. intelligence agencies, emergency management operations and response organizations and regulatory agencies. Core business topics include business leadership, finance and leadership.

What Are the Prerequisites?

As a potential applicant to the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program with a specialization in Homeland Security Leadership and Policy, you must have already earned a master's degree from an accredited university. You may also have leadership experience in the fields of law enforcement, public safety or emergency management.

What Are the Course Requirements?

In order to complete the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program with a specialization in Homeland Security: Leadership and Policy, you must complete a minimum of 60 credits. Course requirements include 33 foundation credits, 15 specialization credits, and 12 dissertation credits. Northcentral University will allow up to five additional dissertation courses if needed.

Courses for a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a Specialization in Homeland Security Leadership and Policy

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
BTM 7101 Doctoral Studies in Business
BTM 7300 Scholarly Literature Review
BUS 7110 The Business Environment
BUS 7120 Business Financial Systems
BUS 7130 Business Leadership & Strategy
BUS 7200Business Statistics
BUS 7310Introduction to Business Research Design & Methodology
BUS 7320 & BUS 7321
or
BUS 7330 & BUS 7331
Quantitative Business Research Design and Methodology & Directed Qualitative Research

Quantitative Business Research Design and Methodology & Directed Qualitative Research
Doctoral Level Elective Course 1
CMP 9700B PhD-BA Portfolio
Specialization Courses
HS 7000 Homeland Security and Terrorism
HS 7004Local Emergency Management and Civil Preparedness
HS 7010Transportation Security
HS 7013Intelligence and Law Enforcement
HS 7014Strategy, Resiliency, and Coping with Fear
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

The skills and knowledge offered in the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program with a specialization in Homeland Security: Leadership and Policy can help you prepare for opportunities in homeland security, law enforcement and education. Depending on your professional background, you could be prepared to pursue advanced roles in areas such as:

  • Emergency Management
  • Border Security
  • Transportation Security
  • Homeland Security
  • Postsecondary Education